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National Park Service News Release


For Immediate Release:
October 24, 2012
Contact(s):   Nalissala Allen, 501-620-6740

Kat Kirby, 202-208-6843


Hot Springs National Park --This week’s National Park Getaway

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Hot Springs National Park is an unusual blend of a park. Bordering part of a small city, surrounded by low-lying mountains, abounding in plant life and wildlife, the 5,500-acre park is the oldest federally designated site within the national park system. It was named Hot Springs Reservation in 1832. Its terrain is mostly mountainous: Hot Springs Mountain (where the 47 hot springs emerge), West, Music, Sugarloaf, Blowout, and Indian mountains are all within park boundaries.

People have used the hot spring water for therapeutic baths for more than two hundred years to treat rheumatism and other ailments. Many people still come for the thermal waters in two active bathhouses on the Row. The Quapaw Baths & Spa provides a touch of glamour with a modern spa inside one of the national historic landmark bathhouses. The Buckstaff Bathhouse offers a traditional bath treatment and is the only bathhouse on the Row that has been in continuous operation since it opened in 1912. Both offer great ways to revitalize the soul and relax the mind and body.  Read more

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