Eureka Springs is one of the most celebrated destinations in the central United States for the arts and cultural heritage traveler and has been recognized by major organizations across the country. It has been designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" and has been selected as an America in Bloom national awards winner.
For the past two years, "American Style" magazine named Eureka Springs as a "Top Twenty-five Arts Destination." We have been described in every edition of Jim Villani’s book, "The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America." In addition to being a Preserve America community, most of our town is listed as nationally significant on the National Register of Historic Places.
Take the trolley or just stroll the streets. Over 100 shops and art galleries set on a picturesque mountainside. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Eureka Springs as one of its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations.” Streets are lined with Victorian homes hugging cliff sides, and its entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. Eureka Springs has block after block of one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, fine art galleries, craft emporiums, spas, museums and restaurants. Festivals and events span everything from blues, jazz and opera to car shows to UFOs, antiques and the arts. Top-name entertainers perform at The Auditorium and thousands attend The Great Passion Play each year. Eureka is also home to several music variety shows. Trolley and carriage rides are a popular way to see the city. Historic hotels and unique bed and breakfasts, hotels and cabins accommodate visitors.
Please note...several shops and restaurants close in January, but it's a wonderful time of year to stay in our treehouses! Please call our office or the Chamber of Commerce, (479) 253-8737, for schedule of events and closings.