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Gangster Museum of America

510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3597
+1 501-318-1717
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seriously, its been a long time since i left a local museum so hyped up about exploring the town... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bigpittstop
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Rogers, Arkansas
Very fascinating, especially if you are a history buff!

This was a very educational experience for me since I am a history enthusiast! Our group had an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bill R
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Tecumseh, Oklahoma
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  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
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510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3597
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+1 501-318-1717
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Reviewed 2 days ago

seriously, its been a long time since i left a local museum so hyped up about exploring the town. Start here and it will put the rest of your trip in a different perspective. Fascinating facts and the weekend tour guide (Sunday) was fantastic. He...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very educational experience for me since I am a history enthusiast! Our group had an older gentleman who seemed to be very knowledgeable about the gangster history of Hot Springs. I had no idea that it was such a "sin city" back...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly interesting, but there really isn't much to view here. It is a guided tour where you mainly watch mediocrely produced videos as you travel room to room. I'd pay ten bucks maybe, but fifteen is a bit much. Not terrible, but just ok in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun. Very interesting. Bobby J was awesome very fun. Shout out from Costner's kin. Keep up the good work!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Visited here May 8, 2018. Very interesting tour. I did not know the wild history of Hot Springs. It was a gamblers and gangster paradise. The museum is pretty warm, not sure if it is air conditioned.

1  Thank imacroy
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

It's a little pricey but a fun museum to visit in Hot Springs if you are into the history of Gangsters, especially here in the Spa City.

1  Thank GlenandBethany
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This was my husband's favorite attraction in Hot Springs. He enjoyed all the videos that played and learning some of the gangster history. There were parts of the museum that could use some updating, including the videos, but it seems like there are some improvements...More

3  Thank AKS2010
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This tour was exceptional due to the tour guide who was very entertaining and informative. He made the gangster story come to life through his performance. It was not the typical scripted tour but kept you on your toes the entire time. The tour guide...More

1  Thank Miroslava S
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Loved it, very interesting. The history of the gangsters and the baseball spring training is fascinating.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Had a wonderful time at the Gangster Museum. I learn a lot about the history of the town. How many gangsters come to Hot Springs to 'relax' and not be bothered by the law. The history is incredible. Wish we could have had more time...More

3  Thank kgf012016
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Diane C
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Response from Vickie S | Reviewed this property |
The older man was very knowledgeable and very friendly. I do not remember his name.
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Keri W
13 March 2017|
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Response from Aaron W | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!!!! Very educational as well!
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Sarah W
23 February 2017|
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Response from LoriLogic | Reviewed this property |
We waited for the tour guide and it lasted about an hour and a half..but you can leave early if you need to or you can just go through the place on your own..but you will never get the info from a self guided tour as you do... More
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