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The Awe-Inspiring Arkansas Lookout That Needs To Go On Your Bucket List

The current Hot Springs Mountain Tower is the third to be built on Hot Springs Mountain. In the late 1800s, a wooden observatory was built there. That tower was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. The second tower was made out of metal and had an elevator, but it became unstable and was knocked down in the seventies. You’ll be glad to know the current tower, which was built in the 1980s, is neither made out of wood nor unstable. The view from today’s Hot Springs Mountain Tower is every bit as awe-inspiring as it ever was way back when, and it should make it onto your bucket list right away.

While you’re in Hot Springs, you also need to check out this barbecue and this incredible botanical garden. You’ll want to see the bathhouses too.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.