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
Historic sites, Visitor centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
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
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 345 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 217
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Most recent review
Wonderful History

I am a history buff, and I very much enjoyed taking the tour of the Fordyce Bathhouse. It is a trip into the splendor of the Victorian Age, as well as a glimpse into past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
jacrone1
,
Memphis, Tennessee
Add Photo Write a Review

345 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I am a history buff, and I very much enjoyed taking the tour of the Fordyce Bathhouse. It is a trip into the splendor of the Victorian Age, as well as a glimpse into past extravagance. The exhibit gives one a good idea of how people in the past vacationed, and spent downtime relaxing!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Topeka, Kansas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Do not leave Hot Springs without this step back in history. They hold guided tours frequently every day. Do not attempt the self guided tour unless you are extremely pressed for time. When done, mosey across the street to the Ohio Club (licensed) for another step back in time...lunch and a beer with the historical pics of celebrities and gangsters... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The bath house is the Visitor's Center, and is staffed by helpful staff. The restored building gives an amazing window into another time and culture. A great attractions, and it's free!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nothing to dislike plus there was no fee to enter the Hot Springs even though it is a national park, most of the time visitors have to pay minimum $10.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time learning about the history of hot springs. We joined a group that was doing a tour with a tour guide,who was very nice. We would definitely visit again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

What a great historical site! Displays are amazing with artifacts from back in the day. Neat informational introduction video. Unguided tour allows time to look without being rushed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Friendly knowledgeable staff. clean rest rooms Gives a great look into life in the early 1900's lots of pictures and a movie.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gallatin, Tennessee
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It was our 1st time to Hot Springs. The bathhouses were very pretty and a lot of history. We learned a lot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Interesting. Educational. Beautiful. Historic. We learned how the bathhouses operated. What we learned at the visitor center made the spa experiences at the other bathhouses all the more interactive and engaging.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bullard, Texas
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great place to visit. Free. Take your time, read all there is to get benefit of what has been saved from the past. Be sure and go to the basement. We visited this in 2010, but was good to walk through again, I think there are more displays now.

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

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?