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Traveler of the Week is Soaking in Eureka Springs

Traveler of the Week is Soaking in Eureka Springs Photo

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Posted on August 3, 2012 in Traveler of the Week

"Once again Arkansas took me by surprise with both its history and diversity. If you visit Crystal Bridges, Eureka Springs is a short detour and well worth the trip." -sasha1

As a growing tourist destination, Arkansas continues to impress visitors of all kinds. Longtime member sasha1 recently took a summer trip to Eureka Springs to soak and relax in the healing waters of the charming town and recall the journey in the journal Arkansas Camping in June.

"The healing waters of Eureka Springs have been valued since Indians inhabited the area and a little Indian princess had her sight restored by the waters of the Basin Spring. A hotel of the same name is a lovely stop when you are downtown. When Dr. Jackson's son also was cured of sight problems he established a practice there."

Their advice for getting around the city, "Your first stop in Eureka Springs should be the trolley depot to purchase your all day pass which will become your best friend when you tire of the steep and uneven hills of Eureka Springs. Regardless of their inarguable charm the streets of this town will give hikers a workout. Prepare for very uneven curbs and sidewalks and inclines. Fair warning."

Other than the springs, some other town attractions include "the 1886 Crescent Hotel where some guests have supposedly stayed waaay beyond their check out time and if you are lucky you might see them on a haunted tour."

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Posted by jhartmann13 (JJ Hartmann)

Comment by eurekasprings on August 3, 2012

there are actually no hot springs in Eureka Springs. All the springs are cold.

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