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Hot Springs Mountain, Hot Springs

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Observation Deck Mountain
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 and saw a mama deer with twins, beautiful views and hiking trail opportunities. We stopped at a couple of the scenic overlooks and watching the deer. We also stopped at the Gu...  more »
  • Loved the view. We went up the mountain right after we arrived. Twisty road but worth the it to see the view. Meet a traveler that had binoculars so could see to the race tracks.  more »
  • This road winds up and around to the top of Hot Springs. The views are nice at the look outs. There is a tower that you can go up, but there is a cost of $8. The drive is free! Even if you don't go up...  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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