Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eureka Springs Activites

What to do in January in Eureka Springs and the surrounding areas? Some refer to this a the quite season, I refer to January the best time to come to Eureka Springs. No, crowed restaurants, no crowded streets that you can't navigate.  January is a great time to visit. Here is a list of some of the Eureka Springs activities that are open during the Winter.

Christ Statue at the Passion Play grounds, at this time of the year the play is closed , however the grounds are open for a visit as well as the statue. If the weather is a bit cool and rainy visit the amazing underground cave. Cosmic Cavern-- open daily 9-5PM  The tour of the Cavern is an unexpected surprise, the tour guides are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. If the weather is permitting take a day trip to Hobb State park and take one of the interpretive boat trips  Eagle Watching at Hobbs State Park

If this is your first trip to Eureka Spring what better way to visit and experience the town but through a narrative tour with Michelle McDonald. Eureka Van Tour  January 2PM appointment, call 253-8737. If you do enjoy tours take one of a different kind, each evening the old Crescent Hotel host its Ghost Tours, each evening at 8:00.  If you would like to break up the day, weather permitting of course with a wilderness visit try Hiking at Lake Leatherwood, our on Eureka Springs city park. Located just west of town on highway 62. Just past the Thorncrown Chapel and before the new bridge, look closely for the signs on the right of the road.If the weather is good, think about a horse back riding adventure, the horse still need the exercise even if it is winter. Horseback Riding; Steve’s Stables, Bear Mtn Riding Stables, Hidden Valley Guest RanchDinner Bell Ranch

 Keels Creek Winery open from 12 noon to 5PM offers a wonderful array of locally made wines.  Enjoy the tasting as well as their gallery of local art work.  Little Golden Gate Bridge, take a short road trip to Beaver Town over the White River. The bridge looks like a mini Golden Gate.  Contact Smith at Rogues Castle at Beavertown for a Tour and narrative history of the property. One of my most favorite places in Eureka Springs the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, enter the church through the bell tower, to experience the spiritual vortex. How about Lion's, Tigers and Bears? Visit the Turpentine Creek-- open daily 9-4PM  If this is your first time, visit during afternoon feeding. Beans and Corn Bread for lunch? Visit a working grist mill on the War Eagle River, a few minutes outside of town, War Eagle Mill. Finally what would a trip to Eureka Springs be with out a horse and carriage ride?  To make your trip complete call Tom at Olden Days Carriage Rides. Take a romantic carriage ride through the historic district of downtown Eureka Springs.  If it is chilly Tom has heated blankets on board.The Angel at Rose Hall is centrally located in the heart of the historic district, it is your Eureka Springs vacation destination.

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