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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Van Buren-Ft Smith Area

1637 N. 12th Court , Van Buren, Arkansas 72956

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Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

  • Van Buren Fine Arts Center
  • Arkansas and Missouri Railroad
  • Crawford County Speedway
  • Devil's Den State Park
  • Drennen-Scott House
  • Historic Downtown Shopping District
  • Historic Main Street
  • King Opera House
  • Arkansas River
  • Ozark Highlands Trail
  • White Rock Mountain
  • Crawford County Court House
  • Fort Smith National Historic District
  • Arkansas Razorbacks
  • Sequoyah's Cabin


Direction from City Center to Hotel: South

Distance from Hotel: 6 MI/ 9.66 KM



Convenience Store: On-Site

Golf: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM South

Outdoor Tennis: 0.7 MI/ 1.13 KM South

Must See

Must See

You can find folksy art, beautiful antiques and quirky restaurants in the shops of downtown Van Buren. Our hotel's close proximity to this area allows you to a glimpse into the past to see the history and heritage of this well-preserved river city.

Must Do

Must Do

As you explore the historic aspects surrounding our hotel, allow time for the visitor's center in the Old Frisco Train Station located downtown. Go on a pleasant train ride with the conductor while he shares the rich lore of Van Buren's colorful past.

  • Chili's Grill & Bar

    Chili s first location a converted postal station on Greenville Ave. in Dallas, Texas, opened in 1975 . Lavine s concept was to create an informal, full service dining restaurant with a menu featuring different types of hamburgers offered at an affordable price. The brand proved successful and by the early 1980s there were 28 Chili s locations in the region all featuring similar Southwest decor.

    Location: 1.5 MI/ 2.41 KM North

    Serves: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

    Phone Number: 479-471-8445

  • Big Jake's Cattle Co

    Big Jake's is a classic American Steakhouse. Jake's serves the finest beef raised and processed right here in Van Buren, Arkansas. We also serve many other scrumptious dishes sure to please just about any appetite. Combine that with the rustic feel of the old west and you have an experience when you visit Big Jake's. So go ahead, click through our website, see what's for lunch or dinner. We look forward to seeing you at Big Jake's Cattle Co.

    Location: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM East

    Serves: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert

    Phone Number: 1-479-4745573

Don't Go Home Without

Don't Go Home Without

Don't leave our Van Buren, Arkansas, hotel without traveling to the nearby city of Forth Smith. With a rich heritage and attractions that include the Fort Smith National Cemetery and Knoble Brewery, Forth Smith provides a unique chance to visit the past.

Smart Tips

Travelers at our Van Buren hotel should pack accordingly for our mild Arkansas winters with light winter clothes. Hot, humid summers suggest light summer attire that breathes well. Be sure to bring your swimsuit so you can take a dip in our indoor pool.