What you don’t bring with you to Hot Springs, you can usually buy it locally. You won’t find any malls or outlet stores but you will find a number of locally-owned and operated businesses with offerings for locals and visitors alike.
Always a fun visit whether you are a camper or hiker or not. They have displays of great equipment which are fun to see and you’ll no doubt run into some hikers in the process.
There are a number of shops where you can get local crafts or gifts for friends. We also have an ice cream shop, a coffee and latte bar, a wine shop and an antique and consignment shop.
We also have something that is close to extinct: a couple of locally-owned hardware stores that also stock some gifts and clothing items. You can stop in and browse to get a true flavor for the community as people come and go. The shopkeeper will spend whatever time it takes to find what you need even if it only costs 50 cents.
Hot Springs has one gas station but how many do you need in a small town. Our local market has a surprising selection of groceries including locally grown produce and fresh fruit.