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Is the Onyx Cave Eureka Springs Worth a Visit?

If you’re looking for an activity the whole family will enjoy, check out an afternoon at Onyx Cave Eureka Springs.  Known as the oldest show cave in Arkansas, visitors have been flocking to this unique attraction since it was discovered in 1893.  Onyx Cave can be found just six miles from Eureka Springs on Onyx Cave Lane.  Don’t forget to bring your camera as you explore this unique attraction from the 19th century, the cave is definitely worth a visit.

Each person entering the cave will receive a pair of radio headphones to wear during the tour.  Tours are all self-guided and can last around 30-minutes.  The Onyx Cave is a great outing for little children as the tour can be as quick or as long as you like.  The cave offers easy access to the ramps but there are stairs that lead to the gift shop.  No strollers or pets are permitted inside the cave.

The Onyx Cave remains at a cool temperature of 57 degrees year-round.  The underground formations consist of natural flowstone known as cave onyx.  A few of the chambers that can be seen on the tour include the Witches Fireplace and the Friendly Dragon.

Onyx Cave is open weather permitting in the winter season from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Labor Day through Memorial Day.  Adults ages 13 and up are admitted for $7.50, children are $3.50 and ages 3 and under are admitted free.  On your way out of the cave, you can’t miss the cave Gift Shop featuring jewelry, rocks, and Onyx gift items.

When staying in Eureka Springs, a stay at one of the town’s many bed and breakfasts is a must.  Here at Arsenic and Old Lace, we offer 5 beautifully decorated and spacious guest rooms each complete with private bath.  Each of our rooms is equipped with a seasonal fireplace and a few offer a private balcony or courtyard patio.  Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we start each morning with a gourmet breakfast consisting of fresh baked bread, a sweet or savory main course accompanied with a side item and fresh fruit.  Our location is just 2 blocks from the Historic District on Hillside Avenue so you are within walking distance of all the action.  When booking your reservation, please give us a call at 479-253-5454.  We look forward to having you visit Eureka Springs and all of its wonderful attractions soon.






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