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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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, Sights & Landmarks, Traveler Resources
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A travesty of man's influence on nature. The entire city is a lost cause. The National Park Service has turned the place as far away from "natural" as possible, as you walk in the park behind the few non-abandoned, non-burnt-out-and-left-a-pile-of-ruin bath houses you will see green metal padlocked outlets that make sure no natural springs can be observed anywhere in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the historical features. Seeing the old bath house equipment was very interesting. Great preservation of bath house history. Definitely a must-see during your visit to Hot Springs.

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RI, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A beautiful old building past of the National Parks in the middle of Main St. Easy to explore and gives a real sense of what the town was like at the turn of the century.

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Warrenville, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

While Hot Springs National Park wasn't one of our favorite National Parks, you still must visit the Fordyce Bathouse Visitor Center. There was a ranger led program arranging when we were getting ready to leave; we just walked around on our own and watched the video. It gave a very good idea of the history behind the park and a... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We had no plans to tour a bathhouse during our visit to Hot Springs, but the Visitor Center is in a bathhouse, and the tour is self-guided and free, so we thought, why not? The beautiful mosaic floors, stained glass windows, statue in the men's section, gymnasium, parlours, all give perspective to a time gone by. So glad we stopped.... More 

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Wilton, Iowa
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

This facility is well preserved, interesting, with lots of information. After having the treatment at Buckstaff Bathhouse, it's remarkable how similar the treatment faculties are there to what is preserved here. This is fancier, with more stained glass and fine woodwork. And best of all, this self guided tour is free!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and see the skilled tile work as well as the gorgeous stained glass skylight. The building has been well maintaned.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very nformative tour of the Bathhouse. Gives an interesting perspective on american life several decades ago.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This self guided tour of the bathhouse is very interesting. You can see what the baths were like years ago. Definitely worth a visit. And it's free.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Not huge, but very informative. It is free, and a must see if you want to know more about the history of the bath house area.

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