Crescent Hotel to Appear on Ghost Adventures



(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) — Proof of the macabre saga that began here in the late ‘30s was literally uncovered in February of this year during a formal archeological dig in the northeast corner of the 15 acres where the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa sits.  Those exploring archeologists have also verified that bottles containing mysterious chemical concoctions and “medical specimens” are a product of the years when the hotel was transformed into a “cancer curable” hospital by charlatan Norman Baker.

These bizarre, haunting bottles will be unveiled to the public on the evening of Saturday, June 8.  The unveiling will be part of a watch party for the debut of the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” episode that was filmed in “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” in the spring of 2018.  The watch party begins at 8 o’clock in the hotel’s Conservatory and will be preceded by tours down to the dig site beginning at 7.  Both events that evening are free and open to the public.

“There was international news coverage when this unearthing was first released to the press,” said Jack Moyer, vice president and general manager of this Historic Hotel of America.  “For years we have heard rumors of unfathomable bottles once being displayed in the hotel in an area that Baker used as a morgue.  We had only stories, no proof short of a poster that Baker used to promote his hospital’s alleged amazing cures.  Today those grisly bottles can be seen as part of our ghost tours.”

Further substantiation of the authenticity of these bottles came when two ladies who separately heard of this find contacted the hotel to tell their stories.  Both girls were in high school here during the 1940s; both used to explore, individually, the basement levels of the Crescent during lunch breaks from school; both returned to Eureka Springs recently for a school reunion.

“We invited these ladies to come to the hotel while they were in town to see these unearthed artifacts.  They did and both said that these bottles were the bottles they saw in the hotel’s basement room where the autopsy table sat.  Artifacts and eye-witness verification were our indisputable, proof positive that these were indeed Baker’s bottles,” added Moyer.

The added paranormal aspect of this find is now being monitored.  A noted paranormal expert has informed the Crescent that exposure to such a dig site can produce an “increased level of activity” surrounding both the site and the bottles unearthed.

“The archeological dig also proved that these bottles just weren’t dumped down an Ozark ravine but were placed in a pit purposefully dug just for the sole purpose of disposing of this gruesome hospital medical evidence,” concluded Moyer.  “What was buried has now risen from the grave for all to see.”

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Bill Ott, Director of Marketing & Communications
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa / 1905 Basin Park Hotel



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Eureka Springs’ Inspirational PLAYground

The Great Passion Play

It’s so much more than just a play, it’s a PLAYground!

Kids Love The Great Passion Play with its Awe inspiring – Inspirational things to see

Find “inspiration” by exploring and participating with the whole family in the many things to do on site from the most religious to the most invigorating at The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs!

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The exciting new mountain bike trails at The Great Passion Play. There’s a trail for every skill level!

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Fun for the entire family!

These new inspirational trails are perfect for the entire family! The 15-mile trail loop is designed to be friendly to all user groups and skill levels which includes hikers and mountain bikers of all ages. So bring the whole brood and hit the trails at The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs!

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Meet the cast members of The Great Passion Play.

This one-hour tour takes an in-depth look at the staging area.  Everything that an actor sees you will see including the ward-robing rooms, set design, special effects, lighting and sound room, the barn area. Here’s what some folks have to say about the tour:

“I grew up in the area and attended the play many times over the years, but the backstage tour gave me a completely different perspective of the play.”

“The backstage tour was a cool bonus”

“We took the backstage tour and got to see the works of everything. Met the animals.We were there last year in November and couldn’t believe all the upgrades that had been made since then. Just love everything you have done”.

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Bring home fun lifetime memories of your family vacation in Eureka Springs!

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Let your family get up close and personal with our family at Noah’s Ark Park at The Great Passion Play!

Do you get tired of telling the kids “Don’t touch”? Well in Noah’s Ark Park you don’t have to! Walk through the gates and get to see sheep, a pygmy goat, a dog, a llama, miniature horses, chickens, a giant rabbit, ducks, and more! Free admission with donations gratefully accepted to help feed and care for the animals. 
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Live interactive show David the Shepherd at the Great Passion Play.

Parables of the Potter.

Walking through a life-sized replica of the Eastern Gate in Jerusalem into an authentic Marketplace, you will feel as if you are in the actual Holy Land. Talk with Biblical craftspeople and characters. See and experience how fun and extremely interactive, this experience is for you, your family, group, or church!  

Free interactive exhibits include:

  1. Parables of the Potter

Each evening before The Great Passion Play performance, the Potter stands at his wheel molding clay into form. As he works the clay, The Potter teaches from inspirational passages of the scriptures, including Jeremiah 18.

2. David the Shepherd

David the Shepherd gives a free performance before the Play at 7:00pm in the Potter’s Theater.  He talks about how David overcame Goliath and he even gives a demonstration with an actual shepherd sling.  If you are lucky, he might even let you practice with marshmallows!

3. The Jewelry Maker

The Jewelry Maker, Abe Strohmeier, is present in the market place on days of the play. He will be showcasing his jewelry which is available for purchase. Be sure to stop by and visit with this incredible and unique artist.  

4. The Sculptor

Each evening before The Great Passion Play performance, the Sculptor, Bob Willis, forms a bust of Christ in clay. He shares truth from God’s Word as he fashions the clay into an image of Christ. Bob’s testimony is a reminder that the Lord does not throw the clay away, but we are to be fashioned into His image each day to honor Him.

And so much more! Bring the whole family and experience The Market Place this Summer!

The Holy Land Tour provides visitors of all ages with the unique opportunity to experience the people, culture, and history of the ancient Middle East.

Each of the individual exhibits in the Holy Land Tour have been researched for historical accuracy and have been recreated as authentically as possible.

The Holy Land Tour is not like anything you have ever experienced. Walking through a life-sized replica of the Eastern Gate in Jerusalem into an authentic Marketplace, you will feel as if you are in the actual Holy Land. Talk with Biblical craftspeople and characters and even witness Jesus walk on water. Tours are from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on days of Play performances and there are special guided tours every day but Sunday by advanced reservation. Do not miss experiencing Biblical life with your own eyes with cisterns, sheep pens, guard towers, and a full-scale replica of the Tabernacle.

Buy Tickets to a Play Performance in 2019 or get other tickets!

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The Christ of the Ozarks is truly an Arkansas Ozarks must see icon!

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67 feet all and 65 feet armspan. You have to see to believe this inspirational statue!

One of the most iconic attractions in Northwest Arkansas is the statue of Christ at The Great Passion Play. Every inch of the remarkable sculpture was built by hand. No poured segments were used in the statue’s construction. At an altitude of 1500 feet, the statue is made of 24 layers of white mortar on a steel frame and weighs over two million pounds. The foundation, which is virtually welded into the rock of the mountain, required 340 tons of concrete interlaced with steel. During construction, the framework of the statue was completely surrounded by scaffolding. Workers had to build an elevator up the side of the framework in order to reach the statue’s higher segments. Taller than most humans, the hands from wrist to fingertip measure approximately 7 feet. The statue’s arm spread from fingertip to fingertip spans 65 feet and its overall height is 67 feet. 

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The Greatest Story Ever Told!

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150 Biblically costumed actors come together to create the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ’s last days on earth.

The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is “America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama” according to the Institute of Outdoor Theater and Drama of East Carolina University at Greenville. 

Staged in an outdoor amphitheater, the multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals, and a cast of 150 Biblically costumed actors come together to create the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ’s last days on earth. This Christian attraction has been performed since 1968 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  There are many places to stay in Eureka Springs and fun things to do! See the Easter story come to life from the first weekend in May through the last weekend in October. This experience is just the one for you, your family, group, or church!  

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Bring the whole brood for a delicious buffet style dinner!

Hungry yet? You and the whole family will enjoy a hearty buffet style meal in The Great Passion Play’s Great Hall Buffet.  Pulled pork, ribs, chicken, a vegetarian dish, starches and vegetables, a full salad bar and dessert bar, as well as beverages make it not only a convenient place to eat, but also a delicious place to dine.  It’s all-you-can-eat, and it is open to the public! You can come and eat regardless if you have tickets to anything else on the grounds!  What a deal!

$14.45 for adults, $13.45 for youth (ages 12-16), and $7.50 for kids (ages 4-11).

Dinner is served from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM each day the Play is performed.

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God with Us

As the Emperor of Rome persecutes the Christians, Peter and his followers are arrested and await execution. Armed only with his memories, Peter will fight his greatest battle to protect his flock as he keeps the words of God alive in them.

God with Us combines live musical drama with film on stage. This makes a unique experience of a timeless story.

“God with Us: New Testament” Movie showings
​on days the Play is performed at 11:30am

Purchase Tickets:

1.The Bible Museum

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Browse through this massive selection of historical bibles.

Some of the rarest Bibles include an original 1st edition 1st printing 1611 King James Version, the only Bible signed by all of the original Gideons in 1898, the first Cherokee Bible, as well as a page from the Gutenberg Bible!

Trace the history of the Bible from the most ancient parchment to modern computerized versions as you explore our stunning collection of over 6,000 Bibles in 625 languages and dialects. The Bible Museum showcases the Word of God with a compilation of original bibles and manuscripts rarely found in one collection.

 Admission to the Bible Museum is included in the purchase of your Great Passion Play performance ticket or with the purchase of your Holy Land Tour pass.

2. The Scared Arts Museum

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Explore the many great works of art at The Scared Earth Gallery.

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Take a look at Biblical history and Americana captured in beautiful artwork.

With pieces dating back to the ninth century, the Sacred Arts Center features a diverse mix of artistic mediums portraying Christ and the Christian life.  In fact, there are over 1,000 works of art in 64 different forms, making it one of the most extensive collections of Christ-centered art.

3. The History Museum

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Take a look at Biblical history!

This new  Cultural and Biblical History Museum provides a brief snapshot of the history of creation and mankind and how the Bible fits into that as well as providing evidences for God’s existence as well as why Christian theism and the Bible provide the most logical and plausible worldview of existence. *Many free items are available to help “the believer think and the thinker to believe.”

Open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year and on days of the Passion Play performances.

An original ten-foot by ten-foot section of the Berlin Wall was erected next to the Church in the Grove. These words from the 23rd Psalm are painted in German on the wall, “Though I walk through the dark valley, I will not fear.” When the wall came down, The Great Passion Play acquired this piece as a tribute to the spirit of all people who risk their lives to believe and practice their Christian faith. 

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Take a step back in time to the days of that old time religion at the Church in the Grove.


The Church in the Grove was built around the turn of the century by Jonathan Stites. It was located on Highway 62 East, about 2.5 miles from this location. In the beginning it was used not only as a church but also as a meeting place and school. After 1915, it was dedicated as a full-time church. For many years a circuit rider preacher ministered to this little congregation. The Congregation would meet at noon for a potluck dinner and follow with a worship service.

The Passion Play moved the Church in the Grove to the grounds of the Great Passion Play in January of 1986. Employees worked on the building for three months to refurbish it. It had been used as the Bible Museum prior to this move, but had stood vacant after the Bible Museum was opened in the lower level of the Smith Memorial Chapel.

Behind the Church in the Grove is a playground and picnic area with a swing set, teeter-totters and other playground equipment to help youngsters and their parents unwind. Picnic tables are there for your use and enjoyment. Perfect for the whole family! 

So if you’re looking for a good old wholesome, fun, family friendly interactive vacation this Summer then look no further than The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Come experience our one of a kind “Play”ground and capture lifetime memories of fun, not standing in line this year! 

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Family Vacation Fun in Eureka Springs – Hassle Free

Skip the Lines and Have Good Times

Does it sometimes feel like you’re spending most of your family vacation standing in line waiting for your turn? Well step out of that line and have a good time and experience all the hassle-free fun things to do in our beautiful Ozark Mountain town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

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Make a splash in one of a kind Eureka Springs, AR this Summer!

Here are just a few of the many wonderful and exciting memory making adventures that await you and your family in our stress free lil’ mountain town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas:

Just south of Eureka Springs on 459 acres is home to a variety of exotic and native animals, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is one of America’s most beloved and respected big cat sanctuaries. Providing compassionate care and lifetime refuge to survivors of the exotic animal trade, this nonprofit is a Northwest Arkansas “Top 10” attraction and one of the most popular in Eureka Springs. Enjoy educational daily tours or experience Africa in the Ozarks in one of their unique lodging accommodations.  Follow them on social media for regular updates, photos, videos and more!

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Tigers like to play too! Experience a wild time for the whole family at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

Experience the exhilarating thrill of a zip line canopy tour right in the heart of the beautiful, pristine Ozark Mountains at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. You’ll go soaring through the air from up to 300+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 2000 feet long over vast gorgeous, beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. Experience 10 cables and one swinging bridge. 

These exciting ziplines offer the highest degree of safety while providing large or small groups, families, and private parties an exhilarating outdoor fun & safe adventure. This expert staff will operate and deliver 2 hours of fun per tour for any persons 3 years of age or older.  

No wooden towers here! All natural and minimal hiking on clear cut trails finishing up at the bottom of the gorge where an air-conditioned bus is waiting with smiling faces to take you back to the welcome center just minutes away. 



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Ozark Mountain Ziplines are fun for everyone!

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Bridge the gap with your family this Summer at Ozark Mountain Ziplines in one of a kind Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

Lake Leatherwood City Park

1610 beautiful acres of peaceful Ozark mountain countryside with something for everyone to enjoy. An 85 acre lake to swim, fish, paddle & gaze upon. 20+miles of maintained trails to hike or cycle. 199 bird species to watch from the bird blind. Fields for baseball & soccer. Cabins & camping for rest & renewal. Walk the dog, let the kid’s run, take a hike, join a pick-up game, throw out a line, pack a picnic, fly a kite . . .what are you waiting for ~ Lake Leatherwood City Park is here for YOU!

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Jump into Summer family fun at beautiful Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

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Canoeing, paddle boating and so much more at Lake Leatherwood City Park.

What is the #1 Attraction in Eureka Springs? Downtown Eureka Springs!  With shopping, dining, nightlife and much more, strolling down Spring and Main Streets will create the perfect backdrop to your vacation.

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Good times and great fun in Basin Springs Park. Celebrate Summer in Eureka Springs!

Take a leisurely walk on Main Street and explore unique shops, dine underground, have lunch, take a carriage ride, or explore the history with the Downtown Walking Tours. People watch in Basin Spring Park and see where the town was founded or see what life was like in the 1900’s with a visit to the Historical Eureka Springs Museum and focus on the Springs of Eureka Springs.

Continue up to the Award Winning Spring Street visiting art galleries, boutiques and dining in local favorites that are open all year round. Whether you are shopping for your favorite pup, gourmet foods, or something to remember your trip by Downtown Eureka Springs offers spectacular shopping.

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The jewel of Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The historic 1905 Basin Park Hotel.

Stay Downtown
Nothing is more fun than being in walking distance to all of the fun in Eureka Springs! Downtown offers a variety of lodging from historic properties like the Basin Park Hotel, luxury properties, cottages and cabins, Bed and Breakfasts, and even tree houses! There is something for every visitor!

No Visit to Eureka Springs is complete without time in Downtown Eureka Springs.

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Best of the Basin

Mountain Bike Mecca

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The thrill of the ride! Eureka Springs has trails for the expert and the novice alike!

Eureka Springs with its ever growing Trail system now includes the most spectacular downhill biking course on the OzTraisl System.  Miles and miles of family friendly biking can be found at Lake Leatherwood, The Grounds of the Great Passion Play and throughout the In-City Trail system

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New ghostly discovery at The 1886 Crescent Hotel

On February 5, 2019, while working to extend a parking pad at the north end of the 1886 Crescent Hotel, a chance discovery was made by the hotel’s landscape gardener, Susan Benson.  There in that first scoop of dirt were a couple strange, medical-looking bottles.  Knowing part of the hotel’s history that it was once a “cancer curing hospital” in the late 1930s, Benson called the hotel’s ghost tour manager, Keith Scales.  Upon his arrival, Scales realized the bottles he was looking at were identical to those that appeared on an advertising poster of the late Norman Baker, the charlatan who operated the hospital.

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Human organs found preserved at the Crescent Hotel! Things just got a little more haunted here!

On April 9, 2019, team members of the Arkansas Archeology Survey, part of the University of Arkansas system, arrived from the nearby Fayetteville campus, to begin their meticulous study.  They began to carefully peel back layers of dirt and rock.  Cutting root clusters as needed, the “find” was slowly uncovered.

All the folklore, all the hair-raising stories, all the rumors were now proving to be true with each and every bottle, medical specimen jar, gruesome surgical tool, etc. as they arose from their 80-year-old grave.  Physical remnants of Baker’s Cancer Curable Hospital could now be seen, studied and displayed.  The discovery echoed throughout the United States thanks to such news outlets as Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, CNN, and Newsweek, to name just a few.

Ghost Tours are offered nightly at The 1886 Crescent Hotel “The Most Haunted Hotel in America” beginning at 8.00 pm. Your professional, colorful costumed guides will take you through the Crescent Hotel pointing out the most active areas and telling you the stories behind the sightings that have been reported over many generations. The tour ends in the highly active morgue – legacy of the notorious Norman Baker “Cancer Curable” Hospital. After the tour the guides will be happy to share their extensive knowledge of the hotel and Eureka Springs with those who have questions. Meet your guide and fellow guests 10-15 minutes before your tour at the Faculty Lounge on the fourth floor. $22.50 for adults, under 13 $8.00.

Tickets may be purchased at the Front Desk or (advised) in advance through:

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Thrilling Ghost Tour at The 1886 Crescent Hotel! “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” Family fun in Eureka Springs!

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Ghost Hunt at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel

Since they started to incorporate a ghost hunt into their tours, reports of paranormal activity in certain areas of the building a have multiplied. Is it because more people are now searching for evidence of the supernatural, or are more investigations encouraging invisible friends to reach back to folks from the other side? 

Join the fun for the Adventour and become a paranormal investigator for a day! This is a unique experiment in otherworldly crowd-source data-collection.  You can help to garner evidence of paranormal activity at the historic 1905 Basin park Hotel.

Start the evening with an informal gathering of investigators in the Lucky 7 Bar. Your journey begins with an exclusive visit to the roof, where photo-ops from the tallest building in old town Eureka Springs make for “lifetime memories.”

As a preliminary to the main event your guide will recount the stories of ghostly activity in the building that have been handed down over generations,  and introduce you  to a few characters from the colorful history of Eureka Springs whose lives were bound up with the Basin park hotel and are very likely to be still present – in some form!

Then you will be given the tools to investigate the most active areas for yourself – these include the Barefoot Ballroom, the notorious third floor and the underground cave.

Your experiences, photographs and other evidence will be recorded and documented on our websites and Facebook pages. In this way you will help us build an archive of supernatural occurrences in the Basin Park Hotel – testimonials that will be read by guests at the hotel for years to come.

ADVENTOURS are offered every Friday and Saturday evening at 8.00 p.m. 

$15.00 adults;  under 13 $8.00

Tickets may be purchased at the Front Desk or (advised) in advance through


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Join the thrill of a ghost hunt at The 1905 Basin Park Hotel in haunted Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

Looking for some good old wholesome family fun? There is no shortage of entertainment for the entire family when you come to Eureka Springs, Arkansas’ Premier Family Fun Center. Pig Trail Kart N’ Golf offers you the very best in entertainment and wholesome clean family fun. With two Putt Putt Courses, a multi-level Go Kart track, indoor Arcade and Play Center and Batting Cages, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Good times and lifetime memories await you! 

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Rev up and run with some bumper car fun in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

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It’s a whole in one for family fun in the Arkansas Ozarks!


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.  

Each person entering the cave will receive a pair of radio headphones to wear during the tour.  Tours are all self-guided and 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.

 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, take a browse through the cave Gift Shop featuring jewelry, rocks, and Onyx gift items.

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Take your time and preserve your lifetime memories in pics! No rush, just good times!

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Fun and exploration for the whole family at Onyx Cave in Eureka Springs! Hassle-free fun at your own pace.

Experience gravity gone wrong! Water and balls roll uphill, people walk at strange angles and appear to grow taller and shorter, depending on where they stand! Years ago, moonshiners operated in the cavern – it was perfect for making the “Devil’s Brew” – in fact, the cove of Beaver Lake where the cavern is located is still referred to as “Devil’s Gap”. Years after the cavern was opened for public tours, remnants of a still was found in the cavern, and remains of what must have been a shack was discovered on the hillside. Local lore has it that the good ole boys would stay in this shack while making their “White Lightning” inside the cavern. Building from the foundations remaining, it was soon discovered that gravity had gone wrong. Was it because of the huge cavern just below pulling it in? Is there some kind of vortex? Or was there just too much moonshine involved in the construction? Experience it yourself! See how water flows uphill, balls roll uphill, people walk at strange angles and seem to grow taller and shorter!
 Expect to be totally confused as the laws of gravity seem to no longer apply!
Whether you are planning your family vacation or just a fun weekend adventure, War Eagle Cavern offers hours of affordable family fun. Located half-way between Eureka Springs and Rogers, Arkansas.
We are: stroller-accessible, pet friendly, and have limited handicap accessibility.
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Enter a new world this Summer! Adventure for the entire family close to Eureka Springs!

Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas is one of the states’ most beautiful natural attractions! When you are in Northwest Arkansas or the Berryville area and are looking for “things to do” or “attractions” Cosmic Cavern is a “must see” destination. We are easy to find, right between Eureka Springs, Arkansas and Branson, Missouri. Cosmic Cavern is Arkansas’s largest privately owned show cave. Cosmic Cavern was discovered in 1845, but wasn’t developed until 1927. Cosmic Cavern’s cave tour is approximately a 1hr and 15 minute walking tour in the warmest cave in the Ozarks, at a steady 64 degrees and 96% humidity. The cave is a warm 64 degrees in the winter and a cool 64 degrees in the summer. It is the perfect temperature no matter what season of the year you choose to vist! The cave features a 9 foot soda straw, the longest known in the Ozarks, and 2 bottomless cave lakes. The first lake, South Lake, has had trout in it for nearly 50 years. Some of the trout have gone blind and most have lost their color. One of the lakes was discovered in 1993 in the “Silent Splendor” section which made national news. This was Arkansas’ most delicate discovery. The bottom or end of these lakes has yet to be found. The newly discovered area, “Silent Splendor” is hailed as a must see attraction in Arkansas. It is so pristine and untouched that many of the beautiful formations are transparent.

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Adventure awaits the whole family this Summer at Cosmic Caverns in the beautiful Arkansas Ozarks! Located between Eureka Springs and Branson.


It’s time to bring a little nostalgia back into your lives, along with a lot of convenience: Ride a Trolley. It’s easy…it’s inexpensive…reservations are not necessary…and you can catch a trolley at any one of the 130 stops located in town. To make it even easier getting around, they’ve color-coded the routes. Just look for the colored pennant flying from the front bumper and the matching banner on the side. And in addition to the trolleys, they have a couple of mini-buses to back up their fleet. They can be used just like the trolleys.
These fun trolleys cover every area of town: to the west on Highway 62 as far as the Razorback Gift Shop (and to Thorncrown Chapeland Lake Leatherwood City Park until 4 pm most days between April and October); north on Highway 23 (also known as Main Street in town) to the Eureka Springs North Arkansas Railroad; East on Highway 62 to the Alpen Dorf Motel turn-around and North on Passion Play Road to the entrance of the Great Passion Play. The most popular is the Red Route that will take you throughout the largest historic district in Arkansas, the heart of Eureka Springs and will even drop you in front of the iconic Crescent Hotel!
See a different side of Eureka from one of our open-air trams. Each narrated tour lasts approximately 85 minutes and has 2 stops, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and one of our lovely springs, Grotto Spring. Tours start at and return to the
Eureka Springs Transit & Welcome Center (Trolley Stop #1) 137 W. Van Buren (Hwy. 62W) They are 1/4 mile west of the intersection of Highway 62 and Highway 23N (also known as Main Street)
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Clang,clang, clang went the trolley! Save time and parking stress and catch a ride on us!

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Take a leisurely tour of Historic Eureka Springs this Summer!

Experience the intrigue of spending an evening with a world class illusionist and a medium. Even the most hardened cynics are amazed  by what they encounter at Intrigue Theater

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Prepare to be amazed at The Intrigue Theater!

The 19th century began the Golden Age of Magic as captured in films like The Illusionist and The Prestige. This time honored and closely guarded craft has been kept alive by the most dedicated of performers. Intrigue Theater features nationally acclaimed illusionist Sean-Paul and medium Juliana Fay  performing in an elegant and elaborate setting in the mysterious Gavioli Theater that pays homage to that magical Golden Era. 

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Push the limits of reality!

Don’t miss this dazzling trip back in time that blends science, mystery, illusion, and spiritualism into one spectacular theatrical performance that will blow your mind! Family friendly shows are held in an historic building which can seat 100 guests at a time. This ensures each guest has an up close view but it also means that tickets sell out quickly.

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The BIG water is here in Eureka Springs.  The local Eureka Springs Marina is Starkey Marina and is an ideal place to launch or rent boats.

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Life is good on Beaver Lake. Summer fun in Northwest Arkansas!


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Come see what’s new at The 1886 Crescent Hotel this year!

Summer Fun at The 1886 Crescent Hotel includes its newest venue – THE FRISCO SPORTING CLUB.  Celebrate the start of the Weekend with Friday Night Fun  that includes Free BBQ and Activities.  See all the Resort Programs included with a stay at the Crescent Hotel

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May Festival of the Arts (and FOOD)

Mud Street Annex Cafe Farm to Table Dinner Series
4 Course Meal, welcome cocktail and snacks$55.00

In Celebration of the New Season and the 31st Annual May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs, The Mud Street Annex is Hosting a Farm to Table Pop-up Dinner Series.

Featuring a Four Course Pre Fixe Menu, Utilizing The Freshest Locally Sourced Ingredients Prepared By Chef Nicolas Bardo and Mud Street Restaurant Owner Bobbie Foster. In Addition We Are Featuring a New Bar Menu To Accompany Our New Endeavor.

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Underground & Way Underground

Fun Things To Do For Kids

in Eureka Springs, AR

Eureka Springs’ Downtown Underground Tour

Basin Spring Park, 4 Spring Street

Eureka Springs, AR

Go Behind the Scenes to learn the seldom spoken Stories of Underground Eureka Springs. This exciting tour offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy stories of Eureka Springs’ Wild West Period, its renewal as an artist community and to explore the mysteries of a underground city. Explore the history and the colorful characters who have made Eureka Springs their home throughout the ages. Visit sites that are untouchable to the ordinary visitor including behind the scenes and on the stage of the City Auditorium where the likes of Willie Nelson, BB King and Ray Charles performed. Take a brave step into buildings that lie under Eureka’s streets. The tour is mildly adventurous – good for the whole family. Wear good walking shoes as you travel up and down through history exploring all the landscape has to offer. This is your chance to see Eureka Springs in a way that even local residents haven’t seen! Unlock the past through an exciting adventure!

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Cosmic Cavern

6386 Highway 21 North

Berryville, AR 72616

Cosmic Cavern is Arkansas’s largest privately owned show cave. The cave is a steady 64 degrees, so it is the perfect temperature no matter when you choose to visit! The cave features a 9 foot soda straw, the longest known in the Ozarks, and 2 bottomless cave lakes. The first lake, South Lake, has had trout in it for nearly 50 years. Some of the trout have gone blind and most have lost their color. One of the lakes was discovered in 1993 and made national news. It is so pristine and untouched that many of the beautiful formations are transparent.  The bottom or end of these lakes has yet to be found. This area, “Silent Splendor” is hailed as a must see attraction in Arkansas.



Onyx Cave

338 Onyx Cave Lane

Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Onyx Cave was discovered in 1981 and is the oldest show cave in Arkansas. Visitors are guided through the cave by audio headsets which inform them about chambers and rock formations. The cave stays at an average temperature of 57 degrees year round. Onyx Cave’s newly renovated rock shop houses their famous pair of huge Amethyst angel wings!



War Eagle Cavern

21494 Cavern Drive

Rogers, AR 72756

War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake is the largest cavern in Northwest Arkansas, with three stories of cavern system and over 4 miles explored. Follow the easy, wide open pathway (only a few short step-ups in the entire tour!) along the edges of the stream that flows throughout the cavern. Listen to  tales of warriors, draft-dodgers, robbers, moonshiners, squatters, partiers – even Frank and Jesse James – who used the cavern over the years! The cavern stays a constant 58 degrees year-round, with wide level, pet friendly walkways and friendly, story-telling guides, making it the perfect adventure for the entire family.


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NMS Weekday Deal

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Breathtaking Treetop Wedding Package

Picture your wedding in the woods, your reception treetop and your honeymoon in luxury.  This package does it all with a ceremony tucked away at the beautiful Wedding in the Woods arbor of Glenwood Hollow, your reception on the deck of your Cottage in Crescent Park and your honeymoon in the Luxury of a Crescent Cottage.

Ceremony, minister, Cake & Punch Reception, wedding concierge and 2 nights in the Cottage – Just $1,825

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Summer Vacation Deals

  • Crescent Hotel – A Thrilling Adventure

Spirits of the Crescent Package

  • Crescent Cottages – Traveling with Kids

2 Bedroom Cottages is just $249

(Sunday – Thursday)

Phone offer ONLY  800-342-9766

$2000 for 7 Day rental

$1250 for two-nights on weekends

$750 for 3 nights Weekdays

  • Basin Park Hotel – Downtown Fun

Book any 3 Nights @ $99/Night

Sunday – Wednesday

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Eureka Springs West | Gateway to the Lakes

Headed for the beautiful Eureka Springs area lakes? Here are a few unique businesses to check out along the way!

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The Sanctuary Treehouse at the Grand Treehouse Resort in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Luxurious lodging in the trees!

An Eureka Springs original! Luxurious treehouse cottages located on Highway 62 West just minutes from historic downtown Eureka Springs and the surrounding lakes! All of the advantages of being in the country but all the excitement of historic Downtown! Comfortable king size beds, private balconies overlooking the woods, walk-in showers, jacuzzi tubs, towel warmers and so much more. Come experience the best of both worlds at The Grand Treehouse Resort!

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The Razorback Gift Shop in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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The Razorback Gift Shop Observation Tower! See Eureka Springs from a whole different point of view!


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The Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The chapel is located on Highway 62 West just outside of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted. Every tour group will receive a presentation telling the story of the chapel. There is ample parking for buses and RVs. So, while in the Ozarks, stop by what many have called one of the most beautiful and inspiring chapels in the world. It will be a visit you will not soon forget.

1610 beautiful acres of peaceful Ozark mountain countryside with something for everyone to enjoy. An 85 acre lake to swim, fish, paddle & gaze upon. 20+miles of maintained trails to hike or cycle. 199 bird species to watch from the bird blind. Fields for baseball & soccer. Cabins & camping for rest & renewal. Walk the dog, let the kid’s run, take a hike, join a pick-up game, throw out a line, pack a picnic, fly a kite . . .what are you waiting for ~ Lake Leatherwood City Park is here for YOU.

Eureka Springs Downhill at Lake Leatherwood

This trail system is a one way specific use trail catering to advanced mountain bikers.  Access from Lake Leatherwood.  Riders must negotiate the climb on Miner’s Rock access road to the top.  The fun begins there!

7 Downhill Trails: All Downhill trails are about a mile in length.  To access the Downhill trails, parking available at Leatherwood Sports Field or at Miner’s Rock Parking Lot and coordinate a shuttle ride up to the entrance of the Downhill trails off of Hwy 62 West.

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Angler’s Restaurant in Eureka Springs West. Life is good out by the lakes!

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Bring friends and family for the best catfish in Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

 Angler’s Restaurant & Bar is Eureka Springs’ lake area go to hot spot! Chill out on the deck and enjoy local craft beers and the best catfish in town! Whether you want catfish or a cold beer and a juicy burger, we have you covered! We are also conveniently located just across the street from the new Eureka Springs Downhill Bike Trail-head to Lake Leatherwood! Come join in the fun and excitement going on high up in The Ozarks!


Eureka Springs West Market

Eureka West Antiques Market is a group shop made up of a variety of quality antique dealers. Inside you will find everything from tools to toys, furniture to fishing reels, and iron to advertising. The layout is open concept, and we you’ll enjoy the look and feel of the building and find the dealers and staff friendly and ready to make you a deal! Eureka West Antique Market also offers a consignment area for large or small antique and vintage items you might want to sell. Open year round in Eureka Springs West!

Castle Point Antiques at Inspiration Point

A traditional antique shop located at beautiful Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs, AR. Experienced owners have been selling since 1975 and enjoy finding interesting things for you and your home. 3 floors of mostly American collections and no reproductions. Come enjoy yourself! Castle Antiques is located 5 miles west of Eureka Springs on Highway 62, right above the White River. What a view!

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At Velvet Otter they strive to reuse & recycle in a creative fashion by re-purposing & up-cycling home decor and furniture. By doing this they are able to make one-of-a-kind, unique items. You’ll also find also consignment items provided by local Artisans, as well as a variety of Arkansas products, which can be arranged into beautiful gift baskets for any and all occasions. This unique little shop is located on Hwy 62 West next to Castle Antiques at Inspiration Point. Hope to see you there soon! 

Fun and excitement await you in one of a kind Eureka Springs West! Take a journey out to the lakes area hot spots!

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Basin Park Hotel | 2 Wheels Best Deals

Downtown Motorcycle & Mountain Bike

Room Discounts

2 Wheels – Best Deals 

  • 1 night stay in a Premium Room
  • Covered & Locked Parking
  • 1 hour of FREE Pool in the Lucky 7 Billiards.

Valid Sunday-Thursday.



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