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Gangster Museum of America, Hot Springs

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Boasting 13 hotels on the National Register of Historic Places, Hot Springs features a number of accommodations that embrace the area's history and architecture. Set in the city's popular historic districts, these distinctive hotels have the added benefit of being within walking distance of many stores, restaurants, and bars. There's also plenty of choice for those who want to take full advantage of Hot Springs' natural surroundings. Hot Springs National Park and the Lake Hamilton area host a number of bed and breakfasts, cabins, campgrounds, and RV parks.
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  • The museum shares information about the history of Hot Springs through narrated videos about some of the well-known gangsters that controlled Hot Springs. The videos were interesting and not too long ...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I decided to learn a bit of the old history of hot springs. This was very interesting to learn about the gangsters of hot springs. Everyone should check it out once.  more »
  • Our kids were excited to visit the museum based on reviews they read...BUT the reviews must have been from the owner or long long ago. It was VERY expensive for what was actually delivered. A group of...  more »
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  • Great tour! Very informative with many great photos and displays to tell the fascinating history of gangsters in Hot Springs. Highly recommend.
  • Guided tour was fun. He told us a ton of history that I had no idea about. He made it fun and interactive. Would recommend
  • Pretty neat. The tour is a guy leading you from one room where he plays a video to another room where he plays a video. Lots of good info about gangsters. Good to go once, but I don't think I would do it a second time.
  • The guide was very informative and great. A little bit rushed but enjoyed it.
  • One get's a quick overview of Hot Springs historic criminal record. Expect more a lecture (pre-recorded) on what happend, who did it (or didn't - for your own good), where it happened. Not so much of a museum to look at exhibits, but for wanderering from room to room each with a different topic / aspect / view on history. Sadly, the sound system is bad. I'd prefer to have a guide telling you the stories and have more time to read through all the snippets and pieces they collected. They have on display some of the few facial pictures of Al "Scarface" Capone, actually showing the scar...