Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

When you think of hot springs destinations, Arkansas may not be first to mind, but in fact, this Midwestern state was one of the first hot springs resort towns, renowned for its bath houses since 1915. Hot Springs National Park actually overlaps with the town of Hot Springs, with the tourist epicenter being Bathhouse Row National Historic Landmark District. Historic Fordyce Bathhouse is closed for renovations till October 2013, but there are other places to try the waters: Buckstaff Bathhouse is more historic, while Quapaw Baths is more upscale.

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