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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #5 of 59 things to do in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Visitor centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the...
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Type: Historic sites, Visitor centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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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!

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Topeka, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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!

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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.

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Dallas, Texas
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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.

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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.

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Milton, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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31 helpful votes 31 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.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Bullard, Texas
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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.

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