Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), Hot Springs

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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) offers a glimpse into the history of water therapy in the United States within an opulent Renaissance Revival setting. Step into the marble-lined lobby edged with fountains and paved with ceramic floor tiles. The bathhouse was part of the original bathhouse row that Hot Springs grew out of due to the discovery of mineral-rich thermal springs in the early 1800s. The fountains in the lobby once spouted this mineral-rich water constantly. Examine the intricate, stained-glass ceiling of the men's changing room, festooned with mermaids, fish, and bubbles. You can watch a short film outlining the traditional bath routine and also see the music room, which has an intricately patterned tile floor and stained-glass ceiling. By using our Hot Springs holiday maker website , you can arrange your visit to Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and other attractions in Hot Springs.
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  • This is a national park facility which has an informational tour. Is a self guided tour and has an video of a bath experience. Also has information on the park which covers the two mountains.  more »
  • Worth knowing a little of the history of the Hot Springs baths. Has guided tour and can spend some time reading and watching all the historical information of the place.
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  • If you’ve never been to Hot Springs before, begin you visit here! Kerri, the park ranger, is a fabulous tour guide! It is such a unique National Park!  more »
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  • This town was by far the best we've seen on our 1800 mile road trip! The visitor center bath house was an amazing experience and well worth the self guided tour. Would recommend this town and bathhouse to anyone that likes history and hot water! Northern Arkansas is beautiful!
  • Only bathhouse set up as a museum. All the others down the strip are running bathhouses that you apparently have to reserve 2 or 3 weeks prior to your visit. This one was beautiful!
  • This is a very incredible place in the middle of a beautiful city I have been here several times and I still love it to this day❤
  • A unique and family friendly experience. Loved the self guided tour and all of the historical accuracy!
  • It was a very interesting tour that was well worth it...I recommend you visit
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