ARKANSAS SIGHTSEEING: Historic designation — Arkansas has 17 National Landmarks

Quapaw Baths & Spa stands along Hot Springs National Park’s Bathhouse Row. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Marcia Schnedler)

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places is an honor. But the designation is not all that remarkable —- given that at least 2,600 properties in Arkansas enjoy that status in some fashion.