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Gangster Museum of America

510 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-318-1717
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Ranked #24 of 39 attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Cleveland, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Unless you are really into gangster history I'd skip this one. You are guided through several rooms while the guide drones on and on about the lives of different gangsters. I was bored to tears. Wouldn't do this again.

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Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The Al Capone Package at the Arlington is fabulous!!!! After spending three relaxing days and two nights with complimentary breakfast, valet parking and a mineral bath and massage to write home about: we ended the vacation with an educationally enlightening peek into the past; so intriguing!!!!!

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Redmond, WA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were disappointed with this museum. There are several rooms you are guided through (with a live tour guide), and in each room you view a short video explaining the room you are in. Most video screens were really small, there was very limited seating, and you had very little time to look at the exhibits in the room, as... More

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Wow,The history that this museum has is incredible The exhibits are well done, It's like stepping into old Chicago, Awesome place to visit. Al and the boys would feel right at home.

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shanghai
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228 reviews 228 reviews
76 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had to go, how often can you visit a gangster museum! It was interesting because of the connections between the town and the individual gangsters. It also wasn't gory or blood thirsty which I liked as it was just factual about the connections and some of the video interviews were fun, especially the one with the 'madame' owner of... More

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Austin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Stupid tourist trap. They heard you from room to room with photocopied history hanging on the walls. Then play a 5-10 minute homemade documentary in each room. $13 per person. -Skip this-

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Farmington, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the town and the gangster connection. Nice tour and good time.

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Selma, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

We toured the museum yesterday and found it most interesting. Our guide had grown up in the area and many if his personal pictures were featured. The videos were interesting and our guide gave us a lot of additional history. After the tour we were allowed to go back through at our own pace and read anything we had missed.... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Our favorite attraction in Hot Springs. So much history and things to learn in this museum. The tour guide is a native and gives so much interesting and colorful accounts of the underlying seediness of Hot Springs and how the mobsters fit into the world of the Rich and famous

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

This museum presents itself as being quite cheesy, but as the tour professes it gets very interesting! The tour guide we had didn't seem to be very excited about his job, but he was very knowledgable. The tour kind of builds on itself and gets better as it goes on, ending in a secret room that takes you to a... More

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