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By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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March 14-18, 2007The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival 2007Various Venues Historic Downtown Hot Springs       The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival is heading into its 3rd year of producing original, forward thinking, innovative music. The Valley of the Vapors brings t...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
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Botanical beauty! The spring season begins at Garvan Woodland Gardens with the "Dance of the Daffodils." Come enjoy the beautiful color of over 150,000 daffodils from 327 varieties on a breath-taking 210 acre botanical garden on Lake Hamilton.Don't miss it!  The Gardens are so beautiful this tim...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
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Oaklawn Park resumes traditional five-day-per-week racing this week in Hot Springs, Arkansas -- which will be Wednesday through Sunday through the end of the racing season.  The only exception to the schedule is Easter Sunday, April 8, when the  track is closed.  First post time reamins at 1:30p....

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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The oldest tourist attraction in the state of Arkansas, the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo in Hot Springs was the first of its kind in the country when it opened back in 1902. The Wild South?  Legendary outlaws Frank and Jesse James robbed a stagecoach five miles outside of Hot Springs i...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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D uring the American "bathing experience" of the early 1900s, '20s and '30s, Hot Springs was a popular destination for the rich and famous, drawing the likes of Babe Ruth, Andrew Carnegie and F.W. Woolworth.  Gangster Al Capone and members of his mob occupied the entire fourth floor of the popula...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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T he first bathhouses were basically tents fashioned out of canvas and wood; these were replaced by poorly constructed wooden buildings, which either collapsed from wood rot or burned.  The bathhouses of the early 1900s, which lined Bathhouse Row, were exquisite structures replete with marble, br...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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D o you know what Hernando de Soto, Babe Ruth, Al Capone and Harry Truman have in common?  They have all luxuriated in Hot Springs' thermal baths.  Actually, scientists estimate that people have been drawn to these waters for the last 10,000 years.  These waters begin as rain water that is absorb...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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Babe hits a homer and takes home a gator!  Babe Ruth first visited Hot Springs as a young pitcher with the Boston Red Sox and often returned to take the baths and play golf.  On one such trip, he purchased a small alligator at the Alligator Farm to take back to boston as a Hot Springs souvenir.

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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During the late 1800s and early 1900s, Hot Springs was the off-season capital of Major League baseball teams.  The Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Nationals, Chicago White Stockings and Boston Red Sox all held spring training in Hot Springs. A training ground for champions.  Heavyweigh...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
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Tony Bennett first crooned his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Franciso", in the early 1960s during a first reading and singing of the lyrics at the Vapors Club in Hot Springs. The Spa City had a reputation as a presidential playground in Hot Springs, Harry Truman had a favorite club wher...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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T he historic city of Hot Springs bears yet another distinction.  It is proud to have been the boyhood home of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.  The home of the Clintons, located at 1011 Park Avenue, is not open for tours, but you can view it from the streets of...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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Hot Springs is located slightly southwest of the geographic center of the state and rests amid the gently rolling Ouachita Mountains.  The city's central location offers easy access to the entire nation.  Because of its central location, Hot Springs provides a valuable transportation advantage.  ...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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Get down tonight! That's what the Summit Arena crowd will be doing Wednesday night, April 11, when KC & The Sunshine Band and Village People perform for the 2007 Hot SpringFest concert highlighting Derby Week in Hot Springs.The two groups promise the most fun-filled evening in the history of the...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
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Every winter, we are always anxiously waiting for a beautiful snow day in Hot Springs . . . and it finally came this year.  The ground was covered with about an inch of snow and then quickly melted by noon the next day.  Oh well, it was pretty while it lasted.   

By John Varnedore
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By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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Magic Springs announced a two-year, $10 million expansion plan at the park this week.  The planned expansion of the water park will include what park managers say will be the largest water slide complex in Arkansas.The multi-flume complex will be part of Crystal Lagoon, a new section of the Cryst...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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Hot Springs, Arkansas has enjoyed popularity as a spa resort, but its low cost of living also makes it of particular interest for retirees, according to geographer Warren Bland.  The Arkansas town is No. 1 on Bland's list of the top 10 value towns for retirees in 2007.The Central Arkansas locatio...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
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One of America's most popular and prestigious racetracks now has a full house of thrilling plays for their fans to enjoy.  The historic introduction of electronic games of skill makes Oaklawn Racing & Gaming the place to be every day and every night, all year long, for non-stop action.  Sizzling ...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
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One of America's most popular and prestigious racetracks now has a full house of thrilling plays for their fans to enjoy.  The historic introduction of electronic games of skill makes Oaklawn Racing & Gaming the place to be every day and every night, all year long, for non-stop action.  Sizzling ...

By Jeff and Paulia Kennedy
(Hot Springs 1st Choice Realty)
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A Wisconsin man recently found a 5.47 carat canary diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro (about 55 miles southwest of Hot Springs).  This was the second-largest diamond unearthed this year at the park on October 14, 2006.  The 5.47 carat diamond is bright yellow and has no ...

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