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Hot Springs National Park, AR

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Cascade basin on Arlington Lawn
Cascade basin on Arlington Lawn

A cascade of thermal water pours down Tufa Terrace into a catch basin on Arlington Lawn to give visitors a glimpse of what the open hot springs used to look like. Today, most springs are enclosed to protect them from contamination, with all the thermal water collected in a system of underground reservoirs for use in the bathhouses.

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World Famous Bathhouse Row
World Famous Bathhouse Row

Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park has been world-famous for well over a century. The Quapaw and Buckstaff are still operating bathhouses, while the Superior, Hale, Ozark, and Lamar contain various other businesses. The Maurice Bathhouse is still undergoing renovation work.

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Hikers crossing Gulpha Creek at the campground
Hikers crossing Gulpha Creek at the campground

Hikers returning to Gulpha Gorge Campground from Hot Springs Mountain trails cross Gulpha Creek near the park amphitheater.

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Jug fountain outside Administration Building
Jug fountain outside Administration Building

A visitor fills a glass jug with thermal water from one of the park's popular jug fountains. Local residents and visitors frequent these "filling stations" all day, every day. The water is tasteless and odorless, but many believe it is the best water they have ever had!

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Hikers leaving campground for Hot Springs Mountain trails
Hikers leaving campground for Hot Springs Mountain trails

Hikers cross Gulpha Creek as they leave Gulpha Gorge Campground for trails on Hot Springs Mountain. Trails lead to Goat Rock, North Mountain, Dead Chief Trail, and Bathhouse Row downtown.

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Hot Springs National Park

Water. That's what first attracted people, and they have been coming here ever since to use these soothing thermal waters to heal and relax. Rich and poor alike came for the baths, and a thriving city ...[more]

Address

Hot Springs National Park
101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone:(501) 624 2701
Email:HOSP_Interpretation@nps.gov

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