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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 30 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This was a great intro to the history of Hot Springs with facts about all the gangsters sprinkled throughout. A small location but worth the time.

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Boise, Idaho
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36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Gangster Museum was included in our spa package at the Arlington Hotel. It was fun, very nicely done and very interesting. It is not a large museum but is very nicely presented in a series of rooms. The history of Hot Springs and its ties to illegal gambling and the big time organized crime is very interesting. Perhaps equally... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Alot of history of how the gangsters spent there money and what they did. Thier is alot more history of the presidents as well.

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Branson, MO
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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