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Gangster Museum of America

Address: 510 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-318-1717
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Ranked #17 of 31 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Branson, MO
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The museum presents an interesting look into the more sordid past of Hot Springs that you aren't likely to find at other attractions. It is well worth your time. Lots of pictures and a few artifacts from when Hot Springs was the place to go not only for the natural springs but also for drinking, gambling and prostitution.

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Carthage, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I learned so much about the area. The videos made so it much clearer about the MOB. Cleared up a lot of myths.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very little to see, some photos and a few odds and ends. Mostly they take you to different rooms to see a video in each. It was informative. But I like to see artifacts and such. Not just watch video after video

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McAlester, Oklahoma, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It wasn't quite what we were expecting it was very informative showing videos on facts, events, and people.

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband is really into history, especially gangster related. We were really excited to come here, but left disappointed. The tour lasted an hour and our tour guide was very nice and knew a lot about the history of Hot Springs. However, he spoke really fast and we watched a video in each room about different things. We could've just... More 

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Washington State, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was on a girls spa/retreat week in October in Hot Springs and one of the days we missed the last appointment for a spa so we headed across the street and decided to check out the gangster museum just for fun. I am so glad that we did because it was a wonderful little museum!! I had NO clue... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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139 reviews 139 reviews
12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My shuttle driver at the hotel turned me on to this place. It took about an hour for the tour and was actually quite fascinating. I had no idea that Hot Springs had such a varied background and history. I didn't know that many old gangsters (including Al Capone and the like) spent time here years ago. Apparently, Hot Springs... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a great place to fill in all the questions about the good days of lots of fun in MANY ways. Do not miss this place if u ever get to Hot Springs. More history here for this time in our country than u ever found in your history books. Every body who was somebody at that time made a... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

I learned so much! Was surprised to have enjoyed it so much. Had no idea of the gangster connections here...and the real life interviews were big benefits.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely the worst museum I have ever paid to see. Ou tour guide wa ba very angry man with little patience that verbally talked down to our entire group. If you want to learn about the history of hot springs I suggest you watch the history channel because this museum pretty much charges you for the same thing. They sit... More 

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