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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.

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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!

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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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