Eureka Springs, Arkansas Attractions
Eureka Springs has something for everyone, from family attractions to romantic escapes for couples. We've listed a few of the attractions in and around Eureka Springs to make your vacation planning easier! Be sure and check the Eureka Springs Calendar of Events for upcoming festival and event information.
Featured Eureka Springs Attractions
- Turpentine Creek Wilflife Refuge
- Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down music show
- Blue Spring Heritage Center
- The Great Passion Play
- Thorncrown Chapel
- Eureka Springs Art Galleries
- Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza
- Chocolate Lovers Festvial
Eureka Springs Historic Downtown
Blocks and blocks of history, Victorian architecture, shops, art galleries, hotels, homes and cottages, and charming atmosphere. The entire downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America.
- Downtown-N-Underground Tour - Take a behind the scenes walking adventure tour of Eureka's mysterious underground.
- Hell Raisers, Hoodlums & Heated History Tour
- Downtown Events & Shopping Fun
The Great Passion Play & Related Attractions
America's #1 attended outdoor drama recreates the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. The Great Passion Play has been enjoyed by almost 6 million visitors.
- Christ of the Ozarks Statue
The seven-story Christ of the Ozarks statue is one of the most-visited attractions in the Ozarks. The statue is open 24 hours per day, year-round.
Passion Play Road
- New Holy Land/Tabernacle Tours
The tour features over 30 reproductions of Biblical exhibits from the Holy Land. The tour highlight is the tabernacle, the only complete, life-size reproduction of Moses' tabernacle in the world. On the grounds of the Passion Play.
- Sacred Arts Center
Tour the Sacred Arts Center, with over 1,000 works of religious art. Featuring many exceptional masterpieces, some seen on national television. Located right next to the Passion Play amphitheater entrance.
- Bible Museum
One of the world's largest collections of rare Bible volumes and ancient manuscripts, including histories of the English and American Bibles, is located in the lower level of the Smith Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the Great Passion Play.
- Berlin Wall Section
As a symbol of freedom from tyranny, a 10-foot section of the Berlin Wall is displayed near the Christ of the Ozarks on the grounds of the Great Passion Play. Psalm 23 was lettered by East Berliners while imprisoned under Communism.
- Smith Memorial Chapel
Gospel concerts (no charge) are given before the Passion Play in this beautiful chapel, where you will find a quiet place for prayer, meditation and weddings. A 15th-century hand carved Dutch altar is featured. Located on the grounds of The Great Passion Play
Eureka Springs is nesteled in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains. The fall colors of the Ozarks' many trees are a yearly event that should not be missed!
Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, White River
Located just a few minutes from Eureka Springs, Beaver Lake is a 30,000 acre lake surrounded by nearly 500 miles of spectacular shoreline. Table Rock Lake is home to Holiday Island with its two golf courses. The White River has a ten-mile stretch of cold tailwater with great trout fishing.
Called the most beautiful little chapel in the world, Thorncrown Chapel is an inspiring architectural wonder hiden deep in a woodland setting.
Arkansas premier botanical gardens, Blue Spring Heritage Center spans 33 acres and features a continually changing panorama of woodland, meadow, hillside and rock settings. All gardens are barrier-free. The gift shop features a wide selection of floral keepsakes.
THE HOTTEST SHOW IN THE OZARKS!
The fun begins the moment the Legendary HOE DOWN GANG hits the stage!
Performing both Contemporary and Classic Country, Bluegrass, Western Swing,
Pop, and heart warming Gospel. These award winning, talented entertainers TRULY LOVE to perform and it shows!
Vintage steam locomotives and passenger cars restored to original condition. A short ride through a scenic Ozark valley features re-creation of old-time railroading. Display of steam engines and tractors. Dining car service, gift shop, snack bar, photo shop and historic depot.
Listed in "Ripley's Believe It or Not." The only church you enter through the bell tower.
Belle of the Ozarks
Relax on this 12-mile cruise while listening to the informative narration on Beaver Dam, Lost Bridge area, Indian burial grounds, White House Bluffs, a submerged homestead and a 200-acre game preserve island. View over 60 miles of spectacular Beaver Lake shoreline. Sunset cruises are available.
Eureka Springs Historical Museum
See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived here. A fascinating collection of papers, photographs, mementos, official documents, home furnishings and other artifacts.
Caves & Caverns
- Cosmic Cavern
Guided tours are conducted through one of the Ozarks prettiest caves. Visitors are led to two underground lakes, one with trout. "Silent Splendor" is one of Arkansas' most incredible underground jewels. Photography is encouraged.
- Onyx Cave
See the spectacular underground formations in this living cave. Enjoy an educational radio-guided tour. Easy access ramps take you to the cave entrance and our unique gift shop.
- War Eagle Cavern
Spectacular entrance, underground stream, stalactites, onyx and domes. No tight passages; personal guided tours. Gift shop, bus and RV parking. Open May 1 through October 25.
Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge
Fascinating geological formations in a tranquil, wooded area. Take a relaxing walk down a series of nature trails.
Razorback Observation Tower
Climb 100 feet for spectacular Ozark panoramas in every direction.
Day Trips from Eureka Springs
Explore the nation's newest art museum. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art celebrates the American spriit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of landscape. Admission is free. Explore Crystal Bridges Collection, Trails and Programs. Closed on Tuesday.
Water-powered grist mill on the War Eagle River. War Eagle Mercantile gift shop and restaurant. Open all year.