Eureka Springs Journals

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Little Switzerland of the Ozarks

A travel journal to Eureka Springs by jwdorris

Pea Ridge National Military Park Photo, Eureka Springs, Arkansas More Photos
Quote: Eureka Springs is a quaint town nestled in northwest Arkansas. It has a charming atmosphere with old Victorian-style homes that have become bed-and-breakfasts, tour homes, and restaurants that make it a great place for a romantic weekend getaway. Fun activities abound in and around the town.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Little Switzerland of the Ozarks

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Overview

The Crescent Hotel Photo, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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Founded as a health resort around the numerous springs in the area, Eureka Springs has become a tourist town with fun activities for all ages. It is a great place to go with kids, but it remains a great destination for a romantic getaway. There are numerous restaurants that have a good selection of food available for a wide range of prices. Lodging, ranging from standard budget motels to romantic bed-and-breakfasts, is available for a wide range of prices. For those who prefer camping, there are several campgrounds in the area, ranging from commercial campgrounds with full hookups in town to more natural and less commercialized camping located in Corp of Engineer campgrounds on nearby Beaver Lake....Read More

Pea Ridge National Military Park

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Attraction

Pea Ridge National Military Park Photo, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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On March 7 and 8, 1862, 16,000 confederate troops under the command of Major General Earl Van Dorn marched on the 10,500 federal troops commanded by Brigadier General Samuel Curtis encamped near Elkhorn Tavern in northwestern Arkansas. Control of the state of Missouri was a major objective for both sides during the first year of the Civil War. Just 7 months earlier at Wilson’s Creek, near Springfield, Missouri, the confederates won a major victory over Curtis and the Union army. At Pea Ridge, the Federals repelled the confederate attack, won the battle, and preserved Missouri for the Union. The visitors’ center is a great place to start your tour of the battlefield. A small museum displays u...Read More

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Pea Ridge National Military Park
West Highway 62
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
(479) 451-8122