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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was interesting but think purchasing a good publication on the subject might be a better choice.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a guided tour through a series of rooms that have artifacts from the "heyday" of Hot Springs. The city was a favorite vacation destination for mobsters. Our tour guide was wonderful. He took us in each room, described the artifacts (the old casino equipment and Dillinger's death mask were my favorites), and then started a portion of the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Gangster Museum gives a cheesy yet interesting history of Hot Springs and the gangster influence on the city. They have a very nice hat store inside the museum. Although the history is interesting, the tour is over priced.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was a quite informative tour with a guide around the museum giving the history of Hot Springs and its association with the gangsters and politicians of old. We were not previously aware of these associations which made the tour all the more fascinating.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Never knew there was so much "interesting" history about Hot Springs. Our tour guide was right out of the Roaring 20s. Even held a Tommy Gun (not loaded of course).

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Carthage
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had not realized that the town was run by gangsters. Very interesting history. Tour guide did a great job.

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visited Hot Springs recently from Australia and was surprised by the history of the place. This "museum" is situated in bathhouse row just up from the Ohio and should be a part of your "Hot Springs" experience. We found it very informative and worth the price.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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