Hot Springs National Park is the only national park that protects a unique combination of lithology, geologic structure and water sources that produce the only non-volcanic geothermal springs of such a high quality (e.g., temperature, taste, color, and odor) in the United States. This national park, first designated as a reservation by Congress in 1832, is the only unit of the National Park Service mandated to give away its primary natural resource, the geothermal water, to the general public in both an unending and unaltered state. Bathhouse Row within the park contains the largest collection of early 20th century bathhouses in the country.Before you head to Hot Springs, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hot Springs online tour itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Hot Springs has to offer, including Hot Springs National Park.
Hot Springs National Park Reviews
Touring the entire NP Visitor Center museum transported us back one hundred years to see historic tubs, showers, changing rooms, strange spa contraptions, and primitive gym equipment. We learned so... more »
Awesome renovation there. They have a front restaurant by check in area and nice dining in the rear. Had dinner there last night and it was as good as it gets! And, besides that, the water they... more »
Hot springs is a great place to visit for the outdoor enthusiast. It's a small southern town about an hour away from the Little Rock airport. Good restaurants, great lakes, and wonderful trails including mountain and road bike trails. More golf courses in the area than I could list. Downtown hot springs is fun and vibrant and has fine dining restaurants, boutique stores and great parks (very walkable). It also has wonderful architecture including bath houses that are on national Park land. Perfect place for a weekend or three day getaway.
It's a nice look back in time and the natural hot water is pretty cool.I was disappointed that there was not more streams or creeks that had hot water. In my mind I thought I would see this but I'm pretty sure there was no big natural hot streams or creeks at all. Definitely something to see if you get a chance. But I hope your not expecting a high energy fun town. If so, your time and money might be better spent somewhere. Again, great place to put on your bucket list but do your homework so you don't expect to much.
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