For $5, today's side deal gets you two admissions (up to an $11 value) to National Park Aquarium, located in Hot Springs. More than 300 animals and animal lookalikes inhabit National Park Aquarium's 60 exhibits, including colorful saltwater fish, slithery salamanders, and friendly lizards, some of which children can pet and feed. A 35-pound turtle named Pokey also spends his days trailing through the aqueous digs, leading visitors through the exhibits like a hard-armored but friendly private eye. Swing by the gift shop before you depart to pick up a souvenir or holiday gift for a nature-loving friend.
Yahoo! Travelers give National Park Aquarium a three-star average, saying:
- The animals were varied and interesting. While the aquarium may be quite different from its more famous competition (i.e. The New England Aquarium in Boston), it is nonetheless a fun detour while traveling through Hot Springs. Slowpoke the tortoise was especially amusing. – Scarlett, Yahoo! Traveler
- My two and a half year old had a blast at this aquarium. We stayed over an hour just running back and forth from animal to animal. I enjoyed watching my son be so excited just to be close to the bugs, spiders, lizards, fish, and turtles. We had a wonderful time and we will be back. – MeredithP, Yahoo! Traveler
209 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901Get Directions