We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gangster Museum of America

510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3597
+1 501-318-1717
Review Highlights
Learning experience

Great information for those who appreciate history and for those who love gangsters from the '30s... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
David W

Some articles from the gangster days. Mostly you go from room to room and they show some official... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Read all 448 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“al capone” (32 reviews)
“tommy gun” (12 reviews)
“our tour guide” (27 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3597
+1 501-318-1717
Write a ReviewReviews (448)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

131 - 140 of 447 reviews

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Great information for those who appreciate history and for those who love gangsters from the '30s - '50s. Had some cool displays.

Thank David W
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Some articles from the gangster days. Mostly you go from room to room and they show some official who knew this gangster ,talk about them on film.

Thank R1410GClynn
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Really great way to learn some history thats not in the books. Very informative . With some interaction. Definitely a must to fully appreciate the whole picture!!!!

Thank Gilkey62
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I was impressed by the body of knowledge and found it very interesting. You are not rushed through this attraction and it's extremely interesting.

Thank GaryLinwood3016
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This was approximately an hour tour highlighting Hot Spring history from the early 1900's to1970's. This was a favorite hand out for the criminal element of the era. Bonnie & Clyde came for the hot springs bath to help her hear from a bullet wound,...More

Thank Nancy I
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Really historically interesting. My friend and I went back through after the guided tour and took time to read all the newspapers and articles. That made it worth the $15 admission price.

Thank Gastongirl2
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This place was awesome! You are taken on a one hour guided tour through the seven rooms of the museum. The tour was very interesting and really made the artifacts and photos in the room come to life. Our tour guide, Sarah, was very friendly...More

Thank schweetjay
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I went in not expecting much but it was actually very interesting & makes strolling the streets of Hot Springs much more interesting. Allow a couple of hours to take it all in. They have a nice gift shop too. After leaving here I'd recommend...More

2  Thank delia1953
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was not on our list of things to do. We decided to give it a try and sure were glad we did. A one hour guided tour full of history. A very pleasant suprise.

1  Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This museum was much more interesting than I had anticipated it would be and I really learned a lot. It's definitely worth the price of admission.

1  Thank Hawgreen
Nearby Restaurants
Ohio Club
1,305 reviews
.17 miles away
Superior Bathhouse Brewery & Distillery
832 reviews
.18 miles away
Steinhaus Keller
343 reviews
.21 miles away
The Avenue
59 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)
1,537 reviews
.10 miles away
Bathhouse Row
1,023 reviews
.02 miles away
Grand Promenade
343 reviews
.07 miles away
Hot Springs National Park
574 reviews
.05 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Diane C
21 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Vickie S | Reviewed this property |
The older man was very knowledgeable and very friendly. I do not remember his name.
Keri W
13 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Aaron W | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!!!! Very educational as well!
Sarah W
23 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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