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    Historic Fordyce Bath House reopens in Hot Springs

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    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The Fordyce Bath House in Hot Springs reopens Friday after more than a year of renovations and upgrades.

    The facility closed in October 2012 so workers could upgrade the building's heating and cooling system. The Sentinel-Record reports that the building was originally scheduled to reopen on Oct. 14, but the partial government shutdown delayed the reopening.

    The Fordyce is located in Hot Springs National Park.

    The building will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with daily tours conducted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    The Fordyce opened as the park's visitor center and museum in 1989. Officials say the heating and cooling system needed to be replaced after the building's air conditioning system broke down in the summer of 2010.

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