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Gangster Museum of America

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Address: 510 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-318-1717
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cool history

It was a cool history about hot springs and gangsters. We went there first and it really set the scene for everything we saw.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Justin F
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Ville Platte, Louisiana
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Ville Platte, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was a cool history about hot springs and gangsters. We went there first and it really set the scene for everything we saw.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The place was fun and very informative. Hot Springs back in the days of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 1950s you could have seen any of the gangsters that you see in the movies.

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Red Oak, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The tour and museum as well as our tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was worth the money and hour to tour the facility, watch some videos and see some amazing pictures. We even learned numerous facts we were unaware of. Highly reccommended!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My son loves history of any kind, but has a thing for the mafia/gangsters of the old days. He was enthralled with our guide with his stories of various gangsters over the years who often visited Hot Springs. Lots of cool things to look at to go along with the stories. I think it lasted about an hour and was... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

While not on a par with The Mob Casino in Las Vegas, this museum is fine for it is designed for. The tour showed many interesting facts, however, we were too rushed for all of the artifacts to be appreciated. One other note, the entry fee is more then the tour is worth

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Lexington, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My brother and his family toured this last year and said it was a don't-miss experience. There were a lot of things I'd have liked to spent more time with, but our tour guide rushed us through.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Ugh. This town needs a good bulldozing. Not that they haven't tried. The signs of arson, burnt out old hotels and casinos and brothels left in piles of collapsed timber everywhere, except in the most horrid tourist attractions EVER, this Gangster Museum, a horrific dusty wax museum,a rot-gut wine tasting dive and a reallly reallly horrific go-cart track are all... More 

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Blue Springs, MO
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This museum has exhibits and videos detailing the history of Hot Springs, focusing on the gangster connection. They have everything from pictures to fingerprint cards, tons of stories, and a life-size statue of Capone you can get your picture taken with. This was a really interesting and fun tour to take- it's not every day you get to hold a... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had a great time - our guide was informative & lots of artifacts to look at - we actually needed a little more time, but we had a lot of fun!

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Didn't know what to expect. The surroundings were a little dingy, which overall added to the charm. Immersion into the Hot Springs culture of the past. Very fun and interesting. Good guide.

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