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Things to do in Eureka Springs

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Church
“Design by renowned architect E. Fay Jones, Thorncrown Chapel is a must see when you visit Eureka. With 425 windows and 6,000 sq feet of glass you’ll feel like you have completely met God in his creation...the woodland of the Ozarks”
  • 22 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is "America's #1 Attended Outdoor Drama". Eureka Springs is just the place to relive The Greatest Story Ever Told! Staged in an outdoor amphitheater, the multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals, and a cast of 150 Biblically costumed actors come together to create the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ's last days on earth. This Christian attraction has been performed since 1968 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. There are many places to stay in Eureka Springs and fun things to do! See the Easter story come to life from the first weekend in May through the last weekend in October. The Play begins at 8:30pm (7:30pm after Labor Day). While there visit the Christ of the Ozarks, the Holy Land Tour, Moses Tabernacle in the Wilderness, a section of the Berlin Wall, the Church in the Grove, the Bible Museum, the History Museum, and the Sacred Arts Museum, God with Us Movie, Noah's Ark Park Petting Zoo, Hiking Trails, and Mountain Bike Trails are also on the grounds and are open all year long. Also, there is a special Christmas light display open from Thanksgiving night through New Year's Day!”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“THE BEST! Great for lunch or dinner. Love it all. Great outdoor seating and you can bring your pooch if ya want!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Such fun atmosphere in this old house! Paul's family recipes....all to-die-for. Our fav is the pork chop, gorgonzola sauce and spinach fettuccini. The stuffed mushrooms and roasted garlic are a must!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Welcome to the magic that is Eureka Springs! Between boutique shops, dining, and historic architecture, there is tons to do. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Music, food, and Bar. Check their web site for updated calendar. Drinks are best prices in town and decent selection.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is a historic spot! A great place to see the city of Eureka from above! There is a great outdoor bar on the 4th floor. Also a nice spa!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“"Ranked as the number one tour attraction in Eureka Springs by TripAdvisor reviewers. This is a must-do activity while you are in Eureka Springs. You will see Eureka Springs up close and personal as you ride through the beautiful historic district on board one of our trolley style, open-air tram. Tours are fully narrated. Tour always includes hey stop at the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel. Weather permitting, we also make a stop at one of the famous Springs of Eureka Springs. Tours depart at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the transit department welcome center. Visit our website for specific tour schedule. find out why Robert Ripley, of Ripley's Believe It or not, called Eureka Springs one of the 10 most unusual cities he had ever visited in America!"”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Occasional live music. Cute place for coffee or beer and just across the street!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a great local spot! Fresh, Fresh ingredients and unusual combos! My personal fav is the Nutty Goat Panini, (spinach, walnuts, goat cheese and honey on a nutty homemade bread!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake Leatherwood offers canoeing, fishing, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, etc. There are also picnic areas for day use and overnight camping”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Enjoy the thrill of swinging through the trees, zipping over chasms, flying with the birds while tethered to a secure cable and get a thrill while being in Nature.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“60 foot tall statue of Christ, at the Passion Play, overlooking Eureka Springs, AR. Just 30 minutes away. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a popular spot in Eureka. If you are looking for a unique, romantic dinner, this is a great place, but make sure you call ahead for reservations!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best Italian food in town! The restaurant has been open for decades and the owner’s are retiring December 31, 2019. Be sure to check the place out before the doors are closed!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Our number 1 choice for Breakfast in ES! ALL OF IT IS AMAZING! Great Moonshine Bloody Mary's too. Great for lunch also....Not open for dinner! Fun atmosphere in underground Eureka!”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“THE BEST! Great for lunch or dinner. Love it all. Great outdoor seating and you can bring your pooch if ya want!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Such fun atmosphere in this old house! Paul's family recipes....all to-die-for. Our fav is the pork chop, gorgonzola sauce and spinach fettuccini. The stuffed mushrooms and roasted garlic are a must!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Music, food, and Bar. Check their web site for updated calendar. Drinks are best prices in town and decent selection.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is a historic spot! A great place to see the city of Eureka from above! There is a great outdoor bar on the 4th floor. Also a nice spa!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Occasional live music. Cute place for coffee or beer and just across the street!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a popular spot in Eureka. If you are looking for a unique, romantic dinner, this is a great place, but make sure you call ahead for reservations!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Our number 1 choice for Breakfast in ES! ALL OF IT IS AMAZING! Great Moonshine Bloody Mary's too. Great for lunch also....Not open for dinner! Fun atmosphere in underground Eureka!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Italian food in town! The restaurant has been open for decades and the owner’s are retiring December 31, 2019. Be sure to check the place out before the doors are closed!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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