We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: 5016242701
Website
Improve this listing
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 556 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 368
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Beautiful Site

I love history, and this was the perfect stop to gather information about the famous Hot Springs Bathhouses. The Park Rangers on duty were very informative and helpful. One even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Brittany B
Add Photo Write a Review

556 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I love history, and this was the perfect stop to gather information about the famous Hot Springs Bathhouses. The Park Rangers on duty were very informative and helpful. One even provided my toddler with his own Junior Ranger Badge. They also offered suggestions and pamphlets for other things to do/see. The building was beautiful and well maintained. I loved looking... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was a walk through tour, the staff was super knowledgeable and super friendly. It was like a trip back into the world of the 20s and 30s.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of the original bathhouses set up as a museum and visitor's center. Free self-guided tour. Very interesting to see how the spa experience was back in the day. It was amazing to see how tiny the guest rooms were. The gym is really neat to see. Old timey elevator still in use.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Graford, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Learned a lot about the time period and the history of the hot springs. The self guided tour allowed you to walk through the bathhouse at your own pace and go as fast or slow as you want. The volunteer the greeted us was very helpful and talked to us about the history for 15 minutes. Very nice

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I admit, I had no desire to go on the guided tour. But, my mom wanted to go, and the tour guide promised me I could bail if I wanted to go. So I figured at least I had an out. Turned out I didn't need it and went on the whole tour, which lasted a little less than an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mill Creek, Indiana
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must do for those who appreciate history. Our group of 4 really enjoyed the self guided tour through the bathhouse. It was so much more elaborate than I thought it would be.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
349 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Free tour and OK for self tour. Start with movie and then follow the self-tour guide through the three floors and basement. Interesting (upper class for the times) historical presentation of an actual early 1900's bathhouse. Fully restored, clean, organized, easy to read and understand how they used the 140F water from the hot springs to soothe all types of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monee, Illinois
Level Contributor
318 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This bathhouse has been restored to it's beautiful grandeur and is the visitor's center of this national park. There's three floors and even a basement. There's not much in the basement besides bathrooms but there is the original spring that runs under the building and you are able to view it. The three main floors are restored and show how... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rock Island, Illinois
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Take a trip back in history to see the beautiful bath house. Really interesting. We did the self-guided tour and really enjoyed it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had to run through really fast because we are running low on time so we had to do the tour on our own. Really interesting. I recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) also viewed

 

Been to Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
A TripAdvisor Member
5 months ago
1 month ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?