The Blacksmith Shop in Historic Washington State Park


If you’re a knife nut, stop by the blacksmith shop in Historic Washington State Park, a stop on the Southwest Trail since 1824 – only 14 miles to Mexico, which became Texas. In fact, there are 30 preserved attractions here, including chicken fried steak. This guy blacksmiths in the shop where the first Bowie knife was produced. Try not to piss him off.

  • Matt

    Although I think this piece would have been more accurately titled ‘Top 10 places to visit in Southwest Arkansas’ it never the less does and informative job of highlighting some often overlooked gems of that area. If you ever make your way up to North Arkansas though a few places worth checking out are Eureka Springs, Mount Magazine, & The Oark Cafe. And as the Butler Ozark Map will tell you any road you choose to get there is guaranteed to be a great ride!