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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Guided Tours

Fordyce

The Fordyce Bathhouse is Hot Springs National Park's Visitor Center and Historic Museum.

The Fordyce Tours

In 1915 reviews proclaimed the Fordyce Bathhouse as the best in Hot Springs. Now you can tour the Fordyce and see the splendor. Tours are offered daily staffing-permitting.This tour gives you a personal insight of the most luxurious bathhouse on the row.

 
Grassy hillside on left, below on right is a paved trail and a bricked walkway with a number of trees.

The Grand Promenade offers a place for a relaxing walk and places to view the hot springs.

Gail Sears, NPS

Outdoor Tours

Guided outdoor tours are offered during the summer season. Tours begin at the Fordyce Bathhouse, travel the Grand Promenade and Bathhouse Row, and return to the Fordyce. You'll hear the 4000 year old story of how rainwater becomes hot spring water and how the water was used for therapeutic baths here.

Did You Know?

Gulpha Creek in fall, below campground amphitheater, with bridge over Gorge Road in right background

The name Gulpha Creek is a corruption of the French name for the stream. Explorer William Dunbar reports the name "Fourche á Calfat" in the journal of his visit in 1804. Calfat eventually became Gulpha.