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Driving Directions


Directions from Little Rock/Benton area:

Traveling  on I-30 WEST from Little Rock, continue driving until you reach Exit  111 and take the exit ramp to US 70W (Hot Springs).  Continue on 70W until you reach Exit 6 and take ramp towards 270/70W Glenwood/Mount Ida. Loop onto the Martin Luther King Expressway. Take Exit 7 or highway 128 (Carpenter Dam Road).  At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Carpenter Dam Road and travel 4 miles to Arkridge Road. Signage will instruct you to turn right onto Arkridge Road. Travel 1.1 miles to the Garden entrance, keeping to the left when the road forks.  

Directions from Arkadelphia area:
Traveling on I-30 EAST from Arkadelphia, continue traveling to exit #97 or AR 171. (Follow signs for Lake Catherine State Park). Turn left onto highway 171 toward Diamondhead (AR 290). Bear left on HWY 290 to 128 (Carpenter Dam Road). Turn right and drive 1-2 blocks to Arkridge Road.  Turn left and travel 1.1 miles to the Garden entrance.

Directions from historic, Downtown Hot Springs:
Take highway 7 SOUTH (Central Avenue) past Oaklawn Race Track and stay in the left lane under the Martin Luther King Expressway overpass (270/70 E). Stay in the far left-hand lane and turn left onto the frontage road, then left again (heading EAST) onto the MLK Expressway.  Drive approximately 1.5 miles to Exit 7(Highway 128 or Carpenter Dam Road) and veer right onto Carpenter Dam Road.  Drive 4 miles.  Turn right on Arkridge Road and drive 1.1 miles to the Garden entrance.

Directions from 270/Martin Luther King Expressway:
Take Exit #7 or 128 (Carpenter Dam Road) and turn west. Travel 4 miles to Arkridge Road. Turn right onto Arkridge Road and travel 1.1 miles to the Garden entrance.  

Directions from Highway 7 South (near Hot Springs Mall and Lake Hamilton bridges areas):
Driving SOUTH on Highway 7 - Turn EAST/LEFT on Hwy. 290. Travel 6.5 miles, bearing left the entire distance. Turn LEFT on Carpenter Dam Rd. (Highway 128). Drive 1-2 blocks, Turn LEFT on Arkridge Rd. The Garden entrance is 1.1 miles straight ahead.

Directions from Highway 7 South (Arkadelphia/Lake DeGray area):
Traveling NORTH on Highway 7 and before reaching Lake Hamilton, turn RIGHT/EAST on Highway 290 and drive approximately 6.5 miles, bearing left the entire distance.  Turn left on (Highway 128) Carpenter Dam Road and drive 1-2 blocks.  Turn left again and travel 1.1 miles to the Garden entrance.