On Top of the World in Hot Springs Mountain Tower!

100_5458Want the best view of Hot Springs National Park and the Ouachita Mountains…. This is the place! Hot Springs Mountain Tower is 1,256 feet above sea level. From the top you can see about 140 miles. The observation tower is built of lattice steel on Hot Springs Mountain, which opened to the public in 1983. It has two viewing levels with historical and educational exhibits as well as a 360 view… and is 216 feet tall. 

Hey… Did you know…. Hot Springs Reservation, the first designation of Hot Springs National Park, was set aside by Congress in 1832. This makes Hot Springs National Park the oldest unit in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park.

One thing so nice is you do not HAVE TO climb all those steps… You can ride a glass walled elevator. Check out this video as we rose to new heights…

Fantastic views on the top deck.. and a bit windy…


Here are some more views and a peek at the museum

towerpage2 This was a great time for the sister and me. You should check it out…

Hot Springs Mountain Tower
401 Hot Spring Mountain Drive
Hot Springs, AR 71902-1982


It was a busy day, but there is more on our Hot Springs, Gangsters, and Gardens Trip, so stay tuned…. There is still some bar hopping, Bathhouse Row and some Gangsters!



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46 Responses to On Top of the World in Hot Springs Mountain Tower!

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Wow, look at that view. I love going to these kinds of observation decks – it’s such a cool perspective up there.

  2. Bri says:

    The view from the tower is very beautiful. Even-though I don’t like heights, I would love to go there.

  3. I have never been to AR and have never be to any hot springs. This sounds like a great girl retreat!
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    • Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

      I have never gone away with just the girls. Maybe when my kids are older.

  4. I love Hot Springs! So many fun things to do. We never went to the tower when we were there, but definitely need to check it out next time.
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  5. Kelli Avery says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to see the view, but being that high up would probably scare me to death! lol
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  6. Tamara says:

    I love observation decks! I get weird in elevators but not glass ones. It helps to be able to look out throughout the process, I think.
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  7. Wow that’s an amazing view. Was it scary? It looks so high.
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  8. I have never been to AR and have never be visited a hot springs before, sounds like fun and that view from the lift is phenomenal! 🙂
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  9. becca says:

    Wow what a view. I want to go here and experience this.
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  10. That’s so great! I’d love to visit and just take in that amazing view.
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  11. My kids would love this so much! That view is breath taking!
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  12. DC says:

    I’d love to visit there. I’m a little afraid of heights, yet I really enjoy a nice view.
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  13. kungphoo says:

    Besides being so high up, i would send the family.. i am afraid of heights like that.. With that said.. the views looked spectacular..

  14. Theresa says:

    I panic when I am up that high, but the view would be so worth it! I’d love to go up with my family some day!
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  15. Jeanine says:

    What a great view! I would be terrified but would love to see that for myself!
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  16. Were you actually able to get IN the springs? The biggest one I’ve ever seen was such a small bubble/trickle. I want to see more!
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  17. Debra says:

    Wow, that looks amazing, so high up! I’ve been to hot springs in Colorado and had such a good time – I didn’t know about this one.
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  18. Brittany says:

    I love everything about being high up. This would have soooo been up my alley. Beautiful sites!

  19. Milena says:

    I bet you got some great pictures! Such a nice place!
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  20. Lorane says:

    Beautiful View .. I would be so scared to look out that window
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  21. Wow another post of your adventures. What a fun place to get such different experiences.
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  22. What a beautiful view from the top. I would love to visit!
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  23. The observation tower itself is really nice to look at and the view from the tower is spectacular.

  24. What a beautiful view. I am a bit scared of heights, but I could definitely see my husband going up there!
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  25. Carolyn says:

    I don’t know if I could handle heights like that, but the view is amazing!

  26. Dawn says:

    I would love to enjoy something like this. The view looks amazing!
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  27. pam says:

    I love glass elevators. They’re so cool. What awesome views.

  28. Never been to Ar before, but that looks like an amazing view!
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  29. Elizabeth O. says:

    Beautiful sceneries. We love going to hot springs!

  30. I went to Hot Springs as my last vacation as a teenager with my family. It’s always a place I wanted to take my kids.
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  31. Victoria says:

    Oh wow, this is my first time hearing of this. It does have an amazing view for sure though.
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  32. Amanda Love says:

    I am loving the view and while I’ve never been there I would love to go.

  33. Crystal says:

    I had no idea it was so old! I heard about a program that grants 4th graders & their families access into the national parks. I need to look into it more.

  34. What a gorgeous view. I am all about vacations that have a lot of nature in them. It can make for some of the best memories.
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  35. Becca Wilson says:

    I love places to visit that have a great view and this definitely has it. I hope you had a lot more fun and excitement on the trip!
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  36. Kiwi says:

    Never heard of the hot springs mountain towers! I cant wait until your pt2 on this!
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  37. I’ve never heard of the Hot Springs Mountain Tower! The view is incredible even in the pictures. I’d love to see it in person one day.
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  38. Kristin says:

    It looks like a very interesting place to visit! Great day trip!
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  39. Censie says:

    I have been there but didnt see the top of the world mountain tower. Looks great!
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  40. Shell says:

    What an amazing view! I’d have a hard time getting up there, but I’d love to see the view.
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  41. Ronni says:

    I haven’t been thru AR in quite a few years. That is really an amazing view!

  42. Christie says:

    Wow, definitely great views from up there! I’d be shaking from the height!
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  43. Tracey says:

    Now that’s a view! I don’t know if I would be brave enough to go that high up!

  44. Virginia says:

    How fun! I would love to visit some day!
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