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Miss Laura's Visitor Center

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Miss Laura's Visitor Center
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“social club”(13 reviews)
“first stop”(17 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
+1 479-783-8888
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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 period items the stained glass windows laura's house bus trip funny stories local attractions great tour fun place to visit old days
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank harrycomeear
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Deanna K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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.

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

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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I had no idea Miss Laura's Visitor Center would be so much fun! Great visitor stop... friendly volunteers and tour guides..excellent piece of early Arkansas history. Miss Laura just happened to be there during our visit. She runs a tight ship! Make sure you sample...More

Thank drkristyosu
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We stopped by mostly for the Visitors Center. We met with Suzie a long time resident of Ft. Smith and retired teacher. She was so helpful. Gave us lots of suggestions on places to see while in Ft. Smith and since we are considering relocating...More

Thank kes1639
Reviewed October 2, 2018

What a pleasant surprise to tour this old house and listen to the stories for the guide, Ms. Uma. The house was a Bordello in the past and although it has a soiled past, the city chose to embrace the history and allow visitors a...More

Thank Waynebrom123
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The furnishings, rooms and the whole house is simply amazing. Got a personal tour from a wonderful lady who was very good and related many stories about the house and it's occupants. The wallpaper and carpet is amazing. I highly recommend a visit here. Their...More

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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!