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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
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 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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Very interesting even for my 9 year old son!

We got here very early right when they opened and had great interactions with the staff. Even my 9 year old son enjoyed it. We took the self guided tour as time was an issue and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lilliarae
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Monterrey mexico
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Monterrey mexico
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got here very early right when they opened and had great interactions with the staff. Even my 9 year old son enjoyed it. We took the self guided tour as time was an issue and found it all very interesting. Getting some candid pics in the gift shops bath with the props was tons of fun and will be... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Until I read the reviews I would not have imagined me having any interest in visiting a bath house visitor center. Since it reviewed so well we decided to go and learn about Hot Springs history. We enjoyed learning about the Fordyce family and the history of the bath houses. Lissa Allen was our guide and she did a great... More 

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Roland, Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I build Museum exhibits for a living so I end up a visiting many museums in my travels. This is one of my favorites! I usually just do the self-guided walkthrough so I can go at my own pace. I love poking around the various rooms on different floors here. A true insight into the past. I think this is... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, free self guided tour or a guided tour at marked times. Take a look at how the rich and famous enjoyed their time at these bath houses. Run by the Natioal Park Service, just one of many that were run back in the day.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is pretty much it for the national park however it's pretty cool to see everything how it was 100 years ago. They have all of the different floors on display and exhibited that explain what everything was back then. Highly recommend stopping in if you are already in town or if it's close to you. We drove five hours... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is an absolute must. It's very educational and it is also free. It's located in Bathhouse Row, of course.

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Euless, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the self tour here because we did not have much time, but it was still very informative. I would like to go back and take the tour with the guide. I highly recommend stopping in when you are in town. Very interesting and informative.

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Thank Scarletbkt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in Hot Springs to get a better understanding of the history of the area. The way the exhibits were set up made the visitor feel as though they stepped back in time. Even riding in the fully restored 1915 elevator added to the experience.

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Sioux Center
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting tour! Well worth the time! Take the time afterwards to "bathe" in the hot springs waters!

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in on a whim and caught the beginning of a guided tour. The guides name was Lissa. If we'd been on our own it would have been interesting enough to walk around and explore but having a guide made this experience truly fascinating. She was so knowledgeable, it was impressive how she made the stories of the bathhouses... More 

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