People have used the hot springs flowing from the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain in therapeutic baths for more than two hundred years to treat rheumatism and other ailments. Today Hot Springs National Park protects 47 hot springs and their watershed (5,500-acres) and eight historic bathhouses with the former luxurious Fordyce Bathhouse housing the park visitor center. The entire "Bathhouse Row" area is a National Historic Landmark District that contains the grandest collection of bathhouses of its kind in North America. Nearly a million gallons of 143-degree-Fahrenheit water issue each day from the 47 springs in the vicinity of Hot Springs National Park, although only a few of the springs are still visible.
Besides the springs and bathhouses, the park offers approximately 26 miles of day-use hiking trails and scenic mountain drives on West Mountain, Hot Springs Mountain, and North Mountains. There is an observation tower on top of Hot Springs Mountain.
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