Hot Springs National Park surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs. The town built up around the hot springs with the result that the springs are now in the middle of the downtown area.
Did You Know?
In May 1862, Arkansas Governor Henry Massie Rector moved the state government to his hotel and bathhouse located on Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. That July, the government seat was moved further south to Old Washington for the remainder of the Civil War.