There's plenty to see at Eureka Springs, even if you've been there before. What better way to see the sights and enjoy the experiences than to take a tour where someone else does all the driving? The Eureka City Tour will pick you up from wherever you are staying and guide you through some of the most magnificent sites Eureka Springs is known for.
You'll head to the Thorncrown Chapel where you'll learn of the inspiring story about the beginning of the chapel. Get ready for your next stop at the historic Crescent Hotel, which according to its legend is also a haunted hotel. After your experience at the Crescent Hotel, the tour calms down a little when the tour heads to Spring Street. Here you'll see many Victorian Homes and the historical downtown area. You'll be told of the story of the axe-carrying temperance worker at the old Carrie Nations House. Your last stop on the tour will be that of the Christ of the Ozarks Statue where you can get a close up view of the world's second largest statue of Jesus.
Take a look at a couple of Eureka Springs well known tourist attractions on your own. The Onyx Cave Park, discovered in 1891, is a great adventure for anyone. This self-guided tour offers visitors to see stalactites and stalagmites in this beautiful living cave. The trails in the cave are not strenuous and the cave welcomes visitors of all ages and their cameras.
After enjoying your tour through the trails of this cave, stop by the gift shop for unique souvenirs to remember your journey underground. Plan to stop by the Eureka Springs Historical Museum that is located in the Calif House. This 1889 house is a three-story historical structure that is constructed of limestone from the nearby White River. You'll see a variety of exhibits that preserve the history and art of Eureka Springs and the people who have made the town what it is today. Through your tour, you'll learn about the history of Eureka Springs from the time it was a tent city with its 10,000 citizens, into it's current state that draws tourists.
Eureka Springs has 62 springs located within the city limits with Calif Spring being one of those. Swing by the Sophia's Parlor that is a replica of a Victorian parlor and is used throughout the year to reserve for receptions or teas.
Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway will give you a wonderful relaxing experience as you take a ride on the Excursion Train. If you're looking for a unique place to eat, try out the Dining Car as you ride the rails. You'll see a 1940 era diesel locomotive in operation or you can view the exhibits of the stationary steam locomotive. You'll enjoy watching the authentic turntable to see how engines could be turned around when they had reached the end of the line.
Visitors to Eureka Springs will find plenty of local entertainment and attractions for them to tour. Enjoy the history and of course, you'll have to make arrangements to enjoy the springs that make Eureka Springs well known in the health spa community.
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