Places to Visit
For Spa Treatment with Massage call for reservations at
Buckstaff Bathhouse at 509 Central Avenue, Phone for reservation at 501 623 2308.
Quapaw Bathhouse, (Closed on Tuesdays) Snack bar and pool open. phone for reservation 501 609 9822
Garvin Woodland Gardens, Beautiful strolling path of beautiful forest and flowers, 550 Arkridge Road, Phone 501 262 0300, 800 366 4664
Drive up the Mountains downtown and you can turn left beside the Arlington Hotel and watch for the entrance sign to Hot Springs Mountain on the right at the mountain drive entrance and you can return when you get to the top or you can tour the Mountain Tower when you get to the top and then return.
Drive down Park Avenue from here and keep to your right when you reach downtown and stay on Whittington Avenue until you see a left in the middle of the park to enter a drive that takes you to the top of West Mountain and around and down again with overlooks at the top. Just follow the road signs and it will take back down.
Park downtown and enter the Hot Springs Promenade at the North or South end of Bathhouse Row. The elevated brick walkway gives you an overlook of downtown Hot Springs and botanical marked flora as you stroll along this delightful level wide path, hopefully on a beautiful day. In the center of the Promenade Walk there is a stairway down to the middle of Bathhouse Row to see a visible Natural Spring and on your left is the elegant Fordyce Bathhouse that is a free tour of one of the original bathhouses as it use to be along with helpful people who will answer your questions. If you finish your Promenade walk at the south end you will see a parking lot. In the middle of the parking lot in front of you is a little building that is a tourist center with literature and ladies willing to answer your questions. Notice there is a fountain at the corner where you can fill empty plastic gallon jugs (that are for sale across the street) and you can take home as many gallons of free Hot Springs water as you can fill.
Oaklawn Park Thoroughbred Live Racing is scheduled each year from late January to early April on Central Avenue south fron downtown on your left. It is open all year round for closed cercuit TV. There is a mechanical betting casino attached open all year round.
Hot Springs is surround by four lakes. Lake Hamilton (west and south), Lake Quachita (north), Lake Catherine (east), and Lake DeGray further south. Lake Hamilton is known for water sports and a place to rent recreation boats on highway 7 South and highway 70West and highway 270West. They were created by four dams in the area.
There is more information in your room printed out for you when you get to North Wood Bed and Breakfast. Thank you for your visit.