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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-624-2701
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Interesting Piece of History

I enjoyed very much walking through the building and outside to learn and observe the "heyday" of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan S
Jacksonville, Florida
Much better than I had expected

We stopped here as just a quick stop off on our way home to Indiana from Houston. My daughter... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Evansville, Indiana
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Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (211 reviews)
“bath house” (208 reviews)
“stained glass” (53 reviews)
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Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-624-2701
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed very much walking through the building and outside to learn and observe the "heyday" of these bathhouses! I did not take the guided tour, but there is a lot of informational signage and beautiful displays. Much of the original, flooring, woodwork, stair rails...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here as just a quick stop off on our way home to Indiana from Houston. My daughter collects JR Ranger badges and thought we would get a quick one. I really expected her to be fairly bored but power through it for her...More

Thank michellehouse
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Parks service does an incredible guided tour into the bath houses and gives detailed explanation of the types of services that used to be offered. It was so informative and really quite enjoyable.

Thank Crystal B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the NPS headquarters. You get good information on the entire NPS area, not just bathhouse row. Self-guided and ranger-led tours in the Fordyce are available and FREE. Enjoy the opulence of the early 1900s as well as the disturbingly weird (douche hoses). Beautiful...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hit this National Park on our quest to see as many parks as possible. Definitely not what I would consider a typical national park given that it mainly consists of a series of bathhouses on the main street of Hot Springs. However, with that said,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is beautiful, but the cherry on top was the tour guide. I believe his name was Bill. He clearly enjoys giving tours, and it shows! He was so awesome, my husband and I wanted to hang out with him and learn more about...More

Thank Stacie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a free, self guided tour with three kids. This is an early 1900’s bathhouse museum. The stained glass was beautiful and the rooms were historical representations with informational plaques throughout. We spent about 20 minutes here.

Thank gingerp281
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the 45 minute free tour today of the Fordyce Bathhouse given by the National Park ranger and thought it was extremely well done. Learned a lot and impressed with the content as well as the ranger's interaction with the group. Would definitely recommend to...More

Thank Barksands
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed walking through this amazing bath house. It is full of state of the art for the day, some it before its time. It has 3 floors of rooms/features that at the time, were for wealthy only, all very private. Imagining the gangsters...More

Thank sjwbigcats
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were extremely helpful in planning our hike in the mountain. The place us beautiful and had a great display set up showing the history of the bathouses.

Thank AnnGBev
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Ashley E
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Hpmg87a | Reviewed this property |
Rolandos had a great outside patio that we ate several times with our dog. You have to enter via the parking lot. But it was cool enough to leave the dog in the car while we did the Buckstaff and Visitor center There was... More
Mollie B
June 21, 2017|
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Response from S1ndrall | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is! You can do it guided or by your self. It is very well set for do it your self, you wouldn't feel like you are missing anything. It will take you 1 hour or so. And I strongly recommend it!
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Don M
April 29, 2017|
Response from anonyfoodlover | Reviewed this property |
The Tower, The Gardens, lots of lakes nearby to hike around and fish, and I think there's an amusement park nearby as well. We didn't do it but there's a bathhouse you can go into if you need a bad weather day activity... More