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“Historic Hot Springs.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bathhouse Row

Bathhouse Row
Ranked #6 of 74 things to do in Hot Springs
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Owner description: A collection of historic bathhouses where people flocked in the early 20th century for therapeutic hot springs baths.
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Historic Hot Springs.”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

A lot of history to be gained here. Staff explains in detail the history of the area and specific bath houses informing about celebs and notorious types that frequented Hot Springs. Each House has it's own flavour and unique past. Good history lesson. If you aren't afraid to walk a bit there is a lot of information to be had.

Visited November 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“relaxing and historically valuable”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Walking around the area of the Bathhouse Row during a sunny day can be very relaxing while appreciating the historical perspective of this area. Have a free tour in the visitors center located in one of the original bathhouses: you'll really enjoy the building.

Visited December 2013
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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Look at the Golden Age”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

The lovely buildings, the magnolia trees, the steaming fountains all conspired to transport me back in time. That said, there are many modern facilities and it's just a nice relaxing place to visit. Really liked the small park across from the Arlington where you can see the springs in their semi natural state.

Visited December 2013
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Zachary, Louisiana
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“Enjoyed walking around and in these bath houses”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We learned a lot about the area and its history by viewing many of these bath houses. Most are no longer in operation, but a couple of them are. The visitor center was a bath house that you could walk through to see the set up of the traditional bath houses. Buck Staff is a bath house still in operation, set up similar to the walk through of the visitor center. Quapaw is also an operating bath house. Lamar was a gift shop(I enjoyed all the bath products they had!) that was a bath house at some point. In all, there were 9 bath houses together on one side of central avenue. The opposite side of the road were shops and places to eat, although I think one bath house was turned into a place to eat. We enjoyed our time visiting there. I'm not sure that children would enjoy walking through all of this, but history buffs, adults, and others just wanting to walk and enjoy the area would appreciate bathhouse row. I recommend visiting these bath houses when you are in the Hot Springs area.

Visited November 2013
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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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“Hot Springs has better nature than it does history”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

The buildings of Bathhouse Row are nice and do make for a nice walk down the streets of Hot Springs. However, there isn't much to do with them and the history of the buildings isn't really worth mentioning. If it weren't for the fact that they are part of a national park, these buildings would have closed long ago due to lack of business. The only history they can claim is to have been used by professional baseball players and gangsters. You should still see them just so you can do everything the national park has to offer, but they certainly will not be a highlight of the trip.

Visited October 2013
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