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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #5 of 40 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Whatever you need to improve your visit and enlarge your experience of Hot Springs National Park in in one place. The Fordyce Visitor Center. Go there first and find out more about Hot Springs and what you can see and do. If you are bored in Hot Springs - it's time to visit the Fordyce.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Its bigger than you think! You'll want to spend some time in there to see everything! You find out what makes Hot Springs so popular!

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Arlington, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We took the self tour and found it just fine. I suggest you go through Fordyce before you go to the active bath houses'. Makes you appreciate the experience even more.

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Homewood, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very thorough tour at 11:00 a.m. Rangers helpful as always. Didn't sign up for bath and massage. Very well kept.

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statesville nc
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

It was a most peasant experience. All the people working were very anxious to tell you all you need to do in the area. I found it very helpful.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a free museum, located in one of the historic bath houses along Bathhouse Row. It is a must-see to have an understanding of the popularity of mineral baths in the early 1900's. So many of their methods seem archaic to us today, yet it is interesting to also see the similarities to the current exercise and health treatments.... More

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Washington, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The ceiling alone in the original men's bath hall makes this worth the visit: it contains one of the most spectacular pieces of stained glass I've seen in a long time. The rest of the building is restored and shows the historical process of "taking the bath". A must-do if you're going over to Buckstaff for the first time to... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My mom and I went here for a quick walk around to see how a traditional bathhouse used to look. You could either follow along with a tour guide (for free) or walk throughout by yourself. Everything was so intact from when this bathhouse used to be active. Wonderful little historical spot if you're walking bathhouse row in downtown Hot... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The visitor center was great and the history on how the bath house was when it opened a long time ago was great. So much preserved history here

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Texarkana, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is great if u like old world architecture it is a self guided free tour. They have it set up like it would have been in the early 1900's. No elevator so if u are disabled u cant really go because their are stairs.

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