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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
Phone Number: 5016242701
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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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It was really neat to walk through and look at the bathhouse. We took our two year old daughter in a stroller. Some spots were a little tight and it was pretty crowded but it... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It was really neat to walk through and look at the bathhouse. We took our two year old daughter in a stroller. Some spots were a little tight and it was pretty crowded but it wasn't too bad. We made it through. They have an elevator which was nice. I recommend going you will probably learn something new!

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This bathhouse is set up as a museum of sorts about bathhouses. It is 3 stories, but does have an elevator. There are a couple of things to see in the basement, along with restrooms. We had no idea about the old bathhouses, and this self-guided tour (there are Ranger guided tours also) was very interesting and informative.

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Hot Springs, AR, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting things here. 3 floors of historic rooms that show baths, dressing rooms, gymnasium, elevator, mechanical room, and much more. Lots of Hot Springs history and examples of life 80 + years ago. Even the teenagers found this interesting and it's free. Very cool inside. Tour on your own or with a guide. Don't want to tour, just... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to learn about the history of bathhouses, this stop is definitely worth it. Several floors of equipment and traditional displays. Stained glass ceilings are gorgeous and the original elevator is fun to ride. Don't miss the basement where you will see some of the hot spring water bubbling up.

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Thank Tori D
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an eye-opening experince to see these old bathhouses, especially this one. Worth the visit even if you are not a history buff!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great trip touring the bathhouse and drinking from the HOT mineral springs. Very neat piece of history! My daughter loved the park ranger activity book she received. We also did the hike from behind the bathhouse up to the observation tower in Hot Springs National Park. The trail is called Short cut trail..it was very steep but... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Forsyce provides a wonderful look back into what was one of the great American traditions for those who could afford it - bath houses!. Interesting and educational, it is definitely a good way to spend time in Hot Springs. Also close to plenty of shops and eateries.

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Thank Pam W
Eufaula, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Fordyce gives a great history lesson of the Hot Springs area including the mineral springs and the medical facilities of the time.

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Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We toured the Fordyce on one of the two scheduled public tours. Admission as well as the tour is free. The park ranger kept apologizing that the building is not really set up for large tour groups but we managed to all squeeze in and listen while he explained the processes of the therapeutic bathing. Lots of families with kids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved walking through seeing part of history for the area, It was great seeing how the bath houses were used .

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