- TripBuzz found 32 things to do with kids in or near Hot Springs, Arkansas, including 4 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Arkadelphia, Jessieville and Benton.
- From Lake Ouachita to Theater of Magic, the Hot Springs area offers 49 different types of family activities, including: Visitor Centers, Horseback Riding, Specialty Museums and National & State Parks.
- Located deep within the Ouachita Mountains amongst natural hot springs is the city of Hot Springs. Tourists visit from all around to enjoy the springs and national park, home to historic bath houses and beautiful gardens, for their relaxation and medicinal properties. The city also draws artistic tourists who enjoy the many cultural festivals including the Vapors Independent Music Festival and Hot Springs Film Festival.
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.
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283 Mountain Valley Water Place, Hot Springs, AR 71909 MoreLess Info
Featuring a gift store with souvenirs, Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center offers visitors complimentary samples of mineral spring water. The center displays a collection of antique glass water bottles and other memorabilia.
63% 1517 votes
113 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901 MoreLess Info
At the Gangster Museum of America there are several galleries dedicated to the most infamous men to live in US: the Capone gallery and the New York Connection gallery are just two of them. It also has a gift shop from which memorabilia can be bought.
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5200 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71913 MoreLess Info
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.
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250 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901 MoreLess Info
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.'
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.
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140 Iron Mountain Marina Drive, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 MoreLess Info
Anchor's Away Houseboat is a service offering guests luxury houseboat rentals for a number of days on the scenic DeGray Lake. The boat contains six private bedrooms, two full bathrooms with showers, and a large living room area.