Hot Springs

The Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs reopens March 7! The museum has been closed since last summer to allow work on expanding the museum. The expansion comes thanks to a $7.8 million capital grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to renovate the museum’s building and exhibits. Visitors to the museum will be greeted with new …
The Fordyce Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park turns 100 this year! Bathhouse Row is a National Historic Landmark District and eight picturesque and historic bathhouses are located there including the Fordyce, which serves as the park’s visitor center. The Fordyce, named after owner Colonel Samuel Fordyce, operated as a bathhouse from …
Yes, folks.  it’s true.  The leaves are beginning to change colors. That brings us to one of the most eagerly-awaited times of the year in Arkansas: the beginning of fall color reports. You can keep track of the changing of the leaves by visiting the fall page of Arkansas.com. The updates are posted every Thursday …
The Lake Ouachita Vista Trail ( LOViT) is now complete! Twelve years of planning and construction went into the building the trail, which was built in segments over the course of those years with the help of a group of volunteers known as the Traildogs.  A ribbon cutting last week marked the special occasion. The …
This news comes to us from a news release from Neal Moore and Dana Whisenhunt over at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park in Hot Springs. According to the release, Magic Springs is scheduled to open April 12 and the admission has been set at $15 for the first four weekends it …
If you are hoping to check out the daffodils at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, good news.  According to Sherre Freeman at Garvan, it is peak bloom time now for them.  Due to cold temperatures in the Gardens from January up to March, the annual daffodil bloom time was delayed. With the warmer temperatures …
The Visit Hot Springs folks have compiled a neat list of interesting facts about Hot Springs. I thought I would share some of them below. Enjoy!   Tony Bennett first sang his signature song “ I Left My Heart In San Francisco” at the Black Orchid Club in Hot Springs after performing earlier that night …
The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is on for October 11-20 at the Arlington Hotel. The event, which showcases documentaries from around the world, is one of the longest running documentary film festivals in the U.S. Some interesting films are on the lineup including “Mama Called” ( which is being shown Saturday October 12 at …