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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


Gay Nineties Button & Doll Museum

Button mosaics and dolls collected over many years

Eureka Springs, AR Museums

Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District

"America's Victorian Village" preserves turn-of-the-century charm with shopping and dining in its historic downtown and the bed and breakfasts that surround it. Relics of the city's past can be viewed at the Historical Museum. The 1886 Crescent Hotel overlooks this district.

Eureka Springs, AR Historic Districts

The Bible Museum

Directions: Off U.S. 62 East, on Passion Play Road Contains over 10,000 Bibles in 625 languages and dialects; large collection of parchments, artifacts; original page of Gutenberg Bible;

Eureka Springs, AR Museums

Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway

Train museum, rides on vintage steam train, dining cars available for lunch and dinner; gift and snack shop; trains depart from the historic ES&

Eureka Springs, AR Excursions

Things to do near Eureka Springs, AR

Antiques & Elderly Things

Children's books, Civil War memorabilia, fine china, glass scupltures, kitchen items. ...

Log Cabin Museum

An 1850 cabin, dismantled and reconstructed on its present site, is furnished with items used in a home of the 1880s; built i...

Gay Nineties Button & Doll Museum

Button mosaics and dolls collected over many years ...

Beaver Lake

28,000 acres of clear water attract thousands of water sports lovers, fishermen, hikers, birdwatchers. Located in the Ozark H...

Collins Creek

A newly developed outdoor project at the John F. Kennedy Park, near the Greers Ferry Fish Hatchery, includes a catch-and-rele...