About Hot Springs

America's First Resort

Things to do in Hot Springs

Hot Springs is FILLED with fun attractions, from fast-paced horse racing and gambling to fine dining, wineries, and of course our famous all-natural hot springs! Enjoy a weekend away from it all, or even better, consider joining our community!

We've listed just a few of the awesome attractions Hot Springs has to offer. (Photos courtesy of Hot Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau)

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Oaklawn Thoroughbred Race Track

Live thoroughbred racing in the spring leads right into Oaklawn’s gaming center.  The live horseracing season runs from mid January to mid April climaxing with the Racing Festival of the South and the Arkansas Derby.  But Oaklawn is more than just horse racing, whatever you like to play you will find it here.  From video poker to Double Diamonds and blackjack and all your favorite Instant Racing classics, playing every day and every night in Oaklawns gaming center is possible; The Winners Circle is open to everyone 21 years old and up; Play all night in Hot Springs.

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Garvan Woodland Gardens

Garvan Woodland Gardens is an example of The Natural State at its best: a canopy of pines reaching skyward providing protection for delicate flora and fauna, gentle lapping waves that unfold along the 4 ½ miles of wooded shoreline, and rocky inclines that remind us of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains. The Gardens are a beautifully crafted response to those who may have doubted one determined woman's vision for a world-class botanical garden.

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Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park Awesome hiking and of course, all natural hot springs!

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Bathhouse Row

Cool mineral water also flows from these magical springs, and when you visit Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park, you'll probably see folks driving up in their cars, hopping out and filling up their water jugs. Take a sip and see how delicious Hot Springs' hot or cold water can be.

Magic Springs

Magic Springs is the top family destination in Arkansas, with dozens of attractions appealing to every member of your family. Nestled at the foothills of the scenic Quachita Mountains, the beauty of our Magic Springs park is matched only by the thrill of its adrenaline-jolting signature coasters – X-Coaster and The Gauntlet.

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It's like living in the small town where I grew up. It's safe to walk down the street at night and everyone is very friendly. Here you know your neighbors, and they know and support you.

- Gloria & Jim Lewis, Sculptors / Artists
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