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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The two gentlemen running this visitor center were excellent: both were very knowledgeable and very... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bondesco
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A must stop for garnering Hot Springs vibrant history.

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

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Lucinda S
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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 5 weeks 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 14 October 2018

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

Thank Lucinda S
Reviewed 13 October 2018 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 13 October 2018 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

1  Thank ChickPosseeGirl
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed walking through the entire building and looking at all the historic information and pieces, regarding the bath houses. Takes you back in history and the rangers are very friendly and helpful.

Thank scrmonster
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The National Park Service's Visitor Center is located in the old Fordyce Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row. The building (3 floors and a lower level) have been restored and show what a bathhouse was really like. According to the Park Ranger, the bathhouses were popular until...More

2  Thank N3497IQjimh
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

The old bathhouse looked more like a torture chamber. Very cool to learn about the history. Worth a visit.

Thank 444krisf
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Relive the area here ! Go back in time to a more flower life style of the rich and famous ! Amazing fixtures

Thank Buddy B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a great place to learn about the history of Bath House Row. There are guided tours or you can walk through on your own. Its a great look into good life of days gone by! Take a few minutes and rest on one...More

Thank SheriffBTJustice
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is a must see! We had no idea how amazing the history of the bath houses is! This building is incredible and the knowlwedge of the people who are there to tell you about it is limitless! Go see all three floors, not just...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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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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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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