12 days in Murfreesboro, Hot Springs & Horseshoe Bend Itinerary

12 days in Murfreesboro, Hot Springs & Horseshoe Bend Itinerary

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Murfreesboro
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
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Horseshoe Bend
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Murfreesboro

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Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 4th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Greeson, see the interesting displays at Ka Do Ha Indian Village, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hawkins General Store, then identify plant and animal life at Albert Pike Recreation Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cossatot River State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Murfreesboro online tour planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Murfreesboro. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Specialty Museum
Ka Do Ha Indian Village
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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hot Springs Mountain, then admire the striking features of Medical Arts Building, then admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, then hike along Grand Promenade, then identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dapper & Debonaire.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Hot Springs are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas
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Grand Promenade
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Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend is a city in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp counties in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Gulf State Park and Lake Charles State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Mammoth Spring State Park and Powhatan Historic State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Horseshoe Bend: Pocahontas (Eddie Mae Herron Center, Davidsonville Historic State Park, &more), Star Falls Lookout (in Cherokee Village) and Greer Spring (in Alton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Lake, get great views at City Rock Bluff, walk around Beatles Park, and get outside with Griffin Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Horseshoe Bend trip planner.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Horseshoe Bend in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Greer Spring
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