Eureka Springs Family Vacations

A Family Reunion Space for Nature Lovers

The tree-lined path smells of earth and pine. It wanders down into a valley and hovers just above Rockhouse Creek. It bounds gracefully over multicolored stones and persistent green mosses as it flows to the river just ahead. Even in the winter, sounds of life abound. Chickadees tweet discretely in the brushiest part of the woods and a self-confident armadillo scours the woodland floor for his next tasty treat without any concern for us as we hike past him. Within a mile, we make our way to the bluff overlooking the Kings River and as we exit the canopy of pine and cedar, we spot him. He is hunting, although it  eagles on the shore of kings riverappears more like dancing, as he patrols the water and shoreline. It isn’t until he rests on a branch stretching out over the river that we can view his intimidating talons and the intensity in his eyes. Bald eagles are regularly spotted on this section of the river but standing nearly at his level on the bluff offers an unforgettable view. Just downstream his fishing partner, just as intense and beautiful, soars close to the water’s surface. By a measure of time and effort, the hike to the river from the Kings River Deckhouse is short but the journey is far from ordinary.

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Hiking near the Kings River Deckhouse.

Upon entering the front door, it is apparent that this is a very special place. Wood-sided and thoughtfully designed, the house lives to complement the land that surrounds it. Large windows look out toward the river and the massive deck suspends you over the dense forest managed by the Nature Conservancy. Inside, the kitchen and living area are separated by several stories of stacked native rock, forming a massive fireplace at the center of the home. The stately main house is flanked by two separate bungalows (containing two full suites in each) and connected by a large pavilion and a monumental stone firepit making the property feel a bit like Camp David. It’s no surprise that this compound was once owned by the Liedtke family.

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Kings River Deckhouse at night.

For three days our extended family made the Kings River Deckhouse our home. During the day we hiked, watched movies, and spent time catching up. We cooked elaborate meals together and ate around a rustic live edge wooden table surrounded by windows that offered an unobstructed view of the natural beauty all around.

In the evening we played epic card games and stayed up watching the last coals of a once roaring fire, flicker out before heading to bed. On the final morning, we all woke shortly before 5am and met on the deck with a cup of coffee to watch the sun rise over the trees. Painfully aware that it was our last morning together before life returned to normal, we all reflected on the experiences we enjoyed here and vowed to do this every year. I am certain that the Kings River Deckhouse has been filled with the joy and laughter of many moments like ours and many more to come.

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View of the sunrise over the Kings River.

Your stay at the Kings River Deckhouse supports the mission of the Nature Conservancy, to protect precious land and water resources and create a world where people and nature thrive.

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The Kings River Deckhouse is located just 5 miles from Eureka Springs, Arkansas on Rockhouse Road. It is a perfect place to relax, hike, and watch wildlife without ever getting into your car. Of course mountain biking, floating, fishing, and hiking are just minutes from the property. With downtown Eureka Springs just a few minutes down the road, your family can enjoy Eureka Springs dining, shopping, spas, and more. The Ozark Mountain region has so many things to do, you will plan your next trip before leaving Eureka Springs!

Eureka Springs Downhill @ Lake Leatherwood

OzTrails System in Northwest Arkansas

Lake Leatherwood downhill trail

GREEN – Beginner

BLUE – Intermediate

BLACK – Expert


Eureka Springs Downhill (North Hub)

Now that we have talked about the South Hub  let’s cover the North Hub.

As I first entered the site, from the shuttle drop off area, across from Anglers grill (A great stop for a post ride tapped local brew….with a frosty glass!) I noticed I still had a little ways to go to get to my first trail head. I entered the left trail and headed another mile to the North Hub where I would find 4 of the 7 downhill trails. There were tons of signs to guide us all in the right direction.

Eureka Springs Mountain Biking Trails

As you enter into the area of the South Hub you will be greeted with a huge sign full of information on each trail. Behind the sign you will see the stone circle structure where each of the 4 trails heads begin. You can choose to take the ramp or the stairs!

Downhill 4 – Blue

“Fast with big rock drops, chunky rock gardens, and big gaps. Mandatory Jumps, drops and steep staircases.”

Lake Leatherwood downhill #4

Lake Leatherwood Downhill Trail #4

Downhill 5- Blue
“Big rolling jumps, big ledge drops, staircases and a lot of speed. Mandatory Jumps, Mandatory Drops, steep staircases and technical rock gardens.”

OzTrails Lake Leatherwood Downhill $5

OzTrails Lake Leatherwood Downhill Trail

Eureka Springs Mountain Biking Trail

Downhill 6- Green Beginner Line
“Start here for a warm up and scenic ride!”

OzTrail Downhill trail system #6

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Downhill 7- Double Black Diamond
“Huge Rock Drops (from the sendoff-see picture below), Large jumps, technical rock gardens, Expert mandatory drops, gaps and rock gardens”

Eureka Springs Downhill Trail #7

Eureka Springs Trail Marker

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Each trail is a mile long and has their unique features. Please ride in your means and have fun!

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Room Deals for Bikers — Crescent Hotel  Basin Park Hotel

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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Eureka Springs Outdoor Adventure

Everyone, local and tourist, gets excited for the ice to melt away and fill up the rivers near Eureka Springs each spring. Arkansas floating is an awesome adventure for friends and families.  In Eureka Springs, Arkansas that means the White River and Kings River are welcoming floaters each spring.

To kick off the spring season, we’ve spoken to Trigger Gap Outfitters to find out more!



Featured Float Company for Spring  in  Eureka Springs

Trigger Gap Outfitters   Kings River, Arkansas

Owners Chris and Juanita Crider are Eureka Springs staples. They’re a hometown family who have always been connected with Eureka and the Kings River. The Crider’s location is a unique and historic place that locals hold close to their hearts. It seems as though the Crider’s are destined to be the caretakers of such a cherished spot along the river. Their educational background in Adventure Leadership and Outdoor Education, along with their life experience (in business and the outdoors) coupled with a truly tough work ethic and their individual passions for the river have set them up for success. 

Juanita describes how the river reflects and informs her experience in life. “The water reminds me to be aware, alert, and present for what is around me. We get comfortable in our routines, but the river is always changing- every time you get on the water it has changed in some way. For me, adventure is anything that pushes your comfort zone a little bit, and you can gain so much by being willing to experience something new. The river reflects life in that way, and there are incredible learning opportunities there. The Kings River has given me more than I could ever give it..”

But they continue to work towards the goal of giving back! “We want to teach people to be stewards of the river. NWA is beautiful and has so many opportunities. It really has the potential to bring people together in lots of different ways” 

Entering into their 3rd season, their business still has plenty of room to continue growth, but you can guarantee you’re in good hands when you work with Trigger Gap Outfitters. As you start your adventure, you’ll be equipped with knowledge and advise along with your canoe! Look to them in the future as they continue to develop programs geared towards teaching and taking care of our beautiful Natural State. 

Opening April 6th, 2019  Find out more here
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Eureka Springs Outfitters and Boat Rentals

Kings River Outfitters  8190 AR-221, ES  

Kings River Outfitters provides canoes, kayaks, shuttles, and guide services.

Give us a call at 479-253-8954 to make a reservation.

Find out more here


Riverview Resort & Country Store  17939 US-62, ES

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Float Eureka 216 A West Van Buren St, ES

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Adventure Mountain Outfitters   151 Spring St, ES

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Black Jack Adventures 2 Judah St, ES

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Spider Creek Resort 8179 Hwy 187, ES

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The Ghosts of Eureka Springs | ESP Weekend

Once the bright glow of Christmas lights descend from the rooftops back into the attic for the season, the darkness of the January nights become eerie. An excellent thing to do to warm up in the dead of winter is to run over to Eureka Springs Arkansas to hunt the dead during one of the largest ghost hunts in the United States. 2019 is an exceptionally special year, because an extra weekend has been added on to satisfy the great demand. 

These nocturnal investigations will take place at two of the town’s haunted hotels, the 1886 Crescent Hotel and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel for the weekends of January 4th-6th; and the 11th-13th of 2019. Each of the nights, half of the guests will take on the ghoulish adventure at each of the two locations, while switching hotels the following night.

Still not totally convinced? Here is some fascinating history for you on the hotels! The Crescent Hotel is known for the incredible amount of supernatural events that have occurred over the years. It has been the location of the Crescent College and Conservatory for young Women, the Baker Cancer Curable Hospital, and holds the current status as the most haunted hotel in America.

The other location, the Basin Park Hotel as served historically as both a fire station and a speakeasy. Come and “speak-easy” with some lingering spirits that have been hanging around since the building’s grand opening. It also sits steps away from the ancient hand-carved basin around which the city of Eureka Springs sprang up overnight (haha, get it, Eureka Springs, sprang?) The known active areas of each location will be available for investigations led by expert ghost hunters overnight, with plenty of opportunity for independent searches (if you’re feeling brave).

In case you still haven’t realized by reading this far, ESP stands for Eureka Springs Paranormal, which could also stand “Parapsychological.” Both of the guided and independent investigations will take place from midnight to dawn.

“We have our best slate of Celebrity investigators coming in 2019

What better way to spend the hours that most regular, boring humans spend asleep, am I right? But don’t worry, the wee hours of the morning are not the only times for freaky fun! During the day various hands-on activities are offered, giving conference participants the opportunity to assess their own levels of psychic ability. These activities include: individual telepathy testing; a psychomanteum (modern version of an ancient Greek “scrying” temple); a workshop in automatic writing; and readings with highly qualified psychics. There will also be special talks, videos, a book signing with noted paranormal writers and informal chats with famous tour guides. Some of the performances include a traditional Ozark storytelling event, a paranormal play and much more. So now to answer the question…are you a venturesome soul ready to undergo some paranormal excitement?

Follow your curiosities into this exhilarating world for a couple of days and book your tickets now!

See Other Things to Do in Eureka Springs

In Eureka Springs, Arkansas

We love being an Ozark Mountain town.

Here are CAN’T MISS Summer Things to Do:

Celebrate the 4th of July in Eureka Springs!

Book 2 nights and get the 3rd night for JUST $18.86! Breakfast for Two included!

Call in only: 877-342-9766

Valid any 3 days from July 1st-5th

Eureka Springs –

Arkansas’ best destination destination for all generations to travel together

What do you want in your summer vacation? Reconnecting with family? Learning more about one another while exploring somewhere new? This summer visit Eureka Springs for a fun-filled large family adventure that doesn’t break the bank. Enjoy watching grandparents and grand kids stroll hand-in-hand. Catch up with siblings and get to know their kids a better. The down-to-earth atmosphere in Eureka allows you to spend more time engaging with those you come with rather than worrying about making it to your next event or fighting traffic.

Start your travel off right by spending some time exploring Lake Leatherwood Park with the entire family. There are hiking trails available, a playground and a lake to swim, canoe & boat in. Pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors. There are campgrounds and RV hookups available if you want to spend a night camping under that stars. Reserve your campsite online.

One event sure to spellbind everyone in your group is a show at Intrigue Theater with the Illusionist Sean-Paul and the Ghost Talker Juliane. This duo calls Eureka Springs home and the perfect place to develop new material that is then used while they are on tour around the states. The show is a tribute to the Golden Age of Magic in the early 1900s and audiences are kept small and intimate so that everyone in the audience can fully experience the demonstrations. Get a taste of what the show has to offer here. Tickets should be reserved in advance as there is limited seating.

The beauty of visiting a small town like Eureka Springs is that a group can split up and explore the downtown shops and stores without completely separating from the group and getting lost. Wander through downtown Eureka, enjoying your time in the different art galleries while grandparents walk the kids down the waterfall steps or watch taffy being made in Sweet’s Fudge Kitchen. Meet up at the Balcony Bar and Restaurant located in the 1905 Basin Park Hotel for a yummy lunch and break. It overlooks Spring Street and has plenty of seating for the whole family.

After a day in town, take a drive to visit the Passion Play–it is more than just a performance. You can go on a behind the scenes tour, check out the sacred arts center, the Bible museum and more. The sets are realistic and there are live animals. A great photo opportunity is available with the larger than life statue of Christ. The picnic and park area there is a great place to eat snacks and rest up after travelling back in time. Receive 15% off on your ticket purchases with a group of 15+.

Qué es lo que quieres para tu vacación de verano? Pasar tiempo de calidad con tu familia? Aprender más de tus familiares mientras exploran un lugar nuevo? Visita Eureka Springs este verano para pasar unas vacaciones divertidas y accesibles!

Puedes gozar al ver a los abuelos y nietos pasear juntos ó disfrutar las vacaciones con tus hermanos y sus hijos.

El sencillo y cómodo ambiente de Eureka Springs te permite pasar las vacaciones con tu familia y amigos. No tienes que preocuparte de ir al siguiente evento planeado ó de estar atrapado en el tráfico!

Bring everyone in the family! Even the dogs. Eureka Springs is a pet-friendly community with many lodging options. Check out the Crescent Hotel’s current Fun For Fido package which includes treats for your furry friend and 25% off pet products in the New Moon Salon.

Eureka Springs is the destination you need for an affordable large family get away.  With a wonderful mix of outdoor activities to get everyone out and moving and shows to cool off and be amazed at. There are so many more exciting things to explore in Eureka check them out here.

Book the Manor House in the Crescent Park so the whole family can stay together– great for reunions.




A trip to America’s Most Haunted Hotel just got more fun…Is that even possible? With jumbo lawn games decorating the gorgeous gardens, afternoon tea on the porch and pool parties, the days just became as exciting as the nights.

Activities at the Crescent Hotel change daily to keep the schedule fresh and ever engaging. Whether it’s a sunrise stretch in the morning, a fitness walk through the quirky surrounding neighborhoods or a history tour around the Crescent hotel and surrounding grounds you may find it hard to leave.

In the evenings, catch one of the many Ghost Tours that run from 7 – 11. The whole family will enjoy being guided around the hotel from the spots that actively get the most ghost readings. Maybe you can even catch a whiff of long gone Dr. John Freemont Ellis’ cherry tobacco as you make your way past room 212…other guests have!

You may find that the crew is hungry after hunting for ghosts. A short trip to the Sky Bar at the top of the Crescent will remedy this with some of the best pizza around. Try the Smoky BBQ Chicken pizza–it’s a Eureka Springs favorite.

Learn about the Crescent Hotel Spirits of the Crescent Family Package available Summer 2017. For families with younger children, the earlier show times are recommended

Spirits of the Crescent Family Package-1 Night Ghost Pkg

1 night stay 2 rooms
4 Crescent Ghost Tour Tickets (additional tickets 25% off)
1 Large SkyBar Gourmet Pizza ($30 Food Voucher applied)
Choose from 1 Big “Hank” the Ghost, 2 Small “Hanks” OR 2 Ghost Tshirts

$299 plus taxes and fees.  Call in Only 877-342-9766

The Crescent is a trip in and of itself, but for more information on what to do around town see the blog Plan Your Summer Vacation.  

Summer is the time for catching up and laughing way too long and hard into the night. It’s for hanging around the pool sharing stories, eating too much food and getting too much sun. Now, where is the best location to do all that?

The Lookout Cottage Estate in Eureka Springs is the ideal reunion destination. The Estate, privately gated and including a grand 5 bedroom house and multiple cottages are part of the Crescent Park surrounding the Legendary Crescent Hotel. Although adjacent to Crescent Hotel, the cottages are private and they share in the same natural beauty that they Ozarks have to offer. All cottages come with their own unique histories and are all beautifully renovated with all the necessities of a proper getaway.

With multiple cottages, there is a fit for every kind of reunion. The largest, Manor House, sleeps up to 12 individuals and has large spaces for the entire party to gather around. This is great for multi-family celebrations. The quaint Anchorage Cottage has all the modern amenities you want in a getaway along with a porch and grill with a fun nook upstairs perfect for the kids. The Grotto Cottage features Two bedrooms, a private patio deck with a hot tub– no need to share with other guests.

A beautiful thing about planning a reunion in the Lookout Cottages is that cottage guests do enjoy the amenities of the hotel and are encouraged to take a walk on the nature trails around Eureka, join a daily yoga stretch, enjoy breakfast in the dining room and more with daily resort activities.  The pool and hot tub are a short 5-minute walk away from any of these cottages and further dining options and The New Moon Spa are also available. A complimentary perk is the shuttle service that runs guests between the downtown area and the Crescent, so no need to worry about parking.

Don’t delay as 3, 5 and 7-day discounts are available.  


-3 Night Stay $1425  (SAVINGS of $432)  not available on Saturdays.

-5 Night Stay $2236   (SAVINGS of $939 )

-7 Night Stay $3279  (SAVINGS of $974)

Book your Lookout Cottage reunion today!