Fodor's Expert Review Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center and Museum

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Soak up Hot Springs’ rich history on a free, self-guided tour of the largest and most opulent bathhouse on Bathhouse Row. The Fordyce, which operated from 1915 to 1962, is now the park's visitor center and museum, where you can pick up trail maps, speak with helpful park employees, and get an insightful glimpse into the Golden Age of bathing. Extensively restored, the Fordyce features marble throughout, beautiful stained-glass ceilings, period rooms, and hydrotherapy equipment dating from the early 20th century. A 15-minute video in the first-floor theater covers area history; a shorter video shown on the second floor details the traditional bathing regimen.

Family Free Service Visitor Center

Quick Facts

369 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, Arkansas  71901, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Daily 9–5; guided tours daily at 10 and 2

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