Hot Springs, Arkansas: Tufa RockBig rock with small plaque. Deemed worthy of a linen postcard by a generation unaware of how ridiculous that would seem to their progeny.
- Fountain St., Hot Springs, AR
- In Arlington Park, across the street from the Arlington Resort Hotel. On the east side of Fountain St. just north of its intersection with Hwy 7/Central Ave.
Visitor Tips and News About Tufa Rock
This is one of those minor landmarks meriting mention simply because, in the early days of Roadside America research, we thought it might be important. After all, there was a nice (but cryptic) linen postcard, a painted view of "Tufa Rock" in "Government Park" in our collection of famous rock postcards.
It's just a big boulder with a plaque, in a popular city park called the Arlington Lawn. The plaque concerns the alleged visit in 1541 by Spanish horsemen and Hernando de Soto to the "Valley of Vapors."
Fortunately, Hot Springs offers plenty of other attractions to make a trip worthwhile.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/12/2007]