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Address: 2 N B St, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1126
Phone Number: +1 479-928-5990
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I have been traveling for four months across the country and down the eastern seaboard and never once have I gone in a visitor 's center, usually attractions and hotels have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ellen E
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Raleigh N C
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Raleigh N C
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been traveling for four months across the country and down the eastern seaboard and never once have I gone in a visitor 's center, usually attractions and hotels have fliers of what to see. plus I go on trip advisor. So when I was at Fort Smith one of the volunteers said you have to go to the... More 

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Eufaula, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stopped to get restaurant referrals & directions. We were visiting from Oklahoma. The lady working there were very helpful and gave us some brochures and lets us select some, as well. We did not stay for the tour, but will someday go back. Very interesting house. A must see for all!

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Thank KARR63
California
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We are glad we stopped here. We were met by a lady who walked us around and gave us a personal tour of this house and all the history behind it. She was so friendly and full of knowledge (So sorry I forgot her name) It takes about 30 minutes to walk through but beautiful kept and very interesting part... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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538 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Miss Laura's is the Fort Smith Visitor Center. It's located next to the Railroad Tracks near the Arkansas River, just north of the Garrison Avenue Bridge to Oklahoma. The new US Marshall's Museum will be constructed just a block or two to the north. It's a two story green house with a few parking spaces on one side. It is... More 

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2 Thank TallTexWally
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

First of all the house was restored and so beautiful. The volunteers were knowledgeable and enjoyed their story telling. To have the visitors center a restored bordello is a hoot. The stained glass windows are beautiful.

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Barling, AR
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

When this was first announced years ago, everyone in Fort Smith, AR was stunned. There were mixed emotions about taking Miss Laura's "Bawdy House" (a house of ill repute) and turning it into our Welcome Center. But, it stuck, and now, it's the only one on the historical register! That's something to be proud of in Fort Smith. My Father... More 

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1 Thank Smiley4554
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Miss Laura's is the only bordello (house of ill repute) on the list of National Historic sites. It has been fully restored and has some really lovely architectural bits inside. Your visit is FREE and guides are available to tell you interesting stories about the pictures and other exhibits. Do go!

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BRANPLB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is the Fort Smith Visitor's Center, but it is so very much more!! Full of history and the volunteers and more than happy to share all that history with you. It was at one time an actual brothel along with 5 other houses on the same street and you can learn all the information about the madams and ladies... More 

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Webb City, Missouri
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Not your typical visitor center! Miss Laura made this stop! I can't rave enough about all Miss Laura did to make our day trip to a Fort Smith a complete success. I will definitely take my group back for another trip.

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1 Thank Gillmoregirlsmom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great tour, the ladies here gave an awesome tour as a little get away from our conference. Enjoyed all the history that I learned here.

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