Found in 1872, Alma is situated in the Arkansas River Valley around 15 miles from Fort Smith. The town, which is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, is a paradise for tourists interested in outdoor recreational activities such as trekking, mountain biking, angling, chase, camping, and kayaking. In a striking contrast, the Alma Performing Center, a cultural hub for the west region of the state, imparts a sense of elegance and creativity to the area through arts. The town also boasts one of Arkansas’s most outstanding golf courses, Eagle Crest. Alma Aquatic Park is another popular local attraction.