Hot Springs

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 …
A new avenue to learn about all the activities and events available at Hot Springs Village has recently opened in Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Village Discovery Center is located in the historic Wade Building at 231 Central Avenue and is next to the Arlington Hotel, which is the largest hotel in Arkansas. Hot Springs …
Eagle Watch Tours are happening this month at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. Tours are taking place on both November 1 and November 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is habitat for wintering bald eagles at the park and each year via lake cruises, juvenile and mature birds can be seen …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade has been performing in Hot Springs for around two decades at Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owns at 121 Central Avenue. An extension next door to the theater has recently opened called Maxwell Blade’s Museum of Oddities and Curiosities, where one can see Blade’s collection of over 300 unusual …
The inaugural Spa-Con is taking place September 23-25 in Hot Springs at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This colorful entertainment and comics convention is covering the bases and will have everything from comics, gaming, cosplay events, celebrity guests, film and TV collectibles, special panels featuring industry speakers, music and more. The convention is set to …