Headed to Hot Springs? Even got the kids? Try the Mountain Tower in the National Park. Didn't see this under the 'things to do' category, and was disappointed, you'll found the tower to be really, really cool. After driving up a pretty winding road, you reach the tower. At the bottom, there is a nice little gift shop, a good place to 'hit' after the ascent. You can ride the elevator or, if you want some real excitement, walk up the stairs. Don't feel like walking or afraid of heights? The elevator has a window most of the way up/down that offers a glimpse over the city and surrounding Ouachita Mts. Once at the viewing room, there are nice little exhibits and a wide, panoramic view of the countryside. Then, you can go up even higher to an open viewing area- gusty to say the least. Take a few snapshots and you walk or ride back down, hit the gift shop and leave, humbled. A great place, and a must everytime you go to Hot Springs.