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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

Lake Catherine State Park

Food Service/Picnic Area Available # of Units/Rooms: 17 On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Lake Catherine Recreation Directions: From I-30: take Exit #97, then go 12 miles north on Ark. 171. From Hot Springs: U.S. 270 East to Carpenter Dam Road, south on Carpenter Dam Road, east on Ark. 290

Hot Springs, AR State Parks

Hot Springs Trolleys/Transportation Depot

This restored train depot is the hub for trolleys that transport visitors through the city's historic downtown; sandwich shop; farmers'

Hot Springs, AR Tours

Oaklawn Park

Finest thoroughbred racing from late January to mid April capped off by the Racing Festival of the South. Largest horse racing operation outside New York and California. Featuring simulcast racing from Triple Crown Races, Breeder's Cup, Louisiana Downs and Saratoga. GROUPS:

Hot Springs, AR Parks

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

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge

A birdwatcher's paradise, this refuge is home at different times of the year to Canada geese and several species of ducks, ba...

Hot Springs Golf & Country Club -Majestic

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Ouachita National Forest

Established in 1907, the South's oldest and one of the largest (1.6 million acres) national forest. Recreation areas such as ...

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7 runs from the Louisiana border to the Missouri border, passing through...

Turkey Track Park

Bluegrass and gospel music, jamming session, arts, crafts, food vendors, hog roast, potluck supper; feature several bands, gu...