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Multiple Regions- History, Heritage and the Presidential Libraries(AR-MO)

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Day 1

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Journey through Arkansas's proud history while visiting the Clinton Presidential Library and Park, the Little Rock Statehouse, and overnight in such historic towns as Hot Springs "President Clinton's Hometown" and Eureka Springs, "One of America's Dozen Most Distinctive Destinations" as recognized by the National Trust.
 
3:00 p.m. - Arrive in Hot Springs for a tour of The Quapaw & Fordyce Bathhouses. The Quapaw Bathhouse is thought to be the first real bathhouse on Hot Springs Creek. The Fordyce Bathhouse opened as Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center in May of 1989. You can tour the building, look at exhibits and watch movies about the hot springs and the Hot Springs National Park story.
 
4:00 p.m. - Enjoy the history of Downtown Hot Springs as you shop in the Hot Springs Historic District.
 
5:30 p.m. - Indulge in dinner at The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, the most prominent building in the heart of historic downtown Hot Springs National Park.
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5:30 p.m. - Make the swift journey for dinner on The Belle of Hot Springs. Sit back and relax aboard the Belle, a 250-passenger riverboat, and enjoy the captain's narration as he unfolds secrets of America's "Spa City"
 
7:00 p.m. - Take in the history of Hot Springs as you embark on the Clinton Boyhood Home Tour. Visit Bill Clinton's schools St. John's Catholic School, Ramble Elementary School, Hot Springs High School and Park Place Baptist Church in Hot Springs. Overnight at The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.  



Day 2

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7:00 a.m. - Enjoy breakfast at one of two of the most popular places at The Arlington; the Lobby Cafe or the Lobby Bar.
 
8:00 a.m. - Depart Historic Hot Springs National Park for Little Rock
9:00 a.m. - Arrive in beautiful downtown Little Rock for a tour of the Clinton Presidential Library & Park. The Clinton Presidential Center and Wetlands includes the Clinton Foundation, University of Arkansas Clinton School of PUblic Service, exhibits, special events and educational programs. The museum includes replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room.
 
11:00 a.m. - Take a relaxing walk along the Arkansas River to the Little Rock Rivermarket. Stop in at the Market Hall for lunch. The Market Hall has 15 full-time merchants who are open year-round and offer specialty foods, fresh meats and seafood, flavorful baked goods, specialty coffees and much more.

12:30 p.m. - Depart the Rivermarket for a tour of the Old State House. The Old State House Museum is the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Construction on the building began in 1833 and was declared complete in 1842.
 
1:30 p.m. - Bid adieu to Little Rock as you make your way to Historic Eureka Springs.
 
5:30 p.m. - Arrive at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has a rich and fascinating history. For the first 15 years after its grand opening, the Crescent Hotel was operated by the Eureka Springs Improvement Company as an exclusive year-round resort hotel catering to the carriage set. Not only is the Crescent Hotel full of rich history, this location is also renowned for its ghosts.
 
6:00 p.m. - Enjoy dinner at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.
 
7:00 p.m. - After dinner, board the motorcoach and prepare to be entertained at the Pine Mountain Jamboree. Thousands of families and groups from all over the United States, Canada and many other countries see one of over two hundred and forty shows performed each season. After the show, travel back to the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.



Day 3

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8:00 a.m. - Wake to the delicious aroma of your breakfast in the 1886 Crescent Hotel.
 
9:00 a.m. - Prepare yourself for relaxation. Indulge in a morning massage at the New Moon Spa located in the 1886 Crescent Hotel.
 
12:00 p.m. - Take a trolley or just stroll down the streets of Historic Downtown Eureka Springs. There are over 100 shops and art galleries set on a picturesque mountainside. The whole downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
2:00 p.m. - Take a tour of Eureka Springs on a Bill Clinton-Eureka Springs Trolley. President Clinton was Attorney General of Arkansas when he went to Eureka Springs to dedicate the city's new fleet of trolleys.
 
6:00 p.m. - Kick back and relax for the night at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.



Day 4

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8:00 a.m. - Awaken to breakfast at the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.
 
9:00 a.m. - Depart Eureka Springs

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