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Address: 510 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-318-1717
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Hangin' With The Gangsters

Visited the Gangster Museum with my wife. We were expecting a little more than was presented. While the tour guide was knowledgeable, he spent most of his time leading you from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Bob T
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Mauston, Wisconsin
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Mauston, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the Gangster Museum with my wife. We were expecting a little more than was presented. While the tour guide was knowledgeable, he spent most of his time leading you from room to room where a video depicted what had happened during the era. Some interesting articles were posted on the walls but there was little time to read them... More 

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Brighton, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When we walked by it we thought it would be neat to try, don't waste your money. It had a couple of younger adults in charge, they were dressed the part of the old gangsters but that was it! They led you from room to room to watch videos about the "hay day" of when gangsters roamed in Hot Springs....... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We loved this informative tour. If you are interested in the history of the gambling and mobster days you will love this tour. Lots of documents and pictures as well as artifacts. The tour guide knew some of the people of this era. Found out many interesting facts . For example, during prohibition , a person could get a "medicinal... More 

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Gangster Museum of America was so interesting. To hear the history of Hot Springs was fabulous. We did not know the history of gangsters, prostitution and gambling. A definite place to visit if you are headed to Hot Springs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This tour consists of moving through rooms with various gangster-based themes and watching a video about the history of crime and gambling in Hot Springs in each room. Some of the information was interesting, but paying $30 (for 2 people) to stand around and watch DVDs wasn't really worth the time or the money.

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I'm a little on the "spoiled" side when it comes to museums after living in the DC area for 9 years. But I thought this museum was just "okay". It was informative and the tour guide was great. It was a good look at the crime history of the town. It's just not something I'd want to see over and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The museum was everything we wanted it to be and so much more! It covered all of the different pieces of Hot Springs' history. Each room had a different video set up with interviews of people that were around during that time period. So neat to hear the stories first hand. Our tour guide made the whole tour for us.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was interesting and the tour guide was great. We expected more actual items displayed and not so much video. We thought a bit pricey for watching videos but ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Visiting the Gangster Museum of America was one of the best attractions that my girlfriend and i took in on our recent stay in Hot Springs. Growing up in this town a a child, I always knew of its gangster history, but until we took this tour I had no clue of it's truly deep roots into the past subculture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

To anyone going to Hot Springs Arkansas you must stop at this place first before any others! The area is steeped with history and unfortunately it was our fourth stop or we would've appreciated the area that much more... The owner is a very polite incredible gentleman with such knowledge of the history of Hot Springs Arkansas. The entire reason... More 

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