Guided Tours

Left and right stone staircases with a water fountain in the middle, leading up to the grand promenade
The Grand Promenade offers a place for a relaxing walk and places to view the hot springs.

NPS Photo/M. Smith

Ranger-led Programs

Year-round tours:

  • Fordyce Tours - Join a ranger for a 20-30-minute program inside of the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center. Tours happen daily at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Themes and topics vary from ranger to ranger. Reservations are not required.

Seasonal tours:

The following ranger programs are offered seasonally from June - October and are subject to change pending staff availability and weather conditions. Please call the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center for the most up-to-date schedule: (501) 620-6715.

  • Ranger Guided Walks - Join a ranger for a 45-minute guided outdoor walk along a paved surface. Themes and topics vary from ranger to ranger.
  • Junior Ranger Programs - Join a ranger for a 30-minute hands-on activity! Activities and themes vary from ranger to ranger.

Please note: All programs are subject to staff availability and weather. Summers in Hot Springs are hot and humid. All programs will be cancelled if the heat index is 100 or greater at the start of the program.

Check out our calendar for an up-to-date program schedule.

Exterior view of the Fordyce Bathhouse, a tan and white brick structure with a red tile roof and green stained glass awning over the front porch.
The Fordyce Bathhouse is Hot Springs National Park's Visitor Center and Historic Museum.

NPS Photo/M. Smith

Self-guided Tours

Fordyce Bathhouse

In 1915, reviews proclaimed the Fordyce Bathhouse as "the best in Hot Springs." Now you can tour the Fordyce at your own pace and see the splendor of the most luxurious bathhouse on the row. Reservations for individual visitors are not needed.


Take a self-guided tour of Hot Springs National Park using the official NPS App (available for Apple and Google Play)! There are two, free tours available with more planned in the coming year:

  • Explore Hot Springs National Park - This tour provides an overview and brief history of the national park. There are eleven (11) stops that explore Bathhouse Row, Hot Springs Mountain, West Mountain, and Gulpha Gorge.
  • Hidden Hot Springs - Dozens of springs cover the lower slopes of Hot Springs Mountain. However, most are hidden after two centures of development and efforts to keep the water clean for consumption. This 1-mile loop along Bathhouse Row to Happy Hollow Spring and back along the Grand Promenade reveals and stories and images of some of the hottest, most famed springs from the 19th century. Along the way, you'll learn about the hydrology and the cultural significance of the springs that help explain the park you see today.
Map of the Cell Phone tour locations along Bathhouse Row, numbered 1 through 10.
Hot Springs National Park Cell Phone Tour Location map

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Cell Phone Tour

No ranger? No problem! With the self-guided cell phone tour throughout the park, your phone can become your private tour guide.

Locations 1-7 are on Bathhouse Row, 8 on the North Mountain Loop, 9 at Gulpha Gorge Campground, and 10-11 on West Mountain.

An areal view of bathhouse row during golden hour
Things To Do

Explore, Learn, and Relax! Learn all about the things to do in our Park.

Sepia toned photograph of a historic bathtub in the Fordyce Bathhouse.
Soak in the Springs

Fully submerge yourself in the thermal water and let your worries melt away.

Hiking information and trail maps

With 26 miles of hiking trails in the Park, you can find great views, beautiful forest scenery, and feel like you're not in the City.

Walking down bathhouse row, 2 historical figures are seen blended into a modern day photo.
History & Culture

Learn more about Hot Spring National Park's unique cultural and natural history.

Last updated: December 30, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901


501 620-6715

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