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Miss Laura's Social Club

2 North B Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Fort Smith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Tours
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Plainville, Kansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our tour guide was wonderful! She was dressed in costume which made it all the more fun. The house was breathtaking. And to make it fun we all got a certificate of good health so we could "work" for a month, lol. It was fun, interesting, and just all around eye opening. Would go back again.

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Built in 1898, opened in early 1900. For 24 years this was the highest class Bordello in the area and is a national historic sight. Furnished as it was when in use with some original items still in the house. It is now.the Fort Smith visitors center and a must stop. Take the tour you won't revert it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I took a blind date there for our first meeting and later we strolled along the park nearby at the river. It was a very memorable 1st date and the perfect ice breaker. Rich in history and a "must see" when traveling through the Fort.

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Barling, Arkansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

30 years ago or so, this place was a very nice restaurant that my friends and I frequented. The restaurant closed and eventually this became a visitor's center/museum. Since I hadn't seen the place in so long, I was interested to go in and see what it was like. I was very pleasantly surprised. They've done a great job of... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were walking around the historic site and saw the sign for this and thought we'd check it out. We didn't know it was a historic brothel. There is a lot of history here and I found it very interesting. We were greeted enthuastically and our tour guide was very knowledgable both of the history of the house and the... More

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Grand Blanc, Mi
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160 reviews 160 reviews
62 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A great visitor's center just full of history! As other reviewers have mentioned, the volunteers who greet you are so enthused and happy to do what they can to make you enjoy the visit! The house is in great shape and the tour is extremely impressive. There is also lots of information on what to do in the area--but the... More

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Houston, Texas
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203 reviews 203 reviews
104 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We didn't realise at first that Miss Laura's was the Visitor Center and drove right past it to the new building and park on the river. Fortunately we got it right after a stroll around the park. What an enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of volunteers to bring history to life in such an engaging way! We were captivated, made our... More

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's downtown Fort Smith with plenty of parking..close to the site of the New Marshall's Museum, Riverwalk, and the Fort itself....so all within walking distance. Everyone is helpful and can the guide you to these other locations or take the tourist trolley for $1 all around historic Fort Smith.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We had so much fun here! We were greeted by someone truly knowledgeable and passionate about the history of this town and this club. She shared info in a way to make it suitable for the age of the child with you. There was so much interesting history and the volunteers were better then any staff I've even seen at... More

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Savannah, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A trip to Ft. Smith specifically or Arkansas in general would not be complete without a visit to Miss Laura's Social Club. The first-ever (only?) brothel listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it now serves as the city's official visitor information center. Volunteer guides do a great job of sharing the history of the authentically restored and decorated... More

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