Magic Springs Theme & Water Park is all about the FUN! Roller Coasters, roller coasters, roller coasters and kiddie rides, too. In the Summer, water slides, water slides, water slides and a kiddie pool, too. Look for their Summer Concert Series which are all free with a Magic Springs pass. Also, every Fall Magic Springs becomes ‘Magic Screams’ for a spooky good time full of haunted houses, plus… roller coasters!
Mid-America Science Museum
Celebrating more than 40 years of bringing friends and families together with science, Mid-America Science Museum is Arkansas’ largest hands-on museum. Bringing science to life through interactive experiences. Be sure to visit the Tesla Theater, Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome, and the Oaklawn Foundation DinoTrek, plus more than 100 other state-of-the-art hands-on exhibits.
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Verna Cook Garvan donated the 210-acre Garvan Woodland Gardens to the University of Arkansas School of Architecture in 1985. Located on 4.5 miles of wooded shoreline along Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, the gardens feature more than 128 species of ornamental and native shrubs and wild flowers, 160 different types of azaleas, a 4-acre Asian garden with a 12-foot waterfall, three unique bridges, the Perry Wildflower Overlook, and the sandstone and redwood Garvan Pavilion, designed by Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings. Anthony Chapel, designed by Jennings and David McKee, is a popular wedding venue. The Evans Children’s Adventure Gardens offers 1.5 acres of interactive fun with a waterfall and cave, an iron bridge that resembles woven tree branches and rocks weighing more than 3,200 tons and a four story treehouse. The annual Holiday Lights display – featuring 5 million lights over 18 acres – draws thousands of visitors each winter.
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
The Thoroughbreds running at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort offer some of the most heart-stopping excitement you’ll find in The Natural State. See the biggest names in racing battle it out at one of the nation’s finest tracks from late January to early May. Oaklawn also offers a casino and full-card simulcasting from tracks coast to coast, so you’ll find plenty to do no matter what time of year you’re here
Just minutes from Majestic Park, Lake Hamilton is one of Arkansas’s most popular lakes with lake front restaurants, boat rentals, tubing, jet skiing, waterskiing, swimming and some of the best bass fishing in the country. National Park Duck Tours and the Belle of Hot Springs riverboat operate on Lake Hamilton, plus boat access to the beautiful Garvan Woodland Gardens.
Hot Springs National Park
Established in 1832 as a national land reserve to protect the hot spring water flowing from the mountain, Hot Springs National Park is the oldest in the national park system. The land became Hot Springs National Park in 1921. Known for its 47 springs, the national park features over 30 miles of hiking trails, scenic drives, a hot water cascade, and is home to Historic Bathhouse Row. Hot Springs National Park celebrates 100 years in 2021.
Fordyce Bathhouse Museum
& National Park Visitors Center
369 Central Ave.
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901