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?
What is the size of Hot Springs National Park?
How many natural hot springs are located within the park's boundaries?
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?
What is the name of the historic restored spa located on Bathhouse Row where people of yesteryear flocked for therapeutic treatments?
What professional sport had several teams that sent their players to Hot Springs, Arkansas to train and soothe sore muscles?
How many miles of hiking and bridal trails are within the boundaries of Hot Springs National Park?
What is another attraction besides the hot springs for which the park is noted?
What was the name of the great Spanish explorer that enjoyed a bath in the hot springs in 1541?
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?
What is the name of the historic bathhouse on Bathhouse Row where you can still enjoy a hot spring bath?
In what year did the protected hot springs officially change its designation from a protected area to a national park?
What is the name of the only hot spring in the park that is in its natural state?
How many years ago is it believed that the waters flowing from the Cascade likely fell as rain?
What is the name given to the white porous rock that is formed of minerals deposited by the hot water springs?
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?