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“well maintained trails” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park
101 Reserve Street, Hot Springs, AR
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Ranked #10 of 38 Activities in Hot Springs
Type: Parks, Sightseeing Tours
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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“well maintained trails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

delightful options and well maintained trails. each fork is well marked with distance and clear names. the footpaths are cleared and easy to navigate for a runner, even easier for a walker. I liked the mix of covered and open trail. I will come back again.

Visited June 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“just okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We love National Parks! We have had some wonderful experiences at various ones. On our trip back from Texas we thought Hot Springs would be a great md-day stop. We had no idea what a tourist trap it is. We were pulling a camper & parking & getting around there was aweful! We finally found a lot towards the end of town to park our truck & camper at. Then we visited the visitor center & walked around town a bit. We were very dissappointed the rangers didn't tell us there was a bus that would take us to the top of the big hill! The drive up to the observation tower said no vehicles over 30 feet & we definately were so we walked all the way up the hiking trail to it. Our 7 year old was exhausted by the time we go there & it was miserably HOT outside! Then when we got to the top we spotted the tour bus - and it was even free. And then when we got to the observation tower, it was expensive to ride the elevator to the top.

So although its nice enough to visit, make sure you do it with a small car

Visited June 2013
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Texas
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“Beautiful place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I have been here several times and recently drove through Hot Springs and took a drive to the top of the national park to see the views. Beautiful and if you prefer to walk they have hiking trails as well. At the bottom is water coming out of the spring and it's near bathhouse row which are historical buildings that still function today. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
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“Love the water...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We loved filling our water bottles up and traveling through the park and along the hall of fame side walk. We got lots of great pictures and had a wonderful afternoon. Great for kids, adults, and families alike. The visitor's center was a nice little resource for more information on the area and the history. We will be back.

Visited April 2013
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Wisconsin
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“History On Display”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Bathhouse Row takes you back to an earlier era when people came to Hot Spring for recreation and restoration, as well as the healing powers attributed to the springs. The National Park Service has done a fine job restoring and preserving the last generation of bath houses, at least one of which is still in operation. If you've wanted to experience bathing but were uncertain about how its done, a short movie at the visitor's center is a great introduction.

Visited April 2013
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