Eureka Springs Summer Bucket List

We’ve made the ultimate Eureka Springs summer bucket list!  Take advantage of the long days and warm nights with the following activities.  How many can you check off this year?

 Explore an area cave or cavern: Onyx Cave, War Eagle Cavern or Cosmic Cavern

 Ride horses at Dinner Bell Ranch, Hidden Valley Ranch, or Bear Mountain Stables

 Hike or bike more than 25 miles of multi-use trails around Lake Leatherwood and Black Bass Lake

 Can you escape the room before time runs out?   Visit Escape Room 13 to find out!

 Enjoy the area lakes and rivers and stand up paddleboard, kayak or canoe with SUP Outfitters,  Float Eureka, or Trigger Gap Outfitters.

 Zipline through the forest at Ozark Mountain Ziplines

 Visit rescued big cats and other wild animals at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

 Take in the history of Eureka Springs at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum

 Take in America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama, The Great Passion Play

 Visit Blue Spring,  pouring 38 million gallons of cold, clear water each day into its trout-filled lagoon.

  Relax on a cruise of Beaver Lake on Belle of the Ozarks

 See all of historic Eureka Springs while someone else drives and narrates on the Tram Tour

 Find your favorite swimming hole at an area pool, river, creek, or lake.

 Shop our open-air Farmer’s Market on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Community Center Parking Lot

 Experience an evening of mystery and intrigue at Intrigue Theater

 Enjoy FREE Music in Basin Spring Park the 3rd Saturday of every month

 Climb a 100′ Observation Tower at Razorback Gift Shop or The Village at Pine Mountain

 Golf at Holiday Island

 Shop for Bargains at the Annual Yards & Yards of Yard Sales in August

 Visit Pivot Rock Natural Bridge

 Tour the Ozarks’ strangest dwelling, Quigley Castle

 The opera at Inspiration Point presents three fully staged operas during its June and July summer opera festival Opera in the Ozarks

 Kick up your heels with Drumming in the Park the first Saturday of every month

 Mountain bikers love the  steep hills and winding roads during the Fat Tire Festival

 Celebrate diversity at Summer Diversity Weekend

 Visit with artists during Second Saturday Gallery Stroll

 Do you have what it takes to become The Eurekan?  Enter the 3 day  multi-sport festival!

 The St. Elizabeth Catholic Church is listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” because visitors enter the building from the bell tower.

 Volkswagen lovers can meet up at the 3-Day Volkswagen Festival

 Take a cooking class with Cuisine Karen

 Camp out at an area campground.

 Ghost hunters can take a ghost tour at the Crescent Hotel, Basin Park Hotel or around Haunted Eureka Springs

 Ditch your car and ride a Trolley around Eureka Springs

 Step back in time to an earlier age of locomotive transportation and enjoy the Excursion Train or the Dining Car at ESNA Railway.

 Enjoy a show at the Ozark Mountain Hoedown.

 What’s under downtown Eureka Springs?   You can take a tour and find out!

 See why the beautiful Thorncrown Chapel has received dozens of architecture awards from around the world.

 Enjoy local music & fun at one of our area bars & clubs.

 Explore the springs of Eureka Springs with this handy map

 Go fishing on one of our lakes or rivers:  Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Lake Leatherwood, Kings River or White River

 Shop until you drop at one of our dozens of shops and galleries

 Take an art class at Eureka Springs School of the Arts

 Have a relaxing massage at one of the many spas throughout town

 Taste area wines at Keels Creek Winery and Railway Winery