Eureka Springs Arkansas
Travelling across the Ozark Mountains on amazing two lane highways with beautiful vistas, and curving highway, in just short of an hour from Branson MO. you come to Eureka Springs Arkansas.
Eureka Springs is a destination all of its own, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and Wikipedia describes it as “a unique Victorian resort Village” and I would concur.
Streets that rise from the valley floor curving at odd angles up the mountain side, with walkway overpasses and staircase alleyways, off of which boutique stores can be found. Now I am just describing the historical downtown core.
As you move away for the historical area Victoria Mansions have been opened as bed and breakfasts, or there are historical single unit cabins that have been refurbished and as always the typical assortment of Hotels and Motels.
Eureka Springs has thought out tourist transportation well. I would recommend for a day trip that you park at the Transit & Welcome Centre 137 W. Van Buren Hwy 62W. It costs $5.00 to park with public washrooms available and $6.00 per person for an all-day trolley pass. You can see all of the city by just riding the different air conditioned trolleys or you can get off and on as Paul and I did.
We were in Eureka for the 43rd Annual Antique Automobile Festival which will be held the first weekend in September 2014. If you are an antique car aficionado it will make a great travel destination.
Many of the local people kept encouraging Paul and I to go to Silver City at an admission fee of $62.00 per person and a lineup of cars almost 1.5 miles long this morning. So for the price of gas, two ice cream cones and a Tilley Hat we had a wonderful day in Eureka Springs instead.
Don’t anyone tell our son-in-law Robert, Paul purchased plaid shorts and I think he looks grand in them.