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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 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Midwest City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Lumberton, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Enjoyed hearing the history and learning how hot springs played a roll in some of this. Would go again

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I loved the museum and have toured it 2 times. So much information and really nice and has so many authentic things!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who obviously has a passion for history. This was a random stop based on a billboard on I-30. Wish I had more time to pick this man's brain on this tour. Group was small and there was plenty of room to see everything. Lots of interesting video testimonials from locals. Plenty of exhibits, photos,... More

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Hot Springs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had a first rate experience learning more about the interesting history of a town I call home. The guide was very knowledgeable and his presentation wasn't canned. I could have spent all day looking at all of the memorabilia. Definitely worth taking a look at!!!!

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Charlotte, NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After hearing that Hot Springs had a gangster history (including Al Capone), we decided to visit the Gangster Museum. Sadly, it was a bit overrated and a tourist trap. The best part was getting to pose with the Al Capone statue at the end to get my photo taken sitting in his lap (although I could also have done this... More

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Tyler, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I took our teenage boys on this tour after they begged us repeatedly to go. Having read the other reviews, I didnt think they would enjoy sitting down and listening to history and watching videos. Boy was I wrong!!!! They were facinated by the memorabilia and the interesting facts about this town's era of Gangsters. The tour... More

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Conway, Arkansas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Gangster Museum in Hot Springs was an interesting diversion. It's not something I would have walked off the street to do, but my friend had been there before and wanted to go again. Like others have recommended, I would suggest taking the tour early in your visit to appreciate the history of the area and to get an overview... More

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Lakeland, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Even crooks take vacations from their vocations, and the Gangster Museum gives insight into the lives of the mobsters of the past. The secrets of Hot Springs are related in an interestingly novel way. Upon entering the hat shop, we wondered how this small shop could possibly be of interest. However, the tour turned out to be anything but usual.... More

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Hot Springs Arkansas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Seven generations of my family have been a part of Hot Springs history dating back to some time before 1822. Robert Reines has become one of Hot Springs most important historical interpreters. My ancestors played various rolls in the Moonshine and Gambling history of Hot Springs and Robert has been so gracious to include several stories, photos and video footage... More

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