National Park Aquarium

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National Park Aquarium

The National Park Aquarium in Hot Springs is Arkansas’ largest fish and reptile exhibit. Visitors will love the exhibits on native fish, tropical fish, and saltwater fish. Children will either love or be totally grossed out by their large collection of lizards, monitors, and even poisonous frogs. One of the citizens here at National Park Aquarium is known as U.T., which simply stands of Ugly Turtle. U.T. is an Alligator Snapping Turtle and weighs in at a whopping 120 pounds. Perhaps to some peoples relief, or others disappointment, there are no snakes on exhibit.

Be sure to visit the on-site gift shop for unique gifts for the hunter or fisherman in your family, as well for t-shirts, fun and educational toys, home decor, books, audio tapes, and CD’s. National Park Aquarium is open from June 1st through Labor Day, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any other time, they are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Looking for a hotel near the National Park Aquarium? The Hot Springs Clarion Resort can accommodate you!


Guests of Clarion Resort on the Lake enjoy:

  • Complimentary high speed internet access
  • Beautiful lake and mountain views from the room’s balcony
  • Dock, boat ramp, and boat rentals (seasonal)
  • Pool and deck overlooking Lake Hamilton
  • Seasonal outdoor cabana bar
  • Volleyball court, picnic area, and playground
  • 32″ LCD Flat Panel Televisions
  • Classics Restaurant and Sports bar open daily
  • 9,000 sq. ft. meeting/ banquet space with spectacular views from the 7th floor


National Park Aquarium

4813 Central Avenue • Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

Phone: (501) 525-1391 • Fax: (501) 525-0813

Toll Free: 1-800-432-5145