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Miss Laura's Visitor Center

Fort Smith, AR, USA
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About Miss Laura's Visitor Center
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 house of ill-repute that stood the test of time. Now, it is the only former bordello on the National Register of Historic Places, and it has been fully restored to its original grandeur. Make Miss Laura's your first stop and we’ll give you a tour of this Victorian mansion that has become a prominent symbol of this once boisterous border town's very colorful past!
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PrincetonBelle wrote a review Jul 2022
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma160 contributions120 helpful votes
Excellent orientation to the history of area. Beautiful house with a unique history. Highly recommend stopping here first.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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edmondite wrote a review May 2022
edmond, oklahoma1170 contributions330 helpful votes
We were traveling through the state and stopped here for the free tour. It is interesting that it's the only bordello on the register of historic places! They give you a tour telling you about that time in history and what it was like. There are a few original furnishings and the rest donated. Nice helpful staff. They do accept donations.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Andrea D wrote a review Feb 2022
Greenwood, Arkansas28 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I moved to the Fort Smith area three years ago and we finally get to explore Fort Smith. And yes Miss Laura's visitor Center is a must stop. Great information the House and things to see from the 1800's. Nice artwork, furnishings of the rooms and so much more. Miss Laura's visitor Center has lots of brochures for things to do in the Fort Smith area. This place is in a great spot, where you can visit other interesting places close by. Thank you for the tour Satori Hopper, we enjoyed it!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Taylor B wrote a review Jan 2022
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
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We visited today and had an amazing time. Gina gave us a private tour and was so knowledgeable about the history of the property and brothel. She rattled off names and dates like the back of her hand and was so kind and gracious with taking time to answer questions!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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John-Phyllis N wrote a review Oct 2021
Sioux Falls, South Dakota76 contributions37 helpful votes
We enjoyed visiting Miss Laura's Visitor Center. Fun history of Fort Smith including a lot of artifacts from the late 1800's. The greeter/tour guide was very helpful..
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Date of experience: October 2021
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