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National Park Duck Tours

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The DUKW, or "Duck" as we call it, is amphibious landing craft developed by the U.S. Army during World War II to deliver cargo from ships at sea directly to shore.

After WWII, the DUKWs were deactivated, but were re-activated and sent to Korea as soon as the war there began. In the Korean War, designers designed a new, more developed version that was bigger and better than the original DUKW, and was named the DRAKE. However, due to the high cost of production, the DRAKEs were never authorized for production. The faithful DUKWs continued serving the U.S. Army until the mid-1960s.

Although DUKWs were used predominantly for the military, many have been used by civilians, Police departments, fire and rescue units, and other amphibious operations.

Today, you can take a scenic ride on this marvelous vehicle called the DUKW (Duck) on the "Hot Springs Duck Ride" operated by National Park Duck Tours in Hot Springs, Arkansas. See you there!


Brittany B.

Monday, May 28, 2018
I love the ducks. I try to take a tour at least once a year because I always have such a fun time. The guides are always awesome and my friends and I leave smiling and laughing.

Manic Botanicals

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Went on this tour with my baby while visiting Hot Springs. The tour guide was very funny and engaging, giving insight to the history of the town. We loved the tour and especially going into the water. Feeding the ducks was a real treat to watch, thank you!

John Mount

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Seat was uncomfortable. Tour was more of advertising than information. Driver was courteous, but talked just to break silence.

Will Lipka

Sunday, May 20, 2018
I would not call this a Duck tour I would call it the Where’s my Geese tour. Captain Mike wasted an hour and a half of my life that I will never get back. We called at 1 pm on Sunday. They said the the tour had room and they would hold it but we were 15 min away. They said the next tour is at 2:15 pm. We arrived at 150 pm and we got the last 4 seats on the boat and boarded at 200pm. We waited 40 min for Captain Mike (big guy) to arrive and departed at 250 and it was hot and sweaty. We proceeded to get a tour of the strip malls and restaurants on the way to the highway. Once on the lake we went about a 100 yards and Captain Mike began explaining how he has been training the Geese to follow him and he started throwing dog food in the lake chanting “Where my Geese?” We drifted for 30 minutes watching Captain Mike and listening to him chant. Once moving we all felt relieved that the Where’s my Geese tour was over but we were wrong. Captain Mike slowed the boat again and continued for approximately 45 min and probably threw 15-20 lbs of kibble into the water (possibly illegal). We then drove back to the pick up point and heard about the Bath Houses and the Arlington. I would not recommend this for anyone!


Saturday, July 7, 2018
Excellent fun , awesome tour guides, Ask for Tour Guide Tommy he is the most fun & knowledgeable. (QUACK)

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