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About Hot SpringsHot Springs is a year-round health and pleasure resort adjacent to Hot Springs National Park. The Hot Springs region is well-known for its three nearby lakes— Lake Hamilton, Lake Ouachita and Lake Catherine—and for being rich in quartz crystals of superior hardness and brilliance; the finest are in the veins of Crystal Mountain. Baseball enthusiasts can follow the Hot Springs Baseball Trail, a 26-marker walking and driving trail that denotes the history of the sport.

The city sponsors a variety of events, including the Miss Arkansas Pageant in July and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in October. In mid-April, Arkansas Derby Day takes place at Oaklawn Park as part of its thoroughbred racing season, January through mid-April; phone (800) 625-5296. Note: Policies concerning admittance of children to pari-mutuel betting facilities vary. Phone for information.

Visitor Centers Visit Hot Springs 134 Convention Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71901. Phone:(501)321-2277 or (800)543-2284

Self-guiding ToursA guide book with information about driving tours is available at the visitor center.

ShoppingTemperance Hill Square, SR 7 at Central Avenue, features specialty stores including Tuesday Morning. Cornerstone Market Place, off the US 270/70 Bypass, includes Chico's, Old Navy and Pier 1.

Things to Do Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo

Belle of Hot Springs

The Gangster Museum of America

Garvan Woodland Gardens

Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park

Mid-America Science Museum

Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center

Tiny Town

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Hot Springs, AR

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Best Western Winners Circle Inn

2520 Central Ave. Hot Springs, AR 71901

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Hampton Inn by Hilton

151 Temperance Hill Rd. Hot Springs, AR 71913

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200 Marriott Ct. Hot Springs, AR 71913

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Hot Springs-Hotel & Spa

400 Convention Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71901

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