Hot Springs

The Waters Hotel is now open in downtown Hot Springs at 340 Central Avenue. The 62-room boutique hotel is housed in the former Thompson Building, a century old building located next to The Ohio Club, which is said to be the oldest bar in Arkansas. The $8 million project entailed remodeling the 100 year old …
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 …
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 …
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 …