7 Best Things To Do In Hot Springs, Arkansas

Visit Hot Springs National Park

This small town is located next to the nation’s oldest and smallest national park, though those monikers belie the big fun that can be found here.

Stroll Bathhouse Row

In addition to its forested acres, Hot Springs National Park is home to Bathhouse Row, a collection of eight bathhouses along a magnolia-shaded sidewalk.

Stay In A Historic Property

Hale Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row in the national park is now a hotel. Suites at Hotel Hale have huge soaking tubs filled with the park's thermal water.

Thermal Spring Waters

you’ll find Superior Bathhouse Brewery, where founder Rose Schweikhart and her team brew beer using the park’s thermal spring waters.

Garvan Woodland Gardens

 Forested botanical park Garvan Woodland Gardens is 210 acres around Lake Hamilton. The gardens feature the stunning Anthony Chapel, sculptures, and walking routes.

Hiking And Biking Trails

Mapped hiking trails criss-cross Hot Springs National Park and are well worth an afternoon trek. Many can be accessed in and around Bathhouse Row.

Eat beloved barbecue

Ask anyone about the best barbecue in Arkansas, and they’ll point you to McClard's Bar-B-Q Restaurant, which is located in Hot Springs.

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