The plan was to go to New Orleans for my 10 & 12 year old, but I ended up having to buy a new car recently and just paid cash for it so I wouldn't have a car payment, so my funds are limited now, to about a $1,000 trip. Soooo..... after talking to my little ones, we figured going back to Hot Springs would be a lot of fun. We went 3 years ago and had a blast. Magic Springs is a wonderful water/amusement park (and under $20 for former military!), the Science Museum is as good as any I've been too, and the food is great. We went to the tower last time and explored the bath/spa houses. We also went to the little alligator zoo, which they enjoyed. I know they do diamond digging outside Hot Springs, which they talked about wanting to do. It's a neat little tourist town but I know there are a lot more things to do, just haven't found them all yet. So... any suggestions?