Parks - steve-coyle

Quapaw Baths

Even though Hot Springs National Park was closed due to the government shutdown, the bathhouses were still operating. My wife and I were able to enjoy the facilities in this one while we were in Hot Springs. All I have to say is if you're ever there, you gotta try it. I know now why it's been so popular for so long! The Quapaw bathhouse was built in 1922 in a Spanish Colonial Revival style building of masonry and reinforced concrete finished with stucco. The most striking exterior feature is the large central dome covered with brilliantly colored tiles and capped with a small copper cupola. The building's use as a bathhouse ended in 1984 when the last contract ended. A new lease was signed with the National Park in 2007 and the Quapaw Bath house reopened as Quapaw Baths & Spa in July 2008.

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