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Gangster Museum of America

Closes in 18 min: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Pleasant surprise!

I wasn't sure what to expect, but this sounded like an interesting thing to do during our day in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Akron, OH
Overall, interesting but take information with a questioning mind

We had never been to Hot Springs and usually like to take some type of tour of a new city. Decided... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This one hour guided tour through the history of Hot Springs, AR helped put everything in perspective. We didn't realize how influential the NY & Chicago Mobs were as part of the history of this town.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour and learned so many interesting facts and stories about organized crime in Hot Springs. Bobby, the tour guide, did a good job explaining the different rooms and some of the pictures on the wall. We also liked the videos which gave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jdgtex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect, but this sounded like an interesting thing to do during our day in Hot Springs. Had NO idea of the history here - not only gangsters (never considered them outside of large cities like Chicago), but also the origin...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ohio-traveler565
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not so much a museum as it is a photo gallery, and many of the photos can be seen on any number of walls in various establishments in Hot Springs. The video storytelling was somewhat boring. It would have been more interesting to hear...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never been to Hot Springs and usually like to take some type of tour of a new city. Decided NOT to take the Duck boat tour after the disaster in Branson earlier this year. The Gangster Museum's information promised to provide some history....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank susandX5928KY
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We enjoyed this and learned a bit about the local "clientele" that use to visit Hot Springs. There are short video clips through out and they have original pieces from some of the multiple clubs that use to exist in town. We enjoyed it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Our tour guide was terrific. He was able to communicate a lot of factual information with levity and high energy, thus keeping everyone's interest. There were short videos in almost every room, and chairs were provided in most rooms for those who needed them. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a must for every first timer . I popped in last Friday not even knowing this place existed in the tour was to begin in about 10 minutes so I paid the admissions and follow the crowd from room to room and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Berlin523
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I was really intrested in seeing this museum, because I was surprised that there was a gangster element in Hot Springs past. The tour guide took us through. He was informative but it just wasn't what I expected. There really wasn't enough time to read...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NavyWife09
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This museum was wonderful, but you must take the guided tour. I don't think you would get very much if you just wandered it yourself. You need to find when the guided tours are conducted. Unfortunately, I don't remember our tour guides name, but she...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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4 November 2018|
Response from gwen1111 | Reviewed this property |
I found it on their website. Maybe you have the wrong site? Anyhow, it is $15 General Admission, $14 for Seniors, and $6 for Children, & Children under 8 free. Hours are Sun through Thursday - 10 AM - 5:30 PM Friday and... More
4 November 2018|
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Response from bryanshankle | Reviewed this property |
It’s around 15 bucks but many coupons are available in the hotel lobbies etc...
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Response from Vickie S | Reviewed this property |
The older man was very knowledgeable and very friendly. I do not remember his name.