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Bentonville Day Trip #1 ~ Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs, AR

Eureka Springs, AR, less than an hour’s drive from Bentonville, is a quaint mountain village nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Its downtown area, with its winding up and down streets and Victorian architecture, offers activities for every member of your group.

Eureka Spring’s Historic Downtown Shopping District features over 100 unique specialty shops of every description from family-owned candy factories to more than 20 top art galleries to fantastic antique shops. Visit Caroline’s Collectibles to see live bunnies actually working; they give you your receipts and change!

If you are a history buff, you will love Eureka Springs. It has the largest collection of Victorian architecture in the region. The beautiful Victorian homes have been painstakingly preserved to maintain the details of yesteryear. For example, you will see historically accurate pastel colors used on all gingerbread decoration.

Since the 1800s, artists creating in every artistic medium have called Eureka Springs home. There are more than 400 working artists in the area. Sculptors, painters, weavers, jewelers, woodworkers and woodcarvers are just some of the artists who have settled in Eureka. Make it a point to visit the Art Colony on N Main Street where you can see artists at work and their creations on display.Eureka Springs

Outdoors people and adventure seekers of all types can spend the day participating in area-favorite activities. Hiking, biking, fishing, spelunking, horseback riding, rock climbing, zip-lining, motorcycle touring and golfing are just some of the outdoor activities that are located in the Eureka Springs area.

Eureka Springs is the perfect romantic getaway. Stay at the Crescent Hotel with its old world charm yet modern conveniences. Dine at the Crescent Hotel Crystal Dining Room or make reservations at Ermilio’s or Local Flavor Cafe, all excellent choices for romantic dining.

Eureka is home to The Great Passion Play. Save an evening to enjoy this inspirational activity. The play has a cast of 170 actors and dozens of animals. It is billed as America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama. See the Bible come to life on a 550-foot-long multi-leveled stage.

Eliminate the stresses of life by relaxing in Eureka Springs. Visit a day-spa where experts spoil you with services sure to relax and rejuvenate. Available services include saunas, massage, steam cabinets, facials, weight rooms, aromatherapy, Ayurveda medicine, reflexology and exercise facilities.

Eureka Springs is known for its many weekend, weeklong and month-long events. Park your car and let the Eureka Springs Trolley Service take you from place to place. Many destinations have front door service from the trolley.