SPA TOWN IN UNITED STATES
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Eureka Springs is a city in Carroll County, Arkansas, United States, and one of two county seats for the county. It is located in the Ozarks of northwest Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,073.
The entire city is on the National Register of Historic Places as the Eureka Springs Historic District. Eureka Springs has been selected as one of America's Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Eureka Springs was originally called "The Magic City" and later the "Stairstep Town" because of its mountainous terrain and the winding, up-and-down paths of its streets and walkways.
It is a popular tourist destination for its unique character as a Victorian resort village. The city has steep winding streets filled with Victorian-style cottages and manors. The historic commercial downtown of the city has an extensive streetscape of well-preserved Victorian buildings. The buildings are primarily constructed of local stone, built along streets that curve around the hills and rise and fall with the topography in a five-mile long loop. Some buildings have street-level entrances on more than one floor. The streets wind around the town, and no two intersect at a 90 degree angle; there are no traffic lights.
The Eureka Springs Region is fortunate to be surrounded with many fun, inspirational and unique things to do. With one of the largest Big Cat refuges in the country, the world famous Thorncrown Chapel, water attractions on both Beaver Lake and Table Rock Lakes, caves, horseback riding, opera, music shows, Illusionists and spooky ghost tours there is plenty to keep you busy. Eureka Springs is home to the most attended outdoor dram in the country, The Great Passion Play as well as the many inspirational attractions that are on the site including the New Holy Land Tour, The Bible museum and an enormous collection of religious art in the Sacred Arts Museum.
Eureka Springs’ abundant natural springs and pristine mountain setting are the perfect setting for world class spas. Whether you are seeking pleasure, relaxation or wellness - a spa day in Eureka Springs is an extraordinary experience. Find your next resort spa, located near lodging, dining and other activities. Eureka Springs resort spas like Spa 1905, located in the 1905 Basin Park Hotel are both located in Eureka Springs’ vibrant, historic downtown. Eurkea Springs day spas like Eureka Massage Center can accommodate individuals, couples and groups. Our destination spas rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. Focusing on personal attention and wellness, a destination spa vacation is the total spa experience. Be sure to check out New Moon Spa, located in the1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, also offers fine dining with healthy and even locally grown ingredients and promotes activities that feed the spirit like a day on the Arkansas Art Trail and architecturally significant accommodations that overlook the picturesque mountain town.
Eureka Springs hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
May Festival of the Arts is an annual month-long celebration of the arts in Eureka Springs. Events include the ArtRageous Parade, White Street Walk, Gallery Strolls, Taste of Art: A Visual Feast at local restaurants, Bank on Art at local banks, artist receptions, special events and exhibits, and lots of free music in Basin Park. 2013 marked the opening of the Eureka Springs Music Park: an interactive sound sculpture experience, in the North Main Park.
The Eureka Springs Food & Wine Festival is an annual fall event featuring fine cuisine and international wines. The 2012 event was November 8 to 11.
The Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza was introduced in 2006 to kick off the Event Season with a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras celebration, complete with parades, floats, and masquerade balls. King's Day, in January, begins the celebration, which ends on the day of Mardi Gras, in February or March.
Eureka Springs holds an annual Halloween Festival. The town is already famous for its haunted houses and public buildings, its ghost tours, a Halloween extravaganza in the cemetery, "Voices from the Past" (in which live actors portray the dead of Eureka), and for a variety of ghostly phenomena.
There are four annual gay and lesbian events called "Diversity Weekends" which are held on the first weekend of April, August and November, along with a week long PRIDE celebration in June. The city also holds an annual UFOconference and several auto shows, including a Ford Mustang show in April, a Corvette show during the first weekend in October, and a Volkswagen show held in August.