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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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Beautiful and Interesting

Its interesting to see inside one of the older bath houses from yrs past. This is a self guided tour though the bath house - main floor, upper floor and basement areas. As you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Its interesting to see inside one of the older bath houses from yrs past. This is a self guided tour though the bath house - main floor, upper floor and basement areas. As you tour, you pass through the treatment rooms, gym, locker & sitting rooms. See equipment used at the time and read about treatments. Most people use the... More 

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Tylertown, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Rich with history. You can take a self guided tour, or one with a tour guide. We just walked through at our own pace with the brochure. Very interesting to see how things were done around the turn of the 20th century.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Go learn the history of the bathhouses! If you like history, it's really interesting. At least go and see the opulence of the mens bathing area. wow.

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Maine
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit! Very informative and helpful. Nice people all around. The old bath house was beautiful inside and out.

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice little museum that gives a good look bath houses and their history. Definitely worth a quick stop while meandering downtown. We didn't do the tour, not sure if I would have wanted to spend more than a half hour to an hour there

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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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.

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Graford, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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