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Eureka Springs FUN Family Vacations

Eureka Springs Vacations….zip, growl, splash and ahhhh. Ideas for an exciting, family-friendly summer adventure.


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So safe, even kids can do it. Ozark Mountain Zipline tours are a great family activity in Eureka Springs.

Zip through the canopy of the Ozark Mountains. See the mountains from a new perspective…a zipline. This extreme sport is safer and more accessible than you think. The staff of Ozark Mountain Ziplines at Eureka Springs is escorting people of all ages on a flying adventure through the treetops. The Zipline is the largest in Arkansas with cables suspended over 200 feet above the ground and as long as 3000 feet.


Spend the day with tigers. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 100 big cats. A rescue and educational facility, visitors can tour the habitats with guides, learn more about the plight of big cast in the U.S. with a visit to the Education Station and ask questions during one of the weekend keeper talks. More than 1000 pounds of meat feed the cats at Turpentine Creek. Feeding time is one of the most popular times to visit. Experience the power and beauty of the big cats and hear them carol, roar and growl.


Spend the day on the water. Eureka Springs is surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers and mountain streams. Float around on Beaver Lake…learn to Stand Up Paddle and tour some more remote parts of the lake. Pontoon boat and board rentals are available on Beaver Lake at Starkey Marina. Ski boats are available for rent on Table Rock Lake at Holiday Island Marina. Kayak, canoe or rent a paddleboat at Lake Leatherwood Park or float the Kings River with one of Eureka Springs canoe rentals.

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There are lots of things to do for families in downtown Eureka Springs. Photo courtesy of Crescent Hotel.

After a day of adventure, send the kids on a tour (like the Downtown-N-Underground tour or Hell Raisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour) and take time for yourself. Relax in one of Eureka Springs’ spas and enjoy a spa day or enjoy a beverage at one of Eureka Springs Restaurants in downtown Eureka Springs.

Plan your family vacation to Eureka Springs. See a comprehensive list of Eureka Springs Lodging and last minute deals on rooms. If you would like to stay where all the FUN is…check out downtown hotels like the Grand Central Hotel, the Basin Park Hotel, one of many Bed and Breakfasts on the historic loop or the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks located at the entrance to downtown Eureka Springs.

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