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Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs literally sprang to life in a Ouachita Mountains valley containing a remarkable array of 47 thermal springs. The town has long been and remains Arkansas's top tourist destination, and for good reason. Its topflight attractions include Hot Springs National Park with its famed Bath House Row and thermal baths, live and simulcast thoroughbred racing, Magic Springs/Crystal Falls theme and water parks, the 210-acre Garvan Woodland Gardens and a renowned arts community. Other attractions include music, magic and religious shows, lake tours and more. Shopping opportunities, including antiques, abound in the Spa City, as do options for lodging.

Outdoor activities in the Hot Springs area include golf, horseback riding, and mining for quartz crystals, as well as fishing and water sports that center around area lakes Hamilton, Catherine, Ouachita and DeGray. Those activities combine with private lakeside resorts, rental houseboats and other accommodations, including those at three state parks nearby, to create numerous vacation options. Additional recreational opportunities are afforded in the nearby Ouachita National Forest.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Hot Springs Haunted Tours

Considered to be the best haunted tours in Arkansas, enjoy our one-hour tours of the historic downtown Hot Springs. Our guide will take you to several haunted buildings, with the oldest dating back to the early 1800

Hot Springs, AR Ghost Tours

Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

Directions: Go left at the end of Central Avenue North, then go eight blocks; located next to National Park Mountain. Huge petting zoo, 200 alligators;

Hot Springs, AR Zoos

Ouachita National Forest

Established in 1907, the South's oldest and one of the largest (1.6 million acres)

Hot Springs, AR National Forests

Ouachita National Recreation Trail

Stretches for 233 miles across the Ouachita National Forest from near Talihina, Oklahoma, to Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock. Backpacking, day hikes. A 50

Hot Springs, AR Trails

Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum

Over 100 wax figures depict 38 scenes; includes the Stairway of the Stars (famous movie stars of the past and present), the World of Horrors (medieval tortures that are historically accurate), the Hall of Battles (momentous scenes in the building of America), the World of Religion (Da Vinci's "

Hot Springs, AR Museums

Things to do near Hot Springs, AR

Turtle Pointe Golf Club

Semi-private 18-hole championship golf course located just 5 minutes off Interstate 30; front nine holes designed by Joe Fing...

Ouachita Baptist University Hammons Gallery

Exhibits of students' work, including paintings and sculptures. Rotating exhibits....

Talimena Scenic Byway

The Talimena Scenic Drive became in 2005 Arkansas's third and newest national scenic byway. The 54-mile route on Ark. 88 and ...

Hot Springs Golf & Country Club -Pineview

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Southwest Arkansas Super Speedway

Directions: Hwy. 27N between Nashville and Murfreesboro Racing pure and street stocks, modifieds, sportsman and bombers on...