·     Entire downtown on National Register of Historic Places
·     America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations: National Trust for Historic Preservation  
·     Top 25 Arts Destination. American Style Magazine
·     4th Best Architectural Achievement of 20th Century, Thorncrown Chapel  
·     Ripley's Believe It Or Not lists Eureka Springs five times!
·     World’s Largest Outdoor Drama: Great Passion Play
·     World’s Largest Big Cat Sanctuary, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
·     Largest Christ Statue in N. America, Christ of the Ozarks Statue
·     Great Towns of America (1998 & 2009.)
·     Top 10 Small Towns Southern Living Magazine  
·     Chosen to be in the book, 1,000 Places To See Before You Die  
·     2010 Inn of the Year: Heartstone Inn and Cottages (Pamela Lanier)
·     Most Romantic BnB in America: Mount Victoria, BedAndBreakfast.com,
·     Top Fall Foliage Pick:  Arsenic and Old Lace; By BedAndBreakfast.com,
·     Tree City U.S.A. Selected for over 21 consecutive years
·     America’s Top 6 Getaway Destination Orbitz.com
·     This Old House’s “Best Old-House Neighborhoods”

Area Attractions

·     Historic Downtown:  FREE! Take the trolley or just stroll the streets.  Over one hundred locally owned shops and art galleries set on a picturesque mountainside.
·     Thorncrown Chapel:  FREE! Designed by E. Fay Jones, the only apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright authorized by Wright to continue his "organic architecture."  
·     New Great Passion Play:  The world's largest outdoor drama happens nightly.  Also: The Bible Museum, Sacred Arts Center, Berlin Wall Section, Church in the Grove. Christ of the Ozarks. FREE!  
·     Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge:  World's largest sanctuary for Big Cats & other big wild animals.  They rescue these animals from environments of neglect or abuse and provide them with natural habitats.  
·     Blue Spring Heritage Center:  Ancient Native Americans sacred site.  Over 38 million gallons of cool, pristine spring water flow from the spring each day.  
·     Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down:  2 ½ hour country, comedy and gospel show at the OMH Music Theater.  
·     Pine Mountain Theater:  Pop, country and comedy music theater show.  Includes tribute to Arkansas musicians.  
·     ESNA Railway:  All aboard!  Take a short, nostalgic  excursion into the hills.  You can also have lunch or dinner on a romantic train ride through the Ozarks.  
·     Ghost Tours of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa:  Visited by several TV shows because it is possibly the most haunted hotel in the country.  Ghost tours nightly.  
·     Haunted Tales of Downtown Eureka Springs: Covers the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and other aspects of downtown.  Every building has its scary little secrets!
·     Belle of the Ozarks.  A guided 2-hour cruise on Beaver Lake aboard the Belle of the Ozarks.  It’s informative as well as refreshing, relaxing, and beautiful.
·     Eureka Springs Transit Tram Tours:  50-minute narrated tour of historic downtown.  
·     Eureka Van Tours: Victorian-clad guides guide you through our historic village, sharing stories at every turn.  Includes Thorncrown Chapel & historic downtown.  
·     Carriage Rides:  Sit back and enjoy historic downtown the old-fashioned way, by horse and buggy.  
·     Quigley's Castle:  Perennial garden with 400 varieties of flowers.  Tropical plants grow in natural soil on first floor and brush ceiling of second floor.
·     Cosmic Cavern:  Bring your camera and camcorder for this live, guided tour of one of America’s Top Ten Must-See Caves.  
·     Lake Leatherwood Park:  FREE!  1,600 acres with 85-acre spring-fed lake, over 15 miles of hiking & biking trails.  Paddle boats, swimming, birding, backpacking, mountain biking, & cabins.  
·     Beaver Lake:  Offers almost every kind of water sport, including perhaps the best fresh water scuba diving in the country.
·     Kings River and White River:  Fishing, canoeing, sightseeing. Numerous fishing guide and river float services.
·     Opera In The Ozarks/Inspiration Point:  Summertime only.  One of the country’s premier training grounds for tomorrow’s opera stars.  


·     Shopping:  Hundreds of unique shops & boutiques most within walking distance of each other.  
·     Lodging:  Historic and modern hotels, motels, lodges, cabins, cottages, & over 100 BnB’s.  
·     Restaurants:  Over 75 eateries, many of them award-winning, from burgers & pizza to fine dining.
·     Spas/Massage/Alternative Healing:  Long known as a healing mecca. Spas,  massage therapists a* alternative healers abound.    
·     Weddings:  Over 4,000 weddings a year!!! "Wedding Capital of the South."