Hot Springs National Park

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hot Springs National Park,

5,549 acres (2,247 hectares), W central Ark.; est. 1921; nearly surrounded by the city of Hot Springs. Visited by Spanish explorer Hernando De SotoDe Soto, Hernando
, c.1500–1542, Spanish explorer. After serving under Pedro Arias de Ávila in Central America and under Francisco Pizarro in Peru, the dashing young conquistador was made governor of Cuba by Emperor Charles V, with the right to conquer Florida
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 in 1541, the springs, long used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, became a Federal Reservation in 1832. More than a million gallons of water a day, with an average temperature of 143°F; (62°C;), flow from 47 springs. The National Park Service collects, cools, and supplies water to bathhouses in and out of the park. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hot Springs National Park

Address:101 Reserve St
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Phone:501-620-6715
Web: www.nps.gov/hosp/
Size: 5,550 acres.
Established: Hot Springs Reservation set aside on April 20, 1832; dedicated to public use as a park on June 16, 1880; redesignated as a national park on March 4, 1921.
Location:In Hot Springs, Arkansas, 55 miles southwest of Little Rock, in the Zig Zag Mountains on the eastern edge of the Ouachita Range.
Facilities:Campground (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), bathhouse, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, thermal bathing, auto touring, family programs, guided and self-guided tours.
Special Features:The oldest park currently in the National Park System (40 years older than Yellowstone National Park) protects 47 hot springs and their watershed, numerous hiking trails, as well as eight historic bathhouses that compose "Bathhouse Row," a National Historic Landmark District.

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With the launch of the Hot Springs National Park Quarter, a uniquely American journey begins, a journey through coins in celebration of the beauty, history and impact of national sites in every state and territory," Director Moy said.
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Hot Springs National Park boasts 47 hot springs and eight historic bathhouses.
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Ed Moy, director of the United States Mint, last week launched the quarter-dollar coin honoring Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, which is celebrating the 178th anniversary of its establishment as a federally protected national site.
The first quarter in the series, which honors Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas, will be released into circulation on April 19, with an official launch ceremony in Hot Springs on April 20.
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