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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

Hot Springs National Park

Congress established Hot Springs Reservation on April 20, 1832 to protect hot springs flowing from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain. Known for its 47 thermal springs, this national park was the nation's first, predating Yellowstone by 40 years. Features more than 30

Hot Springs, AR Parks

Central Avenue Historic District

Directions: On Central from Prospect Avenue to Park Avenue Restored buildings dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s now house art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants, shops; Bathhouse Row.

Hot Springs, AR Historic Districts

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7

Hot Springs, AR Scenic Byways


Things to do near Hot Springs, AR

Chamberlyne Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

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 ...

Reynolds Science Center Planetarium

Directions: Henderson State University Campus Tours of the planetarium, exhibits on stars and outer-space; classes, childr...

Dardanelle Rock

This large rock formation rises near the Arkansas River bank and was used as a lookout by Indians and Confederate soldiers....

Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Fishing, wildlife observation, photography, hunting, environmental education and interpretation, camping; designated ATV trai...