Bathhouse Row

Bathhouse Row is a group of bathhouses, buildings, and gardens which is located at Hot Springs, National Park in the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 1982, the government took over the four parcels of land to preserve 47 natural hot springs including the Bathhouses.

The current bathhouses came to the third and fourth generations of the bathhouses along Hot Springs Creek. Bathhouses were built in neoclassical, renaissance-revival, Spanish and Italian styles with linear patterns formal entrances, outdoor fountains, promenades and other landscape- architectural features.

Hot Spring became known in the United States as an alternative medicine for healing but later on, in mid-20th-century new medicine advancements were discovered and the spas became less believable as a cure for an illness.

The Bathhouse Row contains eight bathhouses aligned in a row: Buckstaff, Fordyce, Hale, Lamar, Maurice, Ozark, Quapaw, and Superior. The area has a historic landmark with a Grand Promenade on the hill above the bathhouses, an entrance way including fountains, and a National Park Service Administration building.