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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  • Love the Fordyce Bathhouse. May sure you take a self guided tour. Beautiful stain glass ceilings, nice woodwork, etc. it is like you stepped back in time. Interesting how things were do, way back then...  more »
  • I’m probably a total nerd for saying this is fun, but we really did enjoy a self-guided tour. We watched the film (super old but very informative), and then toured the first floor, which is restored t...  more »
  • Great free movie and a tour! Pretty interesting peak into a unique Hot Springs historical experience!  more »
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  • Great way to explore and visit old bathhouses and be able to experience the baths first hand with free self tours! The staff up front were friendly and knowledgeable also.
  • Beautiful and free. They have guided tours, but you are free to explore on your own.

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