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Hot Springs

Trip Planner USA  /  Arkansas  /  Hot Springs
(3.7/5 based on 11,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, spas, nature

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name. The park's thermal springs (which lack the traditional sulfur odor typically associated with natural hot springs), and their reputed healing properties have attracted people to the area for hundreds of years. The Bathhouse Row district is a main tourist attraction in town, paying homage to the area's heritage and featuring architecture in Neoclassical and Renaissance-revival styles. The city of over 35,000 residents encompasses four historic districts and features sites from President Bill Clinton's childhood. Use our United States trip builder to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Hot Springs.
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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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