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Hot Springs National Park

Escape into secluded woodland and breathe in the scent of mineral-enriched water that bubbles from the ground in America’s original spa district. 

Stroll through pine forests and see steaming water flowing from rocky sources in Hot Springs National Park. Dip your feet in a stream to feel the liquid’s mystical healing powers or fully immerse yourself at a luxurious bath house. 

Make your way through forest near the city of Hot Springs to discover hiking trails that twist and turn through more than 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of park land. Hawks and kestrels glide through the clear skies above the mixture of pine, oak and hickory. Set off to find one of the park’s famous springs where 143˚F (62˚C) water seeps into trickling streams. Feel this natural phenomenon for yourself and bring a bottle in order to collect a unique souvenir. 

Before you leave the forest behind, take a trip to the mountain tower, a 10-minute drive northeast of the visitor center. From this 216-foot-high (65-meter) lookout, gaze for miles across the forest canopy all the way to Lake Ouachita to the west. On your way out, stop at the gift shop on the ground level of the tower. 

After a morning in the wilderness, return to the bustling city and check out the park visitor center located right in the old Fordyce Bathhouse. Find out more about the region’s intriguing history and look inside an Edwardian-period bathhouse. 

No trip to Hot Springs would be complete without a visit to one of the modern spas. Simply put your feet up and relax in a bath of the area’s famous water, taken straight from the ground. 

Hot Springs National Park was established as a national reservation in 1832. The park surrounds historic Bathhouse Row buildings developed as bathhouses as early as 1912. The park itself is free, but bathing and camping have fees. The woodland paths are open for use year-round. Get information from the visitor center in the city. 

From hiking rugged terrain to exploring caves to relaxing in natural hot springs, U.S. national parks offer affordable adventure for all types of travelers. Enjoy your trip to the urban and woodland areas of Hot Springs National Park. 


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Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa $97
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
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Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa

Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa

239 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR
     
    3.8 of 5
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    I liked the security, location, history, and staff.

    The Hotel Hot Springs $109
    Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019
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    The Hotel Hot Springs

    The Hotel Hot Springs

    305 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR
       
      4.2 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      I found it to be a very friendly place to stay. The staff was helpful . Provide information about the area places to visit.

      Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa $147
      Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
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      Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa

      Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs Hotel & Spa

      400 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR
         
        4.5 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Everything and everyone was great. My wife fell ill so we had to cancel the rest of our trip and the afternoon snacks and street tacos sold in the lobby came in handy because she was not well enough to get out. We enjoyed staying here.

        The Waters, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member $135
        Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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        The Waters, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

        The Waters, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member

        340 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR
           
          4.7 of 5
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Loved the old time dr office feel and the original tile work.

          Gold-Inn Hot Springs $88
          Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
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          Gold-Inn Hot Springs

          Gold-Inn Hot Springs

          741 Park Avenue, Hot Springs, AR
             
            4.4 of 5
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The rooms are very unique, all updated with nice finishes. The grounds are lovely. Some units have porches, and almost all have chairs to sit in out front. Lovely atmosphere!

            The Springs Hotel and Spa $85
            Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019
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            The Springs Hotel and Spa

            The Springs Hotel and Spa

            135 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR
               
              3.0 of 5
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The staff was amazing!! I didn't mind the construction.. except at 7:00am!

              The Happy Hollow $80
              Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
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              The Happy Hollow

              The Happy Hollow

              231 Fountain Street, Hot Springs, AR
                 
                4.2 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Really cute and extremely convenient. Not really impressed with the Bing door bell instead of the office being staffed. The only reason the room didn’t get excellent all the way around is It needed a microwave and there was an issue with the AC that was taken care of the next day instead of giving ...

                Secluded Charming Home on Wooded Hill in Historic District
                Reviewed on Feb 10, 2019
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                Secluded Charming Home on Wooded Hill in Historic District

                Secluded Charming Home on Wooded Hill in Historic District

                Hot Springs, Arkansas
                   
                  4.8 of 5
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                  What a lovely home! Well appointed with anything you could need and super clean. The bed slept amazing too. This home is perfect for a small family or two couples offering two separate bedrooms. We loved the quietness and privacy of our stay. We highly recommend!