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Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Secluded and peaceful with winding mountainside streets, Eureka Springs has a flair like no other town. In fact, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Eureka Springs as one of its "Dozen Distinctive Destinations." Streets are lined with Victorian homes hugging cliffsides, and its entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. Eureka Springs has block after block of one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, fine art galleries, craft emporiums, spas, museums and restaurants. Festivals and events span everything from blues, jazz and opera to car shows to UFO's, antiques and the arts. Top-name entertainers perform at The Auditorium and thousands attend The Great Passion Play each year. Eureka is also home to several music variety shows. Trolley and carriage rides are a popular way to see the city. Historic hotels and unique bed and breakfast inns, hotels and cabins accommodate visitors.

Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, outdoor opportunities abound. Trout fishing is popular on the White River, and canoeing and fishing are popular on the Kings River. Beaver Lake offers the excitement of water sports, camping, fishing and hiking. The area is also popular for mountain biking and horseback riding.

Also, Eureka Springs is 49 miles from the Buffalo National River, and 58 miles from Fayetteville.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge

Directions: Off U.S. Hwy. 62 West Unusual geological formations deep in forest; three block nature trail

Eureka Springs, AR Natural Attractions


Onyx Cave

Self-guided tour through the chambers with names like the Witches Fireplace and Friendly Dragon. Electronic messages point out the cave's features; discovered in 1983; composed of natural onyx

Eureka Springs, AR Caving

Christ of the Ozarks Statue

Directions: Off U.S. 62 East on Passion Play Road Seven-story statue of Christ overlooks the Ozarks and Eureka Springs; lighted for night viewing; can be seen for miles;

Eureka Springs, AR Structural Landmarks

Lucky 13 Starlight Outdoor Cinema

Movies shown on a 17-foot-by-25-foot "screen" painted on the wall of a historic building. Audience encouraged to dress in a costume related to the theme of the film. Prizes awarded. Live entertainment, food offered before each movie. Bring your own chairs/

Eureka Springs, AR Entertainment

Things to do near Eureka Springs, AR

Little Red River

The Little Red emerges icy-cold from beneath Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. "Rip" Collins proved that this is a premier...

Arnett's Doll Museum

Over 5,000 dolls collected by Virginia Arnett are displayed in a private museum adjacent to her home. A rare and complete set...

Red Bud Riding Stables

Leisurely-guided trail rides through the Ozark countryside ...

Jubile Antique Mall & Flea Market

Directions: 2.5 miles north of Western Sizzlin, Ramada Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 and Comfort Inn on U.S. 167 North (N...

Greers Ferry Lake

Nestled in the Ozark foothills between Clinton and Heber Springs, Greers Ferry is among the state's five largest lakes. It is...