Winter Activities

Winter Things To Do in Eureka Springs

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

Live Music:  January is known for the Ozark Mountain Music Festival.  Returning in 2022, OzMoMu is one weekend not to be missed.  Learn More

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

Warm & Relaxing Spas

  • Basin Park Hotel Spa1905
  • Crescent Hotel New Moon Spa

Year-Round Attractions

  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge –
  • The Great Passion Play Grounds–
  • Crescent Ghost Tours-
  • Downtown –N– Underground Tour-
  • Keels Creek Winery Tasting Room
  • Fresh Harvest Olive Oil & Balsamic Tasting Room
  • Eureka Springs Historical Museum
  • Cosmic Caverns
  • Onyx Cave
  • Dinner Bell Ranch & Resort
  • Bear Mountain Riding Stables
  • Rockin Z Ranch

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 –

  • Trails at the Great Passion Play
  • Trails at Lake Leathrwood City Park
  • Eureka Springs Downhill (at Lake Leatherwood)

Area Parks and Community Centers

  • Lake Leatherwood City Park
  • Black Bass Lake and Park
  • Harmon Park – Skatepark , Playground, Trail, Bark Park
  • Berryville Community Center/Indoor Pool- 870-423-3139
  • Eureka Springs Community Center – Open GYM Daily – Pickleball  (479) 239-0029
  • Roaring River Park and Fish Hatchery

Local Museums

  • Eureka Springs Historical Museum – Everyday 9:30am-4pm Closed on Sun
  • Saunders Gun Museum (Berryville) – 870-423-2563
  • Berryville Heritage Center Museum- 870-423-6312



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


  • Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
  • Golden Pioneer Museum-
  • Rogers – Daisy Airgun Museum – 
  • Bentonville – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • Bentonville – Scott Family Amazeum
  • Arkansas Air and Military Museum- Fayetteville