• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Buckstaff Bathhouse

color photo of Buckstaff, showing the ramp and center front of the building. It is a three story building of grayish-brown brick and white Doric colums with classic urns flanking the top of the ramp and between the third floor windows. It has blue and white striped awnings.

Buckstaff Baths

The Buckstaff Bathhouse, named for controlling shareholders George and Milo Buckstaff, replaced the former Rammelsberg Bathhouse. Designed by Frank W. Gibb and Company, Architects, the present bathhouse cost $125,000 to build and contains 27,000 square feet on three main floors. Because it has been in continuous operation since it opened on February 1, 1912, it is one of the best preserved of all of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, but it has undergone many changes over the years. Originally it had a large hydrotherapeutic department. Only it, the Fordyce and the Imperial had these.
Visit the Buckstaff Baths website to find out about taking a bath.

Read a brief history of the Buckstaff.
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Did You Know?

The Lamar Spring and collection pool, with brick walkway surrounding, with steam rising above.

Water emerging from the hot springs in Hot Springs National Park fell as rain when the pyramids of Egypt were built—4400 years ago!