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Van Buren Arkansas Accommodations

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The Van Buren center point is around the area of Crawford County Art Center and 5 miles northeast of Fort Smith Convention Center.

Van Buren, Arkansas, has distinguished itself as a Southern arts and cultural destination for those seeking a quiet weekend exploring a historic downtown that is close to Fort Smith and the Oklahoma border. To kick off your visit, start at the old Train Depot, now the Van Buren River Valley Museum Association, where you will find pamphlets detailing things to do in Van Buren. While you're there, you can purchase a ticket for the A&M Train and even catch a free trolley ride to take you around downtown. More from this guide...

Van Buren Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Quality Inn
3131 Cloverleaf St., Van Buren, AR 72956
  • Two star Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 2pm
Holiday Inn Express Van Buren Ft. Smith Area : 1637 North 12th Court
1637 North 12th Court, Van Buren, AR 72956
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • 22 suites in hotel
  • Excellent pool
  • Perfectly clean
Sleep Inn & Suites
1633 North 12th Court, Van Buren, AR 72956
  • Two-star Highway property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Most guests appreciated the modern rooms
  • Great value for the price
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Super 8 Van Buren / Ft. Smith Area
106 North Plaza Court, Van Buren, AR 72956
  • Cheap hotel
  • Check in: 11:00 AM
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Best Western Van Buren Inn in Van Buren
1903 North 6th St., Van Buren, Arkansas 72956-2338
  • Two star Highway property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Best Western Van Buren Inn : 1903 North 6th St.
1903 North 6th St., Van Buren, AR 72956-2338
  • Economy Highway property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Great location
  • No hot breakfast
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Hampton Inn Van Buren in Van Buren
1916 North 6th St., Van Buren, AR 72956
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Room was clean
Quality Inn in Fort Smith
2120 Burnham Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~5.25 miles south of Van Buren
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • 89 sleeping rooms in hotel
Baymont Inn & Suites Fort Smith - Fort Smith
2123 Burnham Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72901 ~5.27 miles south of Van Buren
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
Rodeway Inn
6001 Roger's Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~5.32 miles south of Van Buren
  • 2-star hotel
Seasons Inn
2219 South Waldron Rd., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~5.42 miles south of Van Buren
  • 2-star hotel
  • Not very clean
  • Not very comfortable
Hampton Inn Fort Smith
6201 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~5.44 miles south of Van Buren
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Including 5 star accommodations
  • Good amenities
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Days Inn Fort Smith
1021 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901 ~5.47 miles southwest of Van Buren
  • 2 star hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Comfort Inn Fort Smith - Fort Smith
6500 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~5.51 miles south of Van Buren
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
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Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Fort Smith in Fort Smith
900 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901 ~5.60 miles southwest of Van Buren
  • 3 star hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
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Doubletree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center
700 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901 ~5.66 miles southwest of Van Buren
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 9 floors
Best Western Aspen Hotel : 2900 South 68th St.
2900 South 68th St., Fort Smith, AR 72903-4000 ~5.70 miles south of Van Buren
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Learn more
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Smith by Wyndham - Fort Smith
6700 South Boston St., Fort Smith, AR 72906 ~5.72 miles south of Van Buren
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 78%
  • Good hot breakfast
Residence Inn Marriott Fort Smith : 3005 South 74th St.
3005 South 74th St., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~5.74 miles south of Van Buren
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
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Candlewood Suites Fort Smith
7501 Madison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~6.12 miles south of Van Buren
  • Cheap Airport property
  • 87 suites in property
Holiday Inn Express : 6813 Phoenix Ave.
6813 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~6.21 miles south of Van Buren
  • Two-star hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Free continental breakfast
  • For only 60%, the bathroom was ok
Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Smith Ar : 7400 Phoenix Ave.
7400 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~6.22 miles south of Van Buren
  • Midscale Airport property
  • 90 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Smith
7601 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~6.22 miles south of Van Buren
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 20 suites
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Homewood Suites by Hilton - Fort Smith
7300 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72903 ~6.22 miles south of Van Buren
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • 88 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Good kitchenette
  • Great reception
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Knights Inn Ft. Smith - Fort Smith
3810 Towson Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901 ~7.50 miles southwest of Van Buren
  • Low priced hotel
  • Hotel has 40 rooms
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Once you arrive downtown, the Country Cottage Cafe will be ready to welcome you with its famed all-day breakfast fare, including sawmill gravy, freshly made buttermilk biscuits, and handmade pies. Then, take a stroll down Van Buren's Victorian Main Street and quaint Downtown Historic District. You can easily spend a day getting lost in the city's fascinating galleries, antique shops, and locally owned boutiques, from Chapters on Main to Carter Trading Company. In the evening, catch the latest live theater or musical act at King Opera House, the lovingly restored historic venue where the Swedish Nightingale, Jenny Lind, once performed.

If you come seeking fresh air and recreation outdoors, Van Buren's numerous parks include Lee Creek, the perfect site for boating, fishing, hiking, and even golfing. You can also visit Mt. Magazine State Park within an hour's drive.

Thrill seekers might consider visiting the THOR Elite Firing Range and Gun Club. From pistols to modern machine guns, you can hone your aim or learn how to shoot for the first time, guided by professional weapon manufacturers in a safe, controlled environment.

Golfers will be pleased to know that the Cedars Country Club offers a public nine-hole course, conveniently located right next to Dr. Louis Peer Memorial City Park, which attracts families to enjoy a picnic in the shade while kids cut loose on the playground equipment. Enticing walking paths also encircle the lake.

Bring the family and get ready to enjoy life in the leisurely, laid-back South. When you visit Van Buren, Arkansas, you are sure to leave relaxed and refreshed.

When to Visit Van Buren, Arkansas

Van Buren's humid subtropical climate makes for hot and steamy summers and mild winters. The city is located on the eastern fringe of an area known as Tornado Alley, so you should be careful to observe any tornado warnings during your visit, though serious threats are rare.

If you are traveling to the area, be prepared for summer highs in the 90s and 100s in August and winter highs in the 50s. The good news is that you'll rarely see snow or ice, just perhaps heavier rain in late spring and early fall. Whenever you visit, you're likely to find fun seasonal events to pique your interest.

Adrenaline junkies and racing lovers should head to the Crawford County Speedway to catch the action on a clay oval track, each Saturday from March through September.

Van Buren also hosts popular annual fairs, including the Old Timers Day Arts and Crafts Festival in May and the Annual Fall Festival in October. However, the city doesn't wait for special occasions to have a good time. You will often find Main Street closed for old-time car cruises, live music, or even historical reenactments. If you're looking for some tasty local treats or fresh produce, plan to visit the Farmers Market, which runs from April to December in the parking lot of the Van Buren Library.

Visit the train depot to book a leisurely two-hour excursion ride on the A&M Railroad that will take you through the Boston Mountains, notably including a tunnel and three trestles. Rides typically run from March through December, but you can also catch special rides during peak fall foliage season and during Christmas.

Visit in late November to take part in Van Buren's Holiday Pajama Train excursion on the A&M Railroad, followed by the Annual Jingle and Mingle on Main Street. The city's historic downtown comes alive with special holiday lights, living window displays, and the official Lighting of the Courthouse and the Festival of Trees in early December. Cuddle up together next to the historic courthouse to enjoy festive treats supplied by the city, including hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, and hot cocoa. The annual Main Street Christmas Parade takes place the following weekend.

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Top Hotels in Van Buren, AR for Luxury Lovers

When you stay in Fort Smith, you're just a few miles away from Van Buren, and you'll have several luxurious hotels from which to choose.

Consider the Courtyard Marriott Fort Smith Downtown, a three-star property that earns high marks for its comprehensive amenities. Entertainment and wellness options abound here, from the 24-hour fitness facility to the indoor pool. When it comes to dining, you can choose from a casual bite and cocktail at the bar and lounge, dinner at the Courtyard Cafe, light bites at the coffee shop, or a buffet breakfast for a fee.

Rooms are very comfortably outfitted with smart televisions, refrigerators, and free cable programming. Those who are attending meetings at the conference center just minutes away can catch up on emails in the room at a personal desk while logging on to the complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Doubletree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center is another luxurious hotel option near Van Buren in Fort Smith. It's also located just down the road from the Fort Smith Convention Center, and it is tailor-made for business travelers with complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center, limo and town car service, and ample meeting space.

Budget Hotels in Van Buren, Arkansas

3 Star Average Prices: $91.63

Super 8 by Wyndham Van Buren/Fort Smith Area is a pet-friendly hotel known for its hospitality, affordability, and well-rounded amenities. Rooms come with refrigerators and microwaves, so you can dine casually at your convenience and even brew your own cup of coffee or tea with an in-room coffee maker. Wireless internet is complimentary, and guests particularly love the indoor pool surrounded by wood paneling and chaise lounge chairs.

When you check in to the Motel 6 Van Buren, there's no doubt you will be impressed by its sleek look. The oversized wood headboards in the guest rooms may have you thinking you've arrived at a boutique hotel, but your hotel rate will cost significantly less. During your stay at the Motel 6 Van Buren, you'll enjoy the convenience of an in-room refrigerator, microwave, and free cable programming, as well as free Wi-Fi internet access. If you fancy a snack, visit the motel's vending machine anytime.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Van Buren

2 Star Average Prices: $72.83

Which Van Buren hotels have real discounts?

If you're a military service member or a government worker visiting Fort Smith, you'll be pleased to find special discounts at Sleep Inn & Suites Van Buren Fort Smith. This hotel also welcomes AAA members and seniors with reduced rates. It's a clean and tidy property that also offers great extras like an indoor pool, fridges, microwaves, and a 24-hour fitness center. Plus, all guests enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast each day.

Best Value Hotels in Van Buren, Arkansas

Those seeking all-around value will find it at Hampton Inn Van Buren. This hotel is central to the city's charming historic district with its galleries, shops, and restaurants, and a complimentary area shuttle takes you wherever else you need to go within a certain radius. Guests adore the Select Comfort beds fitted with down comforters and premium bedding. Kids and families appreciate the complimentary Wi-Fi, indoor pool, and complimentary buffet breakfast.

On the Path of History in Van Buren, Arkansas

Throughout its history, Van Buren has always been an energetic hub city. It was first settled in 1818 and incorporated in the 1840s. It soon became a favored stop for the Butterfield Overland Mail Company Stagecoach route and passing steamboats, which stopped in Van Buren to refuel at the lumber yards. Today, Van Buren maintains its hub city status as the present-day junction of Interstate 40 and Interstate 540, and it serves as the Crawford County seat with over 22,000 city residents. The Arkansas River borders the city on the south, separating it from Fort Smith.

You can follow in the path of history in Van Buren by exploring the Arkansas Heritage Trails System. Visitors may also explore the restored Drennen-Scott House Museum, a historic site dating to the 1830s that has links to the Underground Railroad, the Trail of Tears, and the Civil War. Today, it serves as a working laboratory for students at UA Fort Smith.

Spend some time at Fort Smith for yourself to learn all about frontier life by touring the jail, courthouse, and barracks. The Fort Smith Museum of History also exhibits artifacts dating back to Van Buren's earliest settlement and Van Buren's own Civil War skirmish, during which the Union captured 100 Confederate prisoners. Spending some time enjoying the walking paths and benches alongside the Arkansas River offers the perfect way to wind down after a fascinating day of historical discovery.

Van Buren offers the Southern charm, historic significance, and cultural interest to make this small town an off-the-beaten-path destination that everyone in the family will love.

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