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Southwest: Southwest Arkansas hotels & motels.

Southwest Arkansas is known for the lush Ouachita Mountains, many parks and recreational lakes and abundant wildlife. Southwest Arkansas is where President Clinton was born (in Hope) and grew up (in Hot Springs).

Major attractions

* Belle of Hot Springs. This triple-deck boat is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner cruises. Call 525-4438.

* Crater of Diamonds State Park. The only public diamond mine in the world. You may keep the diamonds you find. In Murfreesboro. Call 285-3113.

* Discovery Place Museum. Large "hands-on" and permanent exhibits focus on science, history and human perception. In Texarkana, Texas. Call (903) 793-4831.

* Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center. After undergoing a $3.5 million restoration, the Fordyce Bathhouse serves as a new visitor center to Hot Springs National Park. Call 623-1433.

* Magic Springs. This theme park features rides, new shows, food, shops and games. In Hot Springs. Call 624-5411.

* Mid-America Museum. A hands-on museum to stimulate your curiosity through see, touch and do exhibits. In Hot Springs. Call 767-3461.

* Music Mountain Jamboree. A live country music and comedy show featuring country western, bluegrass, gospel and patriotic music in a 750-foot theater. In Hot Springs. Call 767-3841.

* Oaklawn Park. Oaklawn offers thoroughbred racing from late January through mid-April and summer simulcasting May-October. In Hot Springs. Call (800) 722-3652.

* Perot Theatre. The sixth largest community-based performing arts series in the nation hosts top artists and touring Broadway shows. In Texarkana, Texas. Call (800) 333-0927.

* Southern Arkansas University Farm Tour. See modern agricultural practices at work, cattle, horses and chickens plus vegetable growing. In Magnolia. Call (800) 332-7286.

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