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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

Superlift Off Road Vehicle Park

Directions: The park is just five miles from downtown Hot Springs. Take Magic Springs Exit on Hwy. 70 and drive North on Mill Creek Road. The Superlift ORV Park is located approximately 3.2 miles on Mill Creek Road North, right past Panther Valley Ranch. 1254

Hot Springs, AR Recreation Areas

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

Ouachita National Forest

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

Hot Springs, AR National Forests

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

Things to do near Hot Springs, AR

Bay Ridge Boat & Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Outdoor Adventure Tours

Provide specialty tours; picnics of breakfasts, lunches or dinners; shuttle service to Little Rock National Airport; shuttle ...

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Food Service/Picnic Area Available # of Units/Rooms: 38 Non-Smoking Rooms Available Restaurant on site/nearby Recreation ...

Lake Hinkle

A 960-acre lake known for its diverse fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, crappie, catfish; boating....