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Address: 2 North B Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone Number: 479-928-5990
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Fascinating piece of history

If you are ever in Ft Smith, Arkansas, you need to go to Miss Laura's. It is now used as the Welcome Center but it has also been restored to the beautiful building it once was and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stormynark
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Rogers, Arkansas
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Rogers, Arkansas
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87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are ever in Ft Smith, Arkansas, you need to go to Miss Laura's. It is now used as the Welcome Center but it has also been restored to the beautiful building it once was and there are displays showing how it looked when it was a brothel. The volunteers who were there when we were, knew the history... More 

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Thank Stormynark
Memphis, Tennessee
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185 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Make sure to stop at Miss Laura's! I went not know what to expect visiting a bordello. Volunteer Charles quickly greeted me and was my guide for the tour. At the front, Charles gave me an overview of the house history of when build, the cost, who live and worked in the house and how many houses that was also... More 

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Huntington, Arkansas
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61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I came here a few times and my guests were impressed on how preserved it was, the tour guides are all volunteers and all seem to know it's history. I never get tired of going there and bringing a guest. It went through some rough times but was restored back. It is the only bordello still standing.

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Thank Frank N
Midwest
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Former high-end brothel (Ft. Smith had 9) during the hey -day of the late 19th and early to mid 29th century, this is the official visitors center for the city and region. Judge Roy Parker kept the town from imploding, sending over 160 men to the gallows during his tenure. All races were among the desperadoes here, shooting and carousing... More 

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Forsyth, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Miss Laura met our group and gave a fun, informative, presentation of the bordello. We had a group of 33 and everyone thought this was one of the highlights of,our trip. Thanks, Carolyn, for all your help and support. This is a must see attraction.

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MO
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361 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Too bad that it had been burned, and that they didn't restore the kitchen area back to what it had looked like when it was a bordello. Nice little old lady tour guide, but not much to see any more. What was there was interesting, but not worth a long drive to see.

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Carnegie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A step back into the Victorian era. Beautiful furniture. Fascinating history. Very informative guide.

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Thank pattic650
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Lots of history from the early 1900s, Last standing bordello on the once called Redlight District and restored to look like the old days. Located between the railroad and the Arkansas River. A must to have the Madame Miss Laura give the tour in costume.

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Thank Vegasboy89032
Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's a neat little place. The staff was extremely nice and very knowledgable. I was able to pick up a shirt and some info about an old brothel. Only downside is that several of the upstairs rooms have been converted into offices. I don't know if this is temporary or permanent.

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Thank jmiller112
Gardner, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's always excellent to step back in time. Our guide John was very informative and a delight! You will not be disappointed visiting Miss Laura's!

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