Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs National Park is one inviting destination. Located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the park is home to baths and spas with incredible thermal waters that can reach over 140 degrees, an array of scenic hiking trails, a wealth of historic sites featuring superb architecture, and a fascinating collection of art galleries and antique shops.
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Native Americans took to the thermal waters of Hot Springs, Arkansas for centuries. In 1832, the United States Congress turned the natural hot springs site into a federal reservation and, in the process, created Hot Springs National Park, the first federally protected area in America's national park system. For more than a century, visitors from around the globe came to Hot Springs to soak in its healing thermal waters. You can learn all about this amazing place by checking out the restored historic Fordyce Bathhouse, which is now a museum and visitors center. For more information, visit www.hotsprings.org
Baths & Spas.
While modern medicine has taken over what many thought the springs could do, people still make the pilgrimage to this soothing site. There are many Hot Springs spa salons you can visit whose main focus is to help you relax and rejuvenate. Refreshment of another kind comes from the cool mineral water that also flows from these springs. It's not uncommon to see folks stop their cars, get out, and fill up their bottles with this truly natural beverage. For more information, visit www.hotsprings.org
Be prepared to be impressed with some of the classic buildings that dot downtown Hot Springs. Built in 1887, the Hotel Hay is the oldest hotel in the Central Avenue Historic District. A perfect example of the Classical Revival style, the National headquarters for Mountain Valley Spring Water was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its dedication to preserving America's architectural heritage. The Medical Arts Building is a gorgeous 16-story Art Deco structure. In 1929, it was the tallest building in Arkansas. It retained that title until 1960 when the Tower Building was constructed. For more information, visit www.hotsprings.org
There are innumerable trails in Hot Springs National Park. All of them provide fantastic views, especially of the mountains that envelope Hot Springs. Part of the Ouachita range, these mountains are some of America's oldest and most scenic. Serious hikers, nature lovers, and everyone in between will bowled over by the bountiful beauty that Hot Springs offers. For more information, visit www.hotsprings.org
Hot Springs is a shopper's paradise. Quaint shops sell handmade gifts of all shapes and sizes. Art galleries offer original pieces by acclaimed Hot Springs sculptors and painters. Antique shops feature one-of-a-kind collectibles. Rock shops feature mystical geological wonders taken right from Hot Springs soil. And the outlet mall is a great place to snag great deals on name-brand clothing and accessories. For more information, visit www.hotsprings.org