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Hot Springs - Arkansas

sunny 25 °C

We arrived in Hot Springs, Bill Clinton's town and went straight to the observation tower on top of the hill...
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Then we walked the Promenade, a 30 minutes walk along the Bathouse Row and took some pictures of this pretty town... There are 8 bathouses remaining from the original 20... Some are shut like Maurice and Lamar. The rest do not allow kids under 14 to come in and all offer packages with access to the thermal bath as well as some treatments... highly recommended... Fordyce bathhouse gives children a Hot Springs National Park Junior Ranger activity Book which is very informative and fun at the same time...
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This is the town where you find the Gangster Museum (we did not visit this) hence this great car parked in front of one of the hotels
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This is inside a shop dedicated to Mountain View a local spring source that sells water all over the country...
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You can drink hot or cold water throughout the town from fountains and it is really healthy as you can imagine... the temperature of the water is about 63 degrees Celsius so nice and warm!!!

We went to the bath with the children and the only place where they allowed kids under 14 was at the Arlington hotel.... boys and girls go separately so I had some time to myself!!! We all did a mud bath, followed by some hot towel wrapped around your body and I also had a steam cabinet which is so hot you think you are going to pass out!! Good fun and the kids enjoyed it... after fishy feet in Bali I think they will be high maintenance those kids ... watch out ladies!!!!

And I thought the mural in front of the cinema was cool.
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Posted by ealonso 21:09 Archived in USA Tagged tower springs park the book national hot promenade activity junior ranger bathouses Comments (0)

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