Explore fun things to do in Hot Springs, AR.

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Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn‘s location on Lake Hamilton makes a perfect bed and breakfast “home base” for exploring all of the fun things to do in Hot Springs, Arkansas (and beyond) including:

Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas with Garvan Woodlands Gardens

Garvan Woodlands Gardens

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Explore a 210 acre botanical garden on Lake Hamilton where delicate flora and fauna live beneath soaring pine trees that form a protective canopy around 4 miles of shoreline at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Historic Downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas

Explore the past, present and future of Hot Springs at its historic downtown, which features beautifully preserved and restored hotels, shops, museums, galleries, restaurants and more.

Hot Springs National Park

Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas at National Park with Mountain Tower

Hot Springs National Park with Mountain Tower

Hot Springs National Park, the first federally protected area in the national park system, encompasses the northern area of of this historic town in central Arkansas. Tour the visitor center at the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, hike along 26 miles of scenic trails, enjoy three scenic drives, have a picnic in the great outdoors, take a bath, and much more!

Hot Springs Bathhouse Row

People have been coming to the relaxing waters of Hot Springs, Arkansas – “The American Spa” – for over two hundred years. Enjoy a glimpse into the well-preserved past of thermal water therapy and savor a Hot Spring bath. on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas at Oaklawn Jockey Club

Oaklawn Jockey Club

Hot Springs Fine Arts District

The Hot Springs Fine Arts District is a hot-bed of Arkansas art galleries and museums that offers an active calendar of art shows and events, including the popular Hot Springs Gallery Walk.

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming

Enjoy thoroughbred racing from January through April at Oaklawn Park, which also offers a casino, simulcasting, bars, a restaurant, tavern, lounge, gift shop and much more.

Magic Springs Amusement Park

Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas at Magic Springs Amusement Park

Magic Springs Amusement Park

The premier amusement park in Hot Springs, Arkansas is a treat for the whole family. Magic Springs is an exciting mix of thrilling rides and entertaining concerts that range from Rock, to Country, R&B and more!

Crystal Falls Waterpark at Magic Springs

Make a big splash as you slide a variety of slides and tubes that include a 50 foot drop down a waterslide that is over 300 feet long, plus a river float, wave pool, wading pool and more!

Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas with Fishing



There are abundant area hiking trails in the Ouachita Mountains and Lake Catherine State Park.


There are numerous biking trails in the area, including the 51-mile Hot Springs Loop, which cuts through historic Hot Springs National Park with scenic views of the Ouachita Mountains. If you are planning a biking vacation, Bed Breakfast and Biking lists bike-friendly B & B’s and inns along or near the bike trails and byways throughout the country.


Cast a line at our location on Lake Hamilton or explore the fishing of nearby Lake Catherine, Lake DeGray and Lake Ouachita.

Mid-America Science Museum

Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas with the Mid-America Mastodon

Mid-America Science Museum

Explore the largest hands-on science center at the Mid-America Science Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Your children will be inspired to learn about science, technology, nature and will grow their imagination as they view the most powerful conical Tesla coil in the world, a large collection of birds & wildlife on a nature trail, explore the breathtaking rock formation of a giant cave and much more!

Hot Springs Golf Courses

The golf courses of Hot Springs offer some of the finest golfing in Arkansas. Working on your golf game at a variety of golf courses in and around Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Explore Hot Springs, Arkansas with the Documentary Film Festival

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (October)

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) was launched in 1992 by a small group of Hot Springs arts activists and today is recognized by the International Documentary Association (IDA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as one of only seven qualifying venues for their awards.

Hot Springs Music Festival (June)

The annual Hot Springs Music Festival unites over 250 musicians from around the world for a premier musical event in Hot Springs National Park. Musicians from internationally recognized orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatories are paired with scholarship apprentices to present 20 concerts and over 250 open rehearsels over a two week period.

Explore Hot Springs, AR with Hot Springs JazzFest

Hot Springs JazzFest

Hot Springs JazzFest (September)

The second weekend of September brings the annual Hot Springs JazzFest to historic downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas with three days of world-class jazz bands performing a full spectrum of jazz styles. Enjoy the cuisine of the Food Court and the offerings of the Merchant Vendors. Younger children love the “jazzy” crafts and interactive jazz activities of the KidZone.

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