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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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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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Informative and interesting history

We visit hot springs often but had never toured this place til now. Boy were we missing out! I highly recommend the guided tour. Fascinating history and an engaging tour guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sandra F
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visit hot springs often but had never toured this place til now. Boy were we missing out! I highly recommend the guided tour. Fascinating history and an engaging tour guide. Just do it! It's free and pretty cool

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Thank Sandra F
Arkansas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fordyce Bathhouse takes you back in time when all types of ailments were remedied by a hot bath or steam treatment. Informational videos and signs throughout help paint the picture of the past. I especially enjoyed seeing the special bath for those who couldn't stand and the old gym equipment.

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Thank Smoon44
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My good buddy named Lance is in charge of getting all of the volunteers trained and up to speed on the history of this building and bath house row. He does this as a volunteer himself. LANCE IS ALL ABOUT SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY... He lives pretty close by and gets around town at top speed considering he uses only... More 

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Thank Rajesreviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Delightful and interesting tour that gave a glimpse of life in Hot Springs in the 1800's. Rooms were restored to original state and well documented self guided tour available.

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Thank Patricia C
Windsor, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful building with lots of marble and stained glass. The story of the bath house was very interesting. Our guide was personable and answered all our questions. Being free just made it that much more enjoyable. This should be your first stop when going to Hot Springs

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Thank LJJ1060
Sheridan, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've lived nearby and visited Hot Springs for many years but never took the time to actually tour the bath house....it was so amazing! We had our two children plus three college "kids" and everyone loved it!

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Thank Mel_Finley
Forsyth, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was so informative and interesting. The Rangers were very friendly and accommodating. The best part, it was free. This was well worth the trip.

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Thank billbarb1234
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As visitor center for Hot Springs National Park, Fordyce Bathhouse has the most amazing guided tours! Alternatively, you can go 'self guided' and take as long as you want to appreciate the amazing architecture, fabulous tile work, and dioramas set up to show you how these bathhouses were used decades ago. The tubs, lockers, resting rooms, and gymnasiums are all... More 

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Thank Wendy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this. Walked the bathhouse row to here and did our own self guided tour. They have so much information everywhere & so much to see. It was all really informative & even better it was free!

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Thank Tiffany D
Southern US
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot of history here. Who would have thought it was a visitor's center. It can easily take two or more hours here. There's lots to see! They have a film at the very start as an introduction and three levels (I believe). A really great place to get a background on Hot Springs and what it is... More 

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