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The Ultimate Hot Springs National Park Quiz
by Staff
For more than 200 years, the natural spring located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, has been the destination for people seeking relief from many physical maladies. The high-content mineral water heated deep underground has spawned stylish spas that offer natural cures in one of the smallest parks in the national park system. Take our quiz to learn more about Hot Springs National Park.

In what state is Hot Springs National Park located?

  • Oklahoma
  • Colorado
  • Arkansas

What is the size of Hot Springs National Park?

  • 5,500 acres
  • 8,300 acres
  • 10,700 acres

How many natural hot springs are located within the park's boundaries?

  • 39
  • 47
  • 56

How many gallons of hot water flow from the parks springs daily?

  • almost a million gallons a day
  • almost three quarters of a million gallons a day
  • almost half a million gallons a day

What is the average temperature of the water as it flows out of the springs?

  • 162 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 155 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 143 degrees Fahrenheit

What is the name of the range of mountains of which Hot Springs Mountain is a part?

  • Appalachian Mountains
  • Ouachita Mountains
  • Ozark Mountains

What is the name of the historic restored spa located on Bathhouse Row where people of yesteryear flocked for therapeutic treatments?

  • Buckstaff Bathhouse
  • Delworth Bathhouse
  • Fordyce Bathhouse

What professional sport had several teams that sent their players to Hot Springs, Arkansas to train and soothe sore muscles?

  • baseball
  • football
  • hockey

How many miles of hiking and bridal trails are within the boundaries of Hot Springs National Park?

  • 18 miles
  • 24 miles
  • 32 miles

What is another attraction besides the hot springs for which the park is noted?

  • fossil pits
  • prehistoric ruins
  • birdwatchers paradise

What was the name of the great Spanish explorer that enjoyed a bath in the hot springs in 1541?

  • Hernan Cortes
  • Hernando de Soto
  • Juan Ponce de Leon

What was done in Hot Spring National Park in 1804 under the authority of then president Thomas Jefferson?

  • An investigation in to using the spring waters to heat commercial buildings was conducted.
  • An investigation was conducted on the unique properties of the spring waters.
  • An investigation was conducted in to false claims in regards to healing powers of drinking bottled hot spring water.

In what year did former president Andrew Jackson set aside the springs as a special federal reservation?

  • 1832
  • 1834
  • 1837

What is the name of the historic bathhouse on Bathhouse Row where you can still enjoy a hot spring bath?

  • Delworth Bathhouse
  • Fordyce Bathhouse
  • Buckstaff Bathhouse

In what year did the protected hot springs officially change its designation from a protected area to a national park?

  • 1900
  • 1921
  • 1943

What is the name of the only hot spring in the park that is in its natural state?

  • The Cascade
  • Belknap
  • Sembawang

How many years ago is it believed that the waters flowing from the Cascade likely fell as rain?

  • 1000
  • 2500
  • 4000

What is the name given to the white porous rock that is formed of minerals deposited by the hot water springs?

  • aplite
  • tufa
  • kyanite

What rate is the rate of growth of new tufa rock created around the outlet of the Cascade spring?

  • one inch a year
  • one inch every five years
  • one inch every eight years

What gives the rocks around the Cascade spring its unique blue-green color?

  • algae
  • copper sulfate
  • lichen