Culture and Recreation
Hot Springs Recreation
Shopping for everyone
With a vibrant Downtown, a mall and several shopping centers, Hot Springs offers shopping for every type of person. Hot Springs offers a wide variety of stores from unique boutiques to national chain stores.
World Class Entertainment
Whether you want to hike a trail, watch live horse racing or participate in the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, you won't be bored in Hot Springs.
Family Friendly Fun
From a short outing with miniature golf or go carts to a day's outing with a Smithsonian Affiliated Science Museum or a theme park, Hot Springs offers many fun activities that the entire family will love.
Hot Springs has a thriving arts community with many art galleries, museums and festivals. Gallery Walk is held in the Arts District in Downtown Hot Springs on the first Friday of every month beginning at 5 p.m. for art enthusiasts to enjoy the artists' creations.
Hot Springs National Park
The first area to be set aside by the United States for its natural features, Hot Springs National Park is known for its 47 hot springs with an average temperature of 143 degrees Fahrenheit. With the natural beauty of the Ouachita Mountains weaved into the park, HSNP is an unusual blend of highly developed park surrounded by a small city.
One of the premiere Thoroughbred racetracks in the country, Oaklawn Park has provided entertainment for Hot Springs since 1904. The $1 million Arkansas Derby attracts visitors from all over the country. Oaklawn also has a large gaming center with reel games, table games and other casino games of skill.
With three lakes located in the Greater Hot Springs area, residents have endless opportunities to play and relax.