The 15 Best Things to Do in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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Nestled in the spectacular Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs is an adorable Victorian-era town that’s just oozing history and charm.

With so many cool things to see and do, you might not know where to begin. So we’ve compiled our list of the absolute best things to do in Eureka Springs for you.

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Keels Creek is a boutique winery set right on the edge of town. Stop by their Spanish-style tasting room, and the staff will talk you through a free tasting of their boutique wines.

Sip Local Wine at a Boutique Winery

If you’re looking to get outside during your trip, Beaver Lake is the perfect place. Located just 20 minutes from the historic downtown, Beaver Lake boasts 28,000 acres of beautiful waters just begging to be explored.

Spend the Day on Beaver Lake

Set in the woods just three miles from downtown, this wooden chapel is widely hailed as “one of the finest religious spaces of modern times” and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Marvel at the Thorncrown Chapel

Located six miles from downtown Eureka Springs, Onyx Cave is yet another one of the most unique Eureka Springs attractions. The cave was discovered in 1891. It remains the oldest show cave in Arkansas and has been attracting tourists since way back in 1893.

Explore Onyx Cave

Located just nine miles from the heart of downtown Eureka Springs, the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a must for any animal lover.

Visit the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Explore the two-story building, and you’ll find a range of informative permanent and temporary exhibits meant to preserve the history and heritage of Eureka Springs and its residents.

Step Back in Time at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum

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