• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Indoor Activities

Visit the park Visitor Center and Museum inside the Fordyce Bathhouse, located at the midpoint of Bathhouse Row on Central Avenue. See exhibits, watch park movies, and take a tour of the elegant Edwardian Era bathhouse. Also visit the Bathhouse Row Emporium--the park store--inside the Lamar Bathhouse toward the southern end of Bathhouse Row near the intersection of Central Avenue and Reserve Street. Shop for souvenirs and taste the hot spring water. Both facilities are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The Bathhouse Row Emporium also stays open late for Gallery Walk on the first Friday of every month.

 
Smiling woman in ceramic tub with water; woman is draped with a white towel

Enjoy a relaxing bath the same way visitors to Hot Springs did 50 years ago.

Courtesy of Buckstaff Baths

Take a traditional bath at the Buckstaff Baths, a park concessioner since 1912. This experience with individual tubs was patterned after European spas in the early 1900s. Children eleven years old and up may have a traditional bath here.

 
Interior shot of long narrow pool from one end, with terra cotta colored floor tile on left and stained and clear glass skylight above on right.

Quapaw Baths and Spa offers pools with water from the hot springs.

NPS photo

Soak in pools with the hot spring water or have a modern day spa experience at the Quapaw Baths and Spa. Children 14 and older may use the spa pools. Read more about it.

 
Color photo of steel tower, looking from driveway below tower, spring season with trees half leafed out.

Hot Springs Mountain has had a lookout tower since at least 1877. This is the third tower to stand near this location and still gives a great view of the surrounding mountains.

Hot Springs National Park

Visit the Hot Springs Mountain Tower
Park Concession
Located on Hot Springs Mountain Drive, the 216 foot tall tower overlooks 140 miles of the beautiful Ouachita Mountains. A gift shop on the ground level offers a variety of souvenirs. For more information, visit their website.

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