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Buckstaff Bathhouse

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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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$33.50 fir cheaper bath but we'll worth. The water gets pretty hot, about 105 degrees. You can go in swim suit or no clothes. I got overheated slightly however my skin is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

$33.50 fir cheaper bath but we'll worth. The water gets pretty hot, about 105 degrees. You can go in swim suit or no clothes. I got overheated slightly however my skin is sensitive. The staff is very discrete. Nice bath, steam, hot towel wrap and sitz bath included. Bring your comb/brush.

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Memphis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must do at least once for the experience. I don't like to get that hot and humid. It is not a happy place for curly hair. However my husband LOVES it. He booked a mani-pedi for me while he did his thing at the bath house. They were behind, and I was afraid it would be average... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visit the Fordyce so you are prepared for this experience. It is just like the old school days when all the bathhouses were in business. This is a unique experience and one of kind that you will enjoy. I was hearing everyone happy about their choice after the fact. Just be prepared that it is segregated where the gentlemen are... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a fun experience-- not like a regular spa for the tubs are old. But, it is what Hot Springs is known for and something to do while you are here. Hot bath, then hot towels and a massage... it's a unique experience. Go to the Visitor center at the Fordyce Bath House for some history of Bath House... More 

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Durant, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The Buckstaff Bath House is a unique experience. If you are looking for a spa--a typical, pampering massage--this is not it. This is a chance to experience a bath house. A chance to go back to a different time in our history. To prepare for our trip, we visited the Fordyce Bath House the day before. The Fordyce is no... More 

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Blue Eye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I did not really know what I was in for when I booked the spa package here at Buckstaff Bathhouse.The place has a nostalgic ambiance inside. Reminiscent of the era when it was first built. The attendant was very nice and very helpful. From start to finish I pampered. I came out of there feeling like a new woman and... More 

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austin, tx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Oh tripadvisor, you let me down. First you only get a flimsy sheet to cover yourself. Then there was a bandaid floating in my tub that the attendant notice before having me get in. So she drained it and refilled. No wiping or washing or anything. I was too grossed out to try the sitz bath. Then the massage was... More 

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Alleene, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was not very impressed with the attendant I had. I don't feel like she was very attentive.When I went to get in the tub, I ask about removing the sheet. She told me I could leave it on. Who wants a bath with a sheet around you? Everything else was okay. Was not impressed with massage I had. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A visit to the Buckstaff is a must for most any traveller to his national park. The original bathouse in continuous service since 1912 offers the traditional bathing package of hot soak in spring water, sitz bath, steam cabinet, needle shower, hot towels on sore muscles, and a 30 minute massage. All done by long time employees in a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stopped on return leg of cross country two week trip for a soak and a massage. First bath in a hot spring and it WAS relaxing. Massage wasn't much but wife's was better. Definitely do again. Cost was appropriate for what we got.

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