What to know
New expanded 10,000 sq. ft. museum offers customers more of the famous spa town’s gangster past, with more spacious galleries, new acquisitions, more eyewitness accounts of the glory days of gambling, along with a great gift shop in the heart of Central Avenue. It reveals a slice of history that up until now has mostly been stuff of legend. The Gangster Museum of America focuses on the 1920s-40s era of Hot Springs. The museum highlights the stories of many notorious gangsters such as Lucky Luciano, Al Capone, Bugs Moran and Frank Costello who were known to vacation in The Spa City.