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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Informative self guided tour

Fordyce was one of the original bathhouses and is now a museum. It is free to visit, and you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Houston, Texas
Interesting National Park guided tour

We didn't realize the visitor center was a bathhouse museum until we arrived on a cold, rainy day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Decatur, Ga
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Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.
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Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fordyce was one of the original bathhouses and is now a museum. It is free to visit, and you can walk through all the areas of the old bathhouse and read the exhibits to learn about the history of Hot Springs and Bathhouse Row. The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't realize the visitor center was a bathhouse museum until we arrived on a cold, rainy day. A guided tour started within minutes and we were treated to a thorough, entertaining review of old bathhouse operations. The Fordyce bathhouse is not operational but you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful building full of information. It was amazing to see how far spa treatments have come! Definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped to tour the Bathhouse and area Museums. Informative but a little stiff and bland. We were able to get to relax and sit on the porch to watch the street side activity

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Informative museum about past history of bath houses. Definitely a must for all age groups. Free was a bonus!

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Original fixtures shown. I kept thinking some things looked like torture devices. I was a little chilly. Historic Movies play every 30 minutes.

Thank Darla D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The two gentlemen running this visitor center were excellent: both were very knowledgeable and very entertaining with it. The center itself is well-stocked with all manner of souvenirs and mementos, but the real joy was talking to the docents about the history of the town...More

Thank Bondesco
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just walking though a maze of the past, makes one appreciate and learn the mystery history of Hot Springs,

Thank Lucinda S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

and the way they were... You can either do a guided tour or opt to tour yourself at your own pace. We did the latter. I found it truly amazing. What lavish luxury it must have been to visit this grand bathhouse in 1910 with...More

1  Thank Joellen W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you visit Hot Springs, you must visit the visitors center, watch the20 minute video, tour the bathhouse & if you want to bathe in the hot springs at the Buckstaff Bathhouse, be sure to take your swimsuits! There is also a Promenade Walkway brick...More

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5 July 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour is probably over-kill on this museum. Just seeing the spas from back in the day are well worth the visit. But I suspect that a Park Ranger will be glad to give you a tour upon request. Be sure to watch... More
5 July 2018|
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Response from Anthony A | Reviewed this property |
They do have Ranger guided tours during the open hours. While they may have set times for them, it is very easy to just walk up and ask when the next one is. They may offer them as a first come first served basis, or they... More
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2 October 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