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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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Interesting historical stop over

A great place to start your visit to hot springs giving a delightful overview of the national park .exhibts and brief movies was a welcome stop in the heat of July in Arkansas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Huntsville texas
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Huntsville texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to start your visit to hot springs giving a delightful overview of the national park .exhibts and brief movies was a welcome stop in the heat of July in Arkansas . . The park rangers were helpful and lectures and children's art and crafts made the visits a nice break .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent tour given by a Park Ranger Volunteer. Very informative. Was definitely worth waiting for. While waiting we had some ice cream in Killens, across the street. So yummy and great variety of flavors.

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Conyers, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an interesting snap shot of the 1920-30s. The tour is free. Don't miss the fourth floor gymnasium. If you ask at the end of the tour, they will give you a cup to try the water from the spring.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free attraction that is interesting to families & has the original elevator to the 3rd floor of this historic building. There is a Spring bubbling up in the basement, & also Restrooms there + rocking chairs in the air-conditioned Lobby & on the Porch. Insight as to how the Bathhouses in Hot Springs operated 100 years ago. Back to the... More 

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Fairfield, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This bathhouse National Park museum is a must see. Very informative and educational and takes one back to a bygone era of Hot Springs. Fascinating that Major League Baseball spring training originated in HS and you can envision some of these athletes spending time working out in the gym that has been fully restored to its original look.

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Monticello, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The history was very interesting! We enjoyed the free tour! We didn't know anything about the bath houses until visiting Hot Springs. We enjoyed learning about them.

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Thank BasketballWife44
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The old bath house has been restored and has a lot of the original equipment from some of the old bath houses not just the original tile work, tubs, and fixtures. The park staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We weren't sure a bath house National Park would be interesting, but decided to stop and were glad we did. The bathhouse museum was outstanding, and the park rangers direct you to the actual hot spring coming from the mountainside at the rear of the building. This is worth the stop itself! The 140 degree water was creating steam on... More 

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Calvert City, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked thru the old bathhouse/visitor center, there were boards to explain the purpose of the areas and tubs, how they were used, very interesting, at one point there were films showing the usage. very clean and interesting area. Grand kids from 4-13 found it interesting also.

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the visitor center on a hot Saturday. It was a great escape to the cool air conditioning. Although it was crowded it never felt cramped walking through the different rooms. My 6 year old son loved learning about the bath houses. He especially enjoyed seeing the old gymnasium on the 3rd floor and the spring in the basement.

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