Excitement: This is abundant in Eureka but changes from season to season. [Myth: winter isn’t as fun as the summer. Fact: the locals know that winter is one of the best times to let your hair down. You can be yourself and don’t have to fuss with traffic or the summer crowds.] Reconnect by exploring meandering trails to see a different side of Eureka. Discover hidden stairs, streets, and historic remnants as you explore town. Try a new approach to great food created by independent chefs at one of Eureka Springs restaurants.
Notable restaurants open year round with weekend hours include:
Grand Taverne Rogues Manor
Crystal Dining Room Stone House Wine Bar
Ermillios SkyBar Gourmet Pizza
Sparky’s Roadhouse Gaskin’s Cabins
LeStick Nouveau Balcony Restaurant & Bar
Grotto Wood Fired Grill Sweet & Savory Café
Thrills: . If exploring the unknown is appealing to you, Eureka Springs is home to America’s Most Haunted Hotel, which offers nightly tours year round. Other Downtown tours operate year-round on weekends and include the Downtown Walking tours, Underground Eureka and the Haunted Eureka Van Tour.
Relaxation: Take a day to relax in one of Eureka Springs’ spas (be sure to take advantage of special offers for the winter season Spa1905 at the Basin Park and New Moon Spa at the Crescent are Year-round.) Spend quality time with a good book or good company over a cup of joe. Try Eureka Springs Coffee downtown or Arsagas’ coffee at Brews on Spring Street. Relax over a regional microbrew at Brews, enjoy some live music or hang with the locals at Chelseas. Sleep in late and ask for a Sunday Stay Later at one of Eureka Springs’ most preferred accommodations and enjoy some extra time while saving some money on your room with seasonal, “online only” Hot Deals found at ReserveEureka.com.
Warm & Relaxing Spas
Outdoors & Other
Beaver Lake Eagle Watching Tours
Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a mecca for eagle watching and the Eureka Springs region is the center for it . This is because of the large open waters of Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake and rivers like the White River and America’s first national river, the Buffalo River. Following their food supply, bald eagles move south as northern waters begin to freeze and arrive in Arkansas around October making the state their home until around February.
Mountain Biking – BikeEurekaSprings.com
Area Parks and Community Centers
Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum
A Remarkable collection of memorabilia that includes such amazing archives as private collections Buffalo Bill, General Custer, Roy Rogers, Civil War in the Ozarks and an Edward S. Curtis photo gallery. The Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum features artifacts, images and interactive exhibits that chronologically walk you through the development of the Ozarks.
University of Arkansas Athletics
Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics,Volleyball
Pea Ridge National Military Park
The Battle That Saved Missouri For The Union. On March 7-8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and the West. The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought for their beliefs. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the United States. Daily 8:30am-4pm
Roaring River State Park
Hobbs State Park
Buffalo River Region Hiking Trails
The Buffalo River Region surrounds America’s First National River. Bountiful watchable wildlife including an Arkansas Elk Herd and winter Eagle migration make scenic drives and breathtaking hikes something to include in your visit.
War Eagle Mill Hobbs State Park
Located on Highway 12 through the majestic Hobbs State Park, War Eagle Mill continues to operate today in the pristine valley and with a style representative to an earlier era.
War Eagle Mill is 30 minutes from Eureka Springs Highway 23 South — Highway 12