Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park is a unique combination of urban and natural landscapes. The park’s namesake, the hot springs, are only located in the downtown area called Bathhouse Row in the heart of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Built in early 1900’s, the Bath House Row was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. You can still take a traditional bath in several of the bathhouses.

While most famous for the hot springs, the national park offers many other activities. You can choose to hike the over 26 miles of trails or camp near Gulpha Creek. On your hikes you can view the oak/hickory forests and may even come across a cold natural spring. If you’d rather stay closer to town, you can stroll the historic district and enjoy drinking from the water fountains that are fed by the natural springs. Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities, Hot Springs National Park will not disappoint.

—Alissa McMahon

Did You Know?

Although Hot Springs Reservation was initially created by an act of the United States Congress on April 20, 1832, the area was not designated a national park until March 4, 1921. Yellowstone, established in 1872, is the nation's first official national park.

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Robert S

July 11, 2014

We recently visited with in-laws in Little Rock and decided to spend a day at Hot Springs. I have always wanted to go there and was amazed. Hot Springs is so relaxing and esthetically pleasing. The "bath house" tour was an interesting trip into our past, our history. The guides personal experiences through relatives who worked at the bath house over the years made it just that much more interesting. Next time, we will spend several days there, I assure you.

reyna

May 7, 2014

i really liked this article and i thought that it had alot of valuble information.

lovegirl

February 27, 2014

im from arkansas and its amazing there in hot springs i love it there.

T

November 17, 2013

What is the traditional bath?

Miss.Vengeance

October 28, 2013

I'm from Arkansas. It is very beautiful. Y'all should visit it sometime(:

Nic

October 18, 2013

The slideshows are great but I would like to a couple beautiful pictures of the parks when you are looking them up without having to go to the slideshow. Pictures sell and lure people to visit. Example: look up Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas and you will see one boring picture having nothing to do with nature

Darby

May 15, 2013

This park seems interesting. But put some more interesting facts on your website

Bhupi

December 22, 2012

interesting?

Bob

November 14, 2012

Ditto Billy.

billy

February 29, 2012

i like this website

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