water that flows from the local springs. If you want to soak in the hot springs you will find them at one of the local spas.
More Than Just Spas
The area is full of fun and interesting things to do as well as plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. Take a tour of the underground cave system. The Gangster Museum is a favorite and there are scores of art galleries and boutique shops. Two famous amusement parks in the area are Magic Springs and Crystal Falls. You will find exciting water rides, thrill rides and outdoor music concerts. One roller coaster is high above the Ouachita Mountains. All around your Hot Springs timeshare you can attend horse races, take action fishing trips, play golf and go hiking. You can even visit a galaxy far, far away at the Galaxy Connection with everything Star Wars including memorabilia and life-size characters.
In the Ouachita National Forest, you can hike the 223-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail that spans parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is used by hikers, hunters in the season, backpackers and mountain bikers. You will cross historic bridges, see clear lakes and streams in wilderness areas. There are many lakes in the area and you can take a fishing tour or go boating.
Activities and Events
Hot Springs has one casino, Oaklawn Racing Casino & Resort, where you can have a great night out for gaming or just watching the action. You may also want to plan your vacation around the many events that are hosted in town. The Hot Springs Fishing Challenge from May – July is one of the most famous. Other events include Exhibits at Justus Fine Art Gallery and other galleries in May as well as the Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company productions. There is the Veteran’s Car and Bike Show, Opening Day of the Mid-America Science Museum and the Northwoods Full Moon Ride. People come from all over the country in the first two weeks of June for the Hot Springs Music Festival.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit Hot Springs if you want to avoid the crowds. The prices may be lower at this time, but if you have a Hot Springs timeshare this isn’t your problem. It is a very popular vacation destination for people from all over the country. If you want to go somewhere else during the summer, you can trade your timeshare for a comparable one at hundreds of destinations around the world.
Hot Springs calls itself America’s First Resort and it has maintained that standard for more than a century. Whatever you need for a great vacation can be found in and around Hot Springs and the local national forests.