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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great history presentstion

Free admission. Able to do a walking tour of a once fancy bsth house witj videos Great... read more

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kathy b
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Chaffee, Missouri
Excellent piece of history

This was way more than we expected. We didn’t think this would be a full on museum, but it was 4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
deb0217
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Dallas, Texas
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Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.
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Reviewed yesterday

Free admission. Able to do a walking tour of a once fancy bsth house witj videos Great introduction to the ates2

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kathy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience at the visitor center was okay at best. I asked the lady at the counter about a dog grooming brochure and she told me it was a great place to take your dog to be groomed and when I got there they had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was way more than we expected. We didn’t think this would be a full on museum, but it was 4 levels of pure history. It was really interesting to walk through the old rooms of this bath house and see how things were done...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank deb0217
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fordyce is the National Parks visitor center and museum of the old time bathhouses on bathhouse row. Interesting especially if you are not familiar with the bathhouse process.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum to understand how the bathhouse worked in the near past. Good for adults and also good for kids...There is a challenge for the kids to get their attention during the tour. If they answer the questions they will be nominated as young...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

My daughter and I love to go tour this beautiful old buiilding. We go through it several times a year. And the best part is...it's FREE. Our favorite part is the old gym are, the workout equipment is interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

In the first half of the 20th century, The Fordyce Bathhouse was the most opulent of the therapeutic bathhouses along Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park but as water therapies suffered a rapid decline in the 1950’s, the Fordyce, along with most of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Get a glimpse of what the hot springs had to offer clientele back at the turn of the century. The bath house is now a small museum. A quick walk through is well worth the time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ann_banan
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A good way to step back in time and see this beautifully preserved piece of history. Must tour the facility top to bottom!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Take the free self guided tour it is awesome to look back at history... And see how they use the hot springs

Date of experience: December 2018
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erwinski21
27 January 2019|
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Response from Jessie R. S | Reviewed this property |
Superior Bath House on the northern end of the row.
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Riley W
10 January 2019|
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No only before the Democratics closed the government.
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angelabTXOH
5 July 2018|
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Response from Z587USjohns | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour is probably over-kill on this museum. Just seeing the spas from back in the day are well worth the visit. But I suspect that a Park Ranger will be glad to give you a tour upon request. Be sure to watch... More
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