Come discover why the National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Eureka Springs one of America’s Distinctive Destinations for being one of the best-preserved and most unique communities in the United States. An authentic 19th century Victorian resort, tucked in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and encircled by two beautiful lakes and two scenic rivers, it is a magical place filled with old-world charm and European flavor.
Throughout the year, you can enjoy Eureka Springs, the only city in the country whose entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. During cozy winters, fresh springs, bright summers, and brilliant autumns there is always something to see and do. From the world-renowned talent at the historic city auditorium to The Great Passion Play, mountain biking to healing spas, beautiful Victorian architecture to contemporary Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs has it all. You can tap your toes at our music shows, have dinner on the Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway, browse through our shops and museums or just relax on the front porch of your B&B. Our many festivals and special events bring lots of music and art to our intimate village. With more than 2,700 rooms, 125 bed and breakfast rooms, 100 specialty shops, 70 fabulous restaurants and no traffic lights, you’ll want to come to Eureka Springs and enjoy life’s simple pleasures
Eureka Springs appears to be built on the side of a hill or mountain as it has several tiers and is not level. There are numerous shops in town selling unique items from the area and well worth the time to browse.
The Passion Play is a must to see. The stage is several hundred feet wide and is outside. The cast includes 200 people and live animals. The play runs nightly from May to October except for Monday and Thursday. Viewing this play was a highlight of the area.