Add a lot of adventure and spice to your visit to Eureka Springs, Arkansas by exploring the many fun activities, interesting attractions and unique things to do. From Onyx Cave to Cosmic Cavern to The Great Passion Play, there are innumerable choices, a list of which we've listed below.
Great Passion Play -
The Great Passion Play is the #1 most attended drama in America, and is popular for families and groups visiting Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The play depicts the last few days of Christ's mortal life on Earth and is a must-see play for all visitors to the Ozarks Mountains. For more information, visit www.greatpassionplay.com.
Christ of the Ozarks Statue -
Sponsored by the Great Passion Play, the most attended outdoor drama in America, the Christ of the Ozarks is an incredibly popular attraction. The seven-story statue is open all year and there's no fee to visit it. For more information, visit www.greatpassionplay.com.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge -
During the past decade and a half, the staff at Turpentine Creek has traveled to more than a dozen states to rescue tigers, leopards, cougars, bobcats and lions. Thanks to their tireless efforts, you have an opportunity to view these once-neglected big cats at Turpentine Wildlife Refuge. For more information, visit www.turpentinecreek.org/.
Pine Mountain Jamboree -
From March through December, you can enjoy an evening of classic country music and hilarious comedy theater at the Pine Mountain Jamboree in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This unique family theater show has been a top Arkansas attraction since 1975. For more information, visit www.pinemountainjamboree.com/.
Blue Spring Heritage Center -
Breathtaking beauty blends perfectly with a special cultural experience at Blue Spring Heritage Center. Discover the land that the Cherokee people cherished. Stroll through the native gardens. Feel the power of Blue Spring, which pours 38 million gallons of water every day into a trout-filled lagoon. For more information, visit www.bluespringheritage.com/.
Keels Creek Winery -
Wine and art lovers will absolutely fall head-over-heels for Keels Creek Winery and Keels Creek Art Gallery. Located in the hills of Keels Creek, the winery contains more than 10 varieties of grapes. The work of 27 artists is displayed in the 3000 square foot gallery. For more information, visit www.keelscreek.com.
Onyx Cave Park -
Get in touch with your inner explorer and visit Onyx Cave Park. Take a fascinating tour of underground rooms and phenomenal formations in this cave that was discovered at the end of the 19th century. For more information, call 479-253-9321
Opera In The Ozarks -
Opera in the Ozarks is an opera festival that got its start in 1950. Associated with the National Federation of Music Clubs, Opera in the Ozarks is a major training program for singers seeking a career in opera. The 2008 season will feature La Boheme and The Mikado. For more information, visit www.opera.org/home.html.
Eureka Springs Historical Museum -
Located in the three-story Calif House (1899), the Eureka Springs Historical Museum features the art work and crafts of local artists along with exhibits that enlighten visitors about the fascinating past of Eureka Springs, a health resort town known for its more than 60 mineral springs. For more information, visit www.eshm.org/.
Ozarks Mountain Hoe-Down -
If you like bluegrass music, wacky comedy bits, audience participation and gospel, you'll love the Ozarks Mountain Hoe-Down. This one-of-a-kind theatrical experience stars the ever-popular P. Nutt, one of Eureka Springs' favorite silly sons. For more information, visit www.eurekasprings-hoedown.com.
War Eagle Mill -
An operational water-powered grist mill, War Eagle Mill is open seven days a week. Watch as the mill grinds cornmeal from organic grain. A variety of whole grain products can be purchased along with jellies, jams, honey and cookbooks. Twice a year, visitors descend upon the mill for the War Eagle Mill Arts & Crafts Fairs. Discover craftsmanship at its finest in a spectacular setting, especially in autumn. For more information, visit www.wareaglemill.com/.
Pivot Rock and Natural Bridge -
These prehistoric sites have long been a favorite tourist attraction in Eureka Springs for over 100 years. Both have been the subject of Ripley's Believe It or Not column. If you love nature, you'll love this attraction-it's one of the best places to spot Indigo Bunting birds.
Queen Ann Mansion -
This perfectly restored mansion, built in 1981, is a premier destination in Eureka Springs Arkansas. At the Queen Ann Mansion, there is plenty to do: visit the mansion for a self-guided tour, book your perfect wedding or plan a special event. You are sure to enjoy this famous mansion's impressive collection of 19th century artifacts and furnishings.