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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: +1 501-624-2701
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Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been...

Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.

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An original bathhouse

We watched the interesting 15-min. video and walked the 3 floors of this historic bathhouse. It gives you a good idea of what this spa city was like early to mid-20thC. Two other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ft Worth. TX
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Ft Worth. TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We watched the interesting 15-min. video and walked the 3 floors of this historic bathhouse. It gives you a good idea of what this spa city was like early to mid-20thC. Two other bath houses are open and functioning as bathhouses with various treatments.

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Thank vanam1960
Konawa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Fordyce Bathhouse, and the guided tour was very informative. My family enjoyed learning the history. We would have liked to come across better maps about what we would see where outside the bath house as this was the tourist center. This would have helped us choose which trails we wanted to explore. Overall, great experience.

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Thank bekahrogers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very historical and interesting place to tour, it is free and pretty neat. The strip is full of cool things to see and do

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Thank Contessa T
Canton, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historical review of early 20th Century luxury living for well to do people who were willing travel a great distance to enjoy the healing powers of the hot springs. Museum was open for wondering as well as guided tours and showed both male and female soaking areas. Different and well worth a visit if you are in town.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great experience with this FREE attraction which showed all the beauty and elegance of the bath houses of the past! Very informative for the whole family!

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Thank elm7501
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here before getting in the thermal pool. Probably should have gone after. I think I missed some of the exhibits, but then again I did have teens with me. I did learn that there were segregated bathhouses for those african americans who were not allowed to patron the ones that they worked at. Those steam machines looked like torture... More 

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Thank jsknight20
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

really knew their stuff!!! I went in to get information on trails, and was given two maps, and was walked through the two maps and was told where to even buy walking sticks! Loved it!!!

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Thank Heather H
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stopped here to see the history of the bathhouses. It was interesting, but I got a strange vibe from the visit. The bath tubs were all there still intact, and reading about some of the procedures that had been performed there was very interesting. They used to give electric baths ... but there was no documentation... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a neat experience and cool place to see. Took my daughters. Learned a lot for the volunteer who did a tour guide today.

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Thank Kim S
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. You can see what Hot Springs was like in its heyday. It was really interesting to see the antique baths and treatment machines. Doesn't take too much time and worth the visit.

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