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Best Things to Do in Eureka Springs

The city of Eureka Springs is bursting with culture, history, and a distinctive charm, giving way to tons of unique things to do and new places to discover.

If you’re visiting the Little Switzerland of America ­– and why wouldn’t you? – Here are some of the best things to do in Eureka Springs:

See the Sites.

One of the most beloved sites in all of northwest Arkansas, the Thorncrown Chapel is comprised almost entirely of natural materials. You’d be remiss not seeing this stunning structure for yourself.

Built in 1904, and previously featured on the television show “Ripley’s Believe it Or Not,” St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church draws hundreds of thousands of visitor each year.

Shop local.

By Doug Wertman from Rogers, AR, USA [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Beaver Lake

If you’re ready to discover Eureka Springs, head over to Eureka Springs Historic Downtown along Spring Street, where a collection of Victorian homes, historic buildings, over 100 shops and boutiques, great restaurants, and more, create a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Outdoor recreation.

Albeit a short drive from Eureka Springs, Beaver Lake is a must-see for outdoor adventurers visiting the Ozarks. The 28,000-acre reservoir features nearly 500 miles of forested, limestone shoreline, creating almost endless fun in the sun.

Closer to town, Lake Leatherwood Park offers up plenty of scenic adventures all its own, including 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, and tons of fishing and boating on the lake.

Grab a drink.

Over on East Van Buren, Keels Creek Winery and Art Gallery is a great stop for a little fun and culture. Sample the handful of full-bodied reds and sweet whites, and be sure to visit the on-site art gallery.

Ready for a kick? Or maybe you’re ready to kick back? Either way, Brews on Pine Street has you covered, serving both locally brewed beer and locally roasted coffee – open seven days a week.

By Clinton Steeds from Los Angeles, USA (Spring/Center Street Split) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Downtown Eureka Springs

Ozark adventure.

The beautiful, towering trees of the Ozarks are a sight to see; that much is for sure. And one of the best ways to see them is to fly through them – catch some thrills at Ozark Mountain Ziplines.

After you’ve soared above the Ozarks, why not explore what's inside the Ozarks? Onyx Cave Park offers self-guided adventures through several of the cave’s dank chambers – head lamp included.

Learn something new.

Back in town, the Eureka Springs Historical Museum houses an impressive collection of Eureka Springs artifacts, affectively showcasing the city’s origins and beloved history.

For a little more educational fun, be sure to take a tour of the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, set just south of town. The refuge is home to a variety of abandoned and neglected large cats, spread across a 460-acre park.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Inn of the Ozarks

207 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs AR 72632-3648
Phone: +1 479-253-9768  |  Fax: (479) 253-9768  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Eureka Inn

101 E Van Buren, Eureka Springs AR 72632-3653
Phone: +1 479-253-9551  |  Fax: (479) 253-9692  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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