Extreme Outdoor Adventure for All Ages

So safe, even kids can do it. Ozark Mountain Zipline tours are a great family activity in Eureka Springs.

Imagine the thrill of zipping through the canopies of the Ozark Mountains. A sturdy line of cable suspends you from 20 to more than 300 feet above the valley. You can do more than imagine it. Sign up for this extreme adventure in Eureka Springs. Will Wall and his wife Kendra opened Ozark Mountain Ziplines in Eureka Springs in March of 2013 and oversee zip line tours for families, couples and groups.

The course was designed and built by Universal Zipline Technology, a leader in the zip line industry and is inspected daily. “Zip lining is considered an extreme sport so there is a lot attention given to safety and there are redundancies built into every element,” Will reassures. After being fitted into a helmet and safety harness, you board a shuttle and ride out to the course. Highly trained guides accompany you through your treetop adventure introducing you to breathtaking views of the Ozark Mountains.

Ziplines range in length from just 120 feet to 2000 feet between suspended platforms built outdoor adventure, tours, adventure, outdoor, travel tours, zip line, outdoorsin the treetops. No experience is necessary and children as young as 3 years of age can actually take the tour. Tours typically include groups of 10 and there are some requirements which can be found on the Ozark Mountain Zipline website. Tours are 2 hours.

Make your reservation!  Call 479.363.6699. Online ticketing will be available soon.

Eureka Springs Monkey Makes Tiger Friends

Eureka Springs is known as a tourist destination. It’s a funky mountain town with many fun surprises. It is here, nestled in the Ozark Mountains that a monkey will befriend 34 tigers on March 13, 2013. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a nationally acclaimed sanctuary for abandoned exotic animals and has recently undertaken a challenging project to make it home for 34 more large cats currently living in Mountainburg County. With over 100 big cats already living at TCWR, the need for additional housing/cages for the new rescues is now an emergency. Here is where a six pound monkey enters the story. eureka springs attractions intrigue theater turpentine creek wildlife refuge

Frankie, a talented Capuchin monkey, wants to help the Tigers!

Intrigue Theater, now in its third season in Eureka Springs, will welcome Frankie to the stage on March 13th for a fundraising show. Door profits from the show on Saturday March 13th at 8 p.m. will go directly to Turpentine Creek to help secure housing for the 34 big cats from Mountainburg County.

Learn more about Frankie, the March fundraising show and Intrigue Theater.

Buy your Intrigue Theater show tickets online.

Keep up with what is happening at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.
Buy your tickets to see the big cats at Turpentine Creek online!

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Eureka Springs Motorcycle Guide

STEP 1: Get your FREE Ride Eureka Springs Motorcycle Guide from Eureka Inn and discover the best motorcycle rides in the Ozarks around Eureka Springs.
STEP 2: Stay close to downtown. After riding all day, stretch your legs in downtown Eureka Springs. Discover downtown dining, shopping, spas, music and more.
STEP 3: Choose a preferred hotel for motorcycle enthusiasts. Best Western Eureka Inn offers Ride Rewards and is the official hotel for Harley-Davidson. Riders prefer Eureka Inn for these great features:

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Best Western Eureka Inn is located at the entrance to downtown and walking distance from Eureka nightlife.

• • A Pool – Cool off in a refreshing pool and enjoy Eureka Springs under the stars.
• • A Hot Tub – Soothe sore muscles and relax with friends around the hot tub.
• • A Place Close to Downtown – Off of Hwy. 62 at the entrance to historic downtown Eureka Springs; its where all the fun happens in the evenings.
• • Secure Parking – if possible, park right in front of your room. It doesn’t get more secure than that!
• • A Motorcycle Wash Station – A wash station complete with wipe towels makes getting ready for another day of riding quick and convenient.
• • Level Parking – safe and easy parking for your bike!
• • Complimentary Breakfast – this is a no brainer. Fuel up before you take off. Breakfast served onsite is convenient making it easy to get back on the road for another day of exploration.
• • See more features for this motorcycle friendly hotel…
Find all of this when you Book the Best Motorcycle Lodging and discover discount rates for bikers on most dates throughout the year. Best Western Eureka Inn in Eureka Springs has space to hang out with friends on site and plan the next day’s ride and offers ample parking for vehicles and trailers. Be sure to take advantage of Best Western Ride Rewards.

Eureka Springs Best Motorcycle Routes

Discover the most scenic motorcycle rides in the country…from Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Take an exhilarating trip on winding roads alongside the wild, free flowing Buffalo National River. Follow routes that cross Beaver Lake and the Little Golden Gate at Beaver Town or go deep into the Ozark Mountains to the valley where wild elk bugle and eagles soar overhead. Rest in some of the small but welcoming towns where American pride runs deep.

 Eureka Springs, Arkansas is an Ozark Mountain town with many motorcycle events and is centrally located to the best

 motorcycle rides including the famous Pig Trail, Jasper Disaster or Dragon’s Tail.

 Get your FREE ride maps at EurekaSpringsMotorcycleRoutes.com.

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is motorcycle friendly! Get great deals on overnight packages.

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is a Eureka Springs landmark offering riders a unique place to relax after a long ride. After a long adventurous day on the road, enjoy fine food and wine at the 1886 Steakhouse or just hang out with drink and a slice of pizza at Dr. Bakers and enjoy one of the best views Eureka Springs has to offer. Ease those aches with a trip to New Moon Spa & Salon.

Get Special rates just for motorcyclists! The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa offer special amenities for motorcycle enthusiasts including exclusive covered motorcycle parking.

Spring Break – 3 Reasons to Getaway to Eureka Springs

1. Families Find FUN

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Kids of all ages love to get close to the lions, tigers and bears at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and with so many places to explore, there is no shortage of Eureka Springs Attractions to keep things interesting. Hike the urban trails and hear tales of Eureka’s Wild West on a Downtown-N-Underground tour. Video your own Ghost Adventures with Ghost Tours through America’s Most Haunted Hotel.
Discover great vacation deals for a family vacation.

2. Couples Discover Romance eureka springs romantic vacation nightlife
Eureka Springs is one of the Nations Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Unique shopping, awarding winning and one of a kind restaurants and eclectic nightlife make this historic town anything but old. Find a new culinary favorite in one of Eureka Springs Restaurants. Enjoy premium aged beef cooked to order in the 1886 Steakhouse. Have a drink and enjoy the best view of the St. Patty’s Day Parade from a downtown restaurant. Watch a burlesque show or just listen to an up and coming band at one of Eureka Springs clubs.
 Find romantic vacation packages and last minute specials.

3. Girls Reconnect eureka springs spa vacation girlfriend getaway
Eureka Springs has been a spa destination for more than a century. Filled with world-class spas, girls love to getaway for a spa vacation. If you are planning a girlfriend getaway, reserve the suite inside New Moon Spa. It is a great place for the gang to relax with refreshments between treatments and catch up. Spring means great deals.
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Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day: Romance in Eureka Springs

If you are looking for that perfect, unique gift for Valentine’s Day or you just want to say, “I love you,” plan on escaping to Eureka Springs. Tucked into the beautiful Ozark Mountains, this 19th century town is as romantic as it gets. The streets are lined with historic hotels and resorts, colorful Victorian Inns  and unique B and B’s.

Here are some ideas to help you plan a romantic vacation to Eureka Springs in 2013. Can’t be here on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, there are great winter vacation specials to help you celebrate your love on another day. valentines day gifts from eureka springs
Pamper each other with a Duet Massage in one of Eureka Springs World Class Spas. New Moon features some great deals like the 3 Day Mountaintop Retreat offering body wrap, scrub, massage and more. Browse a list of Eureka Springs Spas and book your appointment before they fill up.
Relax in a hot tub overlooking breathtaking views of Beaver Lake and the Ozark Mountains. Browse a listing of Cabins and Cottages near Beaver Lake and Table Rock Lake in Holiday Island.
Find things to excite you. Downtown Eureka Springs is filled with unique shops carrying everything. Try Bath Junkie and design customized bath products. Explore Quicksliver for handmade jewelry, beautifully crafted pottery, and more. For something a little more romantic visit the Fine Art of Romance. Discover more about Eureka Springs Historic and FUN Downtown.
Enjoy life’s little pleasures. Share of bottle of their best wine at Stonehouse, smoked trout prepared with an Italian flare at Devitos,  or enjoy cocktails over a game of pool at Lucky 7 Billiards in the 1905 Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs.  Feel Parisian with duck in citrus jus prepared by French trained Chef Gilkerson at the Grand Taverne in the Grand Central Hotel. Take time enjoying a hand cut and specially prepared filet mignon and a glass of award-winning wine at the 1886 Steakhouse. Line up early for family style Italian at Ermilios on the historic loop. Learn more about the unique and locally inspired dishes of Eureka Springs Restaurants. Reservations are usually required for Valentine’s Day dinner.
Stay Intriguing…Intrigue Theater has announced a special Valentine’s Day performance. Learn more about Intrigue Theater.

End the day with a well-appointed room at one of Eureka Springs best lodging hotels. Eureka Springs is a historic town. Consider a room near historic downtown at the Grand Central Hotel or the 1905 Basin Park Hotel which overlooks Basin Spring Park. Skip the parking issues and stay at the Best Western Eureka Inn, located at the entrance to downtown. For a special treat, stay at the 1886 Crescent Hotel, a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America. Relax near the water at Can-U-Canoe or look out over the treetops from one of Crescent Cottages.

Discover more ideas and plan your Winter Getaway to Eureka Springs. Find last minute vacation deals and vacation specials on ReserveEureka.com.

Discover romantic events in Eureka Springs like the Chocolate Lover’s Festival on the Official Eureka Springs Calendar of Events.

Mardi Gras- A Carnival with Krazo 2013

Colorful beads, flying feathers and unmitigated fun…Louisiana’s northern neighbor likes to party too and a small Victorian town in the Ozarks celebrates Mardi Gras like no other.
Eureka Gras began with a New Orleans native, Dan Ellis seven years ago. To date, Mardi Gras is one of the biggest and certainly one of the most flamboyant festivals in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Krewe of Krazo (that’s OZARK spelled backwards) welcomes locals and visitors alike to “let the good times roll”. Don’t miss these crazy activities running January-February.

See photos of the 2011 Mardi Gras Parade on Facebook.

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1. Catch some beads thrown by costumed riders of fantastical floats as they wind down Spring Street in downtown Eureka Springs. There are two Mardi Gras parades, one night parade and one during the day.
2. Dance with royalty at one of the Mardi Gras balls held around town. Many of them are private so an invitation would be required but look for overnight packages that include tickets or get tickets to the famous Beaux Arts Ball which is open to the public. Don’t worry if you cannot find a ticket. The Mardi Gras spirit spills over into the streets. Swing some beads as you stroll to one of many quaint bars and independently owned restaurants around town.
3. Dress up your furry friend and march with the Krewe of Barkus in the main parade. This year’s theme is Go Gangnam! Get costume ideas and see the official poster or contact Rachel Brix at Percy’s Grooming & Pet Spa for more info on the pet parade.
4. Join some Freakin Eurekans on the Krazo 2nd Line Krawl then roll out of bed for the Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Read more about Eureka Gras Mardi Gras. Find a place to stay. ReserveEureka.com lists festival packages and last minute specials which are updated daily. See Eureka Springs lodging and check the Official Eureka Springs Calendar of Events for more details and times.

Great Deals for 2013:

Grand Central Hotel includes 2 nights in Luxury Jacuzzi Suite 2/8 & 2/9, dinner for 2 at the Grand Taverne Restaurant and 1 hr couples massage in the Spa just $429. Call 800.344.6050 from 9am-9pm to reserve.

Basin Park Mardi Gras Package is a 2 night stay with 2 tickets to the Beaux Arts Ball and Jazz Brunch.