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Address: 510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3597
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+1 501-318-1717
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Gangsters and gambling, Al Capone and history of Hot Springs.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Water Valley, Mississippi
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Water Valley, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Jefferson City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!!

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Thank Eileen G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A very informative and enjoyable tour. If you are from the area you will be amazed, if not as I am, you will be entertained with the activity that took place in the early times at Hot Springs. Extremely personable and knowledgeable tour guide. So glad I went don't pass this one up!

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Gardendale, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Me and my husband loved this tour. After the tour we went back thru looking at the pictures and reading articles on the gangsters we have all read about. There are a lot old gambling antiques too. We truly enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank Pamela H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Buy a hat! Really... just do it, I love mine and it's super comfortable. Havn't been in the museum uet but we'll be doing that this year!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Gangsters in Arkansas? WHO KNEW???? But they were here and thrived! This tour gives you a look into a little known piece of American history. The tour guides are great, and so is the gift shop. If you're in Hot Springs, Arkansas....this is a must do!!!

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Thank Aaron W

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