Rock Hounds Love Crystal Mining in Hot Springs

One Hot Springs gem that is often times overlooked is quartz mining. In fact, geologists have named Arkansas and Brazil as the best places in the world to find quality quartz crystals. In 1976, the quartz crystal was named the official Arkansas state mineral. The Ouachita Mountain surrounding Hot Springs was considered a mystical location … Read More

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

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

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 Great Activities for Summertime in Hot Springs

We have fun in our great city year ‘round, but especially in the summertime. Since we have three lakes (Catherine, Hamilton and Ouachita) water sports is probably the number one activity guests enjoy during the summer. Every type of water sport imaginable is possible in our area. At our cozy Hot Springs inn we have … Read More

Kick Off Summer with Beer & Fireworks

The month of May kicks off summertime in Hot Springs, and we’re ready to join in the fun! Warm weather invites craft beer aficionados, so come on to the Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival on May 21st at the Hot Springs Convention Center. With more than 70 local and regional breweries attending, you’ll have the … Read More

Top 5 Ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts

Spring has sprung, which means it’s the perfect time of year to appreciate the strong women in your life! Mother’s Day is around the corner, and it has us thinking of what we value most in holiday celebrations–time spent together with family and friends.  With the busy lives we all lead, Mother’s Day has the … Read More