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Group Tours

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Group Tours

All kinds of stuff for groups to see and do in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Hot Springs, Arkansas, offers a variety of things to see and do on a group tour.  Affordable lodging and guide services are designed to make your trip a success. Hot Springs offers an online Group Tour Planner and Reunion Planner to assist you in the planning process. Suggested itineraries include:

Personalized assistance and custom group tour itineraries are also available through Visit Hot Springs. Some of the most popular sites for group tours include:

  • The Five Star Theatre offers a unique and highly professional evening of quality entertainment. 701 Central Ave. 501-318-1600.
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens, the 210-acre botanical garden located on Lake Hamilton, is home to thousands of plantings and one of the 10 best Japanese gardens in North America.  It is also the site of the impressive Anthony Chapel.  550 Arkridge Road.  1-800-366-4664.
  • Hot Springs Mountain Tower overlooks 140 miles of Ouachita Mountain countryside from 1,256 feet above sea level.  501-623-6035. 
  • Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park is the best entertainment value in the region.  Admission to the park includes unlimited access to theme park rides, family rides, water rides, plus concerts at the Timberwood Amphitheater.  501-624-1000.
  • Mid-America Science Museum is Arkansas’s largest hands-on science center with more than 1,000 permanent interactive exhibits.  501-767-3461 or 1-800-632-0583.
  • Visit Hot Springs Visitor Center is a great source to take advantage of during your trip. Check them out for brochures, maps, and information on our surrounding state parks.
  • Walking tours along Bathhouse Row, a National Historic Landmark District with two bathhouses still in operation, Buckstaff Bathhouse Company and Quapaw Baths & Spa, followed by shopping, dining and sightseeing in downtown Hot Springs.

These are just some of the many things to see and do on your group tour of The Spa City.  Visit Hot Springs can help you book the best activities and best lodging at the best rates for your group. For further information contact us or call 501-321-2277 or 1-800-Spa-City.

General Information

Population

City of Hot Springs 38,468
Garland County 96,371
Visitors Annually Over 2.1 million

City Tax

9.5%  City, County & State Sales Tax
3% City Lodging/Restaurant Tax
2% State Lodging/Attractions Tax

Hot Springs Beverage Laws

Sold by package and by the drink, Monday-Saturday.
By the drink only on Sundays.
Legal age is 21 for consumption or purchasing.

Emergency Information

Mercy Hospital- Hot Springs 501-622-1000
National Park Medical Center 501-321-1000
Health Park 501-520-2000
Convenient Care Clinic 501-520-5476
Hot Springs Police Department 501-623-5551
In case of emergency, dial 911

National Park Permit

Professional Tour Operators who wish to utilize services of a National Park Ranger for guided tours through the Hot Springs National Park Visitors Center & Museum, and the outdoor guided tour of the National Park, a permit is needed.

The cost is a one-time fee of $200.00 per company, regardless of the number of motor coaches or visits and is effective for two (2) years. Hot Springs National Park is an “urban” National Park; no permit is needed to enter the city.

Self-guided tours of the Hot Springs National Park Visitors Center and the National Park are free.

For further information call 501-620-6720.

Motorcoach and Tour Services

State Standard

Insurance must be filed with all states before entry.

Vehicle Registration

Charter/Tour Buses do not need a trip permit .

Federal Motorcarrier Safety Interstate Authority

Operation Authority/Arkansas Transportation Commission
P.O. Box 8051, Little Rock, AR 72203 
Phone: 501-569-2358
Permit Bond recommended.

Fuel Tax

Department of Finance & Administration
Motor Fuel Tax Section,
P.O. Box 1752
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: 501-682-2242 

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