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Address: Big Bend National Park, TX
Description: These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited...
These hot springs were the first area of the National Park to be inhabited by homesteaders in 1909.
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Hot and Cool(to see)

Was cool to visit. Short walk from parking. Kids sat with feet in and enjoyed the hot water. To many people soaking in the water for us to get fully in however nice place to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Dan P
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Odessa, Texas
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Friendswood, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Another unique aspect of Big Bend that you would not expect. Enjoy the hike along the river and along the cliff. Enjoyed watching the Hot Spring participants.

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texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We did the short hike to the hot spring on a pleasant afternoon and found about 30 other people with the same idea. The spring was super crowded and no one was going any time soon. The rangers started to do parking restrictions when we were leaving so perhaps that would help with the overcrowding...or perhaps it's just going to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Follow a short and easy (safe for bad knees and hips) hike to the walled-in springs. IF you do not like dirt in your toes (not the sticky silt kind of dirt) or plant/dirt material swirling in your water, you will not like this place. In March the springs were flowing well enough to wash out the debris kicked up... More 

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

By all means do it. I thought it was a great experience. Felt like a kid again. What could be more fun than soaking in 105 degrees next to the Rio? I had my swimming suit along with me all the way from the northeast because I planned to get in the hot springs -- just to say I did... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Was cool to visit. Short walk from parking. Kids sat with feet in and enjoyed the hot water. To many people soaking in the water for us to get fully in however nice place to visit.

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Flint
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We spent two hours walking around in the Hot Springs area. Plenty to see and do. We enjoyed sitting in the warm springs on the Rio Grande. Bring a towel.

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The ruins of the former resort gave a gray adobe humanity to the are by the parking area and the walk to the rock paintings reminded us of how long man has been using this area. The silt is very sticky as you try to avoid the softest part of the trail.

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Austin, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The drive in was pretty cool... once there you see some of the old buildings and pretty rock formations. But, overall, the view is pretty much what you've been seeing all along the drive to the Rio Grande Village. There are prettier parts to the park than this.

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South Dakota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wander the trails, peek into the old structures of this historic resort and end your visit with a soak. Only the base of this historic spa building remains so you can look out on the river as you soak. Bring a towel and non slip shoes the stones are slick.

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San Antonio, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a collection of ruins from the early 1900s for the most part of a small hot springs-resort/ healing center. The hot springs (two on the American side and three on the Mexican side) function but they are nothing more than what is left of the century-old U.S. facility developed by the Langford (and Natividad) family. As such, the... More 

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