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 central downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. Spring Street, one of the main thoroughfares through the center of town, 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, parks 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. The Eureka Springs City Auditorium plays host to several top-name entertainers every year. Eureka is also home to several music variety shows. Historic hotels such as the Crescent Hotel, as well as unique bed and breakfast inns 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.
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