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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Historic Sites
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Don't avoid the guided tour. The National Park guides are excellent, and you will miss much if you go it on your own. There is a wealth of history to be learned at Fordyce! Don't miss it if you are in Hot Springs!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was the premier Bath House in Hot Springs fofr many years and the Park Service has rehabbed it and opened it as the Visitors Center Beautiful building to visit an in the heart of Hof Hot Springs

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Phoenix, Arizona
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199 reviews 199 reviews
55 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a great way to get a better understanding of how Hot Springs has evolved from a natural wonder to a tourist destination starting in the 1800's! There is a 15-minute film show about the history, and also a 9-minute tv clip showing exactly how the bathhouses pampered their clientele - in the 1930's and now (in the only remaining... More

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NC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Staff were helpful and the location was beautiful. It was amazing to see the hot springs and the wonderful baths that were built around them.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The only bath house you can tour. Interesting and well restored! A definite stop while in Hot Springs! The gymnasium was the best part!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

has some information and map etc, but mostly a shop for souvenir. I am a history buff so more of history of land would be nice. It does have restroom so you can use it between walking tour of the strip.

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Ozark, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We didn't know what to expect but it was a good educational stop that didn't take long but was interesting!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

On a visit with our family of two teens and an 8y.o. daughter, we were surprised to see the enjoyable reaction of all three kids to the museum. Our 16 y.o. son thoroughly enjoyed the history of it all. The self guided tour is very informative and intriguing. You really step back into a different time and era.

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Texarkana, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Beautiful stained glass on the ceiling, loved the history of what is like in the early turn of the century in the bath houses and the 'therapy' rooms. Loved being able to walk through and just look at everything.

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Garland, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A visit to the Fordyce Bathhouse makes you wish you could have come during the time when this was the place to be.

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