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Buckstaff Bathhouse

509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-623-2308
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Ranked #13 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas, Historic Sites
Description: The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Came for my birthday loved the experience the staff incredible I left feeling relaxed and pampered. The history of the bathhouse was interesting and the staff will tell you all about it glad I went.

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Hurst, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was different! First, I was sent to a room to get undressed, then was taken to a whirlpool bath that was awesome. But then I was scrubbed down by a Buckhouse staff member. That was sort of weird. Then I was taken to a steam room for 2 minutes. After that I was laid on to a table and... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

15 - 20 years ago I would visit a few times a year, it has been that long since my last visit. Not much has changed. This is a historical visit, the treatments the same as they have always been. For a more modern, or what you may think of as traditional massage/spa, go down the street. The traditional package... More

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Plano, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have never been in a bathhouse before in my life. So to me coming here and doing the whole experience was pretty unique. My fiancé had been here before. She told me, "Strip buck naked and enjoy it", so I did that. after walking out the lockers in my birthday suit, with a bed sheet around my waist I... More

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Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Talk about going back in time! A wonderful hour for $75! Bath, sits bath, steam, shower, massage and paraffin hand wax! I can only imagine what this place was like in the glory days!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The staff was absolutely WONDERFUL! Very affordably priced. My mom, mother-in-law and I had a wonderful experience. We all purchased the Deluxe Package. If we would have been in town for a whole week, I would have done it twice!

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Denton
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Amazing experience!!! Latoya was excellent! Better than any massage!! Traditional package is best value. Can't wait to do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was very nervous going in since I had never done anything like it before. The people were very friendly. Mattie was the attendant and she was just so super sweet. Of course getting naked was different but Mattie did a super job of keeping me covered. Karen did my massage and she was also very kind and super funny... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

How often does a person get to experience something basically the same way it was done 100 years ago? Definitely not a foo-foo spa atmosphere but it is definitely unique. I am not a shy person, but would never even consider a massage. Needless to say, visiting the Buck staff Bathhouse was a true stretch of my comfort zone. Would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Ahhh! You must try it! I did the baths experience in an upside down way. First I did the baths - Buck staff- then I did the history- Fordyce. I enjoy the spa experience and although Buckstaff has none of the sophistication of 'well known' spas (I've visited Gurneys and Red Door in New York), it has all the old... More

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