Hot Springs National Park is a 5,500 acre park in the city of Hot Springs. Bathhouse Row, a quarter mile long collection of eight bathhouses along the east side of Central Avenue, is the most visited area within the national park. The Fordyce Bathhouse operates as a visitor center and a museum.
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. Come discover it for yourself.