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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Fordyce Bathhouse is the visitors center for the Hot Springs National Park. It is fabulously... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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Good Starting Point

The NPS does a free tour here which explains the early history of Hot Springs. We enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Tim55675 S
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Endless Mountains, Pennsylvania
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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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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The Fordyce Bathhouse is the visitors center for the Hot Springs National Park. It is fabulously interesting and the rangers are very pleasant.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 11 November 2018

The NPS does a free tour here which explains the early history of Hot Springs. We enjoyed the original décor and early medical equipment. The movie here runs about 20 minutes and is also a good starting point for your vacation in historic Hot Springs,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim55675 S
Reviewed 10 November 2018

We had no idea how opulent the bathhouses were until visiting the Fordyce Bathhouse. We watched the film first then toured the building ourselves. This was quite an operation. We enjoyed seeing the gymnasium which was actually kind of hilarious seeing some of the equipment...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of the bath! We had decided to not partake in a bath personally, so it was interesting to view inside one of the bath houses and learn about what the bathers experienced!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

The bathhouse( visitor center) was rather interesting and self explanatory. I liked that they had the National stamp / ink pad available out front when you come in. The building itself is gracious as in an era gone by. There is a video that plays...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ColleenL778
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I loved how they turned an old bathhouse to the visitor center and kept a large amount of the equipment/rooms. Videos are playing in a couple of rooms and it was just overall a neat experience. Also, they have the best passport stamps!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TLusi
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

When you see visitors center. You think it’s a place with brochures and a person behind a desk.. not this one.. it’s actually a free museum ! The staff was friendly and the place was very clean and well run. Was so informative ! Highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jessg1976
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This Center is run by the Park Service. The staff are very knowledgeable about the history of Hot Springs and the history of the bathhouses. Tours are about 40 minutes and questions are encouraged by the staff. You get a great insight into the early...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 203bobp
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you do this first you will appreciate the other bath houses so much more. It's beautiful and so well preserved. Just go.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TheLuckiestMommy
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Who doesn't need to relax these days here at the vistours center you will learn about the hot baths.The history of the healing powers believed to be in the waters of the hot springs that run through the town of hot springs.It is a must...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Riley W
11 January 2019|
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Response from Lucinda S | Reviewed this property |
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas and the famous BathHouse ROW is always open to casual strolling and visiting places featuring stunning history and the 'Great Gangster Eras'. Unfortunately, as of this date. many of the... More
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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 33anthonya | 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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