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“Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)
Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Hot Springs
Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2011

Enjoyed seeing pictures of Hot Springs in it's heyday. I'm not a history buff, so I enjoyed getting the history of the area in enjoyable, small chunks.

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Illinois
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“A step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

The Fordyce Bathhouse was truly a gem. If you like architectural details--and I do!--this place will leave you mesmerized. Everything, from the floors to the ceilings, is decorated and detailed, and the National Park Service has done a great job preserving many of the historical artifacts inside, such as the tubs and hydrotherapy equipment. The information they give you inside is very interesting, too. I wish I had had more time to spend there! Definitely an attraction not to miss in Hot Springs!

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Dallas, TX
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“Great place to learn all about the bathhouses of Hot Springs and the history behind them”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

Definitely a must do when visiting Hot Springs. I recommend going here first to learn about it all before going to the bathhouse of your choice for your own bathing experience. It makes it that much better, once you know how they did it back in the day you can compare it to your own experience. Make sure you have plenty of time to peruse all of the floors, lots to see and learn about. Great time!

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“educational and interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2007

Visited Sept 2007. Did not know much about this bathhouse but the 3 floor tour taught me a lot. Listened to audio interviews from some of the bath attendees and massage therapists. Just looking at different equipment and instruments used for medicinal purposes was an eye opener! Glad I took tour.

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