Bathhouses, Sweat Caves, and Spas in Hot Springs, Arkansas
I really love visiting Hot Springs, AR. The best place to take your family is "historic Bathhouse Row" which is on the register of historic places.
It has been several years since I visited, but we toured a bathhouse and also an old Indian sweat cave. Indians started coming to Hot Springs centuries ago for the healing properties of the springs.
The bathhouses are spas for health, offering baths, saunas, massages, and other treatments. I believe a couple of them are still open for business. Area historic hotels and new hotels also offer spa treatments.
There is a bluff behind the historic bathhouse buildings where you can hike and take pictures. There are a lot of other things to do in Hot Springs. There are water activities at Lake Hamilton, and every Spring the Oaklawn race track opens for horse racing season.
This is a wonderful time of year to visit southern Arkansas, because the weather is great! Hot Springs is also the boyhood home of President Bill Clinton.