Explore the Inn’s Property
Dozens of bird varieties make their home at the inn throughout the year. With multiple well-stocked bird feeders, guests enjoy a great view of the birds. From brilliant cardinals to the occasional bald eagle, it’s a sight to behold.
Explore the nearby islands on Lake Hamilton with our red canoe, or simply admire the mansions from the lake. Our lake is clean and clear, so swimming is encouraged in warm weather. We provide the beach towels. Or bring your boat, and dock at our complimentary covered slip.
Magnificent lakeside gardens await. Nap in the hammocks, watch the sun set from the two person swing, relax while walking the meditation labyrinth, or read a book by the meandering stream.
Points of Interest in the Hot Springs, Arkansas Area
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:
Garvan Woodlands Gardens (see Great Outdoors for more info)
Explore a world-class 210 acre botanical garden on Lake Hamilton where delicate flora and fauna live beneath soaring pine trees that form a protective canopy. With 4 miles of shoreline, there’s plenty of garden variety to discover. From mid-November through December, the Holiday of Lights is a must-see.
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
The Mountain Tower offers an expansive view of the area from 21 stories above the Hot Springs Mountain. The enclosed top of the tower provides interesting facts and photos of the city’s history.
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 at the restored Quapaw Bath House and Spa.
Hot Springs Fine Arts District (see Shopping & Art for more info)
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 live 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. Live racing culminates with the Arkansas Derby in early April, with the winner moving on to the Kentuky Derby.
Magic Springs Amusement Park & Crystal Falls Water 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!
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!
Mid-America Science Museum
Explore the largest hands-on science center at the Mid-America Science Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Kids of all ages will be inspired to learn about science, technology, nature. and the imagination soars with the most powerful conical Tesla coil in the world, making electricity or a tornado 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. We recommend Diamondhead Country Club, the famous Hot Springs Country Club, and Glenwood Country Club.
Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic provides an entertaining evening for all ages.
Festivals and Performing Arts
- Gallery Walk (first Friday evening of each month)
- World’s First Ever Shortest St Patrick’s Parade (March 17)
- Hot Springs Music Festival (June)
- Hot Springs JazzFest (August-September)
- Hot Springs Blues Fest (August-September)
- Hot Water Hills Music Festival (September-October)
- Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (October)
- Hot Springs Festival of Magic (September-October)
- Live Concerts at Magic Springs and Oaklawn Gaming/Racing
- Live Theatre at the Pocket Theatre and Five Star Theatre