Hot Springs Attractions near the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa
From championship golf and tennis to pristine lakes and walking trails, there are a host of recreational activities waiting for you at The Arlington. Place your bet at Oaklawn, enjoy complete country club privileges at the Hot Springs Country Club, enjoy a day at one of the area’s pristine lakes or enjoy a stroll through the city’s many shops and downtown art galleries. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it here.
Hot Springs National Park Visitors Center
Fordyce Bathhouse offers 24 refurbished rooms to tour, a park orientation movie, exhibits and park maps. Guests can still see the Fordyce Spring and the original Otis elevator mechanism. Also visit the Bathhouse Row Emporium, the park store in the Lamar Bathhouse.
Oaklawn Racing • Gaming
Watch and wager on live top quality thoroughbred racing (January-April), try your luck in the electronic gaming room, enjoy delicious food served up at restaurants and participate in contests and promotions. For complete information, schedules and more go to www.oaklawn.com or call 800-625-5296.
Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park
Arkansas’ premiere amusement parks. For complete information and the yearly hours and operating schedule go to www.magicsprings.com or call 501-624-0100.
Garvan Woodland Gardens
The botanical garden of the University of Arkansas consisting of 210 acres on the shoreline of Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. Nestled in the picturesque Ouachita Mountains of Southwest Arkansas, the Gardens are a wonderful gift to all people from local industrialist and philanthropist Verna Cook Garvan. From the dynamic architectural structures to the majestic botanical landscapes, Garvan Woodland Gardens offers breathtaking sights (and fantastic photo opportunities) at every turn.
Mid America Science Museum
A great family attraction! Arkansas' largest hands-on science center and the state's first Smithsonian Affiliate. Experience it for yourself - there is something fun and educational for all ages. To learn more, visit www.midamericamuseum.org or call 800-632-0583 or 501-767-3461.
Gangster Museum of America
Take yourself back to the days of the 20's, 30's, and 40's when mineral water, gambling, bootlegging, and other extreme pleasures brought visitors from all over the world to Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Gangster Museum of America is an historic and entertaining account of how some of the most notorious criminals in America co-existed with the quaint population of this little valley town in the mountains of central Arkansas. The audiovisual experience of the seven galleries is in itself worth the price of admission. Play in the antique casino and hear the historian in the museum theater relate who, what, when, and where stories that are fascinating, informative, and educational. Visit www.tgmoa.com for more information.
Diamond Lakes Region
Five diamond lakes serving up thousands of acres of sparkling recreational waters and countless miles of shoreline fun. Lots of elbow room to fish, ski, swim, float, sail, rent a houseboat, cruise your party barge, spread a picnic, kick back and catch some rays on some of the cleanest, clearest waters on the planet. For complete information, go to diamondlakes.dina.org
Historic Baseball Trail
Baseball runs deep in Hot Springs National Park, America's First Resort. From historic fields and recreational retreats, to the roles of Oaklawn Racing and Gaming and Bathhouse Row as entertainment for baseball's finest, a connection to history is around every turn.
Hot Springs Mountain Tower
Elevate yourself 1,256 feet above sea level, overlooking 140 miles of beautiful Arkansas countryside, including Hot Springs National Park and the Ouachita Mountains. Located atop Hot Springs Mountain.
To view more things to do, visit www.hotsprings.org.