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Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park

Though Hot Springs National Park, established because of a remarkable array of 47 thermal springs, is the most famous of Arkansas National Parks, six additional U.S. National Park Service units are located within the state. Travelers can experience the natural beauty of the country's first national river; learn the stories of the first permanent European settlement in the lower Mississippi River valley and of a frontier outpost on the nation's border with the Indian Territory until 1907; visit a civil rights landmark, a key Civil War battlefield west of the Mississippi River; and the birthplace home of President Bill Clinton.