Things to Do with Kids in Hot Springs, AR

TripBuzz found 36 things to do with kids in or near Hot Springs, Arkansas. From Magic Springs & Crystal Falls to the Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs offers a variety of fun, kid-friendly things to do in the area—including 14 family activities perfect for kids with ratings over 90%.

There are 34 different types of family-friendly things to do with kids in or near Hot Springs, AR. The most popular types of activities for kids and families include: National & State Parks, Landmarks, Amusement Parks and Museums.

The attractions in the list below have an average rating of 81%, based on 5,047 total reviews from users of TripBuzz and other popular sites across the web.

There are 14 things to do with kids in Hot Springs, and 1 thing to do with kids in a nearby city.

Hot Springs, AR

Highlights
  • Outdoors - 15 Family Activities
  • Amusement - 10 Family Activities
  • Active & Adventure - 7 Family Activities
  • Museums & Galleries - 5 Family Activities

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Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat
11
5.4 Miles

Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

5200 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71913
General Tours
Lake Hamilton is home to the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat. On the 250 passenger boat, guests can listen to the captain explain the history of the area, see the Ouachita Mountains, eat from a salad and sandwich menu at lunch or steak and seafood menu in the evening.

Rating

49%
72 Votes
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Funtrackers Family Park
12
3.7 Miles

Funtrackers Family Park

2614 Albert Pike, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Amusement Parks
For a fun-filled day together, visit Funtrackers Family Park and put a smile on everyone's face. Attractions for all ages, play mini-golf, bumper boats, and ride the speedy Go-karts, you will be glad you came.

Rating

74%
23 Votes
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Josephine Tussauds Wax Museum
13
0.9 Miles

Josephine Tussauds Wax Museum

250 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901
Museums, Specialty Museums
The Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum contains over 30 exhibits made out of wax. The likenesses of many celebrities and presidents are made of wax, along with battle scenes and Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Last Supper.'

Rating

35%
75 Votes
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National Park Aquarium
14
0.9 Miles

National Park Aquarium

209 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Aquariums
Surprise your family with all that nature has to offer at National Park Aquarium in Hot Springs. Your kids will love the freshwater fish, lizards, tortoises, saltwater fish and more, this venue is a great way to spend a few hours.

Rating

38%
37 Votes
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Ron Coleman Mine
15
15.0 Miles

Ron Coleman Mine

211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville, AR 71949
Landmarks
In this mine, visitors can dig for their own pieces of quartz in their old clothes and boots. Visitors can bring their own digging tools and they are provided with a burlap sack for collecting crystals which they can keep.

Rating

77%
22 Votes
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Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines
16
33.2 Miles

Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

82 Wegner Ranch Road, Mount Ida, AR 71957
Landmarks
Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines offer visitors five adventure options such as Gemstone Sluice, Crystal Forest Mine, Phantom Mine Group Dig, Diamond Collecting, or you can choose to go to the Tailings Collecting area and picnic site. You can customize your adventure depending on your budget.

Rating

86%
36 Votes
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Rave Motion Pictures
17
39.6 Miles

Rave Motion Pictures

18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive, Little Rock, AR
Movie Theaters
Rave Motion Pictures is a movie theater showing recent release films. Some of the films are children's films, while others are meant for a more mature audience, and the theater can show 15 different films on a single day.

Rating

94%
31 Votes
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Pinnacle Mountain State Park
18
40.5 Miles

Pinnacle Mountain State Park

11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Roland, AR 72135
Hiking Areas, National & State Parks, Leisure Education
Pinnacle Mountain is known for its popular hiking trails and panoramic views. Those seeking an adventurous experience can hike one or more trails, varying from one to five miles. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is dedicated to environmental education.

Rating

92%
53 Votes
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Two Rivers Park
19
42.9 Miles

Two Rivers Park

Rivercrest Drive, Little Rock, AR
Parks
The 1000-acre Two Rivers Park is located where the Arkansas and Little Maumelle Rivers meet. The park contains more than 300 garden spots that can be rented by gardeners, and hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails.

Rating

90%
20 Votes
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Daisy State Park
20
43.3 Miles

Daisy State Park

103 East Park, Kirby, AR 71950
Hiking Areas, National & State Parks
Daisy State Park is a peaceful setting for camping with access to Lake Greeson. They open the picnic areas and campgrounds the whole year. There are over a hundred camp sites in different locations, all of which cater to group tent camping.

Rating

71%
14 Votes
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