For veteran traveler or novice, there is always something interesting and new to experience in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Hike the hills around town, or out by Lake Leatherwood , the largest city park in the USA . Cool down and wind down in the afternoon with a cool beverage in a chair with a view on a balcony overlooking the historic streets at one of the local restaurants. Spend a day trying to visit every antique shop listed in the Eureka Springs Antique shopping guide. You will be shocked at the treasures you will find. Not so many years ago, it is rumored that an original Tiffany lamp was discovered in one of Eureka Springs Antique shops – and at a huge bargain! You never know …
Eureka Springs festive holiday’s are not to be missed! Dazzling Christmas lights, the Christmas Parade (featured on A&E December, 2003) and the Tour of Homes are just the beginning.
Since the 60’s, Eureka Springs has attracted a strong artist community. Many of our local artists sell their work at fabulous local galleries. Click here for a detailed list.
This famous play of the passion of Christ opens in April and runs into the end of October. See the Great Passion Play website for details and pricing.
Treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Cost: $40 and up
Ride through scenic Ozark mountain trails with Steve’s Stables.
Lakes and rivers abound in the area. Fish or boat on Beaver Lake, Lake Leatherwood, Table Rock Lake, Lake Lucerne, Buffalo National River, White River, or Kings River.
Musical acts grace the stage of the Auditorium in Eureka Springs year round. Recent acts include Willie Nelson and Allison Krause. Chelsea's Corner Cafe offers live music nightly.
Year-round music festivals start with the Blues Festival in late May or early June, then Bluegrass Festival in August, Jazz Eureka in September, and the Ozark Folk Festival in October.
Spend a day visiting the natural springs tucked into grottos all over town. Or, visit the lovely Blue Spring Heritage Center, where 38-million gallons of cold, clear water pour daily into a trout-filled lagoon.
A Eureka Springs tradition for more than 50 years, this world-class production company offers operas and musicals in June and July each summer. Call 479-253-8595 for more information.