Hot Springs National Park is unlike any other national park you will visit. It’s a unique oasis in Arkansas, and not just because the park is home to ancient thermal water springs thought to be medicinal. A vibrant community has worked to develop this national park and Hot Springs, the city that surrounds it, into the fascinating destinations they have become today.


In 100 Things to Do in Hot Springs Before You Die, readers will get a taste of what Spa City has for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, you’ll be inspired to try the unique things that keep Hot Springs zany and fun. Find out where you can locate fountains to indulge in the thermal waters, as well as what historic bathhouses allow you to bathe in them. Learn of the town’s history in an illegal gambling era that drew in infamous gangsters like Al Capone and Owney Madden at The Gangster Museum of America. Explore the three lakes and numerous hiking trails in and around the city or attend the largest celebratory bashes the city holds annually, like the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


Local author and journalist, Cassidy Kendall, guides you through the quirky and intriguing history of the place she’s loved for years. With no stone unturned and no hidden gem remaining in the dark, this book will help you decide where to begin when experiencing and exploring Hot Springs and Hot Springs National Park.

100 Things to Do in Hot Springs Before You Die

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