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Buckstaff Bathhouse

509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Perfect place for relaxation. LaToya was wonderful & very professional at what she did, making everyone feel welcome. I felt GREAT all day after this Mineral Bath.

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Muncie, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It was a rainy day, so we needed to venture inside. My husband & I both enjoyed our time with the whirlpool bath package. Be prepared to sweat! Totally relaxing. Attendant was very attentive and made the experience delightful. Definitely worth the time and money.

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Camden, Arkansas
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51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

First time I have visited a bath house, and I enjoyed the experience. They have several packages, but my fiancé and I took the one that you experience every service they offer. Felt really good afterwards. I will be back!

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Kemp, Texas, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Enjoyed my first trip to a "bath house". Put your modesty aside and just enjoy the experience. Soaking baths, sitz baths, steamer, massage, scrub down and parrafin. You will love how you feel after the experience. There is something to the mineral waters that is truly relaxing and healing.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went to Buckstaff with my husband where we both enjoyed the traditional bathing package which includes the full bath experience plus a 20 min massage. As far as I am aware, this is the only bathhouse left where they do still do the traditional bathing experience - everywhere else has changed their facilities to give a more "modern" spa experience.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hot water and baths were the original draws for visitors coming to Hot Springs. History says that the American Indians were the first visitors. The 1920'2, '30's, '40's and '50's saw Americans come for the hot water and the entertainment in night clubs. Buckstaff hot water baths are wonderful and the attendants really care about your experience. When you're out... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Showed up 45 minutes before they closed and they seemed a little apprehensive to let us in, but they did. Service was wonderful. I enjoyed the old style feeling of everything. Hot bath, Sitz bath, Sauna room, Needle shower, Hot towels, rub-down massage, wax hand treatment. My wife and I both enjoyed our time here and recommend it to everyone... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place Is great! A bathhouse run in the traditional style, as it may have been run in the city's heyday. An educational and therapeutic stop. Staff is hit and miss, not consistent on the little extras in procedures, that can make all the difference in the world. Mostly very friendly. The women's floor is truly amazing with the open... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

The bath part is an amazing experience. Staff is fabulous! When I went in to get a pedicure, I was expecting an hour pedicure. Well I was not told it is 30 minutes and basically all your getting is a soak and what I would call a polish change. I'm in this industry and I will never return for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Staff was great. Had about a 2 hour spa. Would recommend this bathhouse.I was there about 17 years ago and I got more for my money this time.

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