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Fordyce Bathhouse, Hot Springs

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Fordyce Bathhouse 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 and other attractions in Hot Springs.
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  • This was an interesting look back into the history of Hot Springs and the bathhouses built around the local springs. This particular building on Bathhouse Row has been restored and is run by the... 
    This was an interesting look back into the history of Hot Springs and the bathhouses built around the local springs. This particular building on Bathhouse Row has been restored and is run by the...  more »
  • This historic bath house now houses the Hot Springs National Park visitor center. There are maps and information here and helpful rangers to answer questions. You can do a free self-guided tour of.....  more
    This historic bath house now houses the Hot Springs National Park visitor center. There are maps and information here and helpful rangers to answer questions. You can do a free self-guided tour of.....  more »
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  • I went here years ago with my brother and am moving to around this area soon and decided to review it. I loved all the details that they put into designing back then the tiny little tiles in intricate designs. The history of how they used to try to cure various ailments with weird contraptions and healing waters. Super fun! I recommend!
  • Such an interesting place! Definitely a must-visit for your first trip to Hot Springs. We did the self guided tour, and it felt like we were stepping through a looking glass into the early 1900s. As a nice bonus, there is no entry fee.

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