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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

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Address: Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs, AR
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+1 501-624-2701
09:00 - 17:00
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Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been...

Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.

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Old school glamour and just breathtakingly beautiful!

Amazing! Travel back in time when the rich and famous went to luxurious spas. Fordyce is right on Bath House Row and offers both ranger-guided tours and self-tours. Very well... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing! Travel back in time when the rich and famous went to luxurious spas. Fordyce is right on Bath House Row and offers both ranger-guided tours and self-tours. Very well taken care of and chillingly glamorous, the bath house operated from 1915-1962 and features three floors of elegance. My favorite rooms are the women's state rooms and the beauty parlor.... More 

Thank ButterflyHoney
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our trip to this National Park visitors center was very different than normal. It is in the middle of a busy strip. This is a neat museum with the history of the bath houses that developed around the hot springs. The building is a cool trip back into the 1910's. The rangers are awesome at giving advice based on your... More 

Thank Jessica H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this tour. It was nice to have this throwback facility. Expected to see the baths, but not the Grmnasium on the 3rd Floor. The kids would get a kick out of the grma

Thank Laurie R
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Most excellent visit of history! No baths given. However, most of the original fixtures are there to see what it was like when the Fordyce was originally built. Beautiful stained glass ceiling fixtures. Definitely recommend visiting.

Thank Melvin H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured the bathhouse and learned a lot! The biggest surprise for me was the exercise equipment and the gymnasium they had set up. I didn't watch the video or take a guided tour, but the information boards stationed in the areas ere sufficient for me. There is also access to walking trails, geocaches, and cool selfie spots; some of which... More 

Thank anonyfoodlover
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a road trip and ended up in hot springs! Stopped by the visitor center just to see what was going on in the area. The park rangers are VERY nice and super helpful! You can use the lavatories and take a tour of the bathhouse for free! Definitely something to take a look at.

Thank Tania R
Alexander, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Hot Springs please take this tour of history, so interesting.Bathhouse row is a beautiful area you will enjoy this tour very much.

Thank Stacy W
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum / visitors center has 3 floors open to the public for self-guided tours of a former bath house. Includes bathing rooms, cooling rooms, dressing rooms, massage rooms, gymnasium, parlors, and more. It also has displays on area history, bath house history, period dress, etc. Admission is free. The stained glass ceilings and tile floors are gorgeous! !

Thank erin_lsc
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So interesting to see how a bathhouse looked and operated in the early 1900's. Take the tour. The Mens area was especially nice.

Thank Jamie J
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love taking the self tour through the bathhouse it was very interesting and you could only imagine back in time how exciting it must have been I would have loved to live in that era it is very well worth going through the hole place I enjoyed it very much and would do it again it had to be... More 

Thank Marilyn C

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