Things to Do in Eureka Springs

Turpentine Creek Big Cat Reserve in Eureka Springs AR

Turpentine Creek Big Cat Reserve

Local attractions range from the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, home to over 100 wild cats, to the inspiring Thorn Crown Chapel, to War Eagle Mill, a working flour mill. There are many different things to do in Eureka Springs no matter what days you visit.

Kayaking at Lake Lucerne Resort and Ranch

Kayaking and Canoeing

Day trip canoe adventures are less than 15 minutes away. Best river months are April to July and depend upon our rainfall. Guests at Lake Lucerne Resort and Ranch have access to rental boats on our small private Lake Lucerne. More serious boating contact Kings River Outfitters, or Float Eureka. Lakes and rivers abound in the area. You can fish or boat on Beaver Lake, Lake Leatherwood, Table Rock Lake, Buffalo National River, White River or Kings River.

Art Galleries and Classes

Since the 60’s, Eureka Springs has attracted a strong artist community. The Eureka Springs School of the Arts began in 1998, offering classes in all forms of creativity. Eureka Springs Galleries give you the opportunity to enjoy every form of creativity, exp: Zarks Gallery, Wilson & Wilson, Eureka Fine Art Gallery. There are lots of things to do in Eureka Springs every day.

Classic Car in Eureka Springs Parade

Annual Car Events

If you love cars, you will love our Car Show weekends, including Mustang Weekend, VW Weekend, Classic Cars and Corvette Weekends. The parking lots fill on Highway 62 with people admiring all their treasures. Following the competition they do a parade through downtown Eureka Springs.

Mountain Biking

Eureka Springs is a hub for Mountain Bikers here in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. The city park has over 21 miles of hiking and biking trails around Lake Leatherwood. Rapidly becoming known as some of the most challenging trails in mid-America. Lake Lucerne Resort and Ranch offers Mountain Biking Packages with a qualified guide.

Cave in Eureka Springs area

Caves in Eureka Springs Area to Visit

Go cave exploring at Onyx Cave (5 minutes drive from downtown), War Eagle Cavern (25 minute drive, Cosmic Caverns (25 minute drive, or Blanchard Spring Cavern (2 hour drive from Eureka Springs)

Participant in Eureka Springs Parade

Festivals, Parades and Music

Eureka Springs festive holiday’s are not to be missed! Eureka Gras Parade highlights all the festivities around the Mardi Gras season. May is devoted to the Arts with the Artrageous Parade as the highlight. Singers and Musicians have come together for 68 years to participate in Opera in the Ozarks. Blues, Classical, Jazz are all celebrated at various venues during the year.