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Buckstaff Bathhouse

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Address: 509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3596
Phone Number: 501-623-2308
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 11:45 am
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot...

The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.

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A relaxing, historic experience

I'd been to the historic spa at Berkeley Springs, WV, but Hot Springs, AR, really tops it. It is interesting to experience the traditions that people have been experiencing since... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'd been to the historic spa at Berkeley Springs, WV, but Hot Springs, AR, really tops it. It is interesting to experience the traditions that people have been experiencing since the 1800s and to take the waters that people have been enjoying for thousands of years. This is not a "commune with nature" kind of hot springs; this is industrial... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you've never "taken the bath" before (we hadn't) then you owe it to yourself to give this a shot for a couple of hours. Take the tour and get a feel for how this bathhouse operated "way back when" and then sign up for the works. Hot bath, sitz bath (I thnk only for the men), steam bath and... More 

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Eudora, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great experience at Buckstaff Bathouse- really neat to know you were in the same place as they did the spa treatments over 100 years ago

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Saint James, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

People travel from all around to experience the thermal baths so why not ! there are several bath houses and i am sure each would be an equally enjoyable experience , but for the most authentic and continuously operating bathhouse the Buckstaff is the choice! We did the deluxe works , which includes a bath , a scrub with a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had gone diamond prospecting at Crater of Diamonds State Park (well worth a visit) that morning, and so were hot and exhausted when we arrived at the bathhouse. All three of us had the "traditional" bath--whirlpool bath with loofah rubdown (you keep the loofah, BTW), sitz bath (only Germans would think people needed this), steam room/cabinet, hot towels and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in Hot Springs you have to take a bath and this is the place to go for a truly authentic experience! It takes about and hour and a half and you will leave feeling relaxed and peaceful. The men and women are on separate floors. Everything is old but very clean. You really feel like you stepped back in... More 

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New York's Thousand Islands, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could move here just to experience this everyday of my life...........wow it makes you appreciate the life of luxury.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Buckstaff is just a short walk from the Visitors Center for the Hot Springs National Park. I highly recommend taking advantage of an hour and a half for the Traditional Spa package here. It's inexpensive, yet top quality. The attendants are very professional. This historical building provides the atmosphere of years past. You'll be superbly cared for and won't... More 

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Fort Worth, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with a girlfriend and did the deluxe spa package. There were very few visitors so it felt as if I was being catered too. LaToya was very attentive and made sure everything was safe. Lena gave an excellent, relaxing massage. Would definitely go again.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For around 80 you can go back in time and imagine you are having a spa day in the early 1900's. No appointments are accepted so go early so you don't have a long wait. You walk in and pay at front desk. Get the full package for $80. It will take about an hour and half and you really... More 

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