Things To Do in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs is a year round destination. Get great ideas for things to do in Eureka Springs. From outdoor activities to upcoming events, find something to do for everyone. Learn more about Eureka Springs outdoor activities, fun attractions and upcoming events.

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Eureka Springs Restaurants – Local Favorites

January Weekends in Eureka Springs make perfect mini-getaways for you and that special someone!

With so much to offer in our little mountain town and surrounding areas, you can customize your weekend to do as much (or as little) as you desire. Flavor your weekend with amazing restaurants, enjoy scenic hiking and cycling trails, relaxing and rejuvenating spas, cozy pubs offering a one of a kind music scene that’s uniquely Eureka Springs, shop in our eclectic boutiques, spend the night in “haunted” historic hotels and so much more! You can mix and match the perfect combination of adventure and renewal, it’s all here for you in one of a kind Eureka Springs, AR! 

Eureka Springs Trails

With over 25 miles of unique trails winding through our little mountain town and surrounding countryside, you can plug back into nature and breathe in the fresh, crisp mountain air! Lakes, streams, rivers, winding trails and stairways to adventure! You create your own adventure here in Eureka Springs!



Luxurious Spas & Pampering/Healing Services

After a day of hiking and exploring Eureka Springs, it’s time to treat yourself to some pampering! With numerous day spas, massage and healing services, yoga studios and more, you’re sure to find just what you need for mind, body and soul!



Tantalizing Restaurants to Satisfy Your Inner Foodie

After a relaxing day of taking in the sites and being pampered, perhaps you’re ready to sit down to a unique taste treat in a distinctly Eureka Springs atmosphere. Wouldn’t it be heavenly to just enjoy a beverage and let someone else wait on you for a change?! Whether it’s dreamy latte’ or a delicious feast for the senses, you’ll find it here in Eureka Springs! For a list of year round restaurants check out:


Ice Skating (That’s right, Ice Skating!)

Now that you’re ready to really chill, take a look at what’s brand new in Eureka Springs! Starting in January 2018 The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa will open their new seasonal ice skating rink!  It’ll be the coolest “hot spot” in town!!!








Intrigue Theater

Intrigue Theater – created by Illusionists Sean-Paul and Juliane is a charming and nostalgic performance that brings visitors back to an age of Mystery. Inspired by the historical Victorian and the haunted landscape of Eureka Springs, Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay perform a Vaudeville Era show that is unmatched in the country. Performing Saturdays in Eureka Springs through February 3rd!!

Escape Room

Eureka Springs has a rich history. We have adapted the 1922 Eureka Springs Bank Heist into a story that anyone from 8 years old to over 80 years old can enjoy. You get a hands on experience with secret messages, hidden passages and much more. This is not a scary event! It’s date night, and family friendly!








The Christ of the Ozarks and The Holy Land

Take a tour of “The Holy Land” and see the iconic Christ of the Ozarks overlooking historic Eureka Springs! Take an up- close look at a “piece” of history and see a section of The Berlin Wall

Take a short day trip and enjoy these attractions located under an hour from Eureka Springs! 

Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges is the crown jewel of Museums and Art Galleries and better yet, it’s located only an hour from Eureka Springs! in Bentonville, AR. Check out more attractions in beautiful Northwest Arkansas at:



Ancient Ozarks Natural Museum

Just under an hour from Eureka Springs is another fascinating attraction located in scenic Ridgedale, MO, home to the  Ancient Ozarks Natural Museum

Centuries before Europeans ever touched these shores, unimaginable beasts roamed this land. Years later, cave dwellers, then Native Americans made their home in these Ozark hills. The newly expanded Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum will bring you face-to-face with prehistoric creatures and astounding collections of Native American artifacts and artwork as well as expansive galleries showcasing the American West and Civil War.



You can slow down or accelerate your pace, mix and match adventures and have it your way in one of a kind Eureka Springs! 


Eureka’s BEST burger.  The Balcony Restaurant’s unique location, on the “balcony” of the iconic Basin Park Hotel offers a unique bar and three dining areas while serving as a central stop during a great day of shopping. See the Balcony Menu.

Not to Miss: Eureka Springs’ Best Burger.

12 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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The Crystal Dining Room in The Crescent Hotel is open every Monday – Friday for dinner. eureka springs restaurants The restaurant prides itself on Recreating American Classic Dishes served in a authentic and interesting atmosphere. The highest in service and quality is delivered with an affordable price.

Upscale American Fare. Welcoming intimate celebrations to larger parties celebrating big days.

For Breakfast, The Crystal Dining Room is serves a wonderful breakfast buffet Monday – Friday ($14.95) and a Breakfast Feast on Saturday and Sunday ($19.95)

Crystal Dining Room

#1 Pizza in Eureka Springs. Dine al fresco on gourmet pizza atop the Crescent Hotel. A breathtaking view, fun atmosphere, cold drinks, gourmet pizza, legendary hero subs and the biggest calzone you will ever see. See the Sky Bar Menu.

Not to Miss: The Crescent Calazone

75 Prospect Avenue, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

mud street cafe eureka springs restaurant

Located in “underground Eureka”, Mud St. Cafe serves fresh breakfast and lunch dishes, makes award winning coffee and a mean espresso. See Mud St.’s Breakfast and Lunch Menu.

Not to Miss: Mud St. Cafe’s famous muffins…especially the Mud St. Muffin.

22 G South Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

local flavor eureka springs restaurant

Eat where the locals meet. Local Flavor Cafe is an eclectic dining experience in downtown Eureka Springs. Owner and Chef Britt Evans is a 6th generation Eureka Springs native and loves serving fresh dishes with a regional twist. See Local Flavor Cafe’s Menus.

Not to Miss: Pear Pistou Salad

71 South Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Fire takes time

“The grill has always held my attention the most. The love for the flavors has only developed over the years” – Chef Slane

The accidental purchase of our Wood Fired Grill for a low cost spun the idea into what you see today. The idea of having a menu that is centered around a wood fire is a blessing and dream come true. Every dish you experience will have touched the grill in some way.

sparkys eureka springs restaurant

S.U.A.E. Just Shut Up And Eat. Sparky’s Roadhouse Cafe has an extensive beer list with 25 beers on tap. Great food, saucy sauces and the Hottest Burger on the planet. See Sparky’s Roadhouse Menu.

Not to Miss: Specialty Spicy Burgers for the Brave.

147 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

grand tavern eureka springs restaurant

French style food created from scratch beginning with Chef Dave Gilderson’s balcony herb garden. Fresh bread, gourmet coffee, unforgettable cuisine and elegant presentation make dining at the Grand Taverne a memorable dining experience. Located in the historic Grand Central Hotel. See the Grand Taverne Menu.

Not to Miss: Red Lentil Encrusted Walley with rice and chive butter sauce.

37 North Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

rouges manor eureka springs resturant

Located near Eureka Springs historic Sweet Spring, Rogues Manor features fine dining and a unique lounge. Dinner prices range from $13.95-39.95. See Rogues Manor’s Menu.

Not to Miss: Rogues’ amazing selection of scotch and their flowerpot bread.

124 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Serves cupcakes that are 4x the size of regular cupcakes! Hard Scoop Ice Cream, Lemonade and Snow Cones.  Colossal Cupcakes is run by high school students and is the brainchild of a local Eureka Springs’ student.  Special Cupcake orders available for weddings or celebrations.  See what they are baking today on Facebook!

Not to Miss: The Freshly baked Chocolate Brownie cupcake.

101 North Main Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Nibbles Eatery – Nibbles Eatery offers gourmet salads, sandwiches, and light meals as well as great coffee, desserts, and smoothies! A great place to grab a quick bite to eat or relax.

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What type of food does your family enjoy? Italian, Mexican, Thai, BBQ? Eureka Springs has options for everyone’s food palete. Over 50 owner operated restaurants are located in this colorfully collective Ozark town. Check out a few of the restaurants that are family friendly with seating options to accommodate a larger crowd…

  • Mud Street Cafe: Known for their coffee, this cafe is located underground. Their fresh offerings for breakfast and lunch are complimented by their quirky decor. Local art, oak tables, Victorian carpet…it’s the perfect makings for a fun family brunch! Grab a mug of coffee and enjoy time around the table.
  • Balcony Bar and Restaurant: Enjoy hearty appetizers, live music and outdoor seating that overlooks the heart of the downtown area. With a bar inside you can grab a cold drink for a relaxing meal outside with the family. Check out the War Eagle Fish Fry if you stop by on a Friday!
  • Aquarius Taqueria: Inspired by the street food in Mexico the flavors, let alone the colors, are popping! The patio has a great natural spring and a great view of those coming and going to town. You’ll want to try the homemade chips and salsa!
  • Bubba’s Barbecue: This hidden gem is right off 71 highway into Eureka Springs. The baked beans, brisket, and ribs are favorites. In need of a take out location? Bubba’s has you covered with quick carry out service.
  • Cafe Amoré: Pizza, lasagna…Italian galore. The pizza is one of the most highly rated in the area.With a casual atmosphere and attentive staff, you will feel right at home with the whole family. You may even find that the owner greets you at the door and walks you to your table!
  • Sparky’s Roadhouse.  Burgers, Tap Beers and a Fun indoor/outdoor atmosphere

Check a full list of restaurants in the area or read another dining cheat sheet.

Eureka Springs is a laid back town that welcomes your whole family. Stop for a bite to eat and then spend some time getting to know the town and all its quirky offerings! Book a room and make it the 2017 summer family vacation!