Seniors Drawn to Eureka, Arkansas

Eureka… we found it! In Arkansas!

Yes, Eureka Springs, Arkansas is one hot spot.  Called the “Little Switzerland of Arkansas”, there are lots of things for seniors to do and to see.   You will see lovely Victoiran architecture, sumptuous homes and an award-winning glass chapel in the woods.   Trolleys, narrated tram tours, and horse-drawn carriage rides will show you around histortic Eureka Springs and all it has to offer senior visitors.

The Springs…Cold, Spring Water

Eureka Springs, with a population of approximately 2500, is located in northwest Arkansas in the heart of the Ozark Mountains near Beaver Lake. Branson, Missouri is only 45 miles northwest. The Passion Play, in Eureka Springs is nationally famous.

There is a lot of history  in Eureka Springs and plenty of interesting places to stay including luxury log cabins and the downtown historical Basin Park Hotel.  Not your average tourist town, Eureka Springs is cradled between two mountains of lush, hardwood forests, a Victorian secret hidden amid the rolling Ozark mountains.

And of course, the springs which were the original attraction.  Legend has it that the Native American tribes of the area believed that the cold spring water could cure many ailments, and the surrounding land was considered sacred ground.

Legendary City of Healing

For hundreds of years, Eureka Springs has been known as a center for holistic healing and natural health. Victorian Era health seekers believed Eureka Springs to be the location of the Fountain of Youth itself.  Seniors from all over the world seek Eureka Springs as a quiet retreat from everyday life.

The City of Eureka Springs was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.  Eureka Springs was honored as one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

 In the Eureka Springs environs, senior visitors will discover 60+ natural springs, three lakes and over 1800 acres of city park land.Lake Leatherwood Park is 1600 acres and an 85-acre spring-fed lake which was formed by one of the largest hand-cut limestone dams in the United States.

Senior Travelers, What Are You Waiting For?

Arkansas annually attracts senior visitors from across the nation and abroad. Cat Steven’s “Morning Has Broken” focuses on Eureka Springs.  Many are drawn to its abundant opportunities for outdoor adventures and to its natural beauty, as seen in the state’s waterfalls, tour caverns and wild caving experiences, forested mountain trails and scenic drives.

Do you enjoy hiking?  Eureka Springs has many trails and the state is full of outdoor clubs and preservation societies.  The Natural State’s abundant resources will make your Arkansas vacation one to remember.  jeb

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