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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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Hours:
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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A Must Do in Hot Springs

This is what HS is all about. My wife and I both enjoy the Buckstaff and we make one or two visits for the baths when we visit HS. The staff has always been very attentive during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Ft. Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Buckstaff as the last leg of our daycation. They are really staying true to the times with the way the place looks. I had a massage and my wife a facial. It was nice to get a look into the past. The staff were semi-polite.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is run down although the employees are nice you are basically left to ask "where do I go next". Went twice and will not return even though the services are average I expected a little more pampering.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I understand that we were here during the summer months and on a Saturday. However, I feel like we were herded through like cattle. There were several times when my attendant forgot me at a specific station because she had too many people to work with. I guess that is fine at an enjoyable station, but not if you were... More 

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Ft. Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is what HS is all about. My wife and I both enjoy the Buckstaff and we make one or two visits for the baths when we visit HS. The staff has always been very attentive during our visits. Baths and massages are reasonably priced. On the men's side ask for Rickey to be your attendant, he's very personable and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My first trip to a bathhouse, but I researched & knew what I was getting into...it was about the history to me. The bathhouse seems a touch gross & clinical. My bath attendant Susan was fantastic though. I probably lost 5 pounds in sweat, no air conditioning. I'd suggest you go as early as possible. The whole experience wasn't what... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I get one thing with my husband on our anniversary every year. We go for a Couples Pedicure. I was told this was the only thing they could book for couples. Cool. Once we got there and checked in, we waited in a hot waiting area with no fan just a single door open to the outside July Arkansas heat.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is interesting to see, but it was packed and very loud. I don't see how this could be relaxing. We waited for a while, but we eventually got fed up and went to a different one. I suggest one of the other spas in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was of course my wife's idea! That said we were visiting historical Hot Springs for the 1st time and wanted to experience an old tradition. The bath is exactly what it is with an attendant with 40 years of experience. From the male perspective, the nudity is not an issue and you may cover up as needed. The bath... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Agree with other posters who have described the process well. This is a historic bath process and yes you are constantly surrounded by other people, but I certainly found it relaxing and a unique experience. The bath attendant and masseuse were both wonderful and very professional, but then at the very end when you come out and get paraffin wax... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband, daughter and son in law and I went to the Buckstaff. My daughter treated me to a massage as well. It was wonderful, from beginning to end. Very professional and courteous attendant named Sara took great care of me.

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Additional Information about Buckstaff Bathhouse

Address: 509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-2308
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 11:45 am  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:45 am  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:45 am  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:45 am  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 11:45 am  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:45 am  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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