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Things to do in Hot Springs

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“This is a serene place along the shores of Lake Hamilton. My favorite time, other than their Christmas display, is when the tulips bloom. Enjoy a picnic at the Chipmunk Cafe under the pines while you are there. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This park has it all! Water area, rides, games and live concerts!!! Sometimes if you go on line you can get a discounted day rate and cabana if you like.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Arcade
“Live horse races from January to May. Oaklawn Casino is great for a rainy day activity and those who love to gamble. The casino is open year round. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Many say they have the best burger in town. They have a full bar and offer music most nights. At least stop to see the oldest bar in Arkansas and take a picture with Al Capone.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Where else will you find a brewery in a bathhouse in a national park? This is just a pleasant place to go day or night. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Science Museum
“An excellent science museum for families with indoor and outdoor exhibits fun for kids of all ages.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“A good place for photographs and views. You can of course pay to ride to the top of the tower. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bath House
“My personal favorite bath house. Historic building, thermal water public pools as well as private baths and all spa services available. Great way to relax in the "Spa City" after a busy day! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ecuadorean food in the heart of Hot Springs. A plus is the outside patio upstairs on a pretty day.”
  • 33 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“One of the oldest and most famous restuarants in Hot Springs! Everything is good! The tamale spread is AMAZING!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Offering a large selection of herbal teas and vegetarian/vegan food options”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Restaurant has inside and outside seating which is right on the lake! Kids love watching the turtles and fish (can bring piece of bread to feed them). ”
  • 21 locals recommend
National Park
“Water. That's what first attracted people, and they have been coming here ever since to use these soothing thermal waters to heal and relax. Rich and poor alike came for the baths, and a thriving city built up around the hot springs. Together nicknamed "The American Spa," Hot Springs National Park today surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“One of the best pizza places in town. Music often on Friday and Saturday nights. Brew their own beer. Cute decor in an old music store.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pub
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“quirky historical landmark. puzzles and games. garage bands. burlesque show. best Sunday brunch.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Popular local brewery with the best restaurant lake views in town. Nice mix of food, specialty burgers, sandwiches, bbq, shrimp, and much more...”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Speakeasy
“Many say they have the best burger in town. They have a full bar and offer music most nights. At least stop to see the oldest bar in Arkansas and take a picture with Al Capone.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Brewery
“Where else will you find a brewery in a bathhouse in a national park? This is just a pleasant place to go day or night. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“Ecuadorean food in the heart of Hot Springs. A plus is the outside patio upstairs on a pretty day.”
  • 33 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“One of the oldest and most famous restuarants in Hot Springs! Everything is good! The tamale spread is AMAZING!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant has inside and outside seating which is right on the lake! Kids love watching the turtles and fish (can bring piece of bread to feed them). ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“One of the best pizza places in town. Music often on Friday and Saturday nights. Brew their own beer. Cute decor in an old music store.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pub
“quirky historical landmark. puzzles and games. garage bands. burlesque show. best Sunday brunch.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Popular local brewery with the best restaurant lake views in town. Nice mix of food, specialty burgers, sandwiches, bbq, shrimp, and much more...”
  • 13 locals recommend

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