• Quapaw Baths & Spa - Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

      Hot Springs, Arkansas is the home of Hot Springs National Park, where geothermal, mineral-laden waters flow to the earth's surface at numerous springs. These waters are thought by many to posses magical healing and soothing powers. A walk down 'Bathhouse Row' on Central Ave reveals eight ornate bathhouses that have been refurbished and preserved. Several of these, including Quapaw Baths, have been restored both inside and outside.

      If you go:
      The Quapaw was refurbished and re-opened in 2008 and provides guests with a unique way to enjoy the thermal water in a traditional spa environment. Open Wednesday through Monday. Reservations required. Swim suits required for public soaking pools. Metered parking nearby.


      413 Central Avenue
      Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71901 USA

      Mailing address:
      413 Central Avenue
      Hot Springs National Park AR 71901 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Reservations and information
      +1 (501) 609-9822

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      1. Mark Sedenquist's Avatar
        Mark Sedenquist -
        I've not been to the Quapaw, but I have "taken the waters" at the Buckstaff another of the famous spas and used the services of a professional bather. It was truly an eye-opening day. My bather was a 4th generation bather...

        "I've been bathin' for seventeen years," said Amelia as she scrubbed Megan's back. "And my mother was a bather, too." Yes, bathing can be a career if you live in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

        Ernie Lemmons, who bathed Mark, has been in the profession for nearly half a century. Buckstaff Baths on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park have been operating in grand style since 1912. We opted for "the package," which took three hours and included a mineral bath, a steam treatment, hot packs and Swedish massage. The fixtures and decor at Buckstaff date from the "Golden Age of Bathing," and it is easy to slip back to the twenties as you soak under stained glass skylights and dress in mahogany paneled changing rooms. At $24.95, "the package" was a steal. More from a visit to Hot Springs, Arkansas here.