Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
An American Spa
Hot Springs National Park
Some of the bathhouses have closed—locally, demand for the medicinal baths peaked in 1946—but you can still discover the spa experience. Traditional bathing remains available at the Buckstaff Bathhouse and some nearby hotels. Like earlier visitors, you can stroll the beautiful brick Grand Promenade behind Bathhouse Row or hike mountain trails throughout the National Park.
(Above) Hot Springs in 1875, from a postcard.
(Right) Hot Springs Creek in 1883, before it was covered over.
Location. 34° 30.696′ N, 93° 3.222′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is at the intersection of Reserve Street and Central Avenue on Reserve Street. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Hot Springs National Park Headquarters. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Bathhouse Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckstaff Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamar Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ozark Bathhouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quapaw Bathhouse (about 600 feet away); Fordyce Bathhouse (about 800 feet away); Hollywood Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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