"Lovely Old Time Hot Springs Brings You Here" Top 5 Page for this destination Eureka Springs by BruceDunning

Eureka Springs Travel Guide: 224 reviews and 745 photos

A Great Grade of a WAlk

The town goes uphill all the way. That is the fun part of searching and seeking what to see. Along the way are the shops and restaurants to sample what you came here for. On the other hand, I believe the old historical buildings and architecture is why I am here. It is wonderful. There are over 1,000 historic homes and structures on the National REgister, and only 4,400 people live here. It seems like they all must be entrepreneurs selling goods in shops.

Springs are Featured Everywhere

There are 16 main springs in the area of the town, and 60 total in the area. The name means "I have found it" in Indian interpretation. That has drawn people since around the Civil WAr era and after. In 1881 it started to thrive and the spas were growing to bring in a town of 10,000 in a year later. They started to build structures around the springs and a main strip of shops sprung up. Today, those shops are still owned by entrepreneurs, and that is a real good thing to not allow fast food and franchise sellers to take over. Water is 54 degrees.

Indians Need Attention Too

The town has many artists, and over 20 galleries. This has become a mecca for art talent, and they do have unique items to sell. Jewelry is one of the more prominent, but also you could go home with this Indian for a price; the wooden one.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great place to wander and gawk at the sites
  • Cons:I would not ocme here in busy summer months
  • In a nutshell:It has a real home town feel, even after 100 years
  • Last visit to Eureka Springs: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated May 2, 2009
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  • Jun 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    The Queen Anne Mansion opened May 1, 2010 after a 4 year, multi-millon dollars restoration. The Mansion currently operates as a tour house museum and a wedding and event venture. Visit the website at thequeenannemansion.com for more info.

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    Oct 11, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Wow ! Expensive hotels here ! I understand your deception, Bruce, you were expecting to find dragons, and there were only beavers ! I like a lot “travelling” in the historical places of your continent and enjoyed reading your very nice page.

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    Aug 17, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    Great read about the museum that is the best on display in the Midwest, and run by the owner of a tire company.

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    Jan 28, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    So - are there any pools to swim in here? Maybe we are spoiled by the hot springs pool in Glenwood Springs, Colorado!

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    Jan 27, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    great tips and pictures! we are thinking of visiting here this year and your pages helped a lot with our vacation plans.

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    Nov 24, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Bruce, This sounds like my type of place. Plenty of interest you have put on your pages. Will have a look at the links now. Thankgoodness you found some cheaper options in amongst the expensive, good to know there is a choice.

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    Nov 20, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Quiet, sleeply, civilized and healthy - a great place as are your photos/detail. Grazie, <(•¿•)>

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    Jul 15, 2009 at 4:45 PM

    Hi thanks Bruce for becoming a regular to my pages!Thanks for the regular kind comments and the ratings! will come back to yr pg soon but for now Im off to get to bed!

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    Jul 12, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    When I was in Davis, California, I lived in Eureka street, then, I am interested in every Eureka! This one looks really interesting with its hot springs!

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    Jun 15, 2009 at 8:14 AM

    Looks like a great place to visit... Thanks for your story, Bruce! ><><><


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