David Yerby

Test your axe-throwing prowess at Hot Springs' new Big Axe Battleground space, featuring five throwing lanes and the option to BYOB.

Hot Springs showcases the splendor of a state known for its natural beauty. So stunning are the area’s features that it’s worth slowing down to soak it all in.

For hands-on types, a variety of exciting activities await, including golf, horseback riding, canoeing and fishing. With beautiful parks, bubbling springs, grand lakes and breathtaking mountain views, outdoor adventures abound. Tours, theme parks, historical attractions, museums – the list goes on and on. You and your traveling companions have no shortage of options, but perhaps a shortage of time. Whatever you decide, you can’t go wrong. And take comfort in knowing you’re always welcome back to Hot Springs!


ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS

A Narrow Escape
801 Central Ave., Suite 34, Hot Springs
(501) 777-5625 | NarrowEscapeAR.com

Live puzzle adventure games in downtown Hot Springs! Enjoy handcrafted puzzles and unique themes as you and your team race to finish in one hour or less. Book online or by phone. Want to stop in to see what we’re about? Find us in the second floor of Spencer’s Corner, directly above The Brick House Grill. Will you make a narrow escape? Open 12-10 p.m. W-Sa and 12-7:30 p.m. Su.


Adventureworks
1700 Shady Grove Road, Hot Springs
(501) 262-9182 | Adventureworks.com

Experience a thrilling adventure with a bird’s eye view! Visit Hot Springs’ exciting zip line adventure park! Zip lining is great for families, groups and all of you weekend warriors. We offer 10 zip lines, covering over a mile of zipping fun. We are open Feb. 14-Dec. 31. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. M-Sa and noon-4 p.m. Su.


Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo
847 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-6172 | AlligatorFarmZoo.com

Visit the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo today. Hold baby alligators, feed and pet miniature goats and sheep. Visit our wolves, mountain lions, monkeys and more. Live alligator feedings May-October. Fun for the whole family. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Big Axe Battleground
500 Ouachita Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 596-8600 | BigAxeBattleground.com

Located on the corner of Ouachita Avenue and Hawthorne Street in downtown Hot Springs, the 3,000-square-foot venue includes five custom-made axe throwing lanes. Behind the lanes are bar top tables with stools for participants to enjoy cold beverages and snacks. At Big Axe Battleground, guests are invited to BYOB (beer and wine only). Open 5:30-9:30 p.m. F, 2-10 p.m. Sa and 2-5 p.m. Su. Appointments can be made for private events, birthdays or team building.


Central Bowling Lanes
3917 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 525-1338 | CentralBowlingLanes.com

Central Bowling Lanes offers state-of-the-art equipment to provide the ultimate bowling experience. There are 24 lanes, a family arcade and concessions. Open 9 a.m.-close M-Sa and 11 a.m.-close Su.


Escape Hot Springs
200 Spring St., Suite 200, Hot Springs
(501) 463-6532 | EscapeHotSprings.com

You have one hour to use your brain to solve our puzzles, discover our secrets and unlock your escape. A FUN live physical adventure game that is a combination of immersive theatre and brain games. Hot Springs’ No. 1 “Fun and Games” activity according to TripAdvisor. Open for bookings seven days a week 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Bookings must be done online at our website.


Garvan Woodland Gardens
550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
(800) 366-4664 | GarvanGardens.org

Garvan Woodland Gardens is the botanical garden of the University of Arkansas, located on beautiful Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. The Asian garden is ranked as the fifth best in North America. Check out the new $1.8 million Tree House in the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden. Roam throughout 210 acres of woodlands with beautiful flowers, streams, waterfalls and unique architectural bridges. Be amazed by world-renowned Anthony Chapel and the Celebration Garden, where over 200 weddings a year take place. Kids of all ages love the Model Train Garden next to the Chipmunk Café, which offers gourmet salads, sandwiches and wraps from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. February 1-mid-November and 3-9 p.m. during Holiday Lights, mid-November through December 31. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the month of January.


HSV Basecamp
120 Marina Road, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-5511 | BasecampAR.com

Basecamp is a concierge outdoor adventure service. Let us recommend or tell us what you would like to do, and we’ll make the contacts and arrangements. Hours vary by season.


Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina - Mountain Bike Trail System
134 Iron Mountain Marina Drive, Arkadelphia
(870) 246-4310 | Iron-Mountain.com

Thirty miles of fast-draining trails built to IMBA standards. Nicely bermed turns with some drops of varying difficulty. Used for several off-road events including cross-country races and XTERRA events. Lots of switchbacks with occasional rock gardens of intermediate difficulty. When not in the rock gardens, the trail is flowy most of the way. There are views of the lake from several locations. This is a growing trail section with two phases done and a phase three starting soon that will take riders close to the lake. Open daily.


Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs
(501) 767-3461 | MidAmericaMuseum.org

IMLS Medal Winner and Smithsonian Affiliate, Mid-America Science Museum has 100-plus engaging, hands-on science exhibits including the world’s most powerful conical Tesla Coil. Experience the Bob Wheeler science skywalk, the Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater and the new Oaklawn Foundation DinoTrek, the state’s first ever outdoor dinosaur exhibit located on the 21 wooded acres around the museum. Visit the museum’s workshops, Arkansas Underfoot, and Alliance Rubber Company Tinkering Studio. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at MidAmericaMuseum.org. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su. Summer hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


National Park Aquarium
209 Central Ave., Hot Springs National Park
(501) 624-3474 | NationalParkAquarium.org

Exhibits featuring 80 species of live animals — freshwater fish, saltwater fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates from around the world. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. fall and spring, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. winter, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. summer. Open seven days a week all year.


Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
4612 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 525-9311 | PiratesCove.com

The adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf! Putt your way through the world of 18th-century buccaneers as you wind through mountain caves, over footbridges and beneath cascading waterfalls. Read of the exploits of well-known pirates as you test your skills on our two award-winning, 18-hole courses. Try our app and scorecard. Swashbuckling fun for the whole family! Open 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call for hours before Memorial Day and after August.


Riley Art Glass Studio
710 W. Grand Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 318-6193 | RileyArtGlass.com

A glassblowing studio and gallery open to the public for live demonstrations. Several pieces on display and available for purchase year-round in a wide range of sizes and prices. The Riley brothers create all pieces on-site and encourage the public to learn more about the art of glassblowing up close. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tu-Sa (we close early in the summer due to heat). Call or check website for current demonstration schedule.


Two Spirits Ltd. Canoe Adventures
1167 Pucket Bend Road, Mount Ida
(870) 867-5028 | TwoSpiritsLtd.com

Two Spirits Ltd. Canoe Adventures offers Ouachita River paddlers beautiful scenery, wildlife, clean water and good fishing. Canoers, kayakers, hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy an exciting experience as a day trip, stay in one of our bedroom cabins or camp out around a flickering campfire under the stars. We can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner with advance notice. Just bring an ice chest with your favorite drinks and sleeping bag or bedding. Call for reservations.

AMUSEMENT & WATER PARK

Magic Springs Theme and Water Park
1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 624-0100; (501) 318-5370 | MagicSprings.com

Get ready for a day of thrills and chills at Arkansas’ premier theme park. With several roller coasters, including the Arkansas Twister, plenty of rides and activities, there is fun for the whole family—including Splash Island and The Magic Spring. Admission includes the water and theme park, plus families can enjoy top performing acts live under the stars in the Timberwood Amphitheater during the Summer Concert Series. Discounted group rates available. Visit website for details. Open mid-April-October.

GOLF

Glenwood Country Club
584 Arkansas Highway 70 E., Glenwood
(870) 356-4422 | GlenwoodCountryClub.com

Glenwood Country Club, nestled right outside of Hot Springs, is a challenging 18-hole golf course that features two lakes, rolling hills, Bermuda fairways and newly planted Bermuda greens. Amenities include a driving range, putting green, designated chipping area, fully stocked pro shop, lodging and restaurant with grill. Rated among the top 10 public courses in Arkansas, Glenwood Country Club received 4.5-star rating by Golf Digest. Member of the Natural State Golf Trail. Stay and play packages are available. Open daily 8 a.m. to dusk.


Hot Springs Country Club
101 Country Club Drive, Hot Springs
(501) 623-4981 Ext. 4 | HotSpringsCC.com

Nestled in the Ouachita foothills and surrounded by neighboring lakes and national parks, the Hot Springs Country Club continues to operate with Southern traditions of service. With 36 holes of golf available, the Club offers a wide variety of golfing experiences. Check website for hours.


Hot Springs Village—9 Golf Courses
See Hot Springs Village Lays Claim to Best Golf in Arkansas.

HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS & LANDMARKS

Arkansas Walk of Fame
629 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 622-9570 | HotSprings.org

The Arkansas Walk of Fame sits in the heart of historic downtown Hot Springs. Each inductee has a plaque set into the concrete sidewalk surrounding the Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center on Central Avenue. Established in 1996, the Arkansas Walk of Fame honors those who were born in or lived in Arkansas, made a significant contribution in their field, and are recognized nationally. Open 24 hours a day.


The Gangster Museum of America
510 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 318-1717 | TGMOA.com

Take a trip back in time when some of the most infamous criminals in America visited Hot Springs to enjoy the hot water, wagering and whiskey. A guided tour through seven galleries shows you where America’s rich, famous, powerful and notorious vacationed. Shop in Arkansas’ most famous hat store, The Hatterie. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Su-Th and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F-Sa.


Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail
629 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(800) 543-2284 | HotSpringsBaseballTrail.com

The Hot Springs Baseball Trail documents the birthplace of spring baseball. Historians place more than 300 players managers, owners, journalists and others associated with the sport in Hot Springs at the turn of the 20th century. Plaques, a brochure and a digital tour guide that works on smart phones will lead visitors to historical sites throughout the city. Outdoor attraction open seven days a week.


Hot Springs Mountain Tower
401 Hot Springs Mountain Drive, Hot Springs
(501) 881-4020 | HotSprings.org

This 216-foot superstructure affords a panoramic view of beautiful Hot Springs, the Ouachita Mountains and the surrounding Diamond Lakes area. Check out the displays that tell you about Hot Springs’ colorful history. Off season November-May 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (tower closes 30 minutes before store); peak season May-November 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (tower closes 30 minutes before store). Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center in Fordyce Bathhouse
369 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 620-6715 | NPS.gov/HOSP

As the park visitor center and museum, the Fordyce Bathhouse offers a glimpse of the splendor of the American Spa during its heyday. Free admission, ranger-guided tours, orientation film, exhibits and visitor information. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Mountain Valley Spring Co. Visitor Center & Museum
150 Central Ave., Hot Springs National Park
(501) 246-8017 | MountainValleySpring.com

Tour the museum at Mountain Valley Spring Visitor Center in our Historic Building built in 1900. Our water is straight from the same spring since 1871 up in the Ouachita Mountains 12 miles north of Hot Springs. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sa and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Su. Extended summer hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Sa.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Bar Fifty Guest Ranch & Riding Stables
18192 Arkansas Highway 84, Bismarck
(501) 865-4757 | BarFiftyRanch.com

Bar Fifty's rides are 1 hour, 25 minutes for $35. Must be 8 and older and under 245 pounds, and we offer many horseback riding options (or bring your own horse). By appointment only.


Mountain Harbor Riding Stable
722 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida
(870) 867-3022 | MountainHarborRidingStable.com

Mountain Harbor Riding Stable is a family owned and operated business offering carriage rides and horseback riding at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa. Visitors enjoy a guided ride through the Ouachita Mountains and can see wildlife, beautiful forests and a stunning lake view at the top of the trail. Riders of all skill levels welcome. Open 9 a.m.-dusk June–August. Reservations required in the off season.

HUNTING & FISHING

Captain Tracy’s Fishing Guide Service
Hot Springs
(501) 617-6923 | CaptainTracysFishingGuideService.com

Enjoy fishing with Hot Springs’ only USCG-approved captain, and don’t worry about bringing anything! Half-day and full-day trips available. You will be fishing on a 24-foot Blazer Bay with state-of-the-art tackle and equipment! Open 6 a.m.-9 p.m.


Family Fishing Trips Guide Service with Darryl Morris
210 Aberina St. C8, Hot Springs
(501) 844-5418 | FamilyFishingTrips.com

Darryl Morris’ mission is to provide fishing enthusiasts of all skill levels with a fishing experience that will create lifelong memories. Bring your camera and a cooler. Call for reservations.


Iron Mountain Fishing Guide John Duncan
Sheridan
(870) 942-6291 | YoYoGuideService.com

Let our guide help you experience great fishing on DeGray and other area lakes. Call for appointments.


Mountain Harbor Premier Lake Ouachita Fishing Guides
Hot Springs
(870) 867-7822, (501) 622-7717 

Take a guided fishing tour with the pros at beautiful Lake Ouachita. Call for appointment.


Trophy Striper Fishing with John T. Hall
120 Waggoner St., Hot Springs
(501) 622-9972 | Fishing4Stripers.com

John T. Hall has been a professional fishing guide for more than 35 years. A customer caught a state record for one of the largest stripers ever caught. His striper fishing excursions are available on Lake Hamilton, Lake Ouachita or DeGray Lake year-round. He can accommodate groups of up to 30 people. Call for reservations anytime.

LAKE ACTIVITIES

DeGray Lake Houseboat & Jet Ski Rental
140 Iron Mountain Marina Drive, Arkadelphia
(870) 246-8800 | AnchorsAwayHouseboats.com

Enjoy the 13,000-acre DeGray Lake as the captain of a luxury houseboat, jet ski, canoe or pedal boat. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.


Dreamchaser Houseboat & Water Toy Rentals
60 Marina Drive at Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa, Hot Springs
(870) 867-3480 | BigBoats.net

Rent a four- to six-bedroom houseboat on Lake Ouachita. Many packages are available. Hours vary by season.


Hot Springs Marina
301 Lakeland Drive, Hot Springs
(501) 525-7776 | HotSpringsMarina.com

Rent a new, luxury 22-foot G3 Pontoon Boat powered by a 150 or 175 HP Yamaha motor. The Marina sells n w G3 Pontoon Boats and our service department offers reliable boat or motor service by qualified marine techs. We offer boating accessories for safety and fun in the water. Tow-in service is available if you encounter trouble on Lake Hamilton. Come by for a FREE Hot Springs Marina cold drink koozie or ice-cold water and say hello while you are visiting Hot Springs. Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa March-October. Hours varied for fall and winter.


Iron Mountain Lodge & Marina
134 Iron Mountain Marina Drive, Arkadelphia
(870) 246-4310 | Iron-Mountain.com

Iron Mountain Marina is your headquarters for fishing, boating, water skiing, boat rentals and other water sports and recreation on DeGray Lake. This full-service lake marina features fuel, tackle, groceries, ice, novelties and area information. Courteous and professional marina resort staff will assist with houseboat rentals, boat rentals and watercraft needs. The marina also offers leased slips for a variety of watercraft. Hours vary by season.


Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa
994 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida
(870) 867-2191 | MountainHarborResort.com

Nestled in the quiet coves and forested wilderness of Lake Ouachita, Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa offers Arkansas’ premier cabins and a wide range of lodging. Includes The Lodge Restaurant, conference and banquet facilities for groups, meetings and wedding venues and an award-winning marina and spa. Recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, Mountain Harbor was also chosen “Best Resort in Arkansas” in many of the state’s leading publications. Hours vary with season.


Safe Harbor Brady Mountain Resort & Marina
4120 Brady Mountain Road, Royal
(501) 767-3422 | BradyMountainMarina.com

Just 15 miles west of Hot Springs, Brady Mountain Resort & Marina, a Safe Harbor Marina, offers the full Lake Ouachita experience! Whether it’s a stroll through the National Forest, a boat trip across the crystal clear waters of Lake Ouachita aboard one of our party barge rentals or a relaxing meal at our amazing lakeside restaurant (crab legs and shrimp on Saturday nights), Brady Mountain offers something for everyone! Open year-round.


Waypoint at DeSoto Marina
120 Marina Road, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-5511 | ExploreTheVillage.com

The Waypoint at DeSoto Marina has pontoon, fishing boat, kayak, SUP Board rentals, bait, tackle, supplies, and food and drink. Hours vary by season.

MINES

Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro
(870) 285-3113 | CraterofDiamondsStatePark.com

One of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source, Crater of Diamonds State Park offers a one-of-a-kind experience in southwest Arkansas. Park visitors search for diamonds, and other rocks and minerals, in a 37-acre plowed diamond search area, atop the eroded surface of a volcanic pipe. The diamond search area contains a wide variety of native rocks and minerals and any you find are yours to keep! The park is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. year-round, seven days a week except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The park is open for extended summer hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day (hours vary after the first two weeks of August). The diamond search area closes one hour before park buildings each day. Call for details.


Jim Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mines
5837 Arkansas North Highway 7, Jessieville
(501) 984-5328 | JimColemanCrystals.com

Coleman Rock Shop & Crystal Mines, producer of natural Arkansas quartz, has been family owned and operated since 1962. Here, guests can mine for their own crystals. Children 9 and under mine for free, all others pay $10 (it’s guaranteed that you’ll find quartz crystal or your money back). Coleman’s Rock Shop offers a unique selection of the world’s finest crystals, gifts, fossils, jewelry, glassware, gifts and minerals from around the world. Summer hours: 8 a.m.-dark, seven days a week; winter hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines
82 Wegner Ranch Road, Mount Ida
(870) 867-2309 | WegnerCrystalMines.com

Dig your own crystals at the Crystal Forest Mine, collect at the Tailings Area or find ruby, garnet, emerald, opal and more at our Gemstone Sluice. Tour the impressive museum and experience our diamond collecting adventure. Our 10,000-square-foot warehouse is filled with our crystals, as well as minerals imported from around the world. Everyone is welcome and guaranteed to find crystals. New guided Phantom Mine safari, reservations are required. Satisfaction guaranteed. Ratings 4.5 on TripAdvisor and 4.6 on Facebook. 100% green mining. Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.

PARKS (STATE & NATIONAL)

Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro
(870) 285-3113 | CraterofDiamondsStatePark.com

One of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source, Crater of Diamonds State Park offers a one-of-a-kind experience in southwest Arkansas. Park visitors search for diamonds, and other rocks and minerals, in a 37-acre plowed diamond search area, atop the eroded surface of a volcanic pipe. The diamond search area contains a wide variety of native rocks and minerals and any you find are yours to keep! The park is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. year-round, seven days a week except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The park is open for extended summer hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day (hours vary after the first two weeks of August). The diamond search area closes one hour before park buildings each day. Call for details.


DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge
2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck
(501) 865-5851 | DeGray.com

DeGray Lake Resort lies on the shores of crystal-clear DeGray Lake, a 13,800-acre water paradise. Known for the staff’s dedication to warm hospitality and attention to every visitor’s comfort, the park boasts a full-service restaurant, conference center and championship golf course. Overnight accommodations are provided in our 96-room lakeside lodge and 113 campsites. Lodge guests have exclusive use of the fitness center, hot tub and pool. A limited number of dog-friendly rooms are available and must be reserved in advance. Special restrictions and guidelines apply. Park activities abound with interpretive programs, lake tours, fishing, hiking, boat rentals, horseback riding, snorkeling, tennis and more. DeGray is conveniently located on scenic U.S. Highway 7 South, just 30 minutes from Hot Springs. Open daily; hours vary by season.


Hot Springs National Park
369 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 620-6715 | NPS.gov/HOSP

Hot Springs National Park has natural areas, historic buildings and cultural landscapes. Visitors can tour the park Visitor Center located within the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, view the other seven historic bathhouses while strolling the Grand Promenade, hike some of the park’s 26 miles of trails, drive scenic mountain roads, picnic by Gulpha Gorge Creek, take a thermal water bath, camp and much more. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The Fordyce Bathhouse is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.


Lake Catherine State Park
1200 Catherine Park Road, Hot Springs
(501) 844-4176 | ArkansasStateParks.com/LakeCatherine

Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains on 1,940-acre Lake Catherine, Lake Catherine State Park offers a variety of options for hiking enthusiasts. The park includes campsites, cabins, a marina and a visitors center. Park interpreters offer guided hikes, boat tours and programs during summer and by advance request in other seasons. Open dawn to dusk daily.


Lake Ouachita State Park
5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine
(501) 767-9366 | ArkansasStateParks.com/LakeOuachita

Lake Ouachita State Park is your perfect landing spot for lakeside fun and relaxation. Featuring historic Three Sisters Springs, the park offers guests fully equipped cabins overlooking the lake, camper cabins and campsites. Amenities include picnic areas, hiking trails along the lakeshore, a swimming area, marina, boat rentals and a bait and supply shop. Interpretive programs and barge tours are given year-round. No entrance fee for the park. Visitor center: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

RACING & GAMING

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(800) 625-5296 | Oaklawn.com

Oaklawn is Arkansas’ favorite place to play! Enjoy games like live blackjack, live poker, craps and high limits in our newly expanded casino. Oaklawn Casino is open 8 a.m.-4 a.m. Su-Th and 8 a.m.-6 a.m. F-Sa. Enjoy thoroughbred racing from January 24-May 2, 2020. Visit Oaklawn.com for post time details.

TASTINGS – BEER & SPIRITS

Core Public House
833 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 701-4390 | CoreofArkansas.com

Core Brewing Co. is an Arkansas brewery dedicated to giving you the best beer experience possible. With all of our unique Public Houses around the state, you’ll feel at home anywhere you travel. That’s why we are the Core of Arkansas. Open 3-10 p.m. M-Th, 3 p.m.-midnight F, noon-midnight Sa and noon-9 p.m. Su.


Crystal Ridge Distillery
455 Broadway St., Hot Springs
(501) 627-0722 | CrystalRidgeDistillery.com

Our main goal is to provide our guests with a unique experience. We are a distillery that offers all kinds of spirits including our specialty, moonshine! We also have a full restaurant and bar that includes down-home Southern foods and craft beer on tap. If you’re looking for a room to book your next event we also have that covered. Check website for hours.


Superior Bathhouse Brewery
329 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 624-2337 | SuperiorBathhouse.com

Located in Hot Springs National Park, the historic Superior Bathhouse is home of the world’s only brewery to utilize thermal spring water! Enjoy house-made beers and root beer on tap in our tasting room, or take a 64-ounce growler home with you. We offer 18 taps of our own unique beers – from light to dark, experimental sours to IPAs and everything in between, we’ve got a craft beer for every taste. We also have a great selection of unique gifts and souvenirs. Open daily at 11 a.m. Happy hour specials 3-6 p.m. M-Th.

TOURS

A Bite of Hot Springs Walking Food Tours
208 Price St., Hot Springs
(501) 547-9484 | ABiteOfHotSprings.com

Walking tours that include stops along the way to learn the history of Hot Springs and several tastings at different restaurants. The tours sample enough food to equal a full lunch. We now have two tours! Booze and Chews on Thursdays 1:30-4 p.m. and Sip, Snack and Step on Saturdays 3-5 p.m.


Anita Lynn Historic Tours
838 McClendon Road, Hot Springs
(501) 624-5912 | Facebook.com/AnitaLynnHistoricTours

After more than 30 years of exclusively serving KOA Campground guests, Anita Lynn Historic Tours is now offering their quality tours to all visitors to Hot Springs. Guides are trained by the National Park and are professional and knowledgeable. Tour-goers 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 the Hot Springs’ renowned thermal water and much more. Kid friendly! Step-on guide services and specialty tours available. Small or large group tours available. Open daily with a minimum of four people. 24-hour advance reservations required.


Hot Springs Haunted Tours
430 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 339-3751 | HotSpringsHauntedTours.com

These nightly, guided one-hour walking tours in historic downtown Hot Springs take you to several haunted locations dating back to the early 1800s. Along the way, you will learn the facts, myths and legends of haunted Hot Springs. One location was investigated by the paranormal research team from the television show “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under age 10. Call for reservations and a tour schedule. Open 8 p.m. nightly.


Hot Springs Trolley
706 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 701-4410 | HotSpringsTrolleys.com

The only tour in town that takes you up the mountain for breathtaking views of National Park and Ouachita Valley, we also show you many of the out-of-way places. Often patrons wish they would have taken our tour first. Ride in air-conditioned comfort while your driver explains what you’re looking at and directs you to many things to see and do in Hot Springs. Office opens at 10 a.m.


Mountain Valley Spring Co. Visitor Center & Museum
150 Central Ave., Hot Springs National Park
(501) 246-8017 | MountainValleySpring.com

Tour the museum at Mountain Valley Spring Visitor Center in our Historic Building built in 1900. Our water is straight from the same spring since 1871 up in the Ouachita Mountains 12 miles north of Hot Springs. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sa and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Su. Extended summer hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Sa.