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Eureka Springs Arkansas Local Scene
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 …

Places to Eat in Eureka Springs

Lamb entree from Eureka Springs restaurant

 Fine Dining in Eureka Springs
Autumn Breeze – Dinner
Bavarian Inn – Sunday Bruch
Cottage Inn – L/D
DeVito’s – L/D
Ermilio's – Dinner
Gaskin's Cabin – Dinner
Garden Bistro – L/D
Grand Taverne
Henri's – Appetizers & Drinks
Local Flavor
Sparky's Roadside Cafe – L/D

sub sandwich from casual Eureka Springs cafe

Casual Dining in Eureka Springs
Bubba's BBQ – L/D
Geraldi's – Lunch
Local Flavor – L/D & Sun Brunch
Lovin’ Oven
Mud Street Cafe – B/L/D
Oasis – 10-2 daily

Things to Do in Eureka Springs

A rescued lion at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR
Eureka Springs Attractions
Local attractions range from the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, home to wild cats, to the Promised Land Zoo, to the inspiring Thorn Crown Chapel, to War Eagle Mill, a working flour mill.

A Canoe on the Kings River near Eureka Springs, AR
Canoeing in the Kings River
Day trip canoe adventures are less than 15 minutes away. Best river months are April to July, and depend on our rain fall. Schedule your paddle with Kings River Canoe or Tall Tales Guide Service.

Eureka Springs hosts many car show weekends
Eureka Springs Car Show Weekends
If you love cars, you will love our Car Show weekends, including Mustang Weekend in April, VW Weekend in August, Antique Automobile Weekend in September, and Corvette Weekend in October.

Looking out of War Eagle Cavern near Eureka Springs, AR
Cave Exploring near Eureka Springs
Go cave exploring at Onyx Cave (5 min drive), War Eagle Cavern (25 min drive), Cosmic Cave (25 min drive), or Blanchard Spring Cavern (2 hour drive).

Christmas ornaments in Eureka Springs, AR
Christmas in Eureka Springs
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.

Zarks fine art gallery is one of many wonderful galleries in Eureka Springs, AR
Eureka Springs Fine Arts
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.

A scene from the famous Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, AR
Great Passion Play
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.

A horse-drawn carriage clip clops down Spring Street in downtown Eureka Springs, AR
Eureka Springs Horse Drawn Carriage
Treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Cost: $40 and up

Steve's Stables guide  leads an Ozark Mountain horseback riding tour
Ozark Horseback Trail Riding
Ride through scenic Ozark mountain trails with Steve’s Stables.

The expansive vista of Beaver Lake near Eureka Springs, AR
Beaver Lake and Table Rock Lake
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.

Eureka Springs Musical Acts
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.

Music Festivals abund in Eureka Springs throughout the year
Eureka Springs Music Festivals
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.

A spring at the Blue Spring Heritage Center
Ozark Natural Springs
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 performance at Opera in the Ozarks
Opera in the Ozarks
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.

Mountain Eclectic Antiques is one of many wonderful Eureka Springs shops
Eureka Springs Shopping
Eureka Springs is a terrific shopping town, from antiques, to fine arts, to crafts, to clothing and souveniers. Click here for a list of great antique stores and shops.

Eureka Springs offers an outdoor cinema throughout the summer and fall
Eureka Springs Shows & Entertainment
Nightime entertainment abounds in Eureka Springs with plays, shows, and seasonal outdoor movies. Check out Eureka Springs Theatre Company, Lucky 13 Starlight Outdoor Theater, Ozark Mountain Hoedown, and Pine Mountain Jamboree.

The Crescent hotel offers ghost tours at night
Tours of Eureka Springs
Tour town or the haunted Cresent Hotel. Local tour companies: Eureka Tours, Guided Tours, Eureka Springs Tram Tours, Ghost Tour, and Olden Days Carriage.  

A walking view of downtown Eureka Springs
Walking around Eureka Springs
Capturing the flavor of our stair-stepped Victorian town should be done on foot for the full effect. Ask the innkeeper about self-guided walking tours.

For more information, please go to and check out the Eureka Springs, Arkansas Events Calendar.