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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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A true spa experience

My comment to the staff after finishing the "historic bath" was, "the women in the early 1900's knew how to do it right." Realizing that I was there for complete pleasure, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My comment to the staff after finishing the "historic bath" was, "the women in the early 1900's knew how to do it right." Realizing that I was there for complete pleasure, the women (and men) of the era visited the baths for healing. The interior of the bathhouse is beautiful and original. The bath areas are separated by sex because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

If around Hot springs you must try one of the bath houses.The Buckstaff is definitely one of the oldest and most historical. I went with family and we had a blast. I didn't know you could drink the hot mineral rich water but they said it is very good for you as well as sitting in it. It is supposed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both loved this! It was our anniversary so we treated ourselves. Staff was super friendly and helpful. I am amazed at how wonderful my skin feels after my bath.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Hi, my wife and I visited Hot Springs and had read about the famous Bathhouse experience. We arrived at lunchtime after a long drive and thought a spa and massage would be very welcome. After paying at the entrance we were informed that my wife would go upstairs and I would go downstairs and we would not meet up for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was fun to be able to travel back in time a bit to the oldest continually operating bathhouse in Hot Springs (since 1912). It's definitely not modern, so don't go in expecting that. Mattie, my bath attendant, was very professional, communicative and attentive. All in all, it was a memorable experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

A bath at the Buckstaff Bathhouse in Hot Springs is a fun experience that should not be confused with a luxury spa treatment and massage at a high-end facility. The rooms, tubs etc. are old fashioned and charming in that way. You will get naked, but are pretty much covered with a sheet. The water in the tub was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

$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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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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