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Address: 509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-2308
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8:00 am - 11:45 am
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:45 am
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Description: The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs...
The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.
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different and fun- for people who love anything historical

If you enjoy anything historical and aren't too stuck up about things looking "old," I highly recommend it. This is the only bath house that still does it like they did 100 years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Sabrina M
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy anything historical and aren't too stuck up about things looking "old," I highly recommend it. This is the only bath house that still does it like they did 100 years ago, which I think is really cool. They keep guys and girls separate, there is no A/C, but that water is so hot that when you get... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to try the baths at Buckstaff after visiting the Fordyce Museum. I strongly encourage every visitor to Hot Springs to take advantage of the Fordyce (free admission! but you can leave donations) before doing the baths. Very relaxing experience, they do the same regimens that have been performed since 1912. My attendant Sara was wonderful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My husband, daughter, son in law and myself chose this bathhouse based on the high-rating. If my daughter and I were doing this review based on our experience it would be below average because the attendant we shared was not interested in our enjoyment of our experience. She was nonchalant, left us too long in some of the process and... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Built in 1902, my wife and I picked the Buckstaff because our guide at the Visitor's Center said it offered an experience more like the original early 1900's patrons would have had. This place is just great. No reservations, just show up. Reasonable price. Stop 1 is a private dressing room with a locker (separate men and women, of course)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

No air conditioning in the building. Read that again and let it sink in. My friend actually left scalded. It's a decent boathouse. But the Arlington seems to do better.

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to many spas in multiple countries and this was an experience. Its old luxury and felt like a step back in time. No air conditioning, change in a high school locker room environment, wrapped in sheets (but often nude in front of people) you are moved around several relaxing scenes (large hot tub, shower, massage, hot towels).... More 

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Burleson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved getting to soak in the bath and massage after. A little pricey but worth it. Julie was awesome and helped make experience pleasant. If you are timid wear a bathing suit, but they try best not to make you uncomfortable. Sit back and relax.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Everyone should experience this bathing ritual. I never felt so clean and relaxed! It is way to step bqack in time to experience "taking the waters". Shows us that even back in the 1800'/1900's people knew the value of hydrotherapy. At my first visit I felt somewhat embarrassed about being nude in front of strangers but they keep you well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I enjoyed my first bathhouse experience! It wasn't fancy but I didn't expect that. Loved the different steps of the process and the explanations from the nice staff along the way. Most of all, I loved being totally "unplugged" (even from a magazine) for an hour and a half. That was worth the step back in time.

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Leander, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited the Museum Bath House... Very educational and ..Sort of med evil. But the History was worth the visit. Two Bath House on Bathhouse row are in operation. Enjoy the water!

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