12 days in Hamilton & Hot Springs Itinerary

12 days in Hamilton & Hot Springs Itinerary

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12 days in Hamilton & Hot Springs Itinerary

Start: Hamilton
— 8 nights
Drive:  7​h
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Hamilton


Hamilton ©
Hamilton is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, United States. Get some historical perspective at Squirrel Cage Jail and Adam-ondi-Ahman. Head to Missouri Star Quilt Company and Jamesport Mercantilefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Hamilton with an excursion to Crowder State Park in Trenton--about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at J. C. Penney Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamilton road trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. On the 28th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hamilton

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Jamesport Mercantile, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Squirrel Cage Jail, Crowder State Park
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Missouri Star Quilt Company ©
Missouri Star Quilt Company
Squirrel Cage Jail ©
Squirrel Cage Jail
J. C. Penney Museum ©
J. C. Penney Museum

Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Shop till you drop at Butler Center Retail Gallery and Artists' Workshop Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center). Explore Hot Springs' surroundings by going to Little Rock (Esse Purse Museum & William J. Clinton Presidential Library). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hot Springs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamilton to Hot Springs takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Little Rock
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Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)