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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  • Great drive in and love the winding roads among the trees. The wasps on the south side of the tower make it tricky though.  more »
  • I used to live about 90 miles from Hot Springs and loved to come here on weekends. I moved here several years ago and love it. Lots of shopping, restaraunts, activities. Need to visit and see historic...  more »
  • Pretty drive up to the tower. Great view of the city. Gift shop at bottom of the tower. Very windy on the 3rd floor the day we visited.  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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