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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very interesting museum

Very interesting museum to understand how the bathhouse worked in the near past. Good for adults... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Step back into time..

My daughter and I love to go tour this beautiful old buiilding. We go through it several times a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.
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Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum to understand how the bathhouse worked in the near past. Good for adults and also good for kids...There is a challenge for the kids to get their attention during the tour. If they answer the questions they will be nominated as young...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I love to go tour this beautiful old buiilding. We go through it several times a year. And the best part is...it's FREE. Our favorite part is the old gym are, the workout equipment is interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the first half of the 20th century, The Fordyce Bathhouse was the most opulent of the therapeutic bathhouses along Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park but as water therapies suffered a rapid decline in the 1950’s, the Fordyce, along with most of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Get a glimpse of what the hot springs had to offer clientele back at the turn of the century. The bath house is now a small museum. A quick walk through is well worth the time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ann_banan
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A good way to step back in time and see this beautifully preserved piece of history. Must tour the facility top to bottom!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Take the free self guided tour it is awesome to look back at history... And see how they use the hot springs

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lednert
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

We did the self tour of this place and it was very interesting. It’s got some beautiful architecture and much history. Not sure if kids would enjoy this but we did. Staff was very friendly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank texasjudye
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Most NPS visitor centers are built for the purpose. And they're usually quite nice! I don't know if there's a "bad" visitor center out there. But none of the ones I've been to have been like the Fordyce, an already extant building they've re-purposed into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice to visit a place that takes you back in time. They have done a good job in showing how things looked like. Simple, but smart. One of my favorite things to do in Hot Spring. Stop by, you'll be surprised.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shela01
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This place is wonderful. Go here first and then decide which other bathhouse you would go to in order to experience the hot springs. The collection of photos and "medical" devices used for treatment at the turn of the century are just incredible. The building...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Riley W
January 10, 2019|
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Response from Lucinda S | Reviewed this property |
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas and the famous BathHouse ROW is always open to casual strolling and visiting places featuring stunning history and the 'Great Gangster Eras'. Unfortunately, as of this date. many of the... More
July 5, 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour is probably over-kill on this museum. Just seeing the spas from back in the day are well worth the visit. But I suspect that a Park Ranger will be glad to give you a tour upon request. Be sure to watch... More
July 5, 2018|
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Response from 33anthonya | Reviewed this property |
They do have Ranger guided tours during the open hours. While they may have set times for them, it is very easy to just walk up and ask when the next one is. They may offer them as a first come first served basis, or they... More