An American Spa

An American Spa (HM15YL)

Location: Hot Springs, AR 71901 Garland County
Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.696', W 93° 3.222'

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Hot Springs National Park

Bathhouse Row is the historic heart of an American spa. Since the 1830s the city of Hot Springs has channeled much of its energy into becoming a national health resort. The Federal Government made "taking the waters" available to all by providing baths and health services to veterans and the poor, and the National Park landscaped many of the exercise paths that were considered essential to good health.

Some of the bathhouses have closed—locally, demand for the medicinal baths peaked in 1946—but you can still discover the spa experience. Traditional bathing remains available at the Buckstaff Bathhouse and some nearby hotels. Like earlier visitors, you can stroll the beautiful brick Grand Promenade behind Bathhouse Row or hike mountain trails throughout the National Park.
HM NumberHM15YL
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 495070 N 3818884
Decimal Degrees34.51160000, -93.05370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.696', W 93° 3.222'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 41.76" N, 93° 3' 13.32" W
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Area Code(s)501
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Reserve St, Hot Springs AR 71901, US
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