Dog Friendly Activities in Hot Springs, AR

There are 12 dog friendly activities in Hot Springs. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Hot Springs.

Pet Friendly Hot Springs Bark Park
Hot Springs Bark Park BringFido to the first off-leash dog park in the area. This facility gives dogs and their owners a place to exercise and socialize safely. The park features 2-acres of fun and separate spaces for large and small dogs, water stations, benches, asphalt walking paths, double gate entry, and more. The park is operated by the city under the direction of the Animal Services Department. See Details
Pet Friendly Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat
Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat The 250-passenger Belle has sailed beautiful Lake Hamilton since 1984 and continues to entertain visitors to Hot Springs National Park on a daily basis. Enjoy its 15 mile cruises for sightseeing, lunch or the most popular cruise, the sunset dinner/dance cruise. Dogs are allowed on the outdoor decks only and must be leashed and in the owner's care at all times. See Details
Garvan Woodland Gardens Just as the name indicates, you'll find 210-acres of woodland gardens at Garvan Woodland Gardens. You can rent a golf cart for a guided tour for a nominal fee, or you and your furry friend can walk along the many paths at your leisure, too. Take a picnic lunch or dine at Chipmunk Cafe's dog-friendly outdoor patio. Garvan Woodland Gardens has a charming pet fountain that looks like a natural spring coming out of the rock. See Details
Hot Springs National Park Nicknamed "The American Spa,” Hot Springs National Park surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. You can no longer sit in the natural hot springs in the woods here, but you and Fido can explore 26 miles of trails with interesting rock formations, wildflowers, and beautiful scenery. There are trails of varying length and difficulty, so there's something for everyone. Those interested in historic buildings might also enjoy a stroll down Bathhouse Row and the Grand Promenade. Pets but must wait outside the visitor center and other park buildings if you decide to go inside. See Details
Hot Springs Creek Greenway The Hot Springs Creek Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Hot Springs National Park! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hot Springs Creek Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit See Details
Lake Catherine State Park Not only can you and Fido enjoy guided interpretive hikes, self-guided hikes, fishing, and boating at Lake Catherine State Park, you can also enjoy spending the night at the park in one of the pet-friendly cabins. Just keep Fido on a leash at all times. See Details
Gangster Museum of America Gangster Museum of America is a dog friendly attraction in Hot Springs, AR. Take yourself back to the days of the 20's, 30's, and 40's when mineral water, gambling, bootlegging, and other extreme pleasures brought visitors from all over the world to Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Gangster Museum of America is an historic and entertaining account of how some of the most notorious criminals in America co-existed with the quaint population of this little valley town in the mountains of central Arkansas. The audiovisual experience of the seven galleries is in itself worth the price of admission. Play in the antique casino and hear the historian in the museum theater relate who, what, when, and where stories that are fascinating, informative, and educational. See Details
Josephine Tussauds Wax Museum Experience the timeless fascination of a journey into the past through the Seven Magic World's of Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum. Come enjoy this museum with life-size wax replicas of historical and fictional people, plus gambling paraphernalia. Visit the unusual gift shop. Everyone has a front row ticket. Open seven days a week. See Details
Sunset Trail Sunset Trail is pet-friendly. Located within Hot Springs National Park, this lovely trail is most notable for its abundance of wildflowers. It also passes the park’s highest point and a peaceful pond along the way. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Hot Springs Trolleys Hot Springs Trolleys are pet-friendly. The only Trolley Company that is licensed, permitted, and approved to offer sightseeing tours, shuttles and charters. Prices start at $18 for adults and pups ride for free. See Details
Hot Springs Duck Tours Hot Springs Duck Tours is pet-friendly. This isn't just a tour, it's an adventure. Ride with your leashed pooch on one of the oldest, most unique tours of Hot Springs National Park. On the tour you will take a ride aboard an amphibious World War II DUKW. The tour is approximately 75 minutes long, the land tour will take you around the famous bathhouse row and other historic sites along the way to beautiful Lake Hamilton. While on the water portion of the tour you will take a trip around St. John's Island where you are able to see other historic landmarks. Tickets start at $25. During peak season, tours are held at 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:30pm. See Details
Fat Bottomed Girl's Cupcake Shoppe Fat Bottomed Girl's Cupcake Shoppe is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch along with you to help you decide which cupcakes are going home with you. The best part for Fido is the selection of pupcakes available from the dog-safe section. Fat Bottomed Girl's Cupcake Shoppe is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 7pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm. See Details