Hot Springs National Park has a rich cultural past. It stands as an icon for healing and a tribute to the “American Spa” of the 20th century. The grand architecture of our nine historic bathhouses is equally matched by the natural curiosities that have been drawing people here for hundreds of years. The ancient thermal springs, mountain views, incredible geology, forested hikes, and abundant creeks – all in the middle of town – make Hot Springs National Park a unique and beautiful destination.
Be sure to come by the Fordyce Bathhouse Museum and Visitor Center to talk with a ranger and for a glimpse into the grandeur of this special place.
We hope that you enjoy your time at Hot Springs National Park!
ExploreThere are many ways to explore Hot Springs National Park. These are a few of the most popular ways to experience the Park and make your visit memorable.
Experience the Water
Learn about the various ways that you can experience the thermal springs in the Park.
With 26 miles of hiking trails in the Park, you can find great views, beautiful forest scenery, and feel like you're not in the City.
LearnEnrich your visit to Hot Springs by becoming a junior ranger, going on a guided tour, or participating in a ranger program.
Become a Junior Ranger
Explore! Learn! Protect! Become a Junior Ranger at Hot Springs National Park.
RelaxLooking for a quieter experience? Hot Springs offers ways to slow down and reconnect with yourself and nature.
Gulpha Gorge Campground
Learn more about camping, picnicking, and swimming at Gulpha Gorge Campground
Scenic Drives & Overlooks
Take a drive up West and North Mountains for some scenic views of the Park.
Need some ideas? Short on time? See our recommendations below.
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Last updated: April 15, 2021