This is the fourth post about our family's visit to Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. I suggest starting with the first, second, and third posts. Because I blog about educational travel, some of the places we visited comped my admission tickets, or gave me media rates, discounts, and other benefits. Some locations we toured are free for everyone and we paid full price for the rest. That has no bearing on my reviews. Everything I'm sharing is something that I recommend without hesitation. If you see any gaps in my narrative, it is because I didn't love that particular attraction, hotel, or restaurant enough to recommend it to you, regardless of how much I paid or didn't pay.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
The hot springs produce nearly a million gallons of water a day.
The remaining bathhouses have been converted into a hotel, a gift shop, a restaurant, and the park's visitor center. It was absolutely fascinating seeing the latest in 1920's spa technology! Anybody interested in an electric bath? Or a mercury rubdown? Both were popular options at the time.
There are lots of tours, shops, and activities to do in Hot Springs, although the vast majority were closed for Easter Sunday. Despite that, it was pretty crowded when we were there. Although, now that I think about it, if those people had been on tours and in shops and museums, the streets wouldn't have been crowded.