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Take a hairpin road to the top, then climb the scenic tower to see a wonderful view.

A winding one way road takes you to the top where you'll find the tower. Pay $8.00 to either ride... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen G
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Great view!

One lane hairpin road to the top! I enjoyed the view! Ozark mountains! Fun view of Bath House row... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tandy F
Austin, Texas
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“west mountain”(20 reviews)
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Great views can be had from the observation tower atop this mountain.
401 Hot Springs Mountain Dr, Hot Springs, AR 71901
+1 501-881-4020
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good roads, conveniently one way up and down. Limited parking. There are rest rooms near the overlook with parking spaces- suggest parking there and walking to overlook a few feet away. Also suggest taking empty containers on trip and stopping at bottom (exit) to collect...More

1  Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A winding one way road takes you to the top where you'll find the tower. Pay $8.00 to either ride the elevator or walk about 10 flights of stairs to the top. You'll find scenic view and plenty of interesting historic exhibits to see at...More

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One lane hairpin road to the top! I enjoyed the view! Ozark mountains! Fun view of Bath House row! I took photos!

Thank Tandy F
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We were in the Hot Springs area on a recent road trip so we thought we would visit the mountain and tower. We were also towing a UHaul car hauler. NOWHERE did we find any advance warnings about vehicle length as we looked into visiting...More

3  Thank Mechlingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, stunning views. Cost is 8.00 per per adult and worth it when you get to the top. It might be boring for kids. Also don't forget to stop on your way back into town to fill up your water bottles with the best tasting...More

Thank Sybille C
Reviewed 20 August 2018

View is spectacular from the tower, although it is in need of a good cleaning up top (custodian must be on vacation) Walking paths are good excercise. Kids will love it.

Thank Jessie R. S
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Although not managed by the NPS, the Mountain Tower is located about 1.5 mile up the mountain behind Bath House Row. It is accessible by hiking or by driving. You can also sign up for a ranger led tour to the tower (9:30a, 11a). We...More

1  Thank ScarletAndGrey
Reviewed 7 August 2018

If you visit Hot Springs you have to go up on the mountain. Spring water and good view of city and lots of history to learn

Thank crimsonpearl07
Reviewed 27 July 2018

There is a small outcropping at the West Mountain summit, and the kids liked scaling up the front. Watch for broken glass, though, some people are really thoughtless.

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Great view, the 3rd level (open air top level) was closed due to construction while we were there. They lowered the entry fee to offset not being able to visit the top level, which we appreciated. The 2nd enclosed area still had a great 360...More

Thank shannond75
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1 June 2018|
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Response from Jaine L | Reviewed this property |
There are trails which cost nothing. However, there is the Hot Springs Mountain Tower the cost for that is $8.00 for adults (12 and over), there is a discount for seniors, children 11 and under and military.
2 November 2017|
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Response from Sheila B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an elevator to take to the top and you do drive to get to the visitor center to get to the elevator.
Kathy B
26 February 2017|
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Response from Gloria S | Reviewed this property |
not sure why but it is in Arkansas and it has some pretty awesome views there
Persey Debbie W
16 February 2017|
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Response from TeeTee0203 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $7 per adult,$6 if you're 55 and over.
23 November 2015|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
The Hot Springs are fed into the bath houses underground and are not actually available for the public to bathe in unmonitored that I know of. The Austin Hotel "The Big White Tower" is where we get mineral baths at. The... More