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Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

5200 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-525-4438
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Ranked #12 of 25 activities in Hot Springs
Type: Tours
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Benton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Bell of Hot Springs was a beautiful relaxing tour of one of the many beautiful lakes in the Hot Springs area. We took the Lunch Cruise, although a meal does not have to be purchased. I had the chef salad my husband had the wrap. the food was not bad but, you should know that they do have a small... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

July 2014, Like several of the reviews I have read, the time on the water was very nice but skip the dinner. I had the ribs, 4 in the slab, all I could eat was 2. Worst ribs I have ever had.

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My best friend and I went on this for the lunch time cruise. The food was what you'd expect but wasn't nasty. Then we went upstairs to get a seat after eating. We had a great time looking at all the houses and listening to the guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is how it was for us, I have read some awful reviews about this Riverboat. First of all, this isn't The Hampton's, it's Hot Springs Arkansas. Yes, it's a little dated. But my husband and I had a wonderful time. Yes, there is only a few bathrooms, so what your on a riverboat not a yacht. The parking lot... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Arrival time 8pm. Our seats were next to the bar. So the tune we heard during our arrival after being seated was the sound of the blender; the gruff senior bartender Matt, telling/yelling the young bar 'intern' how to make drinks, and my favorite was the rendition of the elder bartenter yelling to a customer 4 booths back, ' are... More

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Longview, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice and quiet cruise. Narrated scenery and history of area was very interesting. Facilities are worn and tired, but adequate. Price was reasonable. Did sight-seeing cruise only, and bought sandwiches from the attached Gilligan's cafe, sandwiches were good. Snacks available on the cruise as well. Glad we did it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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50 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took a dinner cruise on the Belle of Hot Springs for a wedding celebration. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. From a customer service perspective I'd give the staff a 5 out of 5. The boat was very very outdated and really needs to be renovated in my opinion. It felt very dirty to me. They had two... More

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Tyler, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My 87 y/o mother and I decided to take the afternoon 75 minute cruise while vacationing in Hot Springs. I called in advance for pricing and to inquire about the ease of boarding, explaining that mom was 87 and had to use a walker. I was assured that was not a problem and she would "absolutely be able to walk... More

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Cleveland, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The ride was the best part of this attraction. We went as a group, the staff was overwhelmingly hospitable with all of us. I ordered the baked chicken and it was ok for a boat ride meal, overpriced though. If not for the wonderful staff and enjoyable ride (I like the way they announce over the speakers many of the... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A gentle way to spend an hour. The Captain gave a nice description of the homes, geography & history of the area. Did not take the meal, & the only complaint might be the lack of at least a partial canopy on the top deck to shade you from the worse of the afternoon sun.

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