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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. Using our custom trip planner, Hot Springs attractions like Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We didn't stay long but this was a beautiful place to stop. Would love to sit on the fro t porch longer next time. 
  • Stopped by here as heard great reviews. Enjoyed the self guided tour. Nice to see the different things and how they were used. 
  • The bath houses are a must see and a part of American history.. Indulge yourself for an hour of sheer bliss. 
  • The highlight of our trip. The visitor center is amazing and the rest of the National Park is beautiful. A lot to do, very fun and not too crowded. Love the natural springs. Will return asap!
  • Located in the beautiful downtown of Hot Springs, Arkansas, this National Park is for the more metro-hearted of us. This is possibly the only national park that houses two spas (one modern, one with offerings hearkening back to the classic days of the spa cultures in the 1940s-50s) and a brewery! Campsites are clean but designed so each site is really close to its neighbors.
  • Very informative tours. My family had a great time in downtown Hot Springs visiting the bath houses.
  • Very informative place with great staff. Not sure if I would go back again, but it was really nice.
  • Great tours of one of the oldest bath houses... be sure to check the times of the tours as they are only twice a day.
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