Hot Springs Convention CenterHot Springs owes its existence to an array of springs that still supply naturally heated water for thermal bathers. Today’s visitors enjoy these same springs as well as many hotels, meeting venues, and restaurants to accommodate any event.

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Hot Springs Meetings

The Hot Springs Convention Center can meet the needs of almost any event, conference, or expo. With its 31,000 square foot floorplan, Bank of the Ozarks Arena can accommodate seating for over 8,000. Another 103,000 square feet of exhibit halls and smaller meeting rooms can accommodate any gathering – of less than 10 attendees, or up to 4,000 – depending on choice of room and seating configuration.

Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Boulevard
Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-321-2835 or 1-800-SPA-CITY

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The Convention Center is not the only option, as Hot Springs has many excellent facilities and services that cater to special events, meetings, and conventions. The city’s meeting accommodations range from outdoor locations and casual meeting rooms to refined private dining rooms and formal ballrooms. Here are a few – and for more information go to

Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
239 Central Avenue
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901

Meeting Space:
12 Meeting Rooms
“Theater” – 900 attendees
“Classroom” – 400 attendees
“Banquet” – 700 attendees

Austin Hotel & Convention Center
305 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901
(501) 623-6600

Meeting Space:
8 Meeting Rooms
“Theater” – 700 attendees
“Classroom” – 375 attendees
“Banquet” – 380 attendees

The Springs Hotel & Spa
135 Central Avenue
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901

Meeting Space:
1 Meeting Room
“Theater” – 125 attendees
“Classroom” – 85 attendees
“Banquet” – 90 attendees


Hot Springs Lodging

With more than 2,000 rooms available, you will find a variety of Hot Springs, Arkansas hotels that cater to every need, from luxurious suites to affordable lodging for a family on a budget.

Check out the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, a historic gem on Bathhouse Row.
239 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901


Hot Springs Dining

When you dine in one of the many restaurants in Hot Springs’ Historic Downtown District, you’ll enjoy more than good food and friendly service. You’ll be treated to an intriguing glimpse into the city’s colorful past. And the Historic Downtown is not the only popular eating spot in town. Dine by the lake, on a riverboat, near the horse track or mall, on a main thoroughfare, or on a mountain lane. Hot Springs restaurants offer a wide variety of excellent dining choices and cuisines – from cafe to gourmet, in all price ranges. With so many options, there are restaurants to accommodate your group’s size, taste, and budget.


Hot Springs Things to Do

Hot Springs is the smallest and oldest of the parks in the National Park System. It dates back to 1832 when Congress established the first federally protected area in the nation’s history. Hot Springs Reservation, which was renamed Hot Springs National Park in 1921, was created to protect the 47 naturally flowing thermal springs on the southwestern slope of Hot Springs Mountain.

Hot Springs is home to a variety of attractions including:

  • Bathhouse Row, a collection of eight architecturally significant bathhouses, most of which were built between 1912 and 1923 – two of which, the Buckstaff and the Quapaw, currently operate as bathhouses
  • Thoroughbred racing at Oaklawn Park
  • Magic Springs theme park
  • Crystal Falls water park
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens
  • The Gangster Museum of America
  • Renowned galleries, and a thriving arts community
  • Shopping, dining, and nightlife
  • Many annual events, including the Hot Springs Music Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival, Hot Springs Jazz Festival, Hot Springs Blues Festival, the downtown Bathtub Races and the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Outdoor activities in the area include mountain biking, hiking, golf, horseback riding, fishing, digging for quartz crystals, and water sports that center around five lakes


Getting There

Hot Springs is a one hour drive from Little Rock International Airport. Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport serves general aviation traffic, in addition to offering limited airline service.