Hot Springs, Arkansas

11 May 2014
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The national park consists of the land and bathhouses extending down one side of the main street in Hot Springs.
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Hot Springs visitor center. There also is a visitor center for the national park.
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Grandma and Grandpa took a Duck Tour while in Hot Springs.
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One of the ducks.
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The duck driver and guide. In real life he was a high school English teacher.
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Heading for the lake aboard the duck.
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Resort hotel on the lake.
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Mansion across the lake.
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The Hamilton House mansion. It is a bed and breakfast and venue for weddings and other social events.
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The Ozark bathhouse is now a cultural center for the Hot Springs National Park.
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Buckstaff Bathhouse offers baths yet today. All the bathhouses on this side of the street are part of the Hot Springs National Park system.
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The Quapaw bath
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The park visitor's center at Fordyce Bathhouse.
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While most of the hot springs have been closed, there is one open down this path.
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The water in the spring was very hot.
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Maurice Bathhouse. It originally opened for business in 1912.
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Another view of Maurice Bathhouse.
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Halle Bathhouse.
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Grandma Bert poses at the main entrance to the Halle Bathhouse.
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The last bathhouse in the what is known as Bathhouse Row is Superior Bathhouse. It was the longest continuously operating bathhouse, not closing until 1983.
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After one passes the bathhouses they reach the lawns of the park, considered necessary for exercise after using the baths.
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Solid rock dug out on the opposite side of the street for a parkiong lot.
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The Arlington Hotel. It is known for the famous baseball players who have stayed there and is included on the so-called "Historic Baseball Trail."
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This statue is in the middle of the intersection across from the hotel.
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Seen from the tower atop the mountain at Hot Springs National Park is an amusement park.
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The old Army-Navy hospital, now a rehabilitation center, is seen in the center of Grandma's photo.
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Race track.