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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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Very Interesting

If you're a National Park lover, and your goal is to visit all of the National Parks, then you are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rachel S
Knoxville, Tennessee
Not what we expected

We've been to many National Park Visitors Centers and although they are all different, they all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ronald M
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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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Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-624-2701
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're a National Park lover, and your goal is to visit all of the National Parks, then you are going to have to visit Hot Springs at some point. "National Park" is not really the correct title for this area; it should probably be...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've been to many National Park Visitors Centers and although they are all different, they all have had some things in common. This visitors center sits right in downtown Hot Springs. We thought our GPS was lying to us until we spotted the Visitors Center...More

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 5 days ago

There isn't a bunch of take away tourist information but if you have questions the staff is very helpful. Great 'front porch' sitting opportunity here.

Thank HappyPaddler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Start your tour of the park here. Lots to learn and very well setup. Be sure to explore the fountains out front and the natural springs in the back and basement. Walk down the promenade to the falls.

Thank BevoBurn96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I walked by the bath houses numerous times on visits to this area as a child, this was my first tour of the historically restored Fordyce bath house. How interesting! While the tour guide had some incorrect dates, her information was presented in an...More

Thank HoneyFW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to look around. The staff on duty was were not very friendly nor did they have the answers to several questions about things near by....one just right down the street.

Thank BarbAWS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only place on Bathhouse Row where you can learn about the role of the bathhouses back in the "old days". I was on a guided tour with Ranger Kevin who was awesome. He explained how a bathhouse visit would be an all...More

2  Thank Kanilea361
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was beautiful. We did the self guided tour and watched the video. The video was dated but informative and a bit funny.. Will go again when returning with family.

Thank Kristal F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place! Seeing all of the old equipment and how they did things is just incredible. My favorite was the gym. So cool! The basement was pretty cool too! Will be back

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool off from humid days in The Fordyce. It was really interesting. We had an 8yr old and 13 yr old with us and both enjoyed walking through and reading/seeing the history. It's free, air conditioned, and has clean restrooms.

Thank E S
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Mollie B
Is this tour free?
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
any other cool things to do/see in the area with a 12 and 9 year old after visiting Hot Springs NP?
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
Jeffrey S
Can children go in the bath houses too?
March 14, 2017|
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Response from sjcorpus | Reviewed this property |
They can visit the Visitor Center but not the Buckstaff Bathouse.