Secluded and peaceful with winding mountainside streets, Eureka Springs, Arkansas has a flair like no other town. In fact, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Eureka Springs as one of its "Dozen Distinctive Destinations." The streets of this North Arkansas town are lined with extraordinary Victorian homes hugging cliffsides, and its entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. Spring Street, one of the main thoroughfares, was named one of America's 10 Best Streets for 2010 by the American Planning Association. In 2014, Eureka Springs was named as having one of America's Best Main Streets by Yahoo Travel.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas has block after block of one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, fine art galleries, craft emporiums, spas, museums and restaurants for you to explore. 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 Eureka Springs City Auditorium each year. Eureka is also home to several music variety shows. Trolley and carriage rides are a popular way to see the city and great for informal tours. 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.
In 2009, the town was again selected as one of 100 Great Towns of America. (the first time was 1998). The town’s art scene has also received high praise: it is consistently 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 one of America's Top Twelve Small Town ArtPlaces for 2013. Eureka Springs is in Carroll County, just 49 miles from the Buffalo National River, and 58 miles from Fayetteville, AR.
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