- The list below includes 25 free or cheap things to do in or near Hot Springs, Arkansas, including 43 different types of inexpensive activities like Horseback Riding, Specialty Museums, National & State Parks and Visitor Centers.
- From Lake Ouachita to Hot Springs Mountain, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hot Springs and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Jessieville and Benton.
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Located within Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs Mountain features a marked mountain trail with scenic views at the top and shelters toward the bottom. The mountain features a tower at the top for extra panoramic views of the park.
Covering more than 1.8 million acres, the Ouachita National Forest provides opportunities to camp, hike, bike, trail ride, boat, hunt, fish, and go on scenic drives. The government created the national forest to control wood production, improve the watershed, and protect threatened wildlife and fish species.
There are many ways to enjoy Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. Visitors can enjoy classic style bath houses, or more modern spa facilities to enjoy the purifying waters. The area also features shops, cafes and hiking trails suitable for the whole family.
With special designated places for children to explore, the Garvan Woodland Gardens may worth the time of the entire family. It covers 210 acres and has more than 5 miles of trails, uniting bridges, waterfalls, a chapel, and several other facilities. It can host weddings and other special events.
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf has two 18-hole golf courses. Players can make strategic shots while walking through mountain caves, across a pirate ship, over footbridges, and around waterfalls, and the company hosts fundraisers to help wounded U.S. soldiers.
The Fordyce Bathhouse originally opened in 1915, and closed in 1962. Today, visitors can watch a 9-minute video about the bath routine, view the Music Room with a Knabe grand piano, and the Gymnasium, a forerunner of the modern fitness club among other exhibits.