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Gangster Museum of America

510 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-318-1717
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Ranked #22 of 40 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

When my boyfriend and I originally planned our trip, we had no intentions of going to the Gangster Museum but we met this couple at a restaurant who recommended we go. The first day we went to the museum, we went too late. They had recently changed their hours during the week to close at 5pm opposed to 7pm but... More

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Union, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tour was interesting and informative but not worth the price. Might have been better if it was a self-guided tour.

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Beebe
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We enjoyed this place alot....alots of history and Very interesting displays....The guide was very knowledgeable of his facts....The hats in gift shop were amazing.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Gangster Museum is something nostalgic and quite a bit different than most of the other types of attractions you find in resort areas. Our hotel had a book that described how some of the better known gangsters used to hang around Hot Springs, i.e. Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, etc. but the museum goes into much more detail and also... More

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Oklahoma
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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Learn about the beginnings of Hot Springs as a playground for gangsters and all of their vices. Gangster money and political payoffs made Hot Springs what it is today. Bath houses and the businesses on the opposite side of the street were created by and for the gangsters. Learn about the corruption of HS and its ties to the mob.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

we had no idea about the hidden history in Hot Springs...very insightful and interesting. thank you for keeping this Americana spirit alive as we viewed the town in a whole new light. pricey...yes but worth it

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Mena, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have lived in Arkansas most of my life and never knew about all of the gangsters who came to Hot Springs. This was a very interesting and informative attraction. A guide took us from room to room where we watched short videos and were able to look at all kinds of pictures, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. She also added other... More

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Garland, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The first time they were still working on it. We had a young guide that made you feel like he was there, The second time we had a older guide that was just watch the movie and move on. So if you go get the younger guide.

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Hurst, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

For $9 each we watched about 4 videos that told us about gangsters. Sort of boring but also had a few interesting parts. Overall it seems just like another tourist trap. OK but to pricey.

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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I think this was a little overpriced for what it is. Al Capone and Lucky Luciano as well as a few others frequented Hot Springs. You go from room to room that are dedicated to a specific gangster or era of the town. I will say that each room is well done. You watch a video in each room with... More

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