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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

A 1,940-acre residential and recreational lake known for its excellent bass and crappie fishing;

Hot Springs, AR Recreation Areas

Mid-America Science Museum

Over 100 hands-on exhibits focusing on energy, matter, life and perception; perfect for any age group;

Hot Springs, AR Museums

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

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

Lake Catherine

A 1,940-acre residential and recreational lake known for its excellent bass and crappie fishing; formed by Carpenter and Remm...

Hot Springs Confederate Monument

Directions: Landmark Plaza...

Nashville Country Club

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

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 ...

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails

Directions: From U.S. 71 at Mena, take Ark. 8 east for one mile to Ark 375; turn onto Ark. 375 and go for eight miles; trail ...