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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
Description: Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been...
Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.
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We just walked in for an afternoon visit and we were met at the door. A nice lady in a park ranger type outfit offered us a tour that would be starting in minutes. Having no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We just walked in for an afternoon visit and we were met at the door. A nice lady in a park ranger type outfit offered us a tour that would be starting in minutes. Having no other plans, we decided to go along. A wonderful lady (volunteer docent) soon appeared, introduced herself, and offered us seats while another family came... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a good way to see the original bathhouses. It was very interesting and well preserved as a 1915 bathhouse.

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Gan Yavne,, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

This old bathhouse is beautiful. The imply of exhibits is very interesting. The instruments they used for healing people are scary

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I love that the old bath houses are being restored, I hate to see our country's historical sites disappearing. It was enjoyable as well as educational, and I plan to return and visit one of the working bath houses.

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Marietta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful example of a bathhouse as it was during use. They also have displays explaining the history of Hot Springs and the therapies that were created and offered for means of healing and purifying. The basement has a display of the actual spring coming into the house and the steam pipes, etc, that show how the water... More 

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West Monroe
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was our second time to tour the Fordyce Bathhouse. We took friends this time. We were able to get the guided tour. The tour leader was very informative. She had personal background with some of the people who worked in the Bathhouse. I would recommend a guided tour. The history was very informative. We learned a great deal about... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The place was amazing and just down right informative. This is a free tour! I have taken tours that were a lot less and cost a fortune. The building is amazing it is a must do!

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Mauston, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

If you are going to tour Bath House Row in Hot Springs, the Fordyce Bath House is a must. It has been converted into the visitor and cultural center of the National Park. Start off with a short movie about he history of the springs and bath houses. Then enjoy a leisurely walk through the restored bath house. The Park... More 

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We loved the history of the bathhouses. A must to go through to see how history was made. The gadgets the "doctors" used on people was very strange and interesting. The ailments that they claimed they could cure was unbelievable.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visitor center for Hot Springs National Park, free admission, restored to tell the story of baths houses and life in the early 1900's. Worth a look.

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