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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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  • We drove up the mountain after touring downtown Hot Springs all afternoon, hoping to see a nice sunset from the top. The road is nicely paved, though I was a little freaked out at how narrow and curvy...  more »
  • The drive up to the tower was awesome. Be sure and take all the loops. The view from the top of the tower was great. The wind was blowing a gale. Reading the history was informational. They also give ...  more »
  • The drive to the tower and stopping at the lookout is worth doing. The trip up the tower is not. Overpriced for what it is. Gift shop is too pricy for same reason.  more »