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Day or night, Central Avenue is teeming with activity. The main thoroughfare through the city passes by Bathhouse Row, which features eight, architecturally unique turn-of-the-century bathhouses.

Experience the opulence of an era when bathhouses were the playgrounds for the rich and famous at the Hot Springs National Park Visitors Center, housed in the historic Fordyce Bathhouse. 

Many of the buildings downtown were constructed during a time when Hot Springs rivaled Las Vegas and Atlantic City as the gambling mecca in the South. Now the buildings house shops, art galleries, restaurants, music venues, theaters and museums. 

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The Quapaw (foreground) and The Arlington Hotel (background) are Hot Springs landmarks.

Quapaw Baths & Spa and Buckstaff Bathhouse are the only operational bathhouses within the park, but many downtown hotels also offer soothing baths and massages.

Wander behind the bathhouses and you will discover the springs themselves, still bubbling to the surface as they have for thousands of years.

Stroll the half-mile brick path for a spectacular view of downtown as well as a quiet escape into nature. Several mountain trails begin along the wide Promenade.

You can ride (or hike) to the top of Hot Springs Mountain, where Hot Springs Mountain Tower stands above the National Park and offers a 140-mile view in all directions on a clear day.

Want a closer look at the National Park? Several more hiking trails await you on West Mountain. You can also drive to the top to catch more magnificent views of downtown.

Nearby are the Hot Springs Convention Center and its companion Summit Arena, which house the largest meeting and convention facilities in Arkansas and serve as the linchpin of Hot Springs’ thriving convention business.

If you want a more comprehensive tour of the area, Anita Lynn Historic Tours are just the ticket. Anita’s tours have been a staple in Hot Springs tourism for more than 30 years. Tourgoers will experience Bathhouse Row, drive through the historic business district, see President Clinton’s former home, hear about famous and notorious visitors, touch and taste Hot Springs’ thermal water, and much more.

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Bathhouse Row begins by the fountain at the intersection of Central Avenue and Reserve Street.

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Superior Bathhouse Brewery is the first-ever brewery within a U.S. National Park.

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Rolando's Restaurante is known for its lush outdoor patio with twinkling lights.

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Arkansas’ oldest bar, The Ohio Club has been in business since 1905, when its patrons included the likes of Al Capone and Mae West.

WE RECOMMEND

PLACES TO EAT

  • 501 Prime
  • The Avenue
  • Bubba Brew’s Brewing Company Spa City Taproom
  • Cafe 1217
  • Culinary Cafe
  • DeLuca’s Pizzeria
  • The Lobby Cafe at the Arlington Hotel
  • The Pancake Shop
  • Rolando’s Nuevo Latino Restaurante & Speakeasy
  • Superior Bathhouse Brewery
  • Taco Mama
  • Vault at 723
  • Venetian Dining Room at the Arlington Hotel
  • Will’s Cinnamon Shop

PLACES TO STAY

  • The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
  • The Waters

PLACES TO PLAY

  • Anita Lynn Historic Tours
  • Fox Pass Pottery
  • The Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic
  • Maxwell Blade’s Curiosity Museum
  • Mountain Valley Spring Co. Visitor Center & Museum
  • Riley Art Glass Studio
  • Superior Bathhouse Brewery
  • Whittington Gallery/Studios

PLACES TO SHOP

  • Bathhouse Soapery
  • Bubba Brew’s Brewing Company Spa City Taproom
  • Culinary District
  • Evilo Oils & Vinegars
  • Fox Pass Pottery
  • The Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic
  • Mountain Valley Spring Co. Visitor Center & Museum
  • Riley Art Glass Studio
  • The Savory Pantry
  • Will’s Cinnamon Shop
  • Whittington Gallery/Studios

PLACES TO RELAX

  • Arlington Beauty & Facial Salon
  • Buckstaff Bathhouse
  • Quapaw Baths & Spa
  • Thermal Water Spa at the Arlington Hotel

PLACES FOR NIGHTLIFE

  • Bubba Brew’s Brewing Company Spa City Taproom
  • The Lobby Bar at the Arlington Hotel
  • Rolando’s Speakeasy
  • Superior Bathhouse Brewery
  • Taco Mama