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Miss Laura's Social Club

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Address: 2 N B St, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1126
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+1 479-928-5990
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:30
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It was my first time to be inside a bordello, and I was awed by how beautiful it was. The intricate restorations that were done after the tornado hit it and tore off part of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jessica L
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my first time to be inside a bordello, and I was awed by how beautiful it was. The intricate restorations that were done after the tornado hit it and tore off part of the roof and subsequently caused wind and water damage were amazing. The stained glass was fabulous as were all of the original paintings. We were... More 

Thank Jessica L
Columbus, Ohio
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101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was once an upscale Bordello in the late 1800's and early 1900's when it was legal in Arkansas. It is the only one left of 9 original houses in the row and is now the official visitor's center. The row was convenienty located between the railroad and the river docks. Location, location, location! Make sure you spend ttime to... More 

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Katy, Texas
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended as a must see, so we decided to check it out. It was very informative. Awesome building. If you like the old type of architecture, you may enjoy this.

Thank bjliche
Beebe, Arkansas
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56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Miss Laura's was our first stop on our day trip. We were just curious & I wanted to see a real brothel. The volunteer was full of interesting & informative stories. She really took us back in time. The old Victorian house has beautiful woodworks & furnishings of that day. Make this a must see on your trip.

Thank Beverly C
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Get a guided tour of a brothel. The guide told us funny stories, interesting facts and tidbits. The brothel is 2 stories and there is no elevator. There is ornate millwork and furnishings. Since this is a visitors center, there is information on local attractions and restaurants.

Thank Andrea H
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Our group of Okies spent one day in Fort Smith on a fun tour and started out at Miss Laura's Social Club. Enjoyed it very much. We got a thorough tour of the one-time bordello and it was decked out so well you could believe it was still in business when the tourists left. The docents thoroughly knew the place,... More 

Thank David F
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

So me and my husband wanted to go to the visitors center in fort smith and it's not what you think it's a visitor center yes but little did we know it's also a cat house if you know what I mean just google it before you go .... Also it's not a place to take young child just a... More 

Tomball, Texas
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to visit but there was filming for a documentary. We talked with some gentlemen and they advised to come back on Saturday. We returned on Saturday to find a note on the door saying to return on Tuesday. Would have a better feeling if we were told they would be closed and not to come back until... More 

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Raleigh N C
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94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling for four months across the country and down the eastern seaboard and never once have I gone in a visitor 's center, usually attractions and hotels have fliers of what to see. plus I go on trip advisor. So when I was at Fort Smith one of the volunteers said you have to go to the... More 

1 Thank Ellen E
Canadian, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped to get restaurant referrals & directions. We were visiting from Oklahoma. The lady working there were very helpful and gave us some brochures and lets us select some, as well. We did not stay for the tour, but will someday go back. Very interesting house. A must see for all!

Thank Kaw63

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