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Buckstaff Bathhouse

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Address: 509 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number: 501-623-2308
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8:00 am - 11:45 am
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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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 very relaxing experience

For my 70th birthday my two sisters treated me to a spa treatment at Buckstaff Bathhouse. We started off with a 20 minute mineral bath, then a hot towel wrap, followed by a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Walklady
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Conway, Arkansas
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Conway, Arkansas
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74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For my 70th birthday my two sisters treated me to a spa treatment at Buckstaff Bathhouse. We started off with a 20 minute mineral bath, then a hot towel wrap, followed by a few minutes in the vapor cabinet, and then a sitz bath. A needle shower before a wonderful 20 minute full body Swedish massage. My bath attendent was... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bathhouse is the only one left that still gives you an experience from the early 1900s. The other bathhouses have all renovated and updated, so Buckstaff is a great experience to see what it was like 100 years ago. If you get the regular one-hour service, expect to wait a long time (I arrived at 10:30 and waited an... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

accidentally stopped in here to find out that they offered 20 minute massages. My sister and I decided to give it a try. We go up to second floor and while we were both scheduled to see two different therapists at the same time, one of the therapist forgot to write my name down, hence, i had to wait. When... More 

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Broome, Australia
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76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a traditional bathhouse that follows the traditional ways of soaking and cleansing. You soak in hot mineral water, then have hot towel wrap followed by a steam then a sit bath. It was very relaxing and worth a visit. Don't be shy about being naked.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

my sister and I had such a great experience there. I can't wait to go again. I really felt pampered and it was wonderful to use the facilities as they were back then.

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1 Thank Crazytraveler67
Wheeling, Illinois
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

They have strick rule of 3 pm cut off. If you're even 5 mins past the cut off they will not accept you. I think it would be an awesome experience after a long hike. I may go another day.

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Thank Beedo
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Lovely Bathhouse that follows the "old" ways of soaking and cleansing - whirlpool soak in hot mineral water and loofah, followed by sitz bath, vapor cabinet, hot towels and a massage for $71. No reservations required. Left feeling clean and relaxed.

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Tampa Bay, Florida
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I wasn't sure quite what to expect, but I was surprised by my attendant's lack of personality. My interaction with him basically consisted of him barking orders to me, telling me where to go, when to stand up, sit down, etc. The facility was nice, although old and dated (fine with me as it reflected the period of its heyday).... More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

this spa is a taste of the 1920's. the staff is wonderful and attentive. a must do experience. you get to experience bath whirlpool, sauna and massage.

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Thank rose a
Warrenton, Virginia
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This was not my first choice of bathhouses to go to, but I am glad I went. It is a very retro experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity. I went during the Christmas Holiday (New Year's Eve) and the wait was a little long, but they warned me ahead of time. The lady that processed me thru, let... More 

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