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Buckstaff Bathhouse

509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-2308
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Ranked #11 of 40 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas, Historic Sites
Description: The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.
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Washington, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a fascinating living history experience of "taking the baths", and it's a wonderful, relaxing experience as well! We got a great deal on the full package, including the bath, loofah, sitz, steam cabinet, hot packs, needle shower, massage, and paraffin dip. The staff is professional and very helpful. I wanted to stay in that deep tub forever.

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Liberty Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Was a good deal for a bath, massage, and pedi. Staff was friendly and helpful. Thought I would be uncomfortable with the bath part of the experience but the staff is well trained and I did not feel uncomfortable at all. I highly recommend doing this at the BuckStaff Bathhouse.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I loved the bath, massage, and spa experience. This is the original bath house. They do everything just right! Bath perfect, massage, perfect, staff perfect. Made you feel like a new person when you finished.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

First of all this is something I would never do it's completely out of my element. What a surprise... The staff were extremely professional the bathhouse was VERY CLEAN and the staff sanitized The entire time. Although I was nervous and uncomfortable not knowing what to expect, this was the best $100 I ever spent! I CANNOT wait to go... More

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23 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This isn't the type of thing I might usually do, but, hey - in a place named Hot Springs, it'd be pretty stupid not to. My wife and I went to Buckstaff earlyish - a little before nine - during the week. It was lovely and quiet and, after paying, we went our separate ways. The men and women are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you've ever wanted to feel like a queen or king (men have their own section) for a day or at least a couple hours, go to the Buckstaff Bathhouse on Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs and enjoy it all. I had the package which included the thermal bath with whirlpool and loofa, a hot towel wrap, a steam... More

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Natchitoches, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband decided to do the traditional bathing package and we went into the bathhouse with the understanding that the process would be 'traditional'. It was a very neat experience and very enjoyable but if you are a germ freak or are going to Buckstaff expecting a top of the line spa treatment then you may want to re-think. We... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is such a neat experience! I did the bath without the massage. I had Sara and she was an excellent bath attendant.Very attentive but did not rush me at all. I went early 8am. I was in there for about 1.25 hours - can't beat that kind of relaxation for the value (approximately $33 + tip). I've been... More

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Sayulita, Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I love spas, I have gone to quite a few and drag my daughter along with me when ever I can. This was a great experience to see what it was like to go to a spa 100 years ago. So very different, it was "scientific" and " progressive" as only the turn of the century could be. I loved... More

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Pensacola, FL
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9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Navy stationed me in Memphis in the early 1970s and my wife and I liked to escape to Arkansas. We couldn't really afford the luxury of a Hot Springs experience. Well, forty years later we returned and ordered up the works. The experience was the traditional hot springs bath of 1912. My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed the... More

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