Hot Springs National Park is called "America's First Resort" because it holds the distinction of becoming the first Federally Protected Reserve (in 1832) and then a National Park in March of 1921. The city is famous for the 47 unique local springs gushing forth with over a million gallons of water a day at a constant 147ª degrees Fahrenheit.
Demographically the city is estimated to be the home of some 40,000 people (2008 census est.) , and is ranked the 10th most populous city in the state of Arkansas. Hot Springs has four distinct seasons, all generally mild in weather. Average rainfall is 54 inches a year with the heaviest rainfall usually in April and May. Average relative humidity is 75%. It is a