Other Attractions in Chaffee

 

Maness School House

The Maness School House, completed in February 1937, is the only building in the entire area that was not moved or destroyed when the Department of Defense acquired 72,000 acres to build Camp Chaffee. German POW's built the back porch in 1943. The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 29, 2003.

 


Enchanted Wedding Chapel, Fantasies at the Fort

The Enchanted Wedding Chapel is an historic military chapel at Chaffee Crossing. It was built in 1942. Design features include a 20 ft. cathedral ceiling, entry room and pews that seat up to 250 people. The chapel is accented with pew bows, lighted trees, topiaries, greenery, flowers, and a unity candle stand. There is a separate bridal lounge now available that is newly renovated and very large. Every wedding couple receives the use of on-staff bridal consultants, music coordinator, designer, and has the opportunity to use the eccentric Reverend Steven Holyfield or personal minister of choice.

Call (479) 478-0225 for more information.

 


William O. Darby RV Park

The William O. Darby RV Community is family-owned and operated with 38 RV sites for local and cross-country RV campers. Whether you are visiting for a day, a week, a month, or even longer, they offer great rates to make your stay the most affordable and enjoyable it can be. Prices include WiFi, cable and full hook-ups.

 

The park is located at 11601 Darby Avenue, Fort Smith, AR. To learn more visit their website - http://williamodarbyrv.com/

 

Recent News


Jun 7, 2022

A new 24-acre public dog parking is coming to Chaffee Crossing. Public meetings have been held to get input on the design. 


Mar 29, 2022

Since 1975 and the arrival of Vietnamese refugees, Fort Chaffee has been a relocation center for those displaced from their homes due to war and natural disasters. Because of Fort Chaffee, a Vietnamese community took hold in Fort Smith. The work at Fort Chaffee and area sponsors helped Vietnamese people relocate after trips by boats and airplanes to flee Vietnam at the end of the war.


Mar 25, 2022

On this day 64 years ago, the “haircut heard 'round the world” changed music history forever. As a 23-year-old Elvis Presley sat in the barber’s chair at Fort Chaffee barbershop in Fort Smith, Arkansas, his disappearing signature sideburns and pompadour unequivocally confirmed what lie ahead - a two-year tour of duty in the US Army and, much to the dismay of millions of fans around the world, a lengthy postponement of his trailblazing ascent as the young "King of Rock ’n' Roll." In a light-hearted moment with the onlooking press, Elvis jested, “Hair today, gone tomorrow!”


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