Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a special place that embodies history with Victorian homes and a trolley that will take you around the city. One of the greatest places to visit in Eureka Springs is the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. This hotel is located downtown in the historic district and the history surrounding this hotel makes it worth visiting. You will see the towering hotel and notice its old charm immediately. A great way to enjoy the hotel is to tour the inside or even stay there and then walk out the front door and take a horse drawn carriage ride around the historic city and really feel the personality of this city.
If you aren’t interested in a carriage ride then you can still get around Eureka Springs, but in a different manner. What would that be? A trolley ride of course! This historic city has trolley services that can take you around the city. It’s pretty cheap too with a one ride pass costing $2, a full day pass costs $4 and a two day pass $6. The two day pass must be used on consecutive days. Kids six to 11 are charged only $1 per ride. The tram tours of the Eureka Springs historic district cost a bit more and have a different schedule than the regular trolley.
The tram operates March 4 – October 30 on a daily basis. In November it is open only Thursday through Monday, and then it operates a very limited schedule in December. Adult tickets cost $8.50 and kids under 12 cost $4. Kids that ride on an adults lap are free of charge. Check out one of these narrated tram tours at the visitor information center and learn all there is to know about Eureka Springs.
Another must see event in Eureka Springs is the Opera in the Ozarks. The productions are outstanding and very talented artists travel to the area to take part in the opera festival. Each season there are three major operas performed, two in English and the third in its original language. If you are in Eureka Springs, Arkansas then you really must check out the Opera in the Ozarks for an experience you will never forget.