The hardest thing about planning a trip to Eureka Springs is deciding which activities to include on your itinerary. With so much to see and do in the Eureka Springs area, it can be tough to decide. So we will make it a little easier for you. While these are just the tip of the iceberg, here are 5 things to do in Eureka Springs:
- Historical Tours
Eureka Springs has a large and fascinating historical district. Taking a historical tour is a great way to see the sites and learn some history. Educational, yes; fun, yes! Walking tours as well as tram tours are available. The tram tours are very popular and highly recommended by many who have experienced them. You can get more info here.
- Onyx Cave Park
Take a self-guided tour of Onyx Cave and see what the forces of nature can do. Go deep underground and learn how the cave was formed, what it is made from and marvel at the beautiful world that lies beneath.
- Quigley’s Castle
Known as one of the most peculiar dwellings in Eureka Springs, Quigley’s Castle is a must see attraction. Designed by mother of 5, Elise Quigley, the house was built in 1943. The home was constructed with lumber from the property it sits on and rocks collected by Elise as child. Indoor plants sit in the ground of the living room. The plants have thrived over the past 65 years and are now as tall as the ceiling. The property also features amazing outdoor gardens that you will love walking through.
- Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway
Take a fun train ride on the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway. The 1940 era diesel locomotive takes you back in time on the restored Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad. With several different excursions to choose from, there is bound to be a perfect ride for you and your family. All aboard!
- Blue Spring Heritage Center
Blue Spring Heritage Center is full of extraordinary beauty, perfect for the nature lover. Experience the rich history of the Ozark region. Learn about American Indian journeys and early settler life. Signs of prehistoric civilization can even be seen here. Take a hike on the trails that wind through the Blue Spring Heritage Center gardens, explore the Medicine Wheel Garden and feel the power and beauty of being at a place once considered sacred.