Eureka Springs is a unique Victorian resort village.
The city has steep winding streets filled with Victorian-style cottages and manors. The old commercial section of the city has an alpine character, with an extensive streetscape of well-preserved Victorian buildings. The buildings are primarily constructed of local stone and lie along streets that curve around the hills and rise and fall with the topography in a five-mile long loop. Eureka Springs Historic District is a historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. It includes most of Eureka Springs, which dates from 1880. Native American legends tell of a Great Healing Spring in the Eureka Springs area, and various cultures visited the springs for this sacred purpose. Eureka Springs History abounds. On February 14, 1880, Eureka Springs was incorporated as a city. Thousands of visitors came to the springs based on Saunders’ promotion and covered the area with tents and shanties. In 1881, Eureka Springs enjoyed the status of Arkansas’s fourth largest city, and in 1889 it was the second largest city, behind Little Rock.
Stay, Love, Play...
Stay in Eureka Springs for a weekend, or a week … wake up to the sound of birdsong, mist-filled valleys, private forests and a friendly community. From a B&B or guesthouse to a secluded cottage
Eureka Springs is the wedding capitol of the South. No other place offers the ambiance that Eureka has. Outdoor weddings, specialty weddings, Holy Unions, Domestic Partnerships..it’s all here in Eureka.
America’s Distinctive Destinations
Some buildings have street-level entrances on more than one floor. Eureka Springs has been selected as one of America’s Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Eureka Springs has historically been called The Little Switzerland of America and The Stairstep Town because of its mountainous terrain and the winding, up-and-down paths of its streets and walkways. The streets wind around the town, and no two intersect at a 90 degree angle; there are no traffic lights.