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Eureka SpringsUnited States of America

This historic Arkansas town has long been known as a destination for rejuvenation, with day spas and wellness retreats situated in the scenic mountain countryside. 

Eureka Springs is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in the northwest corner of Arkansas. The town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It became a popular destination in the early 19th century as a destination for relaxation, and that’s still the case today thanks to Eureka Springs’ many spas.

Eureka Springs is also known for its diverse food scene. Small coffee shops sit next to Cajun cafés and old-fashioned saloons. The town’s history is evident in its many old buildings that make the streets resemble something out of a time capsule. The historic downtown is packed with a variety of venues for night-time entertainment, including live music and dancing. Pine Mountain Theater puts on a family variety show every night, except Sunday, March through December. During the summer, catch a show at Opera in the Ozarks, an annual opera festival held in the mountains. Visit a winery to sample locally made wines.

Main Street is packed with a range of shopping opportunities. Buy anything from handmade quilts to modern art.

The town was once nicknamed “America’s Medicine TeePee” and attracted thousands of visitors looking for a healing experience. Wellness retreats and day spas, such as the Historic Palace Hotel and Bath House, still abound today.

Mountains, rivers, gorges and Beaver Lake, a manmade dam, characterize the surrounding countryside. Take advantage of the outdoors with a water cruise aboard an old-fashioned river boat. Explore at your own pace and rent a canoe for the afternoon, or head underground with a tour at Onyx Cave, a cave system located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside town.

See exotic big cats at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Promised Land Zoo has a wide variety of unique species and is a scenic 20-minute drive from Eureka Springs.

Highways connect Eureka Springs with nearby cities. The nearest airport is Carroll County Airport in Berryville, Arkansas, 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Eureka Springs.

Where to stay in Eureka Springs

Top Hotels in Eureka Springs

The Crescent Hotel and Spa
The Crescent Hotel and Spa
3.5 out of 5
75 Prospect Ave, Eureka Springs, AR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $130 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in Eureka Springs Historic District, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and Frog Fantasies Museum. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (802 reviews)

"Loved the history....restaurant was fabulous...felt like a step back in time!"…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

The Crescent Hotel and Spa
Basin Park Hotel and Spa
Basin Park Hotel and Spa
3 out of 5
12 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $84 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

Located in Eureka Springs Historic District, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eureka Springs City Auditorium and Eureka Springs District Court. Eureka ...

3.9/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"The hotel is very quaint and unique, charming atmosphere. The hot water was luke warm at best."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Basin Park Hotel and Spa
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
2.5 out of 5
207 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $70 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

This family-friendly Eureka Springs hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Eureka Springs District Court, Basin Spring Park, ...

4.3/5Excellent! (665 reviews)

"Very clean with great and friendly employees. Location is close to everything. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2021

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Eureka Springs

Cabins at Sugar Mountain
Cabins at Sugar Mountain
3 out of 5
78 CR 116 Sugar Mountain Road, Eureka Springs, AR

Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Beaver Lake and within 6 mi (10 km) of Thorncrown Chapel and Intrigue Theater. Basin Spring Park ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (296 reviews)

"Secluded and private. Charming cabins in the woods. Not far from Eureka Springs and various outdoor hiking and nature opportunities."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Cabins at Sugar Mountain
Tall Pines Inn
Tall Pines Inn
2.5 out of 5
3 Pivot Rock Rd, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $95 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated near the airport, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pivot Rock, Eureka Springs District Court, and Intrigue Theater. Eureka Springs City Auditorium ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (63 reviews)

"Loved the natural landscape and feel of the area.Also the old log cabin with modern anenities was very comfy and cozy!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2020

Tall Pines Inn
Beaver Lakefront Cabins - Couples Only Getaways
Beaver Lakefront Cabins - Couples Only Getaways
4 out of 5
1234 County Road 120, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is $164 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Nestled on the beach, this Sylvan Shores cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Springs Heritage Center, and Starkey Park. Pea Ridge National ...

5/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)

"The view was breathtaking. Lot's to do on property. Free indoor fishing, paddle boats, canoes for free. You can even rent a pontoon boat for the day."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Beaver Lakefront Cabins - Couples Only Getaways
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Eureka Springs

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Jun 2, 2020

We love Eureka Springs! This was our 19th year in a row visiting.

5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 2, 2020

Beautiful town

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 16, 2020

Eureka Springs is truly a gem. I love visiting here. So many shops and entertainment options. I love the kitschy feel, the pride flags, the bikers, the overall open mind of this town.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 12, 2020

My wife and I came here almost 27 yrs ago right after we got married and it brought back a lot of memories. The passion play is well worth the trip.

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 10, 2020

I always love Eureka Springs, I started coming with my parents since I was really young. It's so beautiful and different and to see how they build all those houses in the hills gets very interesting. I just love the laid back atmosphere!

5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 2, 2020

Beautiful city!

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