Looking across the boardwalk and terraces, you can see the Bath House. It fulfills a requirement of the treaty made with Native Americans (see 21 August 2008 posting) which stipulated that all people should be able to enjoy the hot mineral water flowing from the springs free of charge.
There are indoor and outdoor pools which use only the spring mineral water and contain no added chemicals or municipal water. The temperature is kept at 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
See also Hot Springs State Park: Smoky Row Cemetery, Buffalo Pasture, White Sulpher Road,The Grounds, Flower Gardens, Source of Flow, Boardwalk and Terraces, View from West Side,"Fountains" and Bridge, History of the Spring, Gift of the Smoking Water, and mineral ponds.
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