• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Superior Bathhouse

The red brick Superior from the south end of the building shows the new access ramp that was part of recent rehabilitation work.

Superior Bathhouse was recently renovated. The new ramp makes the building entrance accessible.

The present Superior opened on February 1, 1916. It was built by L. C. Young and Robert Proctor in “an eclectic commercial style of classical revival origin,” contained 11,000 square feet, and cost $68,000 to build. The architect was Harry Schwebke. The smallest bathhouse on the Row, the Superior also had the lowest rates; it offered only the basic hydrotherapy, mercury, and massage services. It closed in November of 1983.

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

Close up of spring water dripping over algae covered rock formation.

The hot spring water at Hot Springs National Park becomes heated at a depth of approximately one mile before beginning the journey back to the surface through a fault.