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Eureka Springs bewitches with its historic charm and quirky, relaxed atmosphere, but ghost hunters are dead serious about the host of none-too-shy otherworldly guests loitering about the elegant 1886 Crescent Hotel. Recognized by Travel Channel as one of the Top 10 Haunted Hotels in America, it is a popular destination for ghost hunters. From Victorian holidaymakers to the patients of a lethal charlatan who transformed the resort’s basement into a secretive morgue, these assertive spirits have earned the Crescent its spine-chilling distinction as America’s Most Haunted Hotel.
Brave a Halloween ghost tour at the Crescent.
With the city’s long and sometimes scandalous history and mystical mountainside location, it’s no wonder that the haunted places of Eureka Springs can be exciting, romantic, enlightening, and disturbing, all at once. Meet face-to-face with the “Heroes, Healers, and Humdingers” of Eureka’s colorful past as you explore the “Silent City” historic cemetery. Cuddle up to your sweetheart—but pretend it’s not out of terror— during an evening of Flickering Tales, fireside ghost stories right in front of the Crescent Hotel, culminating in a midnight morgue tour.
After an epic spook-out, head to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge for a rip-roaring good time on Howl-O-Ween night. This one-night-only event offers a unique chance to witness over 100 big cats lurking through the dark. Save $ by booking in advance.
Join other brave souls during a Halloween seance with Intrigue Theater.
Hop aboard a thrilling all-ages Haunted Hayride through the Ozark night at Bear Mountain (for more information call 479-253-6185 or 800-805-8005).
Puzzle over the city’s mysterious old underground on an exciting family tour of Downtown-N-Underground.
Steep yourself in the history of the town at the Grand Central Hotel downtown or take in the famed fall color all October with a woodland hike and a spectacular mountain view, all at the Crescent Hotel (Be sure to ask about its most haunted guest rooms) or Cottages at Crescent Park.
Explore the many odd nooks and crannies of Downtown Eureka and scare out scores of local dining experiences, attractions, and accommodations. Don’t forget to choose from all of these special deals for your own customized lodging and dining adventure.