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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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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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It was worth a look, cool to look back in time and see how things were. Stop by if you are in the area. Little bit of local History.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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North Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was worth a look, cool to look back in time and see how things were. Stop by if you are in the area. Little bit of local History.

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travel back in time to a bath house the way it used to be. Learn about it the area, local customs and see the bath house historically. Also, has a help desk for general questions and maps. Very nice tourism center and museum.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of these bathhouses is very interesting. The park ranger that led the tour didn't seem to have all his facts correct and seemed less than capable to answer any questions in depth.

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Benton, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fordyce certainly give s you an idea of what it was like back in the day. Take a ranger guided tour to understand the baths better. Make sure to note stained glass and various features of the building.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This visitors' center is a well preserved bathhouse. The park service has done an excellent job with displays and information as you walk through this original bathhouse. Beautiful stained glass windows and original tile floors. Don't miss this while visiting Hot Springs.

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Litchfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this was the first place we stopped, it is very interesting. they have tours 2 times a day or you can do the self guided tour, thats what we did. there are 3 floors, tells the story of the springs,like the hot baths, the needle showers, steam rooms, beauty shop, everything to pamper , way back when. this was worth... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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