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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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With a group of 7 - we decided to take a tour. Everyone enjoyed it. Staff are very polite. Be sure to watch the film...I didn't and wish I had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Deer Park, Texas
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

With a group of 7 - we decided to take a tour. Everyone enjoyed it. Staff are very polite. Be sure to watch the film...I didn't and wish I had.

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Eads, Tennessee
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this building so uniquely beautiful while also giving insight into the history of the bathhouse and the growth of Hot Springs.

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Ratingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They offer self guided tours to see a traditional bathhouse. There is a real hot spring outside. Our kids loved it. There is no entrance fee.

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Chicago USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the Park Service has done a wonderful job on the restoration and tours. Interesting in terms of treatments offered and equipment, how men & women socialized, and racism. It was also informative to wander around the entire park area, seeing how cafes, pubs and a spa have occupied the other bath houses. Hot and cold taps of the mineral water... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent visitor centre for Hot Springs, with very helpful staff. Gives you a good grounding for the various attractions in this very interesting area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in Hot Springs for family reunion; decided to explore the scenery before heading home. Great idea! The visitor center was a great place to start! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Although it wasn't a long visit..we enjoyed learning about bathhouses and the springs.

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Thank MSlovechild
Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour and history of the Hot Springs Bathhouse big days and our tour guide did a fantastic job of explaining the process. A must go to tour for the first time Hot Springs visitor.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no expectations. I mean, it's a visitors center, right? However, it was also a museum with a film about the history of the hot springs. There were displays and explanations about the area's black history and service to and use of the Bathhouses. My favorite, being a massage therapist, was the second and third floors with displays and... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fordyce provides a glimpse into the past history of Hot Springs when we bathed the world. I like the self guided tour, all for free. You can take your time wandering through the building to the top floor and back and see what life was like for the many visitors and locals that bathed in bathhouse row. The rangers... More 

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Arlington, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Hot Springs for hiking so the visit and tour of the Fordyce Bathhouse was a nice surprise. I unexpectedly learned about hot springs and baths and gained interest in them and the history here. Worth the trip.

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