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Hot Springs, Arkansas: Tufa Rock

Big rock with small plaque. Deemed worthy of a linen postcard by a generation unaware of how ridiculous that would seem to their progeny.

Arlington Park

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.
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Tufa Rock.

Tufa Rock

The plaque is gone, but the rock is still there. It's right next to some natural hot springs, so it's definitely worth a stop.

[Todd Kent, 02/13/2020]

The famous Tufa Rock.

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.

[ Team, 12/12/2007]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Josephine Tussaud Wax MuseumJosephine Tussaud Wax Museum, Hot Springs, AR - < 1 mi.
Gangster Museum of AmericaGangster Museum of America, Hot Springs, AR - < 1 mi.
Welcome to Hot Springs/Dorky Bill Clinton BillboardWelcome to Hot Springs/Dorky Bill Clinton Billboard, Hot Springs, AR - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Bill Clinton's High School, Hot Springs, AR - < 1 mi.

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