national parks: #1 of 365 Things To Do In Hot Springs, Arkansas - 08/09/10 10:18 AM
To kick off our 365 Things To Do In Hot Springs, it is only fitting to start out by sharing the magic of Hot Springs, with some information on the "Hot Springs"! GETTING INTO HOTWATER! This is what gave Hot Springs the honor of being named the First National Park in the United States. People have used these hot springs for more than two hundred years to treat illnesses and to relax. Both rich and poor came for the baths, and a town built up around the Hot Springs Reservation to accommodate them. Strolling Bathhouse Row and the Grand Promenade, within … (0 comments)

national parks: Historic Hot Springs - 03/08/10 12:06 PM
Hot Springs, Arkansas the place I call home, and what a wonderful place it is! My beautiful city takes its name from the world-famous thermal waters that flow into the historic downtown district. About a million gallons of the 143°F water issue forth daily from 47 hot springs.   The city was named the nations first National Reservation in 1832 in order to protect the hot springs.
For 10,000 years before the settlement of the Europeans in the New World, Native Americans visited the area.  Hot Springs became a place where various tribes came together to enjoy the healing properties they believed were contained in the magnificent … (2 comments)

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