A gorgeous view of the front of Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

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!


A Narrow Escape
801 Central Ave., Suite 34, Hot Springs
(501) 777-5625 | narrowescapear.com
We make escape rooms. We make coffee. We make ice cream. We make robots. Family friendly and full of fun. Find us downtown, call us at (501) 777-5625, or book online at narrowescapear.com. Open 11-10 p.m. W-Sa and 11-7:30 p.m. Su.

Adventureworks Inc.
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.

Arkadelphia Aquatic Park
2575 Twin Rivers Drive, Arkadelphia
(870) 246-5499 | recreation.arkadelphia.gov
This aquatic park was built to accommodate all ages with a pool featuring a drop slide, floating play pieces and four arching sprays, with new aquatic play structure added prior to the 2021 season. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. W & 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, and 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 year-round; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Mon.-Sun., go to alligatorfarmzoo.com to view seasonal hours of operation.

Big Axe Battleground
500 Ouachita Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 596-8600 | bigaxebattleground.com
Located on the corner of Ouachita 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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please check our website for hours of operation. Appointments can be made for private events, birthdays or team building.

Central Bowling Lanes
3917 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 525-1338
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 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Su-Th, 10 a.m.-midnight F, Sa.

Escape Hot Springs
622 Malvern Ave., 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.

FunTrackers Fun Center
2614 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs
(501) 767-8140 | funtrackersfamilypark.com
Take a spin in the go-karts and bumper boats, or get competitive in the large family arcade. Challenge the family to 18 holes around Volcano Falls Miniature Golf Course, which features giant waterfalls and a large volcano erupting with 25-foot fireballs. Open daily, call for hours.

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 has been ranked as the fifth-best in North America. Check out the unique $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. Check the website for hours of operation and for cafe hours. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the month of January.

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. Trailhead access on property. Open daily.

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 and plenty of rides and activities 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 play live under the stars in the Timberwood Amphitheater during the Summer Concert Series. Discounted group rates available. Open mid-April-October

Majestic Park
105 W. Belding St., Hot Springs
(501) 359-2414 | majesticpark.org
Majestic Park is both a tremendous asset for the kids of Hot Springs and the scene for tournament baseball/softball across the South. Hours vary.

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. Swashbuckling fun for the whole family! Open 9 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call for hours before Memorial Day and after August.

Tiny Town
374 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 624-4742 | tinytowntrains.com
A quirky, family-friendly attraction featuring a miniature village and interactive model railroad. Let the kids operate the trains! The model railroad is completely animated with hundreds of moving parts. Come see the tiny scenes of 22 states, Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore and the Colorado Rockies. Open seasonally March to October.


Alison Parsons Studio
1017 Lakeshore Drive, Hot Springs
(501) 655-0604 | alisonparsons.com
Working artist studio and shop specializing in local landmarks and Oaklawn Racing art. Open most times and especially when I am creating new art! Call or text (501) 655-0604 for directions.

American Art Gallery & Gifts LLC
724 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 624-0550 | americanartgalleryandgifts.com
American Art Gallery & Gifts, we have Southwest jewelry, pottery, sculpture and art. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa.

Art by the Park
216 B Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-2363
For a one-of-a-kind aesthetic experience, visit historic Hot Springs' Art by the Park — an art gallery with hand-painted recreations of the Old Masters. Call for hours.

Artists' Workshop Gallery
610-A Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-6401 | artistsworkshopgallery.com
Artists' Workshop Gallery is a cooperative art gallery owned and operated by over 25 local artists. We feature reasonably priced art in many mediums, including original art, prints and notecards. We also offer jewelry, glass works, journals and more. We invite you to come in, say hello and browse our beautiful artwork. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M and W-Sa. Noon-5 p.m. Su. Closed Tu..

The Blue Rock Studio
262 Hideaway Hills Drive, Hot Springs
(501) 262-4065 | barbaracade.com
Featuring Barbara Cade's original contemporary fiber landscape tapestries and sculptures for architectural and home interiors. Some current work addresses environmental disasters. Open by chance or by appointment.

Dryden Art Pottery Gallery/Studio
341 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-4201 | drydenpottery.com
Celebrating 75 years of business! Dryden Pottery has a large gallery/gift shop open to the public to browse, featuring many one-of-a-kind pieces to choose from. Crafted using the local area's high-quality quartz silica in our clay and glazes. Dryden Pottery offers live potter's wheel demonstrations and tour daily 10-11 a.m. M-Sa and also by reservation request. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. M-Sa.

Forest Path Gallery
107 Stillmeadow Lane, Hot Springs
(501) 617-0594 | genesparling.com
Fine Art and Contemporary Craft by Gene Sparling. Wood bowls, vessels, sculpture and furniture. Each piece is individually crafted in the adjoining studio by the artist. It's art you can use, every day for generations. Just 10 miles south of downtown in a beautiful natural setting. Open anytime by appointment, please call.

Fox Pass Pottery
379 Fox Pass Cutoff, Hot Springs
(501) 623-9906 | foxpasspottery.com
We are a pottery studio producing handmade high-fire stoneware pottery, hand-built and wheel thrown. Our ware ranges from kitchen and serving pieces to vases and sculpture. The ware is dishwasher safe, microwave safe and oven proof. We mix our own clay and make our own glazes. We have a 48-year history of producing fine hand-crafted pottery. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa.

Gallery Central
340A Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 318-4278 | facebook.com/gallerycentral
Whether you're just beginning to appreciate and purchase art or have an extensive collection, you'll find something just for you at Gallery Central. The gallery features impressionistic to contemporary acrylics, oils, pottery, blown glass and sculpture from more than 35 artists. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa.

Justus Fine Art Gallery
827-A Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 321-2335 | justusfineart.com
Justus Fine Art Gallery showcases original work by recognized artists working in a wide range of styles and mediums. New exhibits are hung most every month with the openings held from 5-9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month in conjunction with the Hot Springs Gallery Walk. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. W-Sa and by appointment.

Legacy Fine Art Gallery
804 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 762-0840 | lfagallery.net
Stunning art gallery featuring local, national and international artists: Fidel Garcia, Carole Katchen, Elizabeth Weber, Hooshang, The Makk Family, Jim Pescott, Vangelis and more! Open by appointment only and for Gallery Walk the first Friday of each month.

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.

Whittington Gallery / Studios
307 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 607-0214 | facebook.com/whittingtongallerystudios
Whittington Gallery has 40 local artists with a wide variety of works, pastels, acrylics and oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, gourd art and more! Whittington is a laid-back gallery with reasonably priced artwork. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. M-Sa. Closed Su.


Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
659 Ouachita Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 538-0452 | hsdfi.org
Each year, with the help of a small staff and over 100 dedicated volunteers, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the nine-day multicultural and intergenerational event. Now approaching its 31st anniversary year as the oldest all-documentary festival in North America and one of the longest running nonfiction festivals in the world, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival remains a prominent champion and protector of the documentary film genre. Oct. 7-15, 2022

Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival
1008 Central Ave., Hot Springs
From killer shorts to full-length feasts of terror, films from the horror, sci-fi, thriller and fantasy genres are represented. Submissions come from around the world. The four-day event includes panel discussions, a film competition and Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Held at the historic Central Theater in downtown.

Hot Springs Jazz Society
1635 Higdon Ferry Road, Suite C, #185, Hot Springs
(501) 555-5555 | hsjazzsociety.org
Join us for the annual Hot Springs JazzFest over Labor Day weekend and numerous other jazz events throughout the year.

Hot Springs Music Festival
P.O. Box 1857, Hot Springs
501-623-4763 | hotmusicfestival.com
For the first two weeks in June, Hot Springs is filled with music provided by 100 exceptionally talented international student musicians and 20 world-class mentor/teachers who present daily open rehearsals and nightly chamber or orchestral concerts in various venues around the city. According to USA Today, "The Hot Springs Music Festival is a classical music wonder." The atmosphere is casual, classical and fun!


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 Inc.
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.


Arkansas Walk of Fame
629 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 622-9570 | hotsprings.org/places/activities/arkansas-walk-of-fame
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.

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 that came to Hot Springs. Plaques, a brochure and a digital tour guide that works on smartphones 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
Originally built in 1915, the Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center and Museum offers a glimpse of the splendor of the American Spa during its heyday. Free admission, ranger-guided tours, exhibits, cancellation stamps, and visitor information can all be found here. Open daily from 9 a.m-5 p.m. The Fordyce Bathhouse is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's days.

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.


Arkansas Riding Stables
1200 Catherine Park Road, Hot Springs;
2027 State Park Road, Bismarck
(501) 262-0777
Arkansas Riding Stables is the only stable in Hot Springs to offer horseback rides along the lake. With locations at DeGray Lake and Lake Catherine, trails take riders and their guides through scenic woodlands with lake views. Riders of all levels are welcome. Open at 10 a.m. on weekends April-May, 9 a.m. daily in the summer (Memorial Day-third weekend in August), and 10 a.m. on weekends for remainder of August-November. First rides start at 10 a.m. March-November, call for schedule. Reservations recommended.

Mountain Harbor Riding Stable
722 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida
(870) 867-3022 | mountainharborridingstable.com
Mountain Harbor Riding stables 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. Closed December-March.


Captain Tracy's Fishing Guide Service
Hot Springs
(501) 617-6923
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.
Iron Mountain Fishing Guide John Duncan
(870) 942-6291 | yoyoguideservice.com
Let our guide help you experience great fishing on DeGray and other area lakes. Call for appointments.

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
(870) 942-6291 | yoyoguideservice.com
Let our guide help you experience great fishing on DeGray and other area lakes. Call for appointments.

Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa
Premier Lake Ouachita Fishing Guides Chris Darby, Mike Wurm
Mount Ida
(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.


Almost Home Houseboat Rentals
190 Shore View Loop, Jessieville
(877) 256-6785 | almosthomehouseboats.com
The owners and staff at Almost Home Houseboat Rentals have more than 20 years of houseboating experience on Lake Ouachita. Their goal is to provide customers an enjoyable houseboat vacation by designing rental boats that encompass every feature needed to make you feel, well, Almost Home! Open year-round.

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, Mount Ida
(870) 867-3480 | bigboats.net
Rent a four- to six-bedroom houseboat on Lake Ouachita. Many packages are available. Hours vary by season.

Gregg Orr Marine
4903 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 525-1818 | greggorrmarine.com
Gregg Orr Marine is a full-service marina on Lake Hamilton. We offer a luxury experience at competitive rates. Boat rentals and stand-up paddleboard rentals available seven days a week. We have some of the nicest rental boats on the lake; two fuel docks on the lake; service department with over 150 years combined experience; boat sales with 12 boat lines offered; covered slip rentals and more. Open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily during April-September and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa during October-March.

Hot Springs Marina
301 Lakeland Drive, Hot Springs
(501) 525-7776 | hotspringsmarina.com
HSM is your first and last stop for Lake Hamilton fun while visiting Hot Springs! Whether your needs are renting, relaxing or repairing, we can get you on the water. Rent one of our new luxury tri-toons powered by a 175 HP motor. Our pro shop offers a great selection of wakeboards, surfboards and towables as well as snacks, beverages including alcohol, sunglasses, sunscreen, towels, fishing equipment and anything else you may have forgotten to bring along! We sell Centurion, Supreme, Suncatcher, and Manitou Boats and our Service Department offers reliable repairs by certified Marine Techs. Come see us! Summer hours 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Su-Th, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. F-Sa. Hours vary in the spring, 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.

Kahuna Bay Boat Rental
4904 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 520-5700 | kahunabay.com
Kahuna Bay offers new luxury pontoon rental boats every year, plus ski and tube rentals and full-service gas. Located on beautiful Lake Hamilton right across the street from Salty Dog. Call for hours and reservations. April 1-Nov. 1.

Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa
994 Mountain Harbor Road, Mount Ida
(870) 867-2191 | mountainharborresort.com
Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa's marina is the largest full-service marina in Arkansas. Recognized as the "Best Marina" in Arkansas for over 20 years by various publications, Harbor's marina offers the largest rental fleet and the world's only floating Subway restaurant, as well as a wide selection of sundry and grocery items, fishing bait and tackle, seasonal sportswear, and water tube, kayak and canoe rentals. Hours vary by season.

Ouachita River Haven
122 Ouachita River Haven Road, Pencil Bluff
(870) 326-4941 | ouachitahaven.com
Ouachita River Haven offers canoe and kayak shuttles upstream to any number of locations. From there, you can float or paddle back to the Haven. We also offer mountain biking and hiking shuttles to many Ouachita National Forest trails!

River View Cabins & Canoes
92 W. River View Drive, Oden
(870) 326-4630 | riverviewcabins.com
River View Cabins & Canoes provides canoe rental and shuttle service on the Ouachita River. Whether you take a two-hour float or an all-day adventure, shuttles are provided upstream and downstream. Shuttles can also guide guests to some of the best fishing spots. Thirteen cabins are available with hot tubs, fireplaces and bluff views of the Ouachita River — see website for cabin details. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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.

Salty Dog Boat Rentals
4931 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 520-5700 | kahunabay.com
Salty Dog offers new luxury pontoon rental boats every year, plus ski and tube rentals and full-service gas. Located on beautiful Lake Hamilton right across the street from Kahuna Bay. Call for hours and reservations. April 1- Nov. 1.

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/drink. Hours vary by season.

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, mountain bikers can enjoy an exciting experience as a day trip or 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.


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, jewelry, fossils, glassware and minerals from around the world. Summer hours: 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., seven days a week; winter hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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! Open year-round; M-Su; 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. Tu-Sa.


The Galaxy Connection
536 Ouachita Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 276-4432 | thegalaxyconnection.com
Star Wars- and superhero-inspired museum. See the extensive personal collection of a super fan. Lots of great photo opportunities and chances to interact with exhibits. Fun for all generations! Great gift shop to get one-of-a-kind items as well. Choose between regular admission and a VIP tour. See website or call for hours.

The Gangster Museum of America
510 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 318-1717 | thegangstermuseum.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. Showcasing over 100 years of history with a guided tour through eight galleries detailing where America's rich, famous, powerful and notorious came to vacation. Don't miss shopping in Arkansas' most famous hat store, The Hatterie & Gift Shop! Open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Su-Th and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. F-Sa.

History of Hot Springs Gambling Museum
3339 Central Ave., Suite C, Hot Springs
(501) 318-7590
Tucked away in a nondescript shopping center near Oaklawn, the zany History of Hot Springs Gambling Museum gives visitors a glimpse at cool gambling memorabilia from the 1870s to 1960s — vintage card and craps tables, 100-plus-year-old slot machines and more.

Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum
250 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-5836 | seehotsprings.com
At Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum you'll find recreations of celebrities, royalty and presidents, as well as historically accurate battle scenes and a wax version of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper." Open year-round 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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 Hall of Wonder, 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. Mid-America Science Museum is open year-round. To purchase tickets or plan your trip visit midamericamuseum.org. For news and updates follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Central City 10 Cinema
909 Higdon Ferry Road, Hot Springs
501-620-4243 | centralcity10.com
We show movies. New Hollywood releases, as well as art, indie, foreign, and documentary films. Open 365 days a year.

Hot Springs 8 VIP Cinema
351 Lake Hamilton Drive, Hot Springs
(501) 525-0883 | hotspringsvip.com
Featuring a full food menu, beer and wine, luxury leather electric recliner seats with tables and reserved seating. Stadium Seating. Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound. Digital 4K projectors. Check website for showtimes.

The Malco Lounge and Parlor
817 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-6200 | maxwellblade.com
Our Lounge and Parlor opened during the madness that was 2020. We are excited to bring close-up magic back with our intimate 50-seat theatre. Our bar currently boasts a beautiful selection of wine and craft beer with a limited menu of appetizers to enjoy while waiting for a show to begin with friends and family. Please visit our website for tickets and information. Hours vary from each season.

The Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic
817 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 623-6200 | maxwellblade.com
Come one, come all, to the breathtaking, spellbinding, and zany 27th season of the Maxwell Blade Show! Located in the newly renovated historic Malco theatre in Hot Springs. The Maxwell Blade Show is unlike anything in the world today. We present to you two mesmerizing hours of large-scale illusions, close-up magic, comedy and live music. The show is family-friendly and performed in a 300-seat state-of-the-art venue. Call or visit website for tickets and information. Hours vary throughout the year.

The Pocket Community Theatre
170 Ravine St., Hot Springs
(501) 623-8585 | facebook.com/pocket.communitytheatre
The Pocket Community Theatre is a nonprofit volunteer-based theatre located at the corner of Ramble and Ravine streets in downtown Hot Springs. The theatre's mission is to provide quality productions at reasonable prices for the citizens of Hot Springs and surrounding communities. Call or check our website for performance schedule.


Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
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 casino. Now open are a luxury hotel and spa, new dining options, including The Bugler restaurant, and a multi-purpose event center. Oaklawn Casino is open 24/7. Enjoy world-class Thoroughbred racing from Dec. 9, 2022 through May 6, 2023. Visit oaklawn.com for post time details


Daisy State Park
103 E. Park, Kirby
(870) 398-4487 | arkansasstateparks.com/daisy
Situated on the shore of Lake Greeson, Daisy State Park is perfect for enjoying the area's many outdoor recreational opportunities. Facilities include 100 camping sites and three yurts, picnic areas, a standard pavilion (screened) with restrooms, launch ramps, hiking trails, a playground, and special ATV, motorcycle and mountain bike trails. Open daily; hours vary by season.

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 Highway 7 South, just 30 minutes from Hot Springs. Open daily; hours vary by season.

Hot Springs National Park
101 Reserve St., Hot Springs
(501) 620-6715 | nps.gov/hosp
Hot Springs National Park has a rich cultural past. The grand architecture of the historic bathhouses is equally matched by the natural curiosities that have been drawing people here for hundreds of years. Ancient thermal springs, mountain views, incredible geology, and abundant creeks, all in the middle of town, make Hot Springs National Park a unique and beautiful destination. Visitors can tour the park's Visitor Center located within the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, view the other seven historic bathhouses while strolling the Grand Promenade, hike along some of the park's 26 miles of trails, drive scenic mountain roads, picnic by Gulpha Creek, take a thermal water bath, camp at Gulpha Gorge Campground and much more. The park is open from 5 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

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 sunrise to 10 p.m. daily.

Lake Ouachita State Park
5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine
(501) 767-9366 | arkansasstateparks.com/lakeouachita
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. Park open year-round; campsites and interpretative tour reservations by appointment only.


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 or 32-ounce squealer 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 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Su and M; Closed Tu; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. W and Th; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. F and Sa.


"The Vapors" Self-guided Tour
Multiple locations around the city, | hotspringsblog.com/thevapors
Explore Arkansas' own sin city with a self-guided tour inspired by a newly released book that digs deep into Hot Springs' sordid past: "The Vapors - A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice" by Hot Springs native David Hill.

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
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! Open daily with a minimum of four people. 24-hour advance reservations required.

Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat
5200 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 525-4438 | belleriverboat.com
Sightseeing and specialty tours of Lake Hamilton. Sit back and relax aboard the Belle, a 250-passenger riverboat, and enjoy the captain's narration as he unfolds secrets of America's "Spa City." His entertaining tour includes million-dollar mansions, natural islands, quaint resorts, panoramic views of the Ouachita Mountains, colorful anecdotes, humorous stories and well researched historical information.

Crystal Ridge Distillery Inc.
455 Broadway St., Hot Springs
501-627-0722 | crystalridgedistillery.com
Welcome to Crystal Ridge Distillery where our goal is to offer an excellent customer experience that will leave you talking about it to all of your friends and family! We are a family-owned, family-friendly craft distillery located in the heart of downtown Hot Springs. We offer a wide selection of moonshine, vodka sodas, bourbon, vodka, plus a full retail store. When you walk in, you will experience the beauty of our 1920s building. Hand-built with state-of-the-art craftsmanship for its time, we have revitalized this structure with modern amenities while keeping in with the 1920s authenticity. After sampling our moonshines, head over to our Lounge & Tasting Room to have a cocktail and watch football or play giant Jenga. Tours & Tastings: Join one of our team members on a guided tour of our distillery, showing you how we make our Moonshine! Questions and dialogue are encouraged making each session a unique experience. After the tour, join us around the Tasting Bar to indulge in samples of Moonshine, our own crafted Vodka Sodas, and a craft cocktail. Check website for hours.

Fun Bus Party Bus
Hot Springs
(888) 386-2877 | funbuspartybus.com
Weddings, anniversaries, bachelor and bachelorette parties, tailgating, graduation and birthday parties, or just a night on the town with friends. The Party Bus includes stereo surround sound, laser lights, a bar and karaoke, perfect for your next party! Call to make reservations.

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. 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.

National Park Duck Tours
418 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(501) 624-3825 | rideaduck.com
Enjoy a 75-minute sightseeing adventure on Lake Hamilton and around Hot Springs National Park aboard a World War II duck, an amphibious vehicle. Open year-round; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.