While in the Eureka Springs area, do not miss the Passion Play. It is one of the most amazing productions I have ever seen. It portrays Jerusalem during the days before Christ's crucifixion. It is put on at dusk so that different areas of the city can be lit up as the drama progresses. It is located on top of the mountain and there are several other points of interest to view while you are there, such as a Holy Land exhibit and the very lovely statue called "Christ of the Ozarks" which sits on the mountain and towers over the city. Admission is $l7.75/person and is a must-see.
We also visited Turpentine Creek, which is a preserve for exotic animals that have been rescued. We saw bears, cougars, lions, tigers, rhesus monkeys, etc. Most of these animals had been owned by private citizens all over the country who wanted them for pets and then found they could no longer care from them. Some of them were wild animals that had been injured and were taken in to be healed and then returned to the wild. The program is mostly supported by donations, and most of the people who work there and care for the animals are volunteers. The animals look content and well cared for. Admission is $6.00/person. There are programs shown at specific times and you are allowed to wander around the compound at your own pace as well.