Hot Springs National Park and the Ozarks, AR Professional Review and Guide
"Hot Springs National Park, 50 miles southwest of Little Rock, is one of the only national parks in the middle of a city. At the turn of the century, the park’s geothermal springs, believed to have healing powers, attracted the wealthy from around the world.
While it’s still possible to enjoy a soak, the Hot Springs area woos families by offering a wide variety of attractions plus recreation in the park, at nearby lakes, and in the surrounding Ouachita Mountains. An influx of $100 million worth of new attractions, new stores and new hotels, motels, and restaurants is turning Hot Springs into an up-and-coming— but still family-friendly—place."