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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.