Tag Archive: Hot Springs Attractions

Apr 18

Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo


The Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo is a small but enjoyable attraction in the tourist trap town of Hot Springs.  Knowing that we were in Arkansas and not Florida or Louisiana we did not have the highest of expectations going in.  It surpassed those expectations unfortunately by not as much as we hoped.  Now …

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Apr 17

Fordyce Bathhouse: Hot Springs National Park


Fordyce Bathhouse the crown jewel of Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park.  A restored bathhouse that now serves as the national park’s visitor center.  Fordyce Bathhouse is returned to its early 20th century grandeur.  It provides great insight into what the whole bathhouse scene in Hot Springs was all about.  Decked out, the Fordyce …

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Apr 10

Hot Water Cascade: Hot Springs National Park


Hot Water Cascade is a mini-waterfall of cascading water that flows down the mountain from one of the springs.  Probably the smallest waterfall that I have ever photographed.  Hot Water Cascade is accurately named.  On colder days the cascade will radiate clouds of steam down the mountainside.  Hot Water Cascade ends in a small rock …

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Apr 09

Bathhouse Row: Hot Springs National Park


Bathhouse Row is the main thoroughfare of Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.  Bathhouse Row is home to eight bathhouses that made the town of Hot Springs a major tourist attraction during the early part of the 20th century.  Two of the eight buildings, the Buckstaff and Quapaw, …

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Apr 06

National Park Aquarium: Hot Springs


Located in historic Hot Springs Arkansas, the National Park Aquarium provided the perfect little distraction for my little girl.  She is a trooper when it comes to our family vacations.  But children can only take so much of historic buildings, overlooks, and hiking trails.  The National Park Aquarium provided just enough variety and excitement to …

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