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The Extraordinary Escape

Eureka is a quaint, community that arose out of the Arkansas Ozarks in the late 1800s.  Buildings were constructed of native limestone, the streets were pathways for horse-drawn carriages, the people were friendly, the air was crisp and clean and the surrounding waterways were cool and azure blue.  What has changed?  Not that much.  Eureka Springs, AR is a city that time forgot.  The buildings in the historic district are still made of limestone, the streets are still narrow but now paved, people are friendlier than ever, and the air and water are still some of the cleanest in the country.  I guess you could say the biggest change is what has been added to ensure an escape to Eureka is fun-filled. 

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The Outdoors

Eureka Springs offers many trails in and around town.  Whether you are a walker, hiker or mountain biker, Eureka Springs is full of natural beauty and trails for easy access right in town.  Click here for easy viewing maps.
Crescent Trialhead Project-Coming Soon...  Walking and Biking paths leading to Harmon Park and Lake Leatherwood from the Crescent Hotel.

Regional Attractions

Near the University of Arkansas, your are in Hog Country.  Statistics show that the most visited Eureka Springs attractions are those natural attractions along the Arkansas Art Trail like Beaver Lake, the White River, the Kings River, the not-too-far-away Buffalo River – National Park Region and the surrounding Ozark National Forest.  Other natural attractions include Eureka’s 65 springs, urban hiking trails, numerous caves, high bluffs and deep “hollers.”  Man-made attractions are pretty popular too.  The Great Passion Play is the country’s most attended outdoor drama.  Its Christ of the Ozarks statue is the tallest in the northern hemisphere.  Add to that the magic of Intrigue theater and family music shows; architectural wonders like Thorncrown Chapel, 1886 Crescent Hotel and 1905 Basin Park Hotel; a visual arts community that is consistently ranked in the top 25 in the nation (plus less than an hour away the world famous Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art); highest per capita quality restaurants of any community in Arkansas; festivals galore; and you’ve got a little community of 2,200 that grows to 25,000 most weekends of the year.  If you have any questions concerning these attractions, please contact our concierge who would be happy to assist you:

Resort Attractions

Located on 15 acres and great for exploring, The 1886 Crescent Hotel has several acres of manicured gardens and is surrounding by walking paths. The resort offers a grand spa, swimming pool, hot tub and evening entertainment to include the thrills of ghost tours and laughs of Crescent Theater.  Furthermore, the hotel is on the Promenade of grand homes, near two breathtaking springs and adjacent to both trails and Harmon Park for kids and dogs alike. Click Here for More

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75 Prospect Ave
Eureka Springs AR 72632


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