Hot Springs, Arkansas
Desoto. In the 1800's the springs reputation spread and people flocked here hoping to cure their medical aliments. In the 1920's the springs were a destination for the wealthy of the United States and the current bath houses that sit on top of them were built. The architecture of the 9 standing buildings are gorgeous. Today they are still in use. The boys had fun visiting these building while participating in the junior ranger program. The park service gave the boys booklets that taught them about the springs and the history of the bath houses. They then needed to fill out questions in order to receive their badge. Hot Springs, Arkansas is also the hometown of President Bill Clinton. While he was born in Hope, he grew up here and graduated from high school here. Afterwards, we took a ride on a Duck which is an old army car/boat that was built during War World II. It was a great way to learn the history of the city and see Lake Hamilton.