6 Things You Must Do When Visiting Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Welcome to the “Little Switzerland of America!” The charming town of Eureka Springs is anything but ordinary. There’s a reason why Robert Ripley (Ripley’s Believe It or Not) said that Eureka Springs, Arkansas was “one of the 10 most unusual places [he has] ever visited in the United States.” For example, there are no traffic lights inside the town and no two roads intersect, instead they wind around the town! It’s safe to say that these six must-dos in Eureka Springs are sure to spark curiosity.


Experience the beauty of Thorncrown Chapel.

This hidden chapel in the woods is made mostly of glass which makes it the perfect spot to stop, capture a photo, and take in the beauty of this sparkling crystal treasure.

Location: 12968 Highway 62 W
Hours: April – November 9am-5pm, March – December 11am-4pm, closed January & February
Cost: FREE!


Stop and see the majestic Christ of the Ozarks statue.

No it’s not as big as Christ the Redeemer in Rio but this 67-foot tall statue sure to mesmerize you with its majestic stance and scenic views of the Ozarks nearby.

Hours: 12pm-4pm, on scheduled play performance days
Location: 935 Passion Play Rd
Cost: FREE!


Browse through the downtown shops.

These Victorian-era specialized storefronts carry unique, one-of-a-kind items to make your experience in Eureka Springs complete. There is even a store that only carries socks!

Hours: Most stores are open from 10am-6pm daily, hours may vary
Location: Downtown Eureka Springs


Check out the art on every corner.

There are a number of different murals that perfectly mesh with the old town charm of Eureka Springs. What was once drab concrete stairs now displays a gorgeous rainbow tree.

Location: Downtown Eureka Springs


Get spooked at the ghost tour at 1886 Crescent Hotel.

Visit “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” for a ghost tour or an overnight stay… if you dare! Famous spirits include an Irish stonemason who fell to his death while building the hotel in 1885, a cancer patient during the hospital days who needs help finding her room key, and a mystery patient in a white nightgown who usually appears in the luxury suites.

Location: 75 Prospect Ave
Cost: $22.50/adult, $8/child


Support a great cause at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

Turpentine Creek has made their mission to provide refuge for abandoned, abused and neglected exotic big cats and even some bears. Staff are passionate about this mission and educate visitors about the pet trade through guided tours.

Hours: Summer: 9am-6pm, Winter: 9am-5pm
Location: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane
Cost: $20/adults, $15/children (13-19), $10/children (4-12)


Eureka Springs is obviously full of intriguing charm and history – which activity would you like to do? 

 

 

Welcome to the "Little Switzerland of America!" The charming town of Eureka Springs is anything but ordinary. There's a reason why Robert Ripley (Ripley's Believe It or Not) said that Eureka Springs, Arkansas was "one of the 10 most unusual places [he has] ever visited in the United States." For example, there are no traffic lights inside the town and no two roads intersect, instead they wind around the town! It's safe to say that these six must-dos in Eureka Springs are sure to spark curiosity. www.pagesoftravel.org