Located in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs Lakes, Activities & Attractions

The Hot Springs Lakes are popular in the spring and summer
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Hot Springs Lakes

All that glitters is not gold, but it may be diamond. Hot Springs boasts an abundance of sparkling lakes, and Hot Springs' three "Diamond Lakes" offer unique qualities and a variety of activities to enjoy. For more information about enjoying Hot Springs' area lakes and attractions, visit: www.hotsprings.org.

Lake Ouachita
Lake Ouachita is the largest of the Hot Springs area lakes and offers beautiful natural vistas, along with camping, fishing, hiking, fishing, and a wide range of water sports including sailing, scuba diving, and more.

Lake Hamilton
Lake Hamilton is one of Arkansas' most popular lakes and features a full range of lodging and dining options, along with a host of fun activities. Fishing, boating, waterskiing, and jetskiing are familiar sites on Lake Hamilton.

Lake Catherine
Lake Catherine is best known for its angling opportunities. This lake is rich in bass, crappie, catfish, walleye and bream, and below the dam you can find great rainbow lake trout fishing. The lake's marina provides fishing boats and canoes for rentals from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lake Catherine State Park also features camping and hiking opportunities.

Hot Springs Activities Include Oaklawn Horse Races
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Hot Springs Activities Include Riding Roller Coasters
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Hot Springs Activities

You'll find a number of area attractions and outdoor activities all over Hot Springs. Learn about Hot Springs activities.

Garvan Woodland Gardens
Arkansas' botanical garden spreads 210 acres of beautiful flowering plants, scenic landscaping and architectural wonders. The Gardens feature a welcome center, gift shop, Asian Garden, waterfalls, unique bridges and much more.

Garvan Woodland Gardens
550 Arkridge Rd., Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-262-9300
www.garvangardens.org

Oaklawn Race Track
Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs brings you some of the finest thoroughbred horseracing in the country. New to Oaklawn are the electronic games of skill including poker and blackjack.

Oaklawn Park
2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901
www.oaklawn.com

Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Amusement Park
The beautifully landscaped water park includes more than 80 attractions for all ages and six coasters that include the new X-Coaster, the highest upside down inversion in the world at 150 feet. This is one of the most popular Hot Springs activites among children and families. Both parks and Timberwoods Amphitheatre concerts are covered by a single admission.

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park
1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-624-0100
www.magicsprings.com

Mid-America Science Museum
Mid-America Science Museum's interactive exhibits and programs are fun for all ages, while also stimulating interest, understanding, and life-long learning in the sciences. The Museum is a premier tourist attraction in Arkansas.

Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs, AR 71913
501-767-3461
www.midamericamuseum.org