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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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Building restored in recent years providing a glimpse in to the history of mineral baths, believed healing powers, changing rooms & lounge areas. If you ever get a chance take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Building restored in recent years providing a glimpse in to the history of mineral baths, believed healing powers, changing rooms & lounge areas. If you ever get a chance take advantage of a mineral bath. Most relaxing day you will ever have. Thus the lounge areas gave the bathers a chance to recover in a good way. Just a lovely... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

You get the feeling when entering this is a thing of the past. We just did a quick visit and talked to staff who are very friendly and helpful. Lots of shops in the area. Nice

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It was great to see the bathhouse history. This was helpful to view before going to the bathhouse for our appointments (private bath & massage).

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Monrovia, Alabama, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The exhibits are quite compelling. We were there for more than an hour. The videos (there are several) are engaging and informative. There is so much to see and so many floors and rooms to explore. One video showed precisely what today's 21st century visitor would experience. That was delightful to see without having to pay for the actual spa.... More 

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Conway, AR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We just took a quick round around the center to see what was available. It is a nice asset for people that do not know the area.

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TN
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've been to this museum many times and still enjoy it each time we are in town. The museum is free, indoors, air conditioned, interesting, has a self guided tour, and is sure to teach you something and/or provide some interesting sights! It is surprising expansive inside and offers a glimpse of the history of the bathhouses and the bathing... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Well worth the visit! So glad that they preserved this glorious old bathhouse. Great tour. Marvelous architecture. Notable history. Must see in Hot Springs!

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Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Lots of little shops across from all of the old bathhouses. Husband love the treatment from the Buckstaff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It was as if I were back in the early 20th century. The bath house was so interestin. It had old tubs and dressing rooms and strange massage tools. There are 3 floors to loom through, all free of charg. Fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice air conditioned place to stop. Very interesting. FREE. We loved sitting on the porch and people watching. Good bathrooms for a quick potty break before we moved on.

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