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About Hot Springs, Arkansas - things to do in the Spa City, and the interesting people that make Hot Springs a top tourist destination.
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Hot Springs This Week Neal Gladner

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About Hot Springs, Arkansas - things to do in the Spa City, and the interesting people that make Hot Springs a top tourist destination.
Check us out on Twitter @hsthisweek.

    Episode #19 - The Hot Water - at Hot Springs National Park

    Episode #19 - The Hot Water - at Hot Springs National Park

    Part of what makes Hot Springs both special and unusual is the downtown portion of the city is surrounded by Hot Springs National Park. If you've never visited, the main street through downtown is Central Avenue. One side of the street is the city, the other side is the iconic "Bath House Row". In this episode, we visit with the HSNP Superintendent, Laura Miller.  From the famous thermal water, to the rehabilitation of the bath houses into privately owned businesses to hiking and camping, you'll hear it all from her.

    Plus, we'll run down a variety of seasonal things you can enjoy in Hot Springs.

    #HSNP #VisitHotSprings #Thermalwater #tourism #bathhouse


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    Episode 18 - The "See you later, Alligator" Episode

    Episode 18 - The "See you later, Alligator" Episode

    One of the oldest and still operating attractions in Hot Springs features alligators, turtles, goats, wolves, peacocks and rabbits. And the list of animals there is longer than that. It's the Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo. In this episode, meet Jamie Bridges. He is the General Manager and one of the owners of this family based business. It's history dates back to 1902. It's been a Bridges family operation since 1947. How many alligators do they have? And what about the wolves? And how about the turtle that's over 100 years old? And, has an alligator ever escaped? 

    To get the answers, you'll have to listen.

    Plus, Jennifer and I run down things to do in November.

    #alligators #visithotsprings #tourism #pettingzoo 


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    Episode 15 - Meet Mr. Crappie - and his Crappie Tournament and Expo

    Episode 15 - Meet Mr. Crappie - and his Crappie Tournament and Expo

    His real name is Wally Marshall, but he goes by "Mr. Crappie", the the weekend of October 4-6, he's bringing what he calls the biggest Crappie Tournament and Expo to Hot Springs. Taught to fish by his Grandmother, Wally is an angler, sportsman and a promoter. The Expo will feature a giant free crappie fry. On the heels of the FLW Bass Tournament in Hot Springs earlier this year, Lake Hamilton will again play host to anglers. This time, 100 two-man teams will take to the water in search of $100,000 in prize money.

    #fishing #HotSprings #Crappie #MrCrappie #Tourism #Visit Hot Springs


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    Episode 14 - The Hotel Hale Story

    Episode 14 - The Hotel Hale Story

    For many years, the buildings that made up Bath House Row in Hot Springs were closed and shuttered. Years ago, the National Park Service entered into public-private partnerships, leasing the historic structures to people who wanted to house a business in one of those buildings. Bath House Row is a robust part of the Hot Springs Tourism business. The most recent to open is Hotel Hale, a boutique hotel with two separate dining rooms. Located in the former Hale Bath House, Hotel Hale is operated by Ellen and Pat McCabe. This conversation is with Pat McCabe, and as you'll hear, Hotel Hale was years in the making.

    #Visit Hot Springs #HotelHale #tourism #Hot Springs  #National Park Service 


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