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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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This was definitely an interesting, but good experience. There are only two bathhouses that are open on Bathhouse Row for the purpose of bathing. Thankfully I did my research... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was definitely an interesting, but good experience. There are only two bathhouses that are open on Bathhouse Row for the purpose of bathing. Thankfully I did my research before coming here because based on other reviews, not everyone realizes that this is going to be a historical experience and NOT a modern day spa. (The other bathhouse - Quapaw... More 

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Onaway, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A friend took me to Hot Springs to experience the "mineral water bath house". We chose the Buckstaff Bathhouse. Each person enters a room that reminds me of a high school locker room.. lol. to remove all clothing and be wrapped in a toga style sheet that you wear throughout the experience. Kind of what I meant by a low... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both got massages and hot baths at Buckstaff. The atmosphere itself is very historic. We enjoyed it, but if you are looking for a quiet, dark, serene spa experience, this is not the place. You undress in a locker room type area and you bathe in a large room with others. You are wrapped up in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I got the full treatment and it was fun! And very interesting! The bath was relaxing and the hot towels were very hot! I opted not to do the steam cabinet and went straight to the sitz bath. Then a great massage! Glad I did it!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great experience from the time you walk in the door. Everyone was very professional and personable. This was definitely the highlight of my trip to Hot Springs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

very different. very hot. very good experience overall. the service was outstanding. i would definitely recommend it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Best $35 I've ever spent! It is a unique experience, and worth the money just to see what/how they do a historic "bath." For those curious as to what they do: customer walk in and are immediately served (no appt. necessary, but it is wise to do so if you can). Men are separated from women. On the women's side,... More 

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Clarksville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had the deluxe bath experience. The massage and paraffin dip for my hands were both great, and the staff were sweet and attentive. However, when they say thermal baths, that is what they mean. Up until the massage, everything was extremely hot, and they give you only a little water. I think I was dehydrated when I left and... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We all had a wonderful time. It was my first time at a spa. So many things from a hot bath, relaxation, and ended with a massage. It was two hours of simple bliss.

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st. louis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We both ordered the traditional package to try the mineral bath. Husband got the full deal, I sat waiting for 20 minutes before mine started, was forgotten about in the 100-degree bath, and was waiting again for the massage. I left having done only 3 of the 6 things I paid for. I think if it were on a less... More 

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Additional Information about Buckstaff Bathhouse

Address: 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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