Friday, July 13, 2007
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Our pages on Hot Springs, Arkansas, are now updated and we will be expanding them more over the next few days. To visit them just go to: http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/.
This is one of my favorite places in the South. The sight of the natural hot water cascade pouring down the slopes of Hot Springs Mountain is really spectacular, especially during the winter when clouds of steam come off the water on cold days.
The restoration of historic Bathhouse Row at Hot Springs National Park is progressing nicely. These beautiful old buildings were originally constructed to serve as high-end bathhouses for people who came to Hot Springs to soak in the water. One of them, Buckstaff, still functions as a spa and another is the National Park Service visitor center. Others, however, are being restored to serve as galleries, shops, etc.
One note, if you are thinking about visiting Hot Springs for a weekend, I strongly suggest you reserve a room in advance. The hotels fill up quickly.