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Gangster Museum of America

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Address: 510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3597
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+1 501-318-1717
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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I did this for my fiancé but I think I enjoyed it more than he did.

Mr Ranes was very knowledgeable. You will go room to room watching videos on the history of gangsters in Hot Springs, there are various pictures and what-not in each room as well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not sure why, but I have a fascination with gangsters. I convinced my wife to take the tour, and we did enjoy it. Each room has a different theme, with a lot of artifacts to read and look at, and a well-done video is shown in each room. However, our experience was that you didn't get much of an opportunity... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr Ranes was very knowledgeable. You will go room to room watching videos on the history of gangsters in Hot Springs, there are various pictures and what-not in each room as well. I enjoyed this tour so very much, the "death mask" of John Dillinger was very interesting to look at, as that was one of only 3 or 4... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great history of the gangsters who visited Hot Springs in the 20s and 30s and their impact on the city. Robert Raines the owner is also fascinating to talk to if he is around. The rooms deal with different gangsters from Chicago and New York like Al Capone and Owney "the killer" Madden who frequented Hot Springs... More 

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Elmira, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tidbits of history of the mob in Hot Springs. You go from room to room, watch a video on a particular mobster in each room and, while you are offered a chance to look at the memorabilia, you really aren't given much time to do so as the guide is talking a mile a minute. What got me more... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We brought family here for a brief view of what hot springs was like back in the day. It was a great deal of fun for all of us!'

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The tour guide tells you many things. The things they have to look at is amazing. The history of hot springs and the people are wonderful

Thank Vikki F
Water Valley, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The Gangster museum offers lots of history on Hot springs during the 40's when it was a gambling town and visited by gangsters during prohibition. The local police were paid off and allowed the gangsters and gambling and drinking to go on unnoticed by the law. Al Capone had a suite in the Arlington hotel and a home at Lake... More 

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Gibsonburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

VERY interesting, informative and surprising info of the underworld history of Hot Springs. Great history lesson in very enjoyable setting.

Thank LuAnn W
Jefferson City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We were amazed at the history of Hot Springs and Mob influence. Loved every minute of the tour. Entertaining and very informative. A definite must on your to do list!!

Thank Eileen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a must do if you visit Hot Springs. We had a real cute little guide who was fun and very informative. They had several rooms and each room had a short video and lots of memorabilia to look at. You can take pictures throughout the exhibit. Hot Springs was a real wide open gambling town back in the... More 

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