Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs
Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs - Address, Phone Number
Address: Hot Springs, AR 71901, USA
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs
One of the biggest parks in Hot Springs, this national park is a popular destination among travellers to visit. Surrounding by nature and greenery, the park provides many opportunities to its visitors to enjoy a lot of activities. A hub of natural springs filled with great medicinal properties, is what had made this place so popular among folks since last 200 years. Accommodating the famous Bathhouse Row in its heart, the place is where people often flock to loosen up and relax. The Bathhouse Row has around 8 vintage bathhouse including the most popular Fordyce Bathhouse Museum which is renowned to house some of the very unique artefacts and informative exhibits. Alongside that, there are other similar themed buildings such Bathhouse Winery with some of the finest native wines in the country. Not to forget the half-mile Grand Promenade which when you walk on it, provides a very thorough view of the city and surroundings. There are numerous trails around the bathhouse making it a perfect place to go for hiking, and biking as well.
Hot Springs National Park Information
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Hot Springs National Park Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Hot Springs National Park Opening and Closing Hours
Fordyce Bathhouse Museum and Visitor Center:
- Open everyday from 9am to 5pm.
- The park film stops playing at 4:30pm.
- The upper floors closes at 4:45pm.
- Closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year.
Roads and Trails:
- Open everyday from sunrise to 10pm.
- Roads to west mountain and hot springs closes at 10pm.
- All trails closes at 10pm.
How To reach Hot Springs National Park by Public Transport
- By Taxi
- By Car
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Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs Reviews - Write a Review
Was on my list. I understand the history and all of this place. But for me it is not a national park. It is more a national historic monument or something. The fact that it is the oldest park currently in the national park system is impressive. I always thought it was Yellowstone. If you are in the area you should definitely stop by but I would not recommend to go there especially for the national park. There are a few trails and a small scenic drive but it is short. The city is nice tho. I liked the visitor center and the three floors dedicated to the story of the bathhouse. It explains everything and you can see how it was back then in those bathhouses. It is also free.
Nice park in the northern edge of town. It has Bathhouse Row, which includes the visitor's center and museum, a bookstore, and functional bathhouses. There's also plenty of hiking trails up the mountain, and an observation tower. This park caters to both nature lovers and history bluffs (and bathers, of course). You can also bring a container and fill it up with spring water from a few water kiosks around the park. We loved our visit to this park.
Beautiful foliage in the fall. The quaint town nestled in the park has a rich history--from the springs being place of healing for Native American tribes to meet in peace, to being a hideout for Al Capone. The park is a good mix for families rather than avid backpackers and hikers. It has easy hikes / paved walkways for those who are just satisfied with a taste of nature before they hit the bath houses.
I have only seen a small portion but from what I have seen it is awesome. Looking down over the city and the mountains is relaxing. You can see some trails through the trees. I would like to go back and hike those trails one day. Definitely will be back.
It's kind of strange to have a national park in a downtown area but it was very interesting. You can see where the elite came and experienced all kinds of bizarre health regimens. There are hot springs bubbling up around town. Very hot! We were also able to see some of the first change in Fall colors.