Secluded and peaceful with winding mountainside streets, Eureka Springs, AR has a flair like no other town. In fact, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Eureka Springs, AR as one of its "Dozen Distinctive Destinations." Streets are lined with Victorian homes hugging cliffsides, and its entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. Spring Street, one of the main thoroughfares, has been named one of America's 10 Best Streets for 2010 by the American Planning Association.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 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. 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 breakfast inns, hotels and cabins accommodate visitors.
Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, outdoor opportunities abound. Trout fishing is popular on the White River, and canoeing and fishing are popular on the Kings River. Beaver Lake offers the excitement of water sports, camping, fishing and hiking. The area is also popular for mountain biking and horseback riding.
For the second time, Eureka has been selected one of 100 towns to be in Great Towns of America. The first time was 1998, the second was 2009. It consistently is ranked by the readers of American Style Magazine as one of the Top 25 Cities for Art in the small cities category. ArtPlace has also named it was one of America's Top Twelve Small Town ArtPlaces for 2013. Eureka Springs is 49 miles from the Buffalo National River, and 58 miles from Fayetteville.
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