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Miss Laura's Visitor Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Miss Laura's Visitor Center
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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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All reviews social club first stop welcome center our tour guide railroad tracks old house national register of historic places quick tour beautifully restored building the stained glass windows laura's house bus trip funny stories colorful history local attractions fun place to visit old days
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If Philadelphia is the city of Brotherly Love, then Fort Smith is the City of Brothely Love. Everyone should visit Miss Laura's Visitor Center just across the street form the Fort Smith Historical center. Not only can you get brochures covering all of the city,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Thanks to our sweet guide who met us at the door, we learned a lot! Frankly, my first visit to a brothel, and I highly recommend a visit. Be sure to take advantage of the friendly volunteer tour guides. Ours was fabulous.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Miss Laura's was a brothel among a string of other houses of ill repute. It is an interesting part of the history of Ft. Smith as a Fort and bordering Indian territory, and the Hanging Judge of the downtown Museum and other historic landmarks.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank j4man479
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Have you ever wondered what an early 20th century brothel looked like??? Miss Laura's visitor center is housed in a restored brothel. Our guide was great. I wish I remembered his name (though he is in the picture I've posted here), he is a retired...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ededed2017
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

It's a MUST SEE! I live in Arkansas and just found out about this little beautiful piece of history. The staff was so helpful and showed my friends and I all around while telling us the history of the old brothel.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

On a recent bus trip to Arkansas, our first stop was at Miss Laura's. This is the visitor center and former bordello. The building has been thru some major issues including a tornado which ripped off the roof and damaged most of the interior, yet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

The volunteers that work here are full of information about Ft. Smith and Miss Laura's which is a neat old building with history. It is worth the time to take a tour and look around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deanna K
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for information knowing it was an historic bordello. It was unexpected that we would be greeted at the door and given a tour of a beautifully restored building with an inteteresting history. Worth a stop if in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank g91158
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We arrived shortly before they were closing, however the tour guide gave us a quick tour. If I’m going through the area again, I’d go to get more info and look at the pictures/items more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank scrmonster
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Stopping at this visitor's center turned out to be a bit of an adventure. We exited I-40 at exit #1 - the last exit in Arkansas because we saw a sign for the visitor's center. Once off the interstate, we realized that the visitor's center...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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!