RFP for Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses
Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.
Hot Springs National Park regrets to announce that the elevator in the Fordyce Visitor Center is closed for maintenance. The upper and lower levels are accessible only by stairways. The elevator will be placed back into service in about 4 to 6 weeks.
2015 Artist-in-Residence Program Cancelled
Due to the 100th anniversary celebration for the Fordyce Bathhouse, there will be no Artist-in-Residence program at Hot Springs National Park for 2015. Check back later next year for announcements and application information for the 2016 AIR program.
Bathhouse Row Emporium
The Eastern National sponsored store is in the Lamar Bathhouse, Bathhouse Row Emporium. Among the items carried are books about Hot Springs history, the plants and animals of the area, other national parks, post cards, and bath-related souvenirs. You can purchase glass or plastic water bottles to fill with hot spring water, whetstones, traditional luffa bath mitts, and many more spa items. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, with hours extended for the summer. Read the press release about its opening.
The store carries an exclusive line of spa products made with the hot spring water. You can also purchase coffee, and other hot beverages made with the hot spring water.
To inquire about store items, check out the store website, or call store manager Sheila Pratt at (501) 620-6740.
Did You Know?
Hot Springs Reservation, the first designation of Hot Springs National Park, was set aside by Congress in 1832. This makes Hot Springs National Park the oldest unit in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park.