For centuries, visitors from around the world have flocked to The Spa City's healing, natural hot springs. That rich history is preserved at luxurious day spas and bathhouses throughout the city.

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

Arlington Beauty & Facial Salon

239 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 609-2587 

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..

The Arlington is known for its Thermal Water Spa, where guests can soak in the hot spring water that is pumped directly into the hotel. It also boasts a beauty and facial salon offering many luxurious spa treatments.


Buckstaff Bathhouse

509 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-2308 

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.


Clay Roots Beauty & Facial Boutique

241 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs
(501) 525-8811

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.


Hot Springs Beauty College

100 Cones Road, Hot Springs
(501) 624-4258

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.


Mary’s Nails & Spa

3539 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 321-2720

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.


Destinations Day Spa 

250 Cornerstone Blvd., Hot Springs
(501) 525-3400

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.


MedSpa 1661

1661 Airport Road, Suite F, Hot Springs
(501) 651-4300

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.


Quapaw Baths & Spa

413 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 609-9822

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.

The Quapaw Bathhouse was built over a natural thermal spring that has one of the highest mineral contents in the area. After relaxing in a private bath or soaking pool, consider a massage, facial, body polish or a trip to the steam cave.


Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites Hot Springs

400 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs
(501) 321-4444

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.


Thermal Water Spa at the Arlington Hotel

239 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-7771 

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.


Turtle Cove Spa

994 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida
(870) 867-1220 

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. 

Nestled in Arkansas’ Ouachita Mountains, Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa features romantic getaways for couples and vacation packages that offer outdoor adventures with a dose of pampering.


You Look Fabulous Inc.

900 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs
(501) 623-5665

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.