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Great First Stop!

We visited Miss Laura’s first thing when we got to town. The tour guides were very engaging and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jenny L
San Antonio, Texas
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Come visit what used to be an upscale brothel. As the guides will tell you, the ladies always kept... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
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“first stop”(15 reviews)
Our Visitor Center, "Miss Laura's Social Club," is located inside of Fort Smith's historic downtown area and sits alongside the Arkansas River. Out of seven "row houses" that lined Fort Smith's Old West red light district, Miss Laura's is the only...more
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2 N B St, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1126
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Miss Laura’s first thing when we got to town. The tour guides were very engaging and informative and gave us great ideas of places to visit on our trip. FYI they don’t shy away from the history of the place so if you...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Come visit what used to be an upscale brothel. As the guides will tell you, the ladies always kept their clothes on unless they were in the bedroom. See a tour of a furnished house, and learn how the brothel used to function, both before...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

What is now their welcome center was once a brothel. Apparently some are offended but we had a great time. A wonderful older gentleman gave us a tour and provided all of the local history regarding Miss Laurie and the industry. Very fun and informative....More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

A up close look at a real bordello from the turn of the last century. Very well preserved and decorated and Miss Laura is a great host.

Reviewed April 25, 2018

I recently toured Ms. Laura's Social Club with a group of my fellow Tour Guides from a venue in Bentonville, AR. Ms. Laura, was amazing. She was dressed to the hilt with a beautiful antique outfit & gave a wonderful, lively, informative & fascinating tour!...More

1  Thank 2018jerseygirl
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Gorgeous old bordello. Tours with wonderfully friendly employees. The stained glass windows were impressive. One of them is an original. We went to get ideas of things to do in the area and stayed to explore the house.

Thank ladyme1
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Our guide was very energetic and took time to answer questions and give us all the history she knew. Our group was very pleased with the tour.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

If you are planning a visit to Ft. Smith, make Miss Laura’s Social Club your first stop. It is the official Visitor’s Center for Ft. Smith and they have numerous brochures, maps, etc available to help you plan your visit. But the best part is...More

1  Thank JayLouW
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Took the kids for some history lessons! This place is a great experience. Tells the history of the house among other interesting sites. Check it out!

Thank Charles D
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We were traveling with a motor coach tour and "Miss Laura's Social Club" / Visitors Center was our first stop in Fort Smith. We were cordially greeted by "Miss Laura" (Carolyn Joyce). She gave us a tour of the Bawdy House and an overview of...More

Thank Duane B
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January 28, 2018|
Response from Charles D | Reviewed this property |
Think they are open 9-4 M-F, not sure about weekend times!