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“Great For History Buffs”

Miss Laura's Social Club
Ranked #1 of 6 Shopping in Fort Smith
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was very energetic and took time to answer questions and give us all the history she knew. Our group was very pleased with the tour.

Thank Kevin H
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"national register of historic places"
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

If you are planning a visit to Ft. Smith, make Miss Laura’s Social Club your first stop. It is the official Visitor’s Center for Ft. Smith and they have numerous brochures, maps, etc available to help you plan your visit. But the best part is the tour of the bordello itself. This is a beautiful house that has been restored to perfection! Every room takes you back in time and you can just imagine what it was like in its day. There are so many pictures of the “girls” and some of their personal belongings on display that it makes the tour that much more real. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us interesting and funny stories about the era and the “business”. There is a small area set up where you can purchase souvenirs; but you will also receive a free, fun souvenir when you leave. This really is a must do if you are in Ft. Smith.

Thank JayLouW
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Took the kids for some history lessons! This place is a great experience. Tells the history of the house among other interesting sites. Check it out!

Thank Charles D
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were traveling with a motor coach tour and "Miss Laura's Social Club" / Visitors Center was our first stop in Fort Smith. We were cordially greeted by "Miss Laura" (Carolyn Joyce). She gave us a tour of the Bawdy House and an overview of the Fort Smith area and it's history. While attending several of the local attractions she proved to be a fantastic asset during our stay in Fort Smith.

Thank Duane B
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Restore house is used a visitor's center but was a brothel. Tours are given about the history of the time. Gives a different perspective into the history of the area. Not your usual place to visit. tour is free, but donations are requested.

Thank tmw24
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