Best Hot Springs, AR Attractions

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    9. Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

    Fans of thoroughbred horse racing wait in anticipation every year for the Mid-January opening of another exciting season at Oaklawn Park. Live racing, great food and the lure of picking a winner have attracted...

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    8. Garvan Woodland Gardens

    Verna Cook Garvan had a vision when she donated her 200+ acre peninsula on Lake Hamilton to the University of Arkansas with instructions to continue her decades of work. They did, and Garvin Woodland Gardens has...

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    7. Mid-America Science Museum

    A 57,000 sq. ft. facility full of wonder and amazement awaits inquiring minds at Mid-America Science Museum. Dedicated by then Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton in 1979, the museum employs a hands-on approach with...

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    6. Gangster Museum of America

    Hot Springs' newest attraction, the Gangster Museum of America, memorializes the city's role in the Gangster era of the early 20th century. Filled with artifacts like old slot machines and the original roulette wheel...

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    5. Hot Springs Mountain Tower

    The view is great from up here! Hot Springs Mountain Tower is actually located within the National Park, but its iconic status deserves recognition as a stand alone attraction. Many fatiqued travelers have pointed...

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    4. Hot Springs National Park

    Hot Springs National Park's hot thermal springs and the mountains that bear them were set aside as a Federal Reserve in 1832. The therapeutic waters drew many famous visitors over the years, including a "Who's Who"...

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    3. Magic Springs

    Thrill seekers will tell you it's the exciting rides, water lovers vote for the wave pool and music fans cheer for the great live concerts. Actually, all of the above combine to make Magic Springs one well-rounded...

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    2. National Park Duck Tours

    A decidedly unique attraction, National Park Duck Tours is a "must do" activity for a complete Hot Springs experience. Simply known as "Riding the Ducks," the tour begins in Historic Downtown Hot Springs and includes...

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Local Expert Attraction Recommendations

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About Hot Springs, AR Attractions

Hot Springs is home to "America's Spa," Hot Springs National Park. Explore the park's historic district and hiking park trails, and be sure to include a relaxing appointment at the Hot Springs spa itself. Take advantage of Hot Springs attractions and those in the Ouachita Mountains area, both indoors and out. From a simple picnic or afternoon retreat to a technical hike, a round of golf, or even an afternoon of watches horse racing at Oaklawn Park race track, there are plenty of Hot Springs activities to keep you busy.

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