Planning a trip? Look no further than the city that comes to life for outdoor summer fun. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy historic hotels and bathhouses, nationally acclaimed lakes, and more in this conveniently located Arkansas destination
A Hot History
Hot Springs, appropriately named for the naturally occurring hot spring waters found in the area, has been a draw for travelers from its earliest days. The now legendary waters were rumored to hold healing powers; thus the town’s bathhouses became a destination for guests looking for R&R. Eight bathhouses were built between 1892 and 1923, and this collective grouping became what is known today as Bathhouse Row, a National Historic Landmark District. Two of these original bathhouses are still in operation today, Buckstaff Bathhouse and Quapaw Baths & Spa. Over the years, Bathhouse Row and the waters of the hot springs helped the town to earn the nickname it still carries: The Spa City….