Hot Springs Mountain, Hot Springs

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Hot Springs Mountain Tower is a 65.8 metre (216-foot) high observation tower built of lattice steel on Hot Springs Mountain at Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. Construction began in 1982, and the structure was officially opened to the public on June 3, 1983.The tower is the third to be built on the mountain. In the nineteenth century, a 75-foot wooden observatory was constructed on the site. This tower was later struck by lightning and burned to the ground. In 1906, the wireless telegraph tower from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition was relocated to the mountain and renamed the Rix Tower; it stood for there 69 years, finally being torn down in 1975 due to instability.
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  • October 1, 2017
    The Bathuse Row area is of more interest, in my opinion. This is a pretty drive with a nice view and a good gift shop at the base of the tower. If you want to go up in the tower, it will cost you (abo...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Way to commercial m go to Colorado or mojo calinte first this place is just a tourist trap. You can't even get into the tower unless your forest service its just. A gift shop.  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    We were there with our son, daughter-n-law & 12 year old grand daughter. What a great place to visit. Beautiful area...$38 for 5 of us to ride to the top on an elevator. 360 degree view. What is not t...  more »

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Boasting 13 hotels on the National Register of Historic Places, Hot Springs features a number of accommodations that embrace the area's history and architecture. Set in the city's popular historic districts, these distinctive hotels have the added benefit of being within walking distance of many stores, restaurants, and bars. There's also plenty of choice for those who want to take full advantage of Hot Springs' natural surroundings. Hot Springs National Park and the Lake Hamilton area host a number of bed and breakfasts, cabins, campgrounds, and RV parks.
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