Fun Things To Do In & Around Eureka Springs


Local attractions range from the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, home to wild cats, to the Promised Land Zoo, to the inspiring Thorn Crown Chapel, to War Eagle Mill, a working flour mill.


Day trip canoe adventures are less than 15 minutes away. Best river months are April to July, and depend on our rain fall. Schedule your paddle with Kings River Canoe or Tall Tales Guide Service.

Car Show Weekends

If you love cars, you will love our Car Show weekends, including Mustang Weekend in April, VW Weekend in August, Antique Automobile Weekend in September, and Corvette Weekend in October.

Cave Exploring

Go cave exploring at Onyx Cave (5 min drive), War Eagle Cavern(25 min drive), Cosmic Caverns(25 min drive), or Blanchard Spring Cavern (2 hour drive).

Christmas Time

Eureka Springs festive holidays are not to be missed! Dazzling Christmas lights, the Christmas Parade (featured on A&E in small town parades) and the Tour of Homes are just a small sampling of Christmas celebrations.

Fine Arts

Since the 60’s, Eureka Springs has attracted a strong artist community. Ask the inkeeper for a list of our favorite galleries. Eureka Springs artists are featured throught The Inn at Rose Hall.

Great Passion Play

This famous play of the passion of Christ opens in April and runs into the end of October. See the Great Passion Play website for details and pricing.


Enjoy a glimpse into Eureka’s multi-faceted history at our museum, 95 S Spring St. We highly recommend the Voices from Eureka’s Silent City that takes place in October. It is a living history tour features live actors in period costumes playing the roles of our early citizens.

Horse-Drawn Carriage

Treat yourself and your loved one to a romantic ride in a horse-drawn carriage.

Horseback Trail Rides

Ride through scenic Ozark mountain trails with Steve’s Stables, Red Bud Valley, Bear Mountain Riding Stables and Diner Bell Ranch.


Lakes and rivers abound in the area. Fish or boat on Beaver Lake, Lake Leatherwood, Table Rock Lake, Buffalo National River, White River, or Kings River.

Musical Acts

Musical acts grade the stage of the Auditorium in Eureka Springs year round. Recent acts include Willie Nelson, and Allison Krause. Chelsea’s Corner Café offers live music nightly.

Natural Springs

Spend a day visiting the natural springs tucked into grottos all over town. Or visit the lovely Blue Spring Heritage Center, where 38 million gallons of cold clear water pour daily into a trout-filled lagoon.

Tasting Rooms

Try the tasting rooms at Keel’s Creek Winery and Fresh Harvest with fine Olive Oils and flavor-infused Balsamic Vinegars.


Eureka Springs is a terrific shopping town, from antiques, to fine arts, to crafts, to clothing and souveniers.

Shows and Entertainment

Nighttime entertainment abounds on weekends in Eureka Springs with plays, live music,Ozark Mountain Hoedown and Pine Mountain Jamboree.


Tour town or the haunted Cresent Hotel. Local tour companies: Eureka Tours, Guided Tours, Eureka Springs Tram Tours, Ghost Tour, andUnderground Tour.


Capturing the flavor of our stair-stepped Victorian town should be done on foot for the full effect. Ask the innkeeper for a map for self-guided walking tours.