Eureka Springs Things to Do

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  • Intrigue Theater - a Must See in Eureka Springs

    by MattDunn Written Feb 18, 2014
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    We have done a lot of traveling and seen many shows... This was something we decided to do last minute and thoroughly enjoyed it! Both my 8 and my 18 year old had a great time! First of all let me say that this show was entertaining and I loved the showmanship. Both Sean-Paul and Juliane are very talented and charming. We were there for the first up close and personal session with limited seating in Jan. 2014 Too bad it had to end so soon! No one was ready to go! Great for a date night or family fun! Again….fascinated. I found myself not clapping after a “trick”—simply because my mind was not keeping up with what my eyes were witnessing. The second “show” of the evening (the Victorian paranormal portion) included some illusions we had seen before. I had told myself that “this time” I would keep a keen eye out since I knew what was coming. WRONG. I can’t figure it out—nor can my husband and our friends. Truly an amazing show.

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    Thorncrown Chapel

    by WBeall Written Sep 10, 2013
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    Thorncrown chapel is gorgeous and is perfectly settled into the woods. When I was walking up to the chapel I could not do anything but just stare at the beautiful architecture. When you walk inside there is someone there to greet you and answer any questions you may have. It is extremely tranquil and relaxing just sitting inside the nice cool building and looking up at the ceiling. Make sure you check the times before going because they do have a full service and no visitors are allowed if you are not there to attend the service.

    Nestled in a woodland setting, Thorncrown Chapel rises forty-eight feet into the Ozark sky. This magnificent wooden structure contains 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass. It sits atop over 100 tons of native stone and colored flagstone, making it blend perfectly with its setting. The chapel's simple design and majestic beauty combine to make it what critics have called "one of the finest religious spaces of modern times."

    Thorncrown Chapel is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It is located on Highway 62 West three miles outside of Eureka Springs. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted. Every tour group will receive a presentation telling the story of the chapel followed by an inspirational song by one of the Thorncrown musicians. There is ample parking for buses and RVs. So, while in the Ozarks, stop by what many have called one of the most beautiful and inspiring chapels in the world. It will be a visit you will not soon forget.

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    Christ of the Ozarks

    by WBeall Written Sep 10, 2013

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    The Christ of the Ozarks was absolutely breathtaking. I have always dreamed of visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro and this is probably going to be the closest I will come. But that is no problem at all because this statue may not be as big but it is still outstanding to see.

    To see the Statue it is free but they are in desperate need of donations to help restore the statue.

    Christ of the Ozarks statue is a monumental sculpture of Jesus Christ. It is located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It was built in 1966 by Gerald L. K. Smith. Every inch of the remarkable sculpture was built by hand. No poured segments were used in the statue's construction. At an altitude of 1500 feet, the statue is made of 24 layers of white mortar on a steel frame and weighs over two million pounds. The foundation, which is virtually welded into the rock of the mountain, required 340 tons of concrete interlaced with steel. During construction, the framework of the statue was completely surrounded by scaffolding. Workers had to build an elevator up the side of the framework in order to reach the statue's higher segments. Taller than most humans, the hands from wrist to fingertip measure approximately 7 feet. The statue's arm spread from fingertip to fingertip spans 65 feet and its overall height is 67 feet.

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    Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards

    by razorbacker Updated May 3, 2012
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    Friendly, laid-back saloon on top floor of Basin Park Hotel. Only open after dark. Two old-time regulation pocket pool tables, foos-ball table, dartboard, table shuffleboard, dominoes, chess, backgammon, big-screen TV, and bar in a smoky atmosphere. Good place to take your girl to play a fun, leisurely game of pool and kinda romantic in a kinda Jeff Bridges way.

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    Christ of the Ozarks

    by razorbacker Written May 3, 2012
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    An awesome and inspiring icon of Eureka Springs. The monumental statue of Jesus Christ stands over 67 feet tall. Sculpted by Emmet Sullivan, one of the assistants on Mount Rushmore, in 1966. It is visible from many points around Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It is the third-tallest sculpture of Jesus in the world after two Messiah statues in South America.

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    Blue Springs Heritage-Eureka Springs Garden

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It is located about 6 miles west of the downtown off Hwy 62. This site has been a draw for over hundreds of years, and focus came with settlers in about mid 1800's. Before that Indians lived here, and revered the spring that flowed. Since 1993 the garden is for display after many years of people expanding the spring area. It now has 33 acres to view of 93 total, some of flowers, and the rests wooded. The trip can take about 3/4 hour to see and walk through. They have let some thing deteriorate since 1993, and it shows. On the other hand they need money to keep going.
    The spring flows 38 million gallons of water a day-a lot-and it flows into White River. They have a small dam and bridge going over the water. A crooked walkway is interesting on the one side. Under the limestone cave ledges is where Osage Indians lived over 10,000 years, and kept out of weather elements. Many artifacts were found here. In 1903 Frank Massiman bought 3800 acres for $1 per acre, and eventually in 1946 they were shipping "curative" waters out of the springs to cities. Open 9-5 mid March to mid November and price is $7.25

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    Hike For The View

    by RoscoeGregg Written Sep 13, 2009

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    A Motley Gang At The Top

    Take a hike up to the Crescent Hotel and catch the view. There are trails that lead from downtown up the hill to the Crescent Hotel. Once at the hotel take the stairs at one end of the rear veranda all the way to the top.

    This is best done at dusk before dinner. Then hike to a good restaurant in the valley and tuck in.

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    Drive By Queen Anne Mansion

    by BruceDunning Updated May 2, 2009

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    The reason for the drive by is is is closed, and has been for a couple of year now. Word is it may be another couple before it gets redone. The home is from 1881 and was relocated from CArthage Missouri. The current owner is struggling, but still trying to bring back the fashion and tours.

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    St. Elizabeth Church

    by BruceDunning Updated May 2, 2009

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    This is one of the best little churches in the US. It is hidden on the hill be Crescent Hotel. Locals who are CAtholic know it because it is their worship place. Visits are a wonder to see all the ornate beauty and color. It started in 1909, and was in disrepair after around 1950's until revival. Richard Kerens, a wealthy person of railroad base built it to memorialize his mother. He died in 1916. The chandelier has 7511 crystal pieces and 102 chains holding it. Around 1960's the group got together and raised funds to bring back to its original condition. The stained glass windows are new, but replicate an era of the past. It was to be a bit a a take off of Sophia in Turkey, but a lot of Hungary influence is here due to the locals being of that origin. The whole building inside and out makes you feel humble and reverent.
    Please give a respectable donation to keep it going

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    St. Elizabeth Church -Inside Views

    by BruceDunning Updated May 2, 2009

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    This is one of the best little churches in the US. It is one of the more ornate beauty and color. It started in 1909, and was in disrepair after around 1950's until revival. Richard Kerens, a wealthy person of railroad base built it to memorialize his mother. The chandelier has 7511 crystal pieces and 102 chains holding it. Renovated in 1960's, the stained glass windows are new, but replicate an era of the past. It was to be a bit a a take off of Sophia in Turkey, but a lot of Hungary influence is here due to the locals being of that origin.
    Donation help keep this going-give hard and deep

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    Christ of the Ozarks_Passion Play

    by BruceDunning Updated May 2, 2009

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    Pitched on a high mound, it is its own setting within the Passion Play compound. This statue can be seen for miles. The statue is 67 feet tall, without the feet since he does not have any. This was intended to be a monument for a fun park that never materialized. The Passion Play is mid April through Mid October and the theater holds 4,100 people. Adjacent buildings are for eating areas, and gift shopping. Passion Play plays on your wallet. BAsic fare is $25 for the play only, and with other exibits thrown in can reach up to $65. Save Me.

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    Steam RAilroad-ES & NA

    by BruceDunning Updated May 2, 2009

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    This is on Main Street about 1 mile out of town. It has many old cars and engines there. Rides are 10-4 daily and cost is $12 for the 4 1/2 miles, or dinner trip is $36-38 and leaves at 5PM. This is the line that brought people to the springs since 1883. The trains are vintage from 1890's and the locomotive pulling the cars is from 1940. Runs are every 1 1/2 hours.

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    Thorncrown Chapel

    by BruceDunning Updated May 2, 2009

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    This temple was opened in 1980 and over 5 million have come to visit and/or seek peace. It is not denominational, but is religious based in spirit. There are 425 windows and 6,000 square feet of glass. All the timber frames are cross supported against each other so stronger methods were not needed. Jim Reed and his wife made this happen all on their own in order to give peace to others. There is also a worship center on the grounds, just about as impressive, hanging off the cliff. E. Fay Jones designed this and he also did a similar one at Garvin Gardens in Hot Springs. Services are 9 and 11 on Sundays, and the chapel holds around 300. Tours are open 9-5 daily and donations should be standard to help in the support.

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    CArnegie Library

    by BruceDunning Updated May 2, 2009

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    This has a lot of history and still is in use today. Build rock solid because it is all rock limestone. The inside has not changed since construction in 1912 with a $12,000 donation. This is one of 2,000+ he helped build in the US with his money. Senator Rosewater who came form Hungary a few years earlier lobbied for the building of this library. He succeeded

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    County Courthouse

    by BruceDunning Updated May 2, 2009

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    It is not much to see inside, and is a working courthouse. So do not expect some elaborate dome or stained glass here. This building is from 1908. Shaped limestone was the base outside, and Italian immigrants helped in the building.

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