Hot Springs

This year marks the 113th season of live racing at Oaklawn in Hot Springs. Oaklawn is not only Arkansas’s only Thoroughbred racing venue, it holds title as one of the top tracks in the nation. The venue, which is located at 2705 Central Avenue, is open year-round for simulcasting and electronic gaming operations and features …
January 7, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Arkansas Shorts- A Night of Short Film. The event, which takes place at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, highlights short films, 10 minutes or less, that have been created by Arkansans. All genres are represented including documentary, narrative, and experimental films. The events starts with a …
Arkansas is home to more than 600,000 acres of lakes. Among these are five in Southwest Arkansas collectively known as the Diamond Lakes. These are Lake Ouachita and Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs, Lake Catherine near Malvern, DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia and Lake Greeson between Glenwood and Murfreesboro. Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray …
A new voice will be calling the races at Oaklawn  in Hot Springs for 2017. Vic Stauffer has been named the new track announcer for Oaklawn, which opens for live Thoroughbred racing on January 13.  Stauffer, who is from California, replaces former Oaklawn announcer Pete Aiello, who took a position at another track. Stauffer, who …
The folks of Visit Hot Springs have just sent word about a holiday happening. According to a news release, in the 1940s and 50s the city of Hot Springs had several drive-in movie theaters. All have since closed but the experience will be revived during a Reels & Wheels event December 23 at the Hot …
Lookout Point Lakeside Inn in Hot Springs was featured in this month’s issue of Southern Living magazine as as one of “The South’s Best Inns” and its choice for the state of Arkansas. The property, which is located at 104 Lookout Circle overlooking Lake Hamilton, is owned by Innkeepers Kristie and Ray Rosset. They built …
In a galaxy not so far away, one can get their Star Wars fix in Hot Springs. The Galaxy Connection, which showcases owner Jon Clowers personal collection of vintage Star Wars toys and memorabilia, has recently moved to a prime location downtown at 626 Central Avenue. The store serves as both a gift shop and …
  Hot Springs Village is around 15 miles from Hot Springs and holds title to being the largest gated community in the nation.   “One of the biggest misconceptions is that it is only a destination for golfers,” said Lesley Nalley, CEO of Hot Springs Village. “Another is that there is only one generation or …
Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs is welcoming the season with their Celebrate Fall event October 22. On this day from 9 a.m. to noon there will be a range of themed activities for families to take part in while enjoying the Gardens fall displays. According to a news release sent by Sherre Freeman at …