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
Aesthetics by Kimberli– Hot Springs Aesthetics
321 Section Line Road, Suite #C, Hot Springs
Specialties include relaxing facials, organic facials, anti-aging, acne, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, waxing/tinting and more. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F and by appointment only on Sa.
Arlington Beauty & Facial Salon
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. Tu and Th-Sa, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Su. Closed M and W.
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. M-Sa.
Chrysalis Day Spa/Med Spa
4332 Central Ave., Suite E, Hot Springs
Guests of Chrysalis Day Spa are greeted at the door by the soothing sounds of a waterfall combined with music that's piped throughout the building, setting the tone for an enjoyable, relaxing spa experience. Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Sa and 11a.m.-5 p.m. Su.
Destinations Day Spa
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 Youngblood cosmetics, HydraFacial, CooLift Facial, MicroChanneling, first in Arkansas to carry Sorella Apothecary skincare, 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 and check out our new fashion boutique area! Open 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sa.
Hot Springs Beauty College
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. Tu-W, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Th, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. F, and the first and second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-noon.
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. M-F.
328 Central Ave., Hot Springs
Join Oxy-Zen for a 10-30 minute session at the oxygen bar. Choose between a variety of aromatherapy, citrus, and fruit flavors to enhance your oxygen experience. Benefits include reduced stress, increased energy, increased alertness and alleviation of the symptoms of headaches and sinus problems. Try out the aqua massage, the benefits of massage and hydrotherapy have been recognized for thousands of years. Also, enjoy an herbal tea, smoothie, wine, craft beer, ice cream, wine ice cream, wine float, mimosa or espresso/coffee drink. Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Su-Th and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sa.
Quapaw Baths & Spa
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. Gift cards available online. Also, visit the Quapaw Cafe. Open 10 a.m..6 p.m. M, W-Su; Cafe hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M, W-Su.
Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites Hot Springs
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. M-Sa and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Su.
328 Central Ave., Hot Springs (Downtown location)
5001 Central Ave., Suite D, Hot Springs | (Hwy 7 South, Lake Hamilton location)
Hot Springs' Premier Day Spa offering all of the latest massages, facials, body treatments, along with top quality mineral makeup and skincare products and nail services. Some of our treatments include Couples Massage, Thai Massage, Pain Free Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, 4 Hands Massage, Hydrafacial MD, Customized Facials, Waxing, Mud Wraps, Lymphatic Body Wraps, Scrubs, Hand Treatments, Scalp Treatments, Back Treatments, Reflexology and more! Also, have 24 hour online booking available! 7 South location open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m., until 8 p.m. by appointment. Downtown location open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Thermal Water Spa at the Arlington Hotel
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. M-W, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Th-Sa and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Su.
Turtle Cove Spa
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.