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Things To Do in Eureka Springs

Looking for things to do for fun? Eureka Springs has small town charm but the saying, “Big things come in small packages” describes Eureka perfectly. While Eureka Springs is nationally known for a few things (like America’s Most Haunted Hotel, The Great Passion Play, Thorncrown Chapel, Beaver Lake….) there are still so many things left to discover in this quaint little town…more things than can be listed here.
Find inspiration. Thousands of people do at America’s #1 attended outdoor drama, The Great Passion Play. People keep returning because of all the attractions in Eureka Springs.

May Fine Arts Parade in Downtown Eureka Springs

Engage with art in new ways as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens its doors for visitors to access world class art exhibitions, learning programs and resources in nearby Bentonville, Arkansas. Home to a community of more than 200 working artists, Eureka Springs is filled with art galleries of one-of-a-kind originals and limited edition works of art. Festivals celebrating the visual, musical, and culinary arts are held throughout the year (May Festival of the Arts, Eureka Springs Blues Festival and more). It is no wonder Eureka Springs was voted as a Top 25 Arts Destination by readers of American Style Magazine.
Discover Natural Treasures. Set deep in the Ozark Mountain Region, Eureka Springs is surrounded by nature
and the great outdoors. With 2 lakes (Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake), rivers and streams (White River, Kings River and nearby Buffalo National River), State Parks (Hobbs State Park, nearby Roaring River State Park and Withrow Springs State Park), and dozens of green spaces and trails right in town (Lake Leatherwood, Black Bass Lake, Eurekas Springs, Spring Trails) you are never far from an outdoor adventure.

Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs

Express Yourself. Get inspired and then express yourself. Shopping in Eureka Springs is an experience you won’t forget. Art galleries, antiques and boutiques provide selections of unique finds. Design and create custom jewelry, scent your own bath essentials, and even create an artistic masterpiece under the guidance of a nationally recognized artist at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Shop Eureka Springs Historic Downtown and take part in Fun After 5, Movies in the Park, and more.

Shopping Downtown in Eureka Springs is an experience all its own.

Take a Break. After a big day of activity, you will enjoy sitting down to relax at one of the many restaurants. You won’t find chains here, only people who make food their focus in life. From fine dining to diners to little café’s…Eureka Springs has everything you could imagine. When the sun goes down…Eureka nightlife lights up. Spend a quiet evening sipping wine on the patio or if you prefer it a little livelier then you can always find live music playing. Listen to free music under the stars in Basin Spring Park or perch yourself above it all. Dr. Bakers Bistro & Sky Bar offers the most fantastic panoramic view of Eureka (you can find Dr. Bakers on top of the Crescent Hotel which sits on top of the highest hill overlooking Eureka Springs).
Treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa like Northwest Arkansas’ largest destination spa resort, the New Moon Spa or find the new you in one of Eureka Springs salons. Find spa vacation packages. Have the kids but want to find some time for yourself? Send the kids to Kids Camp at the Crescent Hotel or let them find their creative side at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.
Are you looking for Things to do with the Kids? Kids love Eureka Springs Festivals and Parades. Get ice cream, visit the lions and tigers at Turpentine Creek, or enjoy a comedy show for family fun at the Pine Mountain Theater. For more family fun vacation ideas, follow our blog.
Seeking Adventure on the Back of a Bike? Motorcycists love the winding roads and amazing scenery leading to and from Eureka Springs and we love motorcycles. See recommended motorcycle rides and stops. loves to share some of the mystery & adventure that makes Eureka Springs special, shares some secrets that the locals know with our visitors. Get details and exclusive info on upcoming events. Share your discoveries with us on Official Eureka Springs Facebook or see what other people have found to do in Eureka. Get the inside scoop and follow our Blog. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to get Eureka Springs vacation deals. Check out our Calendar of Events…it is the largest, most comprehensive calendar you will find…we promise!

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