Local Area Attractions
Blue Spring Heritage Center
Open Mid-March - Mid-November Visit the historic bluff shelter, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Walk on ground that nurtured the Cherokee people during the Trail of Tears. Connect with the natural beauty of many native gardens. See the power and wonder of Blue Spring, pouring 38 million gallons of cold, clear water each day into the trout-filled lagoon.
Pig Trail Kart n Golf
Open year round. Pig Trail Kart n Golf is excited to announce the opening of Eureka Spring's only family fun park!Our attractions include Go-Karts, Mini Golf, and an arcade. A snack bar and two more mini-golf courses will be coming soon. Bring the whole family by to check out what's new.
Open March - December Called the most beautiful little chapel in the world and named #4 in the top 10 structures of the 20th century by the American Institute of Architects; this inspiring architectural wonder hides deep in a woodland setting. The chapel is located two miles east of the campground. Their hours vary throughout the season due to special events.
America's Most Haunted Hotel
Open year round. At Americas Most Haunted Hotel, the 1886 Crescent Hotel, legend has been formed from the many guests who checked out but have never left. These famous spirits include Michael, the Irish stonemason who fell to his death while building the hotel in 1885, Theodora, the cancer patient of the Dr. Baker hospital days who seems to need help finding her room key, Norman Baker in his white suit and lavender shirt, Morris the cat, a mystery patient in a white nightgown who appears in the luxury suites at the foot of your bed. KOA guests that have taken the tour usually come back with a "ghostly" story of some sort...
Pine Mountain Theater
Shows begin March 15, 2013. Eureka Spring's original country music and comedy stage show. Owned, operated and entertained by the Drennon's for 31 seasons, then bought by the Bishops in 2005. The jamboree offers the very best in bluegrass, gospel, pop, rock, big band, Cajun, country western, comedy and fun. Shows at 8 p.m. March through October, plus special Christmas performances in November. We can make your reservations at the campground.
Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down
Open mid-March to mid-December The fun begins the moment the legendary Hoe-Down Gang hits the stage performing both contemporary and classics. Country, Cajun, pop, and gospel. These award-winning, talented entertainers truly love to perform and it shows!
Open March to November The castle has been named the "Strangest Dwelling in the Ozarks." Listen while a granddaughter describes her grandmother's dream and the amazing story of how it came to pass. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and seen on HGTV.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Open to the public daily 9-6 Lions, Tigers and Bears...OH MY! (oops, and a monkey added in) This big cat refuge, is a hit with the children and adults alike. Turpentine Creek is a Non-Profit organization that provides lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected "Big Cats".
Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery
Open year round. Keels Creek Winery recently received two bronze medals at the Sixth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College at Ankeny, Iowa."These wines were top notch," said Bob Foster, director of the Mid-American Wine Competition. "Consumers ought to track them down and enjoy them."
The vineyards are located in the Hills of Keels Creek, down Rock House Road about 3 miles from the city limits of Eureka Springs. The ten acres of their land which was initially planted in 2004 and 2005 now contains over 10 varieties of grape. Our intent is to stay small as a boutique winery focused on local grapes harvested from our vineyard and 3 other local vineyards.
Belle of the Ozarks
Open May - October View the sparkling clear water of Beaver Lake and miles of panoramic shoreline. Enjoy informative narration, spiced with humor covering a dozen points of interest. See Beaver Dam, White House Bluffs, a submerged homestead, the Ozark Bluff Dweller's burial ground and the two hundred acre game preserve island. Relax on this 1 hour and 15 minute tour of Beaver Lake - one of the most pristine lakes in the country.
War Eagle Cavern
March 9 - November 2013. Featuring a spectacular natural entrance, War Eagle Cavern on the shores of Beaver Lake offers 60 minute guided walking tours. No stairs or tight passages, wide walkways and stroller and pet friendly. Gem panning, Lost in the Woods maze, hiking trails, picnic and play areas above for hours of family fun. A trip to the Cavern and Mill make a great 1/2 day outing from the campground.
War Eagle Mill
Open year round War Eagle Mills history begins with the story of a tenacious pioneer couple, Sylvanus and Catherine Blackburn, who understood the importance of fresh, natural food in the lives of families as far back as 1832 when the first Mill was built. Floods, fires and wars-- Oh My! How War Eagle Mill has managed to survive is a truly great mystery. But the secret of the Mills survival is revealed in the power of water energy, the creative and functional development of early engineering techniques, and the eternal demand for healthy everyday choices. If the Mill could talk, we would hear tales of both struggle and exhilaration, of a young nation changing, and families around the table sharing bread.
Eureka Springs Transit System
Schedule varies with season Public Transit began in Eureka Springs in 1891 when the City acquired 10 streetcars, to be drawn over rails by mules, from Houston, Texas. For the next 25 years the clickety-clack of the streetcars could be heard all along lower and upper Spring Street. Unfortunately for those who loved riding the trolleys; the 1920's brought automobiles and along with them the demise of Eureka Springs' first mass transit system. It would be another 55 years before Eureka would see trolleys on her streets again, but on July 31, 1978; transportation in Eureka Springs was re-born.
With limited parking downtown, especially during special events, the Trolley is the best way to see Eureka Springs.
Castle Rogue's Manor
Tours by appointment. From Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings fans to history buffs to fine architecture lovers, a private guided tour of the Castle is an unforgettable experience enjoyed by guests of all ages. See how barons of medieval times lived their daily lives and photograph stunning picturesque views unlike any in the area.
Golden Pioneer Museum
Open April 1-October 31. The Golden Pioneer Museum gives the visitor a unique look into the lives of early Americans, both Native and the settlers who came in the 1800's. The Early American Pattern Glass collection is abundant with rare examples of some of the finest American made pieces from the late 1800's and early 1900's including:
- One of the largest collections of Carnival Glass in the Midwest
- Stunning examples of Vaseline glassware, Black Amethyst glassware, Custard glass, Flo Blue, rare pieces of Klondike glass (including two Snyder vases), a large collection of toothpick holders, and numerous other types of rare glass
- There are many other collections in the museum that include pocket watches, baseball cards, watches, guns, lunch boxes, rose bowls, as well as Civil War battlefield items.
In addition to the man-made treasures, the museum has a large collection of rare mineral items such as the following:
- The worlds largest turquoise carving, made in China from a 68 lb. nugget
- The largest double-terminated single quartz crystal, weighing 1,250 lbs
- A giant quartz crystal cluster, weighing over 4,000 lbs
- Rare mineral specimens from around the world
And best of all, it's free!! (Donations are accepted.)
Pea Ridge National Military Park
Open May 1 - October 31: 6am - 9pm, November 1 - April 30: 6am - 6pm
On March 7-8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and the West. The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought for their beliefs. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the United States.
Wal-Mart Home Offices and Museum
Open year-round Ever wonder where it all started? A short ride to Bentonville is all it takes to see the world's biggest retailer's original store and museum. When Sam Walton opened his 5&10 on the Bentonville town square in 1950, he had no idea he'd planted the seeds for what would become the global leader in retail. Today, that humble little dime store is the location of the Walmart Visitor Center. A family-friendly experience in three parts, the Visitor Center features a world-class exhibit gallery, Walton's 5&10, and The Spark Café.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Open year round. Just an hour's drive from the campground, this is a "must-see" while in northwest Arkansas.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomes all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of landscape. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding works that illuminate our heritage and artistic possibilities.The Museum, founded in 2005 by Alice Walton who chairs the board of directors, takes its name from nearby Crystal Spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall.
Crystal Bridges is building its permanent collection through the efforts of its professional staff as well as important gifts from private collectors such as Alice Walton and others. The collection features American masterworks dating from the Colonial era to contemporary times and will be on view to the public year-round.The Museum also displays a changing array of special exhibitions featuring art from museums and collections throughout the region, the nation, and abroad.
Just an hour's drive from the campground, Branson is a great day-trip while here. Branson, Missouri, hosts over seven million people each year! With over 100 shows and 400 restaurants, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing ride back to the Eureka Springs KOA for a peaceful night.
Bear Mountain Ridiing Stables
Trail rides last about an hour through some of the most beautiful Ozark mountain views and are suitable for all ages and experience, from beginners to pros. Rides are led by experienced guides who tell great stories and tall tales.
Ozark Mountain Ziplines
Opening March 1, 2013 Experience the exhilarating thrill of a Zip Line Canopy Tour right in the heart of the beautiful, pristine Ozark Mountains at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Soar through the air from up to 200+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 1800 feet long over vast gorgeous, beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. Our dense forest of hardwoods provide a wonderful setting for a nature filled experience guaranteed to satisfy thrill seekers from all walks of life.
Hidden Valley Trail Rides
Hidden Valley Trail Rides features horseback riding in a wilderness setting! Rent one of our gentle horses, or even bring your own! 650 acres of pristine Ozarks mountains and valleys provide the perfect atmosphere to recall the days when a horse provided the muscle for getting around: At Hidden Valley, they still do!
Steve's Stables offers intimate rides; never more than six riders, and only $30/person for a one hour guided trail ride (LESS if you are staying at Pond Mountain!). Steve has lived on Pond Mountain for more than 15 years, and is an expert identifying all the flora and fauna making for an informative as well as beautiful ride.