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10 Summer Kids’ Activities in Hot Springs AR

June 18th, 2016 by Jenna Tackett

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Mid-America Science Museum Skywalk

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 program at Maurice Bathhouse to allow kids to paint and create. Materials are provided to give kids an equal chance to express themselves artistically. It’s a great way to take in the history of downtown Hot Springs while creating something new. Plus, you can always follow it up with a cupcake from Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcakes!

9. Mid-America Science Museum – A great option for a rainy day or an inside activity, MASM has wonderful, engaging exhibits designed to spark your scientific understanding. Learn new things through observation and discovery at the newly renovated Smithsonian Affiliate.

8. Magic Springs & Crystal Falls – This amusement park has two sides–one dedicated to rides and the other to a water park. Both offer numerous fun attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

Kids Activities Hot Springs AR7. Hiking – Especially good for summer mornings, hiking is a great way to experience the outdoors and find new pockets of adventure. Our favorite trails are at Lake Catherine, which also has a waterfall for you to enjoy.

6. Lookout Point Cooking School for Kids – The Lookout Point Cooking School class for kids, which usually takes place in July, is a fun way for kids to learn basic kitchen skills, eat some tasty food, and spend a day making something in the kitchen. You can learn more about what’s in store for this year’s class (on July 25) on our website.

5. Movies at the Market – Each Thursday during the summer, Hot Springs hosts a free movie night at the Farmers Market. The movies are all family friendly, and there are snacks available for purchase. Check out the whole schedule.

4. Crystal Digging – Like going on a treasure hunt, digging for crystals gives kids the opportunity to discover souvenirs for themselves. Ron Coleman’s Crystal Mind, where the Inn recommends you dig, also has zip lining for the adventurous ones!

3. Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic – Maxwell Blade creates a magic show that’s entertaining for all ages. With equal parts of comedy and illusion, this show is a great way to spend an evening in Hot Springs National Park.

2. Food Truck Fridays – Make Friday the Fun Day by trying different kinds of foods downtown at the Farmers Market. With so many tasty options to choose from, you are sure to enjoy the fun atmosphere and music as much as you like the food.

1. Water Activities – There are five lakes around Hot Springs, including Lake Hamilton which our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast is located on. Enjoy the lake with swimming, fishing, going on a boat tour with Captain Ray, or even canoeing in the Lookout Point canoe.

If you’d like help creating a great getaway for your family, stay at Lookout Point, where you can start each day with a gourmet breakfast. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Things to do in Hot Springs

June 7th, 2009 by Ray Rosset


A great reason to stay at Lookout Point is because of our convenient location.  We are only about seven miles from the event filled downtown area.  Guests lodging with us take advantage of all the great activities that Hot Springs has to offer. 

Other than the usual activities offered in Hot Springs, like touring bath houses, looking at a bird’s eye view of Hot Springs from the Mountain tower, and shopping in the downtown shops, there is a calendar of scheduled events that take place each month.

Here’s a quick look at some of the upcoming events in Hot Springs!

The Hot Springs Music Festival is currently taking place.  Enjoy a walk  downtown and catch a musical performance or two. 

Magic Springs is a great place to spend the day on roller coasters and at the water park.  Ride rides all day and then catch a concert at night.  Little Big Town performed at Magic Springs last night.  If you did not get the chance to see that concert, then be sure to go see Colbie Caillat.  Caillat with be performing on June 13th at 8:00. 

From now until August 20th, Cedar Glades Park has a 35-foot climbing wall.  This wall is for all ages and skill levels.  It’s a great place for children to have an adventure, and a great place for adults to be a kid again!

The Miss Arkansas America pageant is on June 13th.  Come watch beautiful ladies from all over the state compete for the Miss Arkansas title and go on to compete for the national title of Miss America.

Hot Springs is an excellent place to plan a getaway filled with many activities, and Lookout Point is a great place to stay for your getaway.  Come stay  with us and experience the fun in Hot Springs. 

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