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Hot Springs is located in Garland County southwest of Little Rock between Benton and Mount Ida. It lies along Hwy 70 along the banks of Lake Catherine, near the Lake Ouachita State Park.

In 1807, trapper Manuel Prudhomme founded the first permanent settlement at Hot Springs. President Andrew Jackson signed a congressional act that named the town in 1832. After the Diamond Joe Railroad was completed in 1874, connecting Hot Springs with St. Louis, the city grew rapidly

Today, Hot Springs, population 35,750, is a world-famous tourist destination built around natural thermal waters. In the National Park area, visitors experience the architectural features of the bathhouses, Victorian buildings, art and sculpture galleries. There is a variety of public-access bathing facilities on Bathhouse Row and in downtown hotels and health spas. The Arts District of Hot Springs is contained within a National Register Historic District. Here, artists from around the world have created an arts community.

Hot Springs Music Festival | Wilson Auctioneers |
Arkansas Counties Garland County | Hot Springs Mountain Tower | Outdoor Adventure Tours | Quapaw Technical Institute |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns 1884 Tinkerbelle's Wildwood B & B | Stillmeadow Farm | The Gables Inn Bed and Breakfast | Williams House B&B Inn |
Golf Hot Springs Vacation Condos | Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center | Levi Hospital | National Park Medical Center |
Public Libraries Garland County Library | Tri-Lakes Regional Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Happy Hollow Motel | Majestic Hotel Resort Spa | Velda Rose Resort Hotel & Spa | Wayward Winds Resort |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate SPA REALTY |
Shopping Arlington Mall |
Transportation Hot Springs Transportation Plaza |
Wildlife Viewing Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo | Arkansas House of Reptiles |

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10/23 Coming to The area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
World Famous Armidillo Festival Hamburg AR May1-4 The World Famous Armidillo Festival takes place on Hamburg's town square and the surrounding blocks. Local bands play on Friday night of the festival and all day Saturday to ensure your weekend is the best.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.