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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
+1 501-624-2701
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Stepping back into history

This is the Visitors Center, run by the National Park Service. The bath house has been maintained... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
conjer95
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Moss Point, Mississippi
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Not what I expected

For a free tour, it was ok, but I had higher expectations. We were able to view everything but the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travis T
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Plano, Texas
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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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“bath house” (239 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Visitors Center, run by the National Park Service. The bath house has been maintained to show almost all of its original state, fixtures, equipment, etc. It is hard to believe what was considered luxury to high class people 100 years ago! Very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a free tour, it was ok, but I had higher expectations. We were able to view everything but the movie in under 30 minutes. Neat history but not enough depth.

1  Thank Travis T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

there are 2 things to see and do in hot springs...this is the first the bathhouse...next is the race track.. please enjoy hot springs.. i have gone for many years on business...great things to do whether whole family or you are traveling alone...great clubs, restaurants,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was very interesting. Reading the history and seeing how the bathes were set up, takes you back in time. The stained glass window was gorgeous. It was worth seeing and in walking distance of our room.

Thank Tammy S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a must see, great detail in the building inside and out they say the gym upstairs was used by Babe Ruth a time or two when Hot Springs was a spring training destination for some professional baseball teams.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to happen on a free guided tour of this bathhouse. Our guide was wonderful and the bathhouse is well cared for with beautiful stained glass windows and so much of the amazing original equipment was there. Clothing from the early 1900s...More

Thank Bruiser35
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must stop in for an overview of pictures and history of the bath houses along "Bathouse Row". You can tour the various areas and see how things used to be set up and items used.

1  Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several floors of things to see and learn, everything from saunas, old medical equipment, a gymnasium and even rooms that were for rent. Beautiful stained glass windows in some of the rooms and you can even walk through the changing rooms.

Thank Amy Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss the free tour of Bath Row- Jack made the walk in the HOT Hot Springs weather super interesting & enjoyable. The architecture & history of HS is amazing. What a national treasure this park is!

Thank swimpinkhank
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visitors center is a bath house museum and covers very descriptive details of its history. My kids, my husband, & I throughly enjoyed it. Ages 14, 12, & 7.

Thank EricaAndersonGK
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angelabE5330TX
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
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angelabE5330TX
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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Ashley E
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
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