Hot springs in the middle of town?

Water. That's what first attracted people, and they have been coming here ever since to use these soothing thermal waters to heal and relax. Rich and poor alike came for the baths, and a thriving city built up around the hot springs. Together nicknamed "The American Spa," Hot Springs National Park today surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Come discover it for yourself.

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Getting in the hot spring water, old style

For 100 years, Buckstaff Baths has been providing the traditional tub baths for visitors. Step back in time to experience relaxation and pampering.

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Getting into the water, new style

A modern day spa atmosphere awaits you at the Quapaw Baths and Spa. Soak in pools with the hot spring water or use private baths. Ages 14 and up.

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Healthy Parks Healthy People

"Take a hike and call me in the morning." Read more about partnerships at Hot Springs National Park to enhance public health.

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Trading Cards for Kids

Kids, find out how to get your trading cards featuring civil rights stories of Hot Springs National Park.

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Park Partners provide services in the park

Buckstaff Baths, Quapaw Baths and Spa, and the Hot Springs Mountain Tower are park partners.

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Park Camping

Hot Springs National Park has only one campground, Gulpha Gorge. Click here for more information.

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