Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hot Springs - Arkansas

Hot Springs is a place everyone should see.  It's main attraction is Hot Springs National Park.  It's the smallest National Park in the country, but it's also the most accessible.  It's literally adjacent to the historic city of Hot Springs.  The Park's most popular features are the historical bathhouses.  There are eight magnificent bathhouses which together are called 'Bathhouse Row'.  These huge bathhouses rival the ancient Roman versions.  They were built at the turn of the 20th century during the 'Golden Age of Bathing'.  Folks would come from all around to cure their ailments with the natural spring water which still comes out of the ground at 143 degrees.

View of Bathhouse Row.  On the right side of the sidewalk is downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas

Another view of Bathhouse Row with the historic Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa in the background

This is the Grand Promenade walkway which is located behind the bathhouses on the hillside.  It's a popular brick-lined walking path for both locals and visitors.


Garvan Woodland Gardens near Hot Springs Village


Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens.  This is a gorgeous wood beam and glass chapel.  It stands 6 stories tall.

From the inside, it feels like you are still outside among the forest and trees. 


A View of Lake Hamilton seen from the Garvan Gardens


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You guys have been to some amazing places! TFS!

Selma Stolebarger said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun. Miss you guys here at Hermit Park, Roger and Selma - still here as weather has been unseasonably warm. Probably head home next week-end.

Davi said...

You guys are in lovely country, our friends live there! Enjoy your time there :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Beautiful photos. Glad you and Linda are still enjoying your travels. :)

Terry said...

Love these photos! Enjoy!

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amanda | wildly simple said...

Hopping over from Linda's blog. I've been to the Ozarks of southern Missouri just one autumn, and always wanted to go back and go further south into Arkansas.
I'm taking your word that Hot Springs is a place everyone should see.. putting it on my list! :)