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Gangster Museum of America

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Address: 510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3597
Phone Number: 501-318-1717
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gangster Museum of America

I didn't even know they had one in Hot Springs.I knew there was one in Las Vegas, but I think that's the mob Museum. My great aunts used to live in Hot Springs all are deceased... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
67hollydolly
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didn't even know they had one in Hot Springs.I knew there was one in Las Vegas, but I think that's the mob Museum. My great aunts used to live in Hot Springs all are deceased now.We would visit at various times but I don't recall going there. My late father as a child lived there in the 1920s and... More 

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the tour about a year ago, but this was the first time for my 18 yr old daughter. I noticed a few new items in the exhibits. The films are a bit dated, but the history lesson is still just as interesting as I remembered from my first visit. My daughter loved the museum and really enjoyed exploring... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a few interesting things to view but Museum is based on watching various videos. The tour group started to loose interest quickly. I'm sure you can spend your money better elsewhere.

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Thank clay2n53
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The idea of the museum is wonderful. The presentation of the material could be a lot better. Very out dated and boring at times. A few changes could make this place much more enjoyable.

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1 Thank Marilee B
Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting information. The guide was very knowledgeable about the gangsters and the area in the early days. He also had a good sense of humor. Our granddaughters, 11 and 7, found it interesting and fun. I found it fascinating and would like to know more! I will buy books about it, which are available at the museum. I would... More 

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Mineral Wells, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well worth a visit. The price is in line with other museums. There were 7 galleries and an hour guided tour. A lot of history on gangsters and how Hot Springs was until the 60s.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting for a hot day, there is a lot of interesting information about the area during the time when Capone and Oweny were here. The staff sticks with the theory that the gangsters would use the tunnels to move about town yet according to most other people like park staffers when the city closed in the creek it was a... More 

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1 Thank HappydogQuilting
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was interesting once I got past it not being anything like I expected. I was thinking museum as in displays and historical items. What you actually get is a series of short videos. I would probably rate it higher if it had been better described.

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The short movies give you a various overview of the entire area. I expected more as you have to take the tour and it really only consists of the short movie clips. Not a lot of opportunity to look at the displays on your own. Rather expensive for what you get.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit. The guided tour starts by going through a old bank vault door. In each room the guide tells you about the contents, then you watch a short video. For those who need it, there are some chairs/benches in each room but not many. They did let us go back through at our own pace to... More 

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