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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing the National Park stuff here. It's a little weird to have a ranger of the baths, but it's pretty cool. You can buy jugs to fill up with spring water at the fountains - the store across the street sells empty plastic jugs for $2 too. Good souvenirs.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We visited on a rainy day in December. The town was pretty quiet in the winter season but there were a few other visitors. We wandered through the halls for about 90 minutes imagining the heyday of the place. Highlights included the men's bathhouse and the antique gymnasium. Wish the gymnasium exhibit could be updated, it was hard to read... More 

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Natchitoches
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

It's nice to tour a bathhouse that allows you to see what the experience was like in its prime. You may tour on your own (with or without the cell phone narration) or you can take the free guided tour with a park ranger. A must-see is the beautiful stained glass throughout. Also, make sure you see the Fordyce spring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I took the self-guided tour with the provided map. It was three floors with well maintained areas. It was very interesting to read about the history of the bath houses as well as the area. Overall it took about 90 minutes.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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133 reviews 133 reviews
46 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We took the self guided tour using the map. It is pretty easy to follow. The bathhouse is well preserved and has been maintained true to that era. There are the women's section, the men's section, music rooms, gymnasium, and parlors. Pretty interesting place.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

They always have the best information, but mostly, I really enjoyed smelling all of the wonderful scents and body stuffs they have here for sale with the minerals from the hot springs in them. I purchased one of their body sprays and use it almost daily.

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Austin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

National Park Service maintains this wonderful display of what drew people to Hot Springs to cure what ailed them. Lots of interesting displays of treatments offered.

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Branson, MO
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We knew very little about Hot Springs so this is the place to go to learn about the springs. It's a national park so it's full of information and there is no cost. The museum houses a lot of actual artifacts from the old bathhouses. It also has an abidance of displays and video presentations. Out front and in the... More 

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Greenville, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you like stained glass windows, then you'll love the Fordyce! In addition to all of the history of Hot Springs, the beautifully-renovated building makes a great free tour!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you like culture and history, or just beautiful architecture and interiour design, this will be absolutely wonderful to visit!

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