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Miss Laura's Visitor Center

Closes in 10 min: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Impressive Visitor Center

Perfect for “Hell on the Border” that is Ft. Smith. The history of this place is interesting and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lindsaywk
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Dallas, Texas
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Unexpected Gem.

Wonderful visitor's center just a short walk from Fort Smith. Beautifully restored building with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GREGORY S
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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2 N B St, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1126
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+1 479-783-8888
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect for “Hell on the Border” that is Ft. Smith. The history of this place is interesting and the tour was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Stop by if you’re in the area to see this gem!

Thank lindsaywk
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful visitor's center just a short walk from Fort Smith. Beautifully restored building with a very interesting past. Exceptional guide with a wealth of history. A must see when in Fort Smith.

Thank GREGORY S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit here! Great tour guide and beautiful place! Also gave you a sense of what it was like ‘back in the day’, and very close to the Fort Smith Historical Site, you can even walk there from the trail.

Thank jch920
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this with my wife, stepson, and future daughter in-law. Once you enter the house, you will be asked if you want to take a tour. I highly recommend it. You will get to learn the history of the house, and at the conclusion of...More

Thank Batica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely renovated and restore bordello that is also a visitor center. It's free to take the tour, which is definitely worth it. Lots of colorful history. They have a little gift shop and loads of maps and brochures for other places to visit. They have...More

Thank Booperskp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Miss Laura’s first thing when we got to town. The tour guides were very engaging and informative and gave us great ideas of places to visit on our trip. FYI they don’t shy away from the history of the place so if you...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Come visit what used to be an upscale brothel. As the guides will tell you, the ladies always kept their clothes on unless they were in the bedroom. See a tour of a furnished house, and learn how the brothel used to function, both before...More

Thank sjjs3189
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

What is now their welcome center was once a brothel. Apparently some are offended but we had a great time. A wonderful older gentleman gave us a tour and provided all of the local history regarding Miss Laurie and the industry. Very fun and informative....More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

A up close look at a real bordello from the turn of the last century. Very well preserved and decorated and Miss Laura is a great host.

Thank KCMJR
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I recently toured Ms. Laura's Social Club with a group of my fellow Tour Guides from a venue in Bentonville, AR. Ms. Laura, was amazing. She was dressed to the hilt with a beautiful antique outfit & gave a wonderful, lively, informative & fascinating tour!...More

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wharris142018
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Response from Charles D | Reviewed this property |
Think they are open 9-4 M-F, not sure about weekend times!
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