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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 went to the camp grounds and took the Gulpha Gorge Trail to the top of the east mountain. We walked a little ways to the two car pull outs to check out the views. We were there on a foggy morning a...  more »
  • This is a nice place to hike up to the tower and get some good pictures. The hikes are not long but it is a beautiful area. This is the part of the park that has some nature to it. 
  • Very winding road up the mountain, take it slow. Enter the drive from the center of the city at the end of Central Ave., on to Fountain St. Maps are available at the NPS Visitor Center in the Fordyce ...  more »