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Address: 401 Hot Springs Mountain Dr, Hot Springs, AR 71901
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+1 501 881 4020
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Great views can be had from the observation tower atop this mountain.

Great views can be had from the observation tower atop this mountain.

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I hiked the short (but somewhat steep) hike from downtown to the tower this past weekend. The cost to use the elevator was $7 per person. There is a really nice gift shop there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jason R H
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Newark, Ohio
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Newark, Ohio
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hiked the short (but somewhat steep) hike from downtown to the tower this past weekend. The cost to use the elevator was $7 per person. There is a really nice gift shop there where you buy your elevator token. The shop has lots of National Park t-shirts, posters, hats and other tourist type gifts. The view from the tower... More 

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Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up to the mountain tower, It give a great view of the city below and allows you to see more off the area from the tower.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The drive to the tower was, well, an adventure in itself. Hairpin curves and narrow streets. But not, surprisingly, frightening. I'd hate to be driving in a motor home, though! The visitor center was full of typical souvenirs and non-traditional educational games. The view from the tower was magnificent. The open areas were closed the day we visited due to... More 

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Shreveport
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We took a short drive up the mountain to get to the tower. Once we reached the top, we were able to see the entire city. The views were outstanding! It's a really great place to take pictures. Inside the tower,on the ground floor, there is a gift shop where we were able to purchase souvenirs. There is also a... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stumbled upon Hot Spring Mountain...literally! We had stopped driving to take a photo of a building in Hot Springs, when a government employee told us to drive up the mountain for the best view of the city. He was not wrong. The view is breathtaking. It provides a completely different view of this fun gem of a city. We... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went to the camp grounds and took the Gulpha Gorge Trail to the top of the east mountain. We walked a little ways to the two car pull outs to check out the views. We were there on a foggy morning and got some nice shots of mountain/hill tops sticking out of the fog.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a nice place to hike up to the tower and get some good pictures. The hikes are not long but it is a beautiful area. This is the part of the park that has some nature to it.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very winding road up the mountain, take it slow. Enter the drive from the center of the city at the end of Central Ave., on to Fountain St. Maps are available at the NPS Visitor Center in the Fordyce Bathhouse. Lovely views from the top. You can also park and hike one of the trails.

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Austin, Texas
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Beautiful forest and area to hike. Not a true mountain as in Rockies but a good drive up. Same road up brings you back down in heart of Hot Springs.

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Cooper, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Drive or hike up to the middle or top of any of the hot spring mountains and you will love the beauty especially in the fall and spring. It is a great place to visit for history fun and relaxation.

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