Historical Places

The City of Eureka Springs was founded and named on July 4, 1879. By late 1879, the estimated population of Eureka Springs reached 10,000 people and in 1881, the town was declared a "City of the First Class," the fourth largest city in Arkansas. Today, our history lives on as the entire downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places with National Significance. While we're nowhere near the 4th largest in Arkansas, Eureka is still a "First Class City." (Read more about Eureka Springs History)

Hidden historical points of interest including the 1929 Municipal Auditorium opened by John Phillips Souza, the Eureka Underground, a civil war hospital, famed Abolitionist Carry Nation's Home, houses of ill repute, numerous Bath Houses and the site of Marshall Tilgham's famous capture of the final member of the Dalton gang all may be found in Downtown Eureka Springs and brought to life on one the Main Street program's walking tours.

Eureka Springs also is home to five historic hotels pre-dating 1906, nearly one hundred restored mansions now serving as bed and breakfast lodging and hundreds of other cabins and cottages that range from summer cottages in the 1880 to roadside motor courts of the 1950s. For its preservation, Eureka Springs has been recognized as one of 12 DISTINCTIVE DESTINATIONS by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is a certified Main Street.

Please join us to explore our expansive city trail system connecting this well-preserved one-of-a-kind destination. Here are some of our favorite historic sites and resources:

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66 Center Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-981-0991
Location: Historic District

Description: Located just off of Spring Street, this private guest lodging with adjacent Carriage House is part of the 1886 Perkins Mill property, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This large property is situated in the center of Historic Downtown, with private patios, large covered porch, expansive stone walls, wate[...] more details

12 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Toll-Free: 888-506-7837
Phone: 479-253-7837
Rates: $99 - $319
Location: Historic District

Description:  

For the MOST FUN in downtown Eureka Springs, choose The 1905 Basin Park Hotel. This historic seven-story structure towers over the entertainment district of downtown Eureka Springs -night spots, bistros, shopping and galleries- and adds to that downtown fun with its own Balcony Bar and Restaurant, Lucky Seven Rooftop B[...] more details

5 Ojo Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Toll-Free: 800-656-6734
Phone: 479-253-6734
Rates: $129 - $205
Location: Historic District

Description: “One of the South’s finest Inns”
Situated on the highest peak in Eureka Springs, this award winning and #1 rated B&B in Arkansas is located on a large wildlife inhabited wooded lot on the historic loop and just a short stroll to downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries. The 5 Ojo is professionally owned [...] more details

12 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Toll-Free: 888-506-7837
Phone: 479-253-7837
Rates: $99 - $319
Location: Historic District

Description:  

For the MOST FUN in downtown Eureka Springs, choose The 1905 Basin Park Hotel. This historic seven-story structure towers over the entertainment district of downtown Eureka Springs -night spots, bistros, shopping and galleries- and adds to that downtown fun with its own Balcony Bar and Restaurant, Lucky Seven Rooftop B[...] more details

Listed in Ripleys Believe it or Not. The only church you enter through the bell tower. Gift Shop hours are 10AM-4PM, 7 days a week from April thru October. Service schedule is as follows: (April - October) Saturday 5:00; Sunday 7:30AM; Sunday 9:00AM. Admi ...Read More
Phone: 479-253-2222
Location: Historic District

Description: Listed in Ripleys Believe it or Not. The only church you enter through the bell tower. Gift Shop hours are 10AM-4PM, 7 days a week from April thru October. Service schedule is as follows: (April - October) Saturday 5:00; Sunday 7:30AM; Sunday 9:00AM. Admission is free of course, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Hwy 62 West, Visitor Information Center, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-9572

Description: These open-air tram tours are operated by the City of Eureka Springs and feature an experienced local guide. Park your car and let someone else do the driving to all the must-sees of Eureka Springs. Please note: 1/ Groups, please call 479-253-6852 for reservations 2/ These tours are offered seasonally starting around April 1.

935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Toll-Free: 800-882-7529
Phone: 479-253-9200
Location: Attraction District

Description: Standing as a symbol for freedom from tyranny, a 10-foot section of the Berlin Wall is displayed near Christ of the Ozarks on the grounds of The New Great Passion Play. Psalm 23 was etched into the stone by East Berliners while imprisoned under Communism and is still visible today. Open daily. Admission is free. 800-882-7529.&nb[...] more details

137 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-9572

Description: Eureka Springs offers several trolley routes to various locations around town. Most lodging establishments have front door service as do central locations in the downtown area. Park your car, get on a trolley and let THEM drive you to all the sights and attractions of Eureka Springs. Children 6 and under free.

98 South Main, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-244-6919
Rates: $149 - $209
Location: Historic District

Description: The Cobbler's Cottage is one of the oldest homes in Historic Eureka Springs and was the recipient of three 1994 Excellence in Restoration Awards. This charming dwelling offers a winning combination of quaint charm and contemporary luxury. The Cobblers has two floors with a bedroom on each, both with queen size beds. One bed[...] more details

165 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Toll-Free: 866-336-2001
Phone: 479-253-2001
Rates: $79 - $195
Location: Historic District

Description: The Circa 1880 Piedmont House is an economical bed and breakfast with as many modern amenities we could add to this historic lodging building. We have renovated and redecorated all of our suites to retain as much of the original Victorian atmosphere as possible. Because of the original styling of the building, each suite has pri[...] more details

75 Prospect, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Toll-Free: 888-522-9766
Phone: 479-253-9766
Rates: $139 - $399
Location: Historic District

Description: High atop the Arkansas Ozarks sits Eureka Springs' mountaintop spa resort that is "the symbol of Arkansas hospitality" and a proud member of the exclusive Historic Hotels of America.  The Crescent Hotel has been the choice of those seeking a prestigious Eureka Springs wedding site, mountaintop spa getaway, or a comfort[...] more details

75 Prospect, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Toll-Free: 888-522-9766
Phone: 479-253-9766
Rates: $99 - $399
Location: Historic District

Description: High atop the Arkansas Ozarks sits Eureka Springs' mountaintop spa resort that is "the symbol of Arkansas hospitality" and a proud member of the exclusive Historic Hotels of America.  The Crescent Hotel has been the choice of those seeking a prestigious Eureka Springs wedding site, mountaintop spa getaway, or a comfort[...] more details

935 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Toll-Free: 800-882-7529
Phone: 479-253-9200
Location: Attraction District

Description: The “Crystal Bridges” of Bible Museums and Biblically inspired art in Northwest Arkansas, the Bible Museum and Sacred Arts Gallery are incredible collections. The Bible Museum is composed of over 6,000 Bibles in over 325 languages and dialects. Some of the rarest Bibles include an original 1st edition, 1st printing 1[...] more details

135 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-7474
Rates: $129 - $229
Location: Historic District

Description: The Palace Hotel and Bath House Spa is conveniently located in the Historic Downtown District of Eureka Springs, AR. We are just a short stroll from the many wonderful shops, art galleries, bars & restaurants, as well as the rich historic architecture that Eureka Springs has to offer. We are only minutes away from Beaver Dam[...] more details

Downtown, Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Description: Blocks and blocks of history, Victorian architecture, shops, art galleries, hotels, homes and cottages, and charming atmosphere. The entire downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in America.

95 South Main, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-9417

Description: See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived here. A fascinating collection of papers, photographs, mementos, official documents, home furnishings and other artifacts. Extensive research material and geneology. Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00pm We are open from 11:00 a.m. t[...] more details

4024 Mundell Rd. (in Starkey Park), Eureka Springs, AR 72631
Phone: 479-253-6200
Location: Countryside

Description: 12-mile cruise on Beaver Lake. Informative narrative of lake history and attractions, including Beaver Dam. View over 60 miles of scenic shoreline. Cruise around a 200 acre wildlife preserve and see the Ozark Bluff Dwellers burial ground. Daily departures May thru October at 11am, 1pm & 3pm (Closed Thursdays). A "must do" at[...] more details