Hot Springs, AR is famous for the natural springs the city is named for. The springs, which heat up to a steamy 147 degrees Fahrenheit, offer medicinal and relaxation benefits. You will also find plenty of natural beauty, as well as theater, entertainment and family fun. Reserve one of these Hot Springs, Arkansas hotels for a relaxing getaway.
Choice Hotels has properties throughout Hot Springs, so settle in and then visit these exciting attractions:
The Garvan Woodland Gardens is the official botanical garden of the University of Arkansas. The 210-acre gardens offer more than five miles of hiking trails, a Children's Adventure Garden, a Japanese garden and plenty of waterfalls and hidden bridges and structures ready to be explored. Special events—including a holiday light display—are set here throughout the year.
If you like your outdoor fun to be more "rustic," Ouachita National Forest might be the right spot for you. Start with one of the many hiking, horseback riding or biking trails. There are plenty of opportunities for bird watching, and you can even stay the night at one of several campsites scattered throughout the area.
Lake Ouachita is another great outdoor destination, especially in the hot days of summer. Aside from swimming and boating, the lake is also popular with scuba divers.
For more family fun, visit Pirate's Cove, the only mini-golf adventure in Hot Springs. Try it during the day if you are visiting with family, or head over at night, when the course becomes popular with adults. Food and a resting area are also available here for when you need a break.
Do not miss the Maxwell Blade Theater of Magic, which offers comedy and magic shows. The 90-minute shows are interactive and include classical card tricks and magic, along with clever acting and fun suitable for all ages.
Later, take in the Mid-America Science Museum, which features more than 100 hands-on science-related exhibits. The museum itself is a series of buildings connected by glass catwalks and bridges.
After a long day of trekking through town, rest up in one of the many hotels in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Then, get ready for another day of fun.
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