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Gurdon, Arkansas

Rugged mountain trails. Awe-inspiring vistas. Comfortable resorts. Rustic campsites. Sparkling lakes. Real diamonds.

These attractions are among the many reasons vacationers return to the Hot Springs area Ouachita (Washitaw) Mountain region year after year. They come to hike the nature trails of Hot Springs National Park and enjoy the vistas from the mountaintops in the rugged backcountry of the Ouachita National Forest. They also come to be pampered at the luxury hotels and famous thermal baths of the resort city of Hot Springs.

Five crystal clear lakes, known as the "Diamond Lakes," lure tourists who love water and beautiful scenery. The largest, Lake Ouachita, offers a wilderness experience combined with the amenities of full-service resorts. Luxury houseboat rentals are available at DeGray Lake and Lake Ouachita. And at many locations, you can enjoy a round of golf after you've finished a morning fishing excursion. Rockhounds will also find themselves right at home at an unusual "crater" where you can search for real diamonds and keep any you find, or find quality quartz crystals at one of the mines found in the region.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Gurdon, AR

Blythe's Museum & Gazebo

Large collection of Native American artifacts found in the area; early pioneer artifacts and Scott County photos. GROUPS: Gaz...

Ouachita Baptist University Jones Performing Arts Center

State-of-the-art facility, site of numerous musical and dramatic productions, including appearances by the Arkansas Symphony ...

Mount Nebo State Park

# of Units/Rooms: 15 On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas River (Okla. to Little Rock) Recreation ...

Central Avenue Historic District

Directions: On Central from Prospect Avenue to Park Avenue Restored buildings dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s n...

Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center

The restored Fordyce Bathhouse now serves as visitor center for Hot Springs National Park and museum for the thermal bathing ...