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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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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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