The Must-Do Eureka Springs Attractions This Year

Eureka Springs is a charming, historic Victorian town nestled in the rugged wilderness of the Ozark Mountains. There is an incredible variety of Eureka Springs attractions, making it an excellent destination for all seasons. It has long been a popular destination for those looking to get away from the busy day-to-day and relax. You’ll find world-class restaurants, unique destinations, and hidden gems to discover in our small town, nicknamed “the town that climbs a mountain.” 

Whether you prefer a getaway filled with shopping, dining, and admiring the historic Victorian architecture of downtown Eureka Springs, or if you’re an adventure-seeking traveler looking for outdoor adventures, you’ll find plenty of Eureka Springs attractions to add to your itinerary all year long. Before you start making reservations and choosing your path, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and one of the most romantic places to stay is just a few minutes from all the best things to do in Eureka Springs. 

Our bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs is consistently ranked as the number one place for couples to stay! We have nearly 750 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor—so you don’t need to take our word for it! We’ve hosted hundreds of happy guests over the years in our charming five-room Inn to explore the best Eureka Spring attractions, and you’ll quickly see why our guests often return again and again. Join us this year and book your room today! 

the must do Eureka Springs Attractions are near our bed and breakfast

The Best Eureka Springs Attractions Not to Miss

As you begin to plan your next getaway to Eureka Springs, there’s a long list of fantastic things to do near our bed and breakfast. Most of which are within walking distance on a leisurely stroll in our hilly town or just a quick drive away. Feel free to ask the innkeepers at our bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs for personalized recommendations! 

Here are our favorite Eureka Springs attractions this year: 

  1. A Hidden Architectural Gem: Visit the inspiring beauty of Thorncrown Chapel, with its 6,000 square feet of glass (425 windows!). It is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful Eureka Springs attractions. It stands as a beacon in the woods, a popular place for weddings; there’s always a romantic air to this impressive structure. 
  2. Explore Downtown Eureka Springs: Browse the historic district of downtown Eureka Springs, admiring the Victorian architecture and browsing the shops as you go. Make sure to stop into Basin Spring Park when you need a break. Hop on the Eureka Springs Tram for a guided tour with insider information, historical stories, and lively tour guides. Eureka Springs in known as an artist’s community, so you’ll see magical touches all over, don’t miss the Rainbow Stairs, a community art installation perfect for your Instagram story. 
  3. Visit the Blue Spring Heritage Center: This is one of the most popular Eureka Springs attractions for the beautiful Blue Spring, nature trails, connection with the past, and peaceful gardens to enjoy a moment of quiet reflection. 
  4. A Unique Tour and Gardens: Visit the strange gardens and surroundings at Quigley’s Castle. On a tour here, you’ll hear all about the intriguing history and story of Elise Quigley and the construction of her dream home. 
  5. Discover an Underground World: Head underground at the Onyx Cave, the oldest cave open for tours and first discovered in 1891. You’ll see fascinating rock formations as you walk deep into the cavern underground. This is one of the most unique Eureka Springs attractions you’ll find! 
  6. Hike at Lake Leatherwood: The natural scenery of the Ozarks sets a beautiful backdrop, and one of the best backdrops is at Lake Leatherwood City Park for a paddle, hike, or bike ride. Head out on the 25-mile trail system, which wraps around the lake. 
  7. Tour the Famous Crescent Hotel: Known as America’s most haunted hotel, one of the most popular Eureka Springs attractions is a haunted ghost tour at the famous Crescent Hotel. Learn all about the construction and history of this impressive structure built in the Ozark mountains. 
  8. Take in a Magic Show: Now in its 13th season in Eureka Springs, the Intrigue Theater is home to the number-one magic show downtown. If you’re a fan of illusions, be sure to add this to your itinerary. 
the must visit Eureka Springs Attractions are right near romantic bed and breakfast, photo of a balcony from the library room

One of the Best Bed and Breakfasts in Eureka Springs

One of the most essential facets of any getaway is your lodging, and Arsenic and Old Lace is one of the ultimate bed and breakfasts in Eureka Springs. Not only will you experience some of the most welcoming service, but you’ll be in the ideal location to head out and explore all of the most fantastic Eureka Springs attractions. If you’re traveling just with two, this is the perfect place for romance and reconnecting. 

Our guest rooms are thoughtfully decorated with luxury appointments, including cozy fireplaces, two-person whirlpool tubs, comfortable beds, spacious showers, and so much more. Some of our guest rooms even have a private patio or balcony—the best place for an evening glass of wine. Pictured above, you’ll see the cozy balcony off the Library Room—the ideal place to start your morning listening to the birds in the trees with a steaming cup of coffee. 

Each morning, you’ll want to join us for a beautiful breakfast! Find a table in our elegantly appointed dining room for a three-course meal of homemade baked goods, sweet and savory entrees, and fresh fruit. It’s the best way to start your day on any romantic getaway and adds one less element to figure out during your stay. You’ll be fueled up and ready to set out and explore all of the best Eureka Springs attractions. Start planning your next vacation and book your room today! 

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