The Belle is back! This July 3-4, one of Hot Springs' most iconic attractions is ready to set sail again. The Belle of Hot Springs is gearing up for a mini-reopening with NBC's "The Voice" star and Arkansas native Marybeth Byrd.

The Belle of Hot Springs has been a staple in Hot Springs National Park Arkansas since 1984. The belle is a 250 passenger riverboat that has been cruising Lake Hamilton for years but has been out of operation for several months due to renovations and new owner transition. Known for its daytime cruises or dinner cruises passengers onboard are treated during the ride with a narrative history of the spa city, all while viewing the surrounding beauty of the mountains and nearby lake homes that hug the shoreline on Lake Hamilton.

To kick-off the reopening on July 3, passengers can choose from a day cruise or an evening cruise complete with a full-fledged meal of their choice (See Menu). Then on the 4th of July passengers will get treated to a live performance from Arkansas' Marybeth Byrd who recently was a contestant on NBC's "The Voice," finishing in the Top 8. Passengers who book this cruise will also get to enjoy a huge fireworks show over the lake on the open deck.

Reserve your tickets here. For more information, please visit their website or Facebook page.

Having ridden this many times throughout my life, it is still one of my favorite things to do when I visit Hot Springs.

All passengers must follow the COVID-19 policies and practice social distancing while onboard the belle.