Hot Springs, Arkansas Colorful Past, Present and Future

Hot Springs is rife with an interesting history starting with the Native American inhabitants before the first Europeans arrived. The Native Americans referred to this area as Valley of the Vapors and they obviously understood the significance of the hot springs, befitting from the healing of the hot mineral waters. In the mid-1500s Spanish and … Read More

Spa City Summer Fest 2016: JazzFest and Blues Festival

The Spa City Summer Fest will be combining two unstoppable musical forces this Labor Day–Jazz and Blues. For one weekend, you can experience two very different, active genres with a schedule that will excite and dazzle you. Sensing that the Hot Springs Jazz Society and the Hot Springs Blues Society complement each other, they decided … Read More

8 Reasons for Dallas Couples To Plan a Fall Wedding at This Arkansas Inn!

It’s close! Our Hot Springs, Arkansas wedding venue is a just short, easy drive from the Dallas area, but you’ll feel like you’re a world away. It’s one-of-a-kind! Lookout Point Lakeside Inn is the most gorgeous setting, featuring stunning lake views and beautifully landscaped gardens. Choose your favorite from three unique ceremony sites: on the … Read More

Lake Catherine State Park: Summer Day Trips

Lake Catherine is the smallest of our three area lakes near Hot Springs and is the least crowded, and one of the true gems in our area. It is easy to make a day of fun spending time hiking at Lake Catherine State Park, lunching on Lake Catherine in Diamondhead and spending the afternoon among … Read More

Boating on a Beautiful Hot Springs AR Lake

Grab your swimsuit, sunscreen, toys and goggles and spend some time in the water this summer. The number one pastime in Hot Springs during the summer months is boating. The water has warmed in our area lakes; lots of boats, skis, wakeboards, tubes and blow-up floats are popping up everywhere on the water. Boating is … Read More

Check Out the Hot Springs AR Art Scene

Art abounds in Hot Springs from so many different venues. The atmosphere in Hot Springs is conducive to inspiring quite a few local artists. The medium varies but the art and galleries are quite impressive. Favorite Local Artists:   One of our favorite local artists, Robin Young, is not hard to find. Robin is one … Read More

Catch the Big One (Al) on Hot Springs’ Lakes

In the great state of Arkansas, many people love to fish. Moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas and kids enjoy spending time on the lakes fishing. Each year our city has a Fishing Challenge on Lakes Hamilton and Catherine with cash awards totaling $86,000! The biggest award goes to the angler who catches Big Al. He hasn’t been … Read More

10 Summer Kids’ Activities in Hot Springs AR

Summer reminds us of all the activities in Hot Springs AR that are great to enjoy with a kid (or as a kid at heart!). Here are ten of our favorite kids activities in the area: 10. Cutwell for Kids – On the first Saturday of every month, Cutwell 4 Kids (a non-profit organization) hosts a … Read More