Experience Hot Springs' Healing Powers and Its Historic Bathhouses and Spas
For centuries, visitors have flocked to these 47 springs in hopes that the pure, thermal waters bubbling up from the earth would heal their ailments. After slowly percolating from a depth of around 8,000 feet, collecting minerals along the way, the thermal water reaches superheated areas in the earth’s crust and rushes to the surface. About a million gallons of 147º F-water flow from the springs daily.
Considered sacred by many, the Ouachita Mountains’ “Valley of Vapors” became America’s first federally protected area in the National Park System in 1832. Within Hot Springs National Park lies Bathhouse Row, a national historic landmark. Over the years, the bathhouses have hosted everyone from mobsters and movie stars to U.S. presidents and ordinary tourists.
At the Fordyce Bathhouse, which houses the National Park’s visitor center, guests can learn about the history of the springs and Bathhouse Row.
The Buckstaff Bathhouse and Quapaw Baths & Spa are the only operational bathhouses within the park (and they're still fed by the springs), but a host of salons and spas across town serve as reminders of the Spa City’s rich heritage.
Take time to visit one of these spas or bathhouses and become part of one of the defining pieces of history in Hot Springs.
Denotes a spa fed by Hot Springs' thermal spring water
239 Central Ave., Hot Springs
The Arlington Beauty & Facial Salon offers a full array of salon and spa services in one convenient location. An experienced staff is dedicated to making you look and feel great. In addition to traditional spa services, a variety of skin and body treatments ranging from facials to full body wraps are available. The party room can accommodate 12 people for facials, body wraps or massages. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Wednesday..
509 Central Ave., Hot Springs
The Buckstaff is one of two remaining operational bathhouses within the boundaries of Hot Springs National Park, and has been in continuous service since 1912. Visitors can experience the natural, unadulterated thermal mineral waters known for centuries for their therapeutic value in the relief of common ailments, such as arthritis. Take the time to unwind and experience relaxation during your visit to Hot Springs. Open 8 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
241 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs
Award winning day spa since 2009, Clay Roots Beauty offers a full service hair salon, bareMinerals, Eminence Organic Skincare, facial and nail services, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, massages and more. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
100 Cones Road, Hot Springs
We are a school with an experienced group of educators. Our beautiful campus is inviting and comfortable for clients 0-100. We offer all hair services like cuts, perms, relaxers, blow-dry styling and beyond. All work is done by our students, under the direct supervision of highly-trained educators. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Open first and second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-noon.
3539 Central Ave., Hot Springs
Mary’s Nails & Spa is the perfect place to relax! We specialize in a variety of spa treatments: nail care, spa pedicure, massage, facials and waxing. All facials are done with “the best” LeMieux products which are made in the USA. All of our services are available for men and women. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
250 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs
Hot Springs’ most unique full-service day spa offers products designed to help you look and feel your best, including Dermalogica skin care, Youngblood cosmetics, HydraFacial, CooLift Facial, FarmHouse Fresh line, Illume candles, Kneipp, I Love my Muff and Pure Fiji. Destinations- it’s where relaxation and art merge. Ask about our new halotherapy room! Open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
1661 Airport Road, Suite F, Hot Springs
MedSpa 1661 is a blend of luxury spa services and medical cosmetic services. We specialize in and are highly trained in cosmetic procedures (Botox, Juvéderm & Voluma injections) and CoolSculpting. It is our commitment and pledge to provide you with excellent and innovative services. Now offering permanent cosmetic services. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
413 Central Ave., Hot Springs
Experience Hot Springs’ thermal mineral water in a unique way in one of Quapaw Baths & Spa’s four thermal water soaking pools, individual and couples private bathing area and steam cave. The expertly-trained, experienced therapists provide massages, facials and body polishes designed to leave guests rejuvenated. The boutique features gift cards, organic body care products and other items with an environmentally conscious theme. Also, visit the Quapaw Cafe. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Sunday; Cafe hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Sunday.
400 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs
Experience luxurious European relaxation traditions at Spa Botanica. Let the spa professionals relax, renew and recharge your mind, body and spirit. From customized skincare to rejuvenating body care, massage therapy or relaxing baths, you’ll never forget your experience at Spa Botanica. Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
239 Central Ave., Hot Springs
Enjoy this historic bathhouse where thermal mineral waters relax the body and mind. Skilled attendants and massage therapists pamper guests with thermal whirlpool baths and massages. Options include specialty massages, such as Trouble Spot, reflexology (foot), Hot Springs and Swedish body scrubs and body wraps. Open. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
994 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida
Nestled in Arkansas' Ouachita Mountains, Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa, named Arkansas’ top rated spa by SpaFinder, is a destination for body and soul. Indulge in spa retreats unlike any you've ever experienced: romantic getaways for couples, weekend getaways for girlfriends and vacation packages that offer outdoor adventure with a dose of pampering. Turtle Cove Spa now has a full-service salon! Hours vary by season.
900 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs
The absolute salon experience! You Look Fabulous is a beautiful contemporary salon in Hot Springs. You Look Fabulous Salon offers the latest styles and trends for all of your beauty needs. With a full-service salon offering hair styles, cuts, and colors, massages, nails and waxing, you’ll be sure to leave looking fabulous! Call for appointment.