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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A Letter of Commendation was presented to Nalissa Allen, EN Coordinator at Hot Springs National Park.
Hot Springs National Park Superintendent Josie Fernandez said the company could not begin brewing until the lease was finalized.
Tourism is the engine that drives the economy of the area surrounding Hot Springs National Park, and the engine is running strong.
A historic bathhouse at Hot Springs National Park could soon be home to a different kind of suds.
Vines has also been active with the Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity Garland County and Leadership Hot Springs.
Southern Club and 250 Central blame the flooding on a blocked drainage system in the Hot Springs National Park that should have been caught and fixed by the National Park Service, according to a lawsuit they filed in U.
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 three-member Roberts team already owned the tourist attractions All Seasons Lodge, Hot Springs National Park Duck Tours, the Josephine Tussaud "Wax Museum and the Winery of Hot Springs.
Two of thoroughbred racing's superstars, Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, will face each other in the Apple Blossom Invitational, a $5 million race for fillies and mares, on April 9 at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs National Park.