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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Places

Quapaw Bathhouse, Hot Springs National Park

Quapaw Bathhouse, on historic Bathhouse Row

Hot Springs National Park is a 5,500-acre area in Hot Springs, Arkansas, that preserves geothermal spring water and resources related to therapeutic bathing, and parklands that provide opportunities for public health and wellness activities. The park preserves and protects many historic structures, cultural landscapes, and natural settings.

Did You Know?

copy of lithograph from a publication showing the valley of the hot springs with Hot Springs Creek on the right and two men in the foregroun

Hot Springs Reservation, the first designation of Hot Springs National Park, was set aside by Congress in 1832. This makes Hot Springs National Park the oldest unit in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park.