Hot Springs National Park is located in central Arkansas and protects 47 natural hot springs. For centuries people have come from all over to bathe in the healing thermal waters and tour the historic bath houses that populate the area. Once you’ve had your fill of Hot Springs National Park, continue on to the following destinations.
Hot Springs, Arkansas – The city of Hot Springs borders Hot Springs National Park to the south. Hometown of former President Bill Clinton, this city is situated in the scenic Ouachita Mountains and offers a host of attractions. This city makes for the perfect stop before or after your visit to Hot Springs National Park.
Ozark National Forest – Under 2.5 hours outside of Hot Springs National Park sits Ozark National Forest covering 1.2 million acres. The forest is home to breathtaking landscapes and the stunning Ozark Mountains, making it a scenic stop on your way to Hot Springs National Park.
Ouachita National Forest – About 2 hours from Hot Springs National Park, the Ouachita National Forest offers a variety of hiking paths, camping opportunities, scenic drives, and beautiful overlooks. Head to Ouachita National Forest before or after your visit to Hot Springs National Park.
Little Rock, Arkansas – Only an hour drive from Hot Springs National Park, Little Rock, Arkansas provides the natural next stop along your way. Here you can explore the Bill Clinton Library and Museum as well as other historic Arkansas museums and monuments.
Memphis, Tennessee – About 3 hours outside of Hot Springs National Park, Memphis, Tennessee is a bustling city situated on the Mississippi River. A historic hub for blues, rock n’ roll, and soul music, visitors to Memphis will love exploring Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion and the iconic Sun Studio.