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Buckstaff Bathhouse

509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-2308
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Ranked #10 of 41 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Spas, Cultural
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Owner description: The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.

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Barrington, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

On a recent visit to Hot Springs my wife and I decided to take in the offerings of the Buckstaff bath House one of the few remaining original bath houses left in Hot Spring. They offered several different packages, a special which we took advantage of which included most of the amenities they offered. The experience was relaxing and well... More

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect from a bathhouse, but I wanted to experience it. I was so glad that I did!! Julie was an exceptional attendant helping throughout the process of bath, hot towel treatment, sauna, sitz bath and shower. I was already so relaxed from the above processes, that the massage was the icing on the cake. I... More

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Crossville, TN
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85 reviews 85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I did the classic bath package with a massage. My husband did the same thing on the men's side. I had a wonderful experience with each person involved in my care. My husband said his experience was good except that the person doing his massage wasn't very good. Thus, the four stars instead of five. The tubs are old....historical ........ More

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Victoria, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Very old facility, a good look at the world last century. Shows her age, but still a beautiful place. The bath experience was amazing! I will go back. We arrived too late to get massages without a long wait, but even without, you will be pampered and relaxed when you leave. Staff was very good, no worries about nudity. Cannot... More

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Plano, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I had our first bathhouse experience and were quite impressed. This is one of two operating bathhouses on Bathhouse Row. As earlier reviewers noted, it is still the 'old fashioned' experience with original fixtures and equipment. You can imagine having the same experience people would have had 100 years ago. Al Capone, Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio have... More

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had no idea what to expect because I have never been to a bathhouse before. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the experience. The historic feel was pretty cool. We just did the basic bath but it took about an hour and a half. My lady was super nice and friendly. My friend said her girl was... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I debated going to a more modern spa/bath house but after really thinking about each experience, I decided this was what I wanted. I am so glad I did. I received the standard package (including the massage) and have to say the experience truly felt healing. I saw my skin perk up (for lack of a better term) after the... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Husband and I came to hot springs to have a weekend getaway. Having been here before but not trying the baths we had to go. Started with facials, then the bath, hot towels, steam, message, and paraffin wax on hands. Both of us! Men and women separated. It's hard to be modest but they help you with that. Private baths... More

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

YOu will get the true bathing experience. It is fun and very historic. Don't miss the parafin for you hands at the end.

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Fairfield, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very pampered. This place is 1 not to miss on your trip. They took care of us every step of the way. Couples spa, facial and the whole works.

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