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    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Things To Do

Hot Springs National Park has natural areas, historic buildings and cultural landscapes. You can:

-Tour the park visitor center in the historic Fordyce Bathhouse
-Stroll by the eight historic bathhouses and the Grand Promenade, located within Bathhouse Row National Historic Landmark District
-Hike some of the park's 26 miles of trails
-Drive scenic mountain roads--Hot Springs and North Mountain Drives and West Mountain Drive
-Picnic on the mountains or by Gulpha Creek
-Camp at Gulpha Gorge Campground
-Take a bath!

Did You Know?

black and white photo of Rector's bathhouse, a small one story frame building near the edge of Hot Springs Creek

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.