Things You Should Not Miss
1. Take a bath along Bathhouse Row. Both the Buckstaff, which has been open since 1912, and no reservations are necessary. Reopened in 2008, the Quapaw was built in 1922, and is the newest option for a leisurely bath in the park.
2. Take the Fordyce Bathhouse or one of the other Ranger
guided tours, including the Bathhouse Row Insider's Tour, and
Discovering the Waters Tour. They may be the best source of
information about the Victorian era and the height of bathhouse days.
Lots of famous people have visited the Fordyce, including FDR and
3. Take a drive or hike through the hills above the bathhouses and explore what the rest of Hot Springs National Park has to offer.
4. Take a stroll down the promenade. There are eight bathhouses in the historic district of the park, although I'm not sure you want to dress like that fellow and his girls below today.
Hot Springs National Park has one campground within the park, the Gulpha Gorge Campground, but no other lodging. Plenty of lodging is available in the town of Hot Springs and camping opportunities abound in the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita, and state parks nearby.
Hot Springs LinksHot Springs National Park
Hot Springs Visitors Bureau
Nearby AttractionsArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Central High School National Historic Site
Arkansas Post National Memorial