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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: 5016242701
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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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Must See to learn History of the Hot Springs

Good videos and wonderful exhibits about the baths. My girls had taken the baths and as we watched the upstairs bath they agreed that was exactly what happened. Don't miss the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Good videos and wonderful exhibits about the baths. My girls had taken the baths and as we watched the upstairs bath they agreed that was exactly what happened. Don't miss the stain glass ceiling in the men's bathing room.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Toured the boat house and loved the history. Don't forget to see the gym on the 3rd floor where babe Ruth worked out. The ranger was very informative and had great tips for getting the most from the experience! A must do in Hot Springs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Bit of fascinating history, alive today, hats off to National Park Service staff. Practical explanations, great area perspective.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We first thought the visitor's center was just information about the park, but we were surprised that it was a restored bathhouse. It was really interesting to see how Hot Springs once looked and functioned. Everything is updated beautifully. It is worth going (especially since it is free).

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

one of the free things to do. can see what the past was really like before hot water came to homes. three floors to look at, also a movie

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Brinkley, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My family toured the bathhouse on our visit and we really enjoyed it. We did the self guided tour and even my teenagers enjoyed the facts and and way that it was ran.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting for history buffs! We enjoyed the tour and all the history behind the hot springs bath houses.

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Alton, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see/learn about the operation of the bath houses, thanks to the NPS tour guide. After the tour, you are free to roam the rest of the building, including all three floors and the basement.

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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A very interesting historical view of the early bath houses. Well kept and clean. We chose the self-tour, but wish we had time for the guided tour.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is the National Parks Visitor Center and is FREE! I am all about finding fun and free things to do with the kids when possible to help on the budget. They give free tours of the first floor and the rest is self guided. If you go on the guided tour, FREE, you will learn a lot of history... More 

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Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: 5016242701
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs

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