Hot Springs Journals

Hot Springs More Than a Bath

A travel journal to Hot Springs by jromano

Quote: Hot Springs is the most popular tourist destination in Arkansas. It has a topflight thoroughbred race track, renowned arts community, music and magic shows as well as the famous thermal baths.

Hot Springs More Than a Bath

Overview

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Whether a romantic getaway or a family trip, there are plenty of things to do in Hot Springs. Of course, the thermal baths along with a massage is the highlight of any trip. Most hotel or resorts offer some type of package that includes indulging in this quilty pleasure. Take a floating tour of pristine Lake Hamilton aboard the Belle of Hot Springs - there's even a dinner/dancing cruise. For the kids, or kid in all of us, there is Magic Springs/Crystal Falls, a amusement park/water park. Or try the hands-on experiences at the Mid America Science Museum. And the view from the Mountain Tower can't be beat.Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Most sites are close together and walking ...Read More

Arlington Resort Hotel Spa Downtowner &￿

Hotel | "Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa"

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The rooms have been recently renovated with beautiful coordinates and local artwork. Non-smoking rooms are available. Some rooms even have the famous mineral water piped in. A very nice plus is the private elevator which takes guests downstairs to the hotel''s personal Bath House.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 3, 2001

Arlington Resort Hotel Spa Downtowner &￿
135 Central Ave
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
(501) 624-5521

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This is the sister hotel to the Arlington. It too has been recently renovated, guest rooms outfitted with period furnishings. A daily breakfast buffet is included with most rates. There is an on-premise thermal bath house and spa. The pool is quite large and the hotel offers tennis and golf privileges at Hot Springs Country Club. An old fashioned soda fountain makes the hotel special for kids of all ages.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 3, 2001

Majestic Hotel Resort Spa: Sales
101 Park Ave
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
(501) 609-5321

Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo

Attraction | "Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo"

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They have over 300 alligators on site, varying in age and size. The petting zoo has common animals like deer and sheep as well as some unusual ones like llamas and ostriches. Kids can feed the animals as well as pet them. There is a "museum" with monkeys, mountain lions, and 100 pound turtles. Gift shop and the oportunity to pet a real alligator offers a perfect ending to the visit.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 3, 2001

Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo
847 Whittington Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
(501) 623-6172

Educated Animals

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Attraction

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It is full of animal smells but the entertainment is worth a few odors. The show is split into two sections and runs continuously. The first part is in a theater where several animal performers exhibit their skills. A basketbal playing raccon is a hold over from the IQ Zoo and a rabbit has replaced Judy the chicken on the piano. The second half of the show is in a room ringed by individual performance areas. Here the audience is entertained by a driving pig, sliding ducks and a dancing chicken.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 3, 2001

Educated Animals
380 Whittington Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
(501) 623-4311

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This is a Vegas style show with the lights and sounds, leggy assistants (well, one is married to the magician), and flashy costumes. The show takes place in a converted old theatre which supplies a "mystery" to the whole show. The illusions range from simple slight of hand to large productions. The darkness and noises might be too much for very young children.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 3, 2001

Maxwell Blade's Theater of Magic
817 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
(501) 623-6200