Eureka Springs is a city in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. It’s known for the preserved Victorian buildings of its Historic District, such as the Palace Bath House, Basin Park Hotel, and Crescent Hotel, all built around the city’s natural springs. In the nearby hills, soaring Thorncrown Chapel is a striking wood and glass church. To the south, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to big cats and bears.
The centerpiece of downtown Eureka Springs’ entertainment district, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, is “Carefully” re-opened for weekend travel. Sparking the re-opening of the downtown district, this historic hotel will be welcoming weekend vacationers from surrounding states following the Phase 1 guidelines set by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and protocols of the Arkansas Department of Health, National Restaurant Association, and American Hotel & Lodging Association. Just 2/3 of the Hotel Rooms will be rented. VIEW HOTEL OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES & PROTOCOLS.
Blue Spring Heritage Center (formerly known as Eureka Springs Gardens) is a 33-acre privately owned tourist attraction in the Arkansas Heritage Trails System containing native plants and hardwood trees in a setting of woodlands, meadows, and hillsides. It is located at Highway 62 West, five miles (8 km) west of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and open daily to the public during warmer months for a fee.
The spring pours 38 million US gallons (140,000 m³) of water daily into the trout-filled lagoon. Blue Spring has been a tourist attraction since 1948, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places for its archaeological significance as a site occupied between the Early Archaic and the Mississippian periods.