Eureka Springs Things to Do

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    A Taste of the Big Easy

    by mrclay2000 Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Farther up Spring Street is another classical hotel from the Victorian era. The New Orleans Hotel looks every bit a proper resident in the avenues off Bourbon Street. Built in 1892 and anchoring a corner in the way, the hotel is rightfully listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    New Orleans Hotel
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    In Memoriam. . .

    by mrclay2000 Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Travelers to Arkansas will readily identify the beautiful hardwood forests, the maples, hickories, poplars and oaks whose leaves transform in the autumn. Added to this, the war memorial in Eureka Springs sits in peaceful and quiet surroundings near the very heart of the historic district. This doughboy and his rifle stem from WWI, but the monument commemorates all our fallen heroes.

    war memorial, Basin Springs
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    Basin Park or Springs

    by mrclay2000 Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Basin Springs seems about the only place in town not crowded with souvenir shops and tourist attractions. This is a quiet place to relax from the hubbub up the street and moreover stands over the very founding spot of Eureka Springs. Waters still gurgle up from underground streams, while the forested hillside provides abundant shade.

    Basin Park and its handful of fountains
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    Basin Park Hotel

    by mrclay2000 Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Built in 1905 and standing next to Basin Springs (purportedly the origin of Eureka Springs), the Basin Park Hotel has been entertaining travelers for almost a century. Easily one of the hottest spots in town, the restaurant and parlor are always busy with guests and visitors, while the rooms (made especially for honeymooners and urban refugees) overlook most of the historical district.

    Basin Park Hotel
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    Carroll County Courthouse

    by mrclay2000 Written Oct 23, 2003

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    Not as impressive or prominent as the one in Fayetteville nor as old as the one in Van Buren, the Carroll County Courthouse is a sublime representative of this frontier Mecca. Built in the late 19th century and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the clocktower still tells the hour but casts no shadow on the historical facades on the hillsides above. Limited parking is available here off-hours.

    Carroll County courthouse
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  • Pine Mountain Jamboree

    by anonymouse Written Apr 23, 2003

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    This is one of the best live music shows we have seen. It is family owned and operated for about 30 years. There is a large variety of music--something for everyone. My personal favorite is the Cajun song complete with confetti and Mardi Gras beads. The comedy is all very clean and suited for all ages...nothing offensive there.

    Anyone who likes music will love this show.

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    Animals in the refuge at Terpentine Creek

    by Jeannina Updated Apr 21, 2003

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    Terpentine Creek (yes its an odd name) is a very interesting place, and a must see for those who love animals, especially big cats. It is an animal refuge for exotic animals that people have tried to domesticate, but failed to do so. They are animals that may have been abused in the past, but are now in the care of people who love them, and know how to take care of them. When I was last there, they were in the process of expanding their habitats, and they may have finished much of it by now. I highly recomend it. I have been three or four times, and I loved it everytime.

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    You can ride on an old steam...

    by brdwtchr Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    You can ride on an old steam train on the Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway. We took a ride on it one afternoon. In the evening I think they offer a dining car and a meal during the train ride.
    Tour the old depot while waiting on the train. At the end of the line when they turned the train around the engineer vented some steam off and it was neat to watch.

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    For those interested in...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    For those interested in history or the Civil War you will be close to Pea Ridge National Military Park.
    It has a visitor center and a museum. You take a self guided driving tour and stop at different points of interest to learn about the largest Civil War battle to take place in the West.

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    In Eureka Springs you are...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    In Eureka Springs you are close to Beaver Lake. We saw the lake and it looked great. We were too busy trying to take in all the sights in a short while to do much camping. Beaver lake is one of the things I plan to see more of when I make another trip to Arkansas.

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    Quigley's Castle is more like...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Quigley's Castle is more like a very interesting and unique home than a castle. I was fascinated by the history of it and how it was built.
    Bottle trees and stone fencing surrounded by flowers in the garden. The woman who built the house collected interesting rocks for years until she had saved enough to make a house out of.

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    Thorncrown Chapel is an...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Thorncrown Chapel is an architectural wonder deep in the woods. It is a beautiful wooden and glass chapel. When you are inside of the chapel the woods around you are peaceful and green and you feel like you are in the woods not in a building.
    Peaceful place for meditation.

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    Heritage Village is for...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Heritage Village is for antique lovers. There are dozens of buildings full of authentic antique items. You walk around in a park like setting among beautiful buildings and learn about history.
    There was a great lecture about antiques and collecting that we enjoyed very much.

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    The Great Passion Play

    by razorbacker Written May 3, 2012

    Outdoor theatrical of Jesus the Christ's last days of mortal ministry upon the Earth, His crucifixion and resurrection. Very well presented. Unmissable.

    Entryway. Part of the Passion Play complex. Also located on the grounds. To commemorate the liberation of Eastern Europe. Pathway to Christ of the Ozarks.
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    Boating, fishing, picnicking, lodging.

    by razorbacker Written Apr 26, 2012

    Lake Leatherwood. Rental canoes, kayaks, paddleboats. Fishing. Cabins. Public restrooms. Seasonal store. A "1600-acre municipal park surrounding an 85-acre spring-fed lake."

    Idyll. Towards Missouri and dam. Towards Eureka Respite.
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