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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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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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Very interesting

Recommend the tour. Very interesting info on history of the bathhouse, takes about 90 mins and is free. Is in the middle of all the bathhouses so is a nice walk down Central... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
sue j
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommend the tour. Very interesting info on history of the bathhouse, takes about 90 mins and is free. Is in the middle of all the bathhouses so is a nice walk down Central Avenue.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the ranger guided tour of bath house. It is a very impressively restored facility that has excellent exhibits.

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Seminole, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited this museum to see how the hot springs used to work. We really enjoyed it. Even though I used a walker It was easy to navigate. They have an elevator. If you are a stained glass fan, this place has several beautiful pieces.

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the free self guided tour and all the history. Come and see what life was like waaayyy back then. They also have a 15 minute video on how the hot springs work, the distribution system and park history. It was very informative. There is tons of interesting things to see. I like to work out, so especially cool... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Something everyone needs to see once... somewhat disappointed, but glad I can say I've been. Bathhouse is antiquated, but very clean. You cannot do a spa treatment at this location.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Buckstaff Bath House for the traditional spa treatment before taking a guided tour (11am and 2pm) at the Fordyce. If you enjoy history this would be for you. It was great to hear what things were used to cure what and then think that we actually used most of the things talked about. The ranger was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 100 year old bathhouse run by the National Parks is a great way to familiarize with Hot Springs geothermal area and its glorious past history. It's free too!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the National Parks exhibit! Hope they can raise the funds they need to refurbish and improve!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived and asked for a Junior Ranger booklet for my daughter to complete. The park ranger at the front desk were very excited to meet us and walked my daughter through one of the activities to get her started. We toured the bathhouse on our own, since we arrived between the guided-tour times. I'd like to do that on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awsome place,very interesting place.Love the history with this place.Good location and very knowledgeable people there.Will revisit there again.

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