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Southwest Region- Garvan Gardens Tour & Hot Springs

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Day 1

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It's beautiful, exciting, and has a steamy history!  As the oldest park in the National Park System, stories about Hot Springs date back 10,000 years.  Known as "The Valley of the Vapors" and "The Spa City", water gushes from the mountainside at a constant 143' degrees.  Relaxing, medicinal, and revitalizing....this resort town in the Ouachita Mountains has lured American Indian Tribes, gangsters Al Capone and Bugs Moran, and millions of visitors to enjoy shopping, art galleries, museums, and world famous "Bathhouse Row".  Also known as Bill Clinton's boyhood town, you'll see the former president's home and favorite hangouts...and hear stories you won't find anywhere else!  This tour also includes a stop at Garvan Woodland Gardens, a 210 acre wooded peninsula on Lake Hamilton that has been transformed into a world-class botanical garden.
 
Hot Springs and Garvan Woodland Gardens are located about an hour from Little Rock. Total time for this tour will be four to five hours including travel, tour and meal.

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