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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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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.
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Excellent start to a Hot Springs Visit

A stop at Fordyce Bathhouse is an excellent way to learn a bit about the history of Hot Springs and the bathhouses. Start with the short movie and, if you can, do the guided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

A stop at Fordyce Bathhouse is an excellent way to learn a bit about the history of Hot Springs and the bathhouses. Start with the short movie and, if you can, do the guided tour. Our guide was terrific because she had numerous personal connections with the bathhouses. Her great-aunt had worked in one, and the guide had apparently interviewed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Really cool to tour this restored bath house. The whole facility is open to check-out. I would highly recommend this stop for the young and old! Well worth my time.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the history. Self guided. It is really amazing to see all the exhibits. The chairs on the porch make the stop worth it! Good for people watching after the exhibits.

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Hot Springs National Park
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you come to Hot Springs, start here. This great historical bathhouse is a great introduction to the history of this charming little town. The exhibits are nicely dispersed throughout and very educational. Suitable for families as well as adults

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Whitehouse, Texas
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in the history of the Bath Houses, this is a definite MUST SEE. Be sure and visit the 3rd floor. If you are in a hurry, take a self-guided tour. Otherwise, take time for the film and guded tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was my 2nd time to tour the bathhouse. It is beautiful and very educational. You can tell the tour guides really love their work. They are ready to let you know everything they know about that beautiful bathhouse and the history of Hot Springs. I've learned something new both times I've been. I highly recommend it.

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Doniphan, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The old bath houses in Hot Springs are really cool. You can tour the Fordyce. Lots of history. beautiful. second time touring. you can see so much on display. the architecture is amazing.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Really well done historical museum, and it's free!! The architecture is really well preserved and the whole facility is clean. Must see when in town!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Museum of the old bathhouses back in the day. Educational, informative and a little erie because it reminded me of place you might go if you were crazy back in the day. It is very interesting. YOU should go.

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Durant, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This needs to be your first stop on Bath House Row! The tour is free and is self-paced. I am so thankful that we were able to have a peek of what a bath house is before our bath house experience at the Buckstaff. If we wouldn't have gone on the tour of Fordyce, I would not have known what... More 

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