We love to go over for the day, it's only about 45 miles away. We went to a favorite restaurant for our anniversary at Eureka recently and then spent the remainder of the afternoon looking in the many shops. You see the real Eureka if you take the time to look, a small town made up of an eclectic group of artists and nature lovers. Flowers and ivy are everywhere, perennials grow in every nook and cranny of stone walls. Orange kitty cats sprawl on windowsills and an occasional pup trots along beside a local kid. It's Small-Town America at it's finest!
Covering about two square miles, the streets are steep and winding with sidewalks made of limestone or brick built in the 1890's. The historic buildings have a strong Victorian influence.
Thorncrown Chapel is a 48 foot tall glass structure with 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass. Available for daily visitation, retreats and weddings, visitors in awe of this amazing structure have made it become known as one of the most beautiful chapels in the world.
St. Elizabeth's Chapel was built in 1906 by Richard Kerens in memory of his mother. Kerens was one of the builders of the Crescent Hotel. Mentioned in Ripley's "Believe It or Not" because the church is entered through the bell tower. The walk from the bell tower has the 14 Stations of the Cross in Italian marble along the right hand side. The chapel was designed with St. Sophia's Church in Istanbul, Turkey in mind.
Centuries before the beautiful Victorian city of Eureka Springs was born, the area had long been known by the Indians for its healing waters. An old Native American Legend tells of a Sioux Princess who suffered from an eye affliction that had taken away her sight. However, when she washed her eyes in the Basin Spring, her eyesight was fully restored.
Bubba's Barbecue is one of our favorite places to go. They have great BBQ and another favorite...Bubba's Industrial Strength Nachos, a seriously good pile of chips, chili, cheddar and jalapenos that will fill you up for days!
Rogue's Manor at Sweet Spring is a fine dining restaurant and lounge in the downtown Historic District of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Rogue's Manor Menu
just fabulous specialty shops and art galleries.