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#1 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Garvan Woodland Gardens, the University of Arkansas' 210 acre botanical garden, is one of eight public, woodland gardens in... more » Owner description: Garvan Woodland Gardens, the University of Arkansas' 210 acre botanical garden, is one of eight public, woodland gardens in the country and the only one located on a body of water. The Asian garden is ranked as the fifth best in North America, and in 2012 Garvan Woodland Gardens was named as one of the Top Five Most Spectacular Gardens In America. Over five miles of trails, unique bridges, waterfalls, a Children's Adventure Garden, and architectural wonder Anthony Chapel wedding complex are some of the highlights. View brilliant blooms year-round and one of the state's most elaborate outdoor holiday lights displays with over 4 million lights from mid-November through December; special night time hours. Open every day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and under. Golf cart rides available on a first come first served basis for additional $10 per person. Chipmunk Cafe open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily. Pet friendly and many ADA accessible trails. « less
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#2 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: The only place for Pirate Adventure in Hot Springs! Enter the world of 18th Century Buccaneers, putt your way through... more » Owner description: The only place for Pirate Adventure in Hot Springs! Enter the world of 18th Century Buccaneers, putt your way through mountain caves, over footbridges and under cascading waterfalls! Come and see why this facility's elaborate theming, manicured landscaping, delicately carved rock work and meticulously clean grounds earned it the Hot Springs, AR "City Beautification Award". Test your luck, mates, on the Captain's Course or the bold Blackbeard's Challenge Course. Discover the fun! « less
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#3 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Bodies of Water
The largest lake in Arkansas covers 48,300 acres.
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#4 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Theaters
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#5 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Once one of the bathhouses on Bathhouse Row, this building has been renovated and now serves as the visitors center.
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#6 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: National Parks; Forests
This huge forest consists of 1.7 million acres of mountainous terrain in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
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#7 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The oldest and finest theatre in Hot Springs. This beautifully remodeled venue has been beautifully transformed into one of... more » Owner description: The oldest and finest theatre in Hot Springs. This beautifully remodeled venue has been beautifully transformed into one of Arkansas' only year 'round Dinner Theatres. Strategically located in the heart of historic downtown Hot Springs and adjacent to the visitor center, it is within walking distance of all the major downtown hotels. The theatre features plays though out the year and occasionally brings in Branson music acts between performances. A 5 Star experience venue for a great night of entertainment and dining pleasure. Who has been on our stage just in April« less
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#8 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Mountains
Great views can be had from the observation tower atop this mountain.
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#9 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Trails
Half-mile trail between Bathhouse Row and the nearby mountains.
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#10 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
A collection of historic bathhouses where people flocked in the early 20th century for therapeutic hot springs baths.
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#11 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Sports Complexes
A full service 7 line zip line course including hiking between zips.
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#12 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Spas; Historic Sites
The only working bathhouse left on "Bathhouse Row," a popular hot springs bathing area in the 1920s.
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#13 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
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#14 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the... more » Owner description: The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs. The Museum also serves as a premier tourism attraction in Arkansas. he purpose of Mid-America Science Museum is to explain scientific knowledge and concepts to the public through interactive exhibits, activities, workshops, and educational programs. The Museum seeks to stimulate a lifelong interest in science, spark curiosity, reshape attitudes and stir the imagination. Our goal is informal science education that encourages learning in ways not ordinarily found in the workplace, classroom, or home. To achieve this purpose, the Museum will maintain the highest standards in providing quality exhibits, programs and services for students, citizens and visitors to Arkansas. « less
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#15 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: State Parks
Offers good hikes, but it can be humid.
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#16 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
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#17 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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#18 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Horse Tracks
An unusual feature to see in a National Park is this world-class horseracing track.
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#19 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: First class family fun at Hot Springs newest miniature golf course. Volcano Falls mini-golf is sure to be your greatest... more » Owner description: First class family fun at Hot Springs newest miniature golf course. Volcano Falls mini-golf is sure to be your greatest tropical golfing experience with nearly 100 live palm trees and a volcano that shoots out real fire! Also, right next door at Funtrackers, the fastest go-carts, the wettest bumper boats with squirt cannons and an all new expanded arcade and game room. Great family place. Fun Packs and wristbands to save you money! « less
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#21 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Art Galleries
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#22 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
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#23 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water Parks
Owner description: Magic Springs & Crystal Falls, operated by Amusement Management Partners, LLC is located at 1701 East Grand Avenue off HWY 70... more » Owner description: Magic Springs & Crystal Falls, operated by Amusement Management Partners, LLC is located at 1701 East Grand Avenue off HWY 70 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is a 45 minute drive from Little Rock and within easy driving distance from Memphis, Shreveport, Dallas, and Tulsa. « less
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#24 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Sports Complexes
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#25 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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#26 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#27 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The beautiful Vienna Theatre is located in the Historic Downtown strip of Hot Springs, almost directly across the street from... more » Owner description: The beautiful Vienna Theatre is located in the Historic Downtown strip of Hot Springs, almost directly across the street from the Ozark Bathhouse. Look for the large chandelier in the window! « less
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#28 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Aquariums
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#29 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: We invite you to visit our Headquarters and Visitor Center. Situated along historic Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, Arkansas,... more » Owner description: We invite you to visit our Headquarters and Visitor Center. Situated along historic Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, Arkansas, our Headquarters and Visitor Center stands within Hot Springs National Park, an area of outstanding beauty with hiking trails, picnic spots, and many scenic drives. « less
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#30 of 38 attractions in Hot Springs
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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