The Ozark Bathhouse on a sunny day with green grass and neatly trimmed hedges along the sidewalk in front of the building
Ozark Bathhouse, on historic Bathhouse Row

NPS Photo/Mitch Smith

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

The Park itself is deeply historic, with lots of places to explore. From Arlington Lawn to Whittington Park, adventures await you.

  • A couple sits on a park bench looking at the hot water cascade in the park.
    Arlington Lawn

    Arlington Lawn features a Hot Water Cascade and hasn't always been what it is today. Learn more about its fiery history.

  • An active scene in front of the Fordyce Bathhouse; people sitting ,walking, and looking joyous.
    Bathhouse Row

    Bathhouse Row is home to the Park's historic bathhouses. Learn about what is available in each of the bathhouses today.

  • The Mountain Tower at sunset with run rays shining through and around the structure.
    Hot Springs Mountain Tower

    View Hot Springs from atop the Mountain Tower. Learn more about the history of this Hot Springs icon.

  • An early morning view of Rick's pond with the historic stone bridge in the background.
    Stonebridge Area

    The Stonebridge Area features several historic items from the old Fordyce-Ricks estate. Learn more about the history of Lake Lillian.

  • Whittington Park trail meandering through large trees.
    Whittington Park

    Built in the 1890s, Whittington Park has undergone quite the change. Learn more about the park's history and transformation.

  • A woman and her dog crossing a creek
    Gulpha Gorge Campground

    Learn more about camping, picnicking, and swimming at Gulpha Gorge Campground


1921 - 2021 Video Series

Embark on a journey with Superintendent Laura Miller and Museum Curator Tom Hill as they explore what has changed in the park in the last 100 years.
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1 minute, 23 seconds

This is the audio described introduction to the 1921-2021 video series, which will take viewers on a tour of Bathhouse Row to explore what has changed (and what hasn't) in the last 100 years in Hot Springs National Park.


Last updated: April 15, 2021

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