At the turn of the 20th century, people flocked to Eureka Springs because they believed the waters of the area had special healing powers. Today, this northwest Arkansas town of 2,500 supports dozens of spas, and has become a bed-and-breakfast mecca, with more than 80 B&Bs. A thriving resort town, Eureka Springs is home to nearly 400 resident artists who showcase their work in some 100 specialty shops, including fine crafts and art galleries. Outdoors enthusiasts of every variety are also attracted to this historic community tucked away in the Ozark Mountains, where scenic rivers, clear lakes, and convenient camping frame one of the best-preserved communities in the United States.
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The American Institute of Architects chose this ethereal glass-and-wood marvel in the woods as one of the top 10 building designs of the 20th century.
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Built of local limestone in 1886, the Crescent Hotel & Spa sits atop a hill with panoramic vistas. Enjoy the view from the top-floor Sky Bar balcony.
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The entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. See why as you admire Victorian architecture along winding Spring Street.
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Housing more than 130 animals, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge provides a comfortable home for rescued big cats and other exotic wildlife.
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Site of an 1862 clash that “saved Missouri for the Union,” Pea Ridge National Military Park is one of America’s best-preserved Civil War battlefields.
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When you need to get going immediately, you'll feel less stressed if you've prepared in advance.
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