Hot Springs, Arkansas

June 7, 2017

Today I drove over from Mena, AR and although I’d be spending the night in Little Rock I would spend most of the day in Hot Springs.

It stands to reason that Hot Springs is where you’ll find Hot Springs National Park.

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The Visitor Center for the Park (indicated above) is actually right on the main drag in downtown Hot Springs.

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Central Avenue is also known as “Bathhouse Row” for the large natural hot spring bathhouses which line the east side of the street, one right next to another:

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The photo above is a former bathhouse and is now the Visitor Center for the Park.

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After having lunch and walking up and down Central Avenue I drove on two scenic roads through various parts of the Park.  From one overlook I took the following photo of the downtown area:

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And this photo of Mountain Tower, which folks can pay to go up in to take panoramic photos of the area.

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