Things To Do

Fun Things to Do for Teens

Eureka Springs is home to miles of Awesome Mountain Bike Trails, including the best–The Eureka Springs Downhill at Lake Leatherwood.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, also offers a variety of activities for kids, including outdoor adventures at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Beaver Lake, and Lake Leatherwood City Park. Kids can learn about local history at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum and marvel at the Thorncrown Chapel and Christ of the Ozarks statue. Fun attractions like The Great Passion Play, Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway, and Onyx Cave provide unique experiences, while Quigley’s Castle and ghost tours add a touch of the unusual. For entertainment, visit the Family Entertainment Center with mini-golf and go-karts, or solve the mystery at Escape Room 13.

Our Top 10 Places for Day Trips With Kids

  1. Silver Dollar City
  2. War Eagle Cavern
  3. The Promised Land Zoo
  4. Amazeum
  5. Ponca/Buffalo River
  6. Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
  7. Pea Ridge National Military Park
  8. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  9. Devil’s Den State Park
  10. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Things to Do for Families

Basin Park

Basin Spring Park is the center for year-round fun. Fudge and ice cream shops are a favorite stop for kids.

Eureka Springs Train

Kids of all ages love to ride the Eureka Springs Train. Visitors to town have boarded the train since the 1800’s.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife

Hang with the big cats of Turpentine Creek. Kids love to hear the roars and the big cats are ready for visitors all year long.

Great Passion Play

The Great Passion Play is home to the largest outdoor drama in America and the monumental Christ of the Ozarks.

Upcoming Attractions in Eureka Springs

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 23, 2024
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CRESCENT Ghost Tour - Expert & Expanded

Expert & Extended This extended ghost tour is conducted by our most senior guides and extends to include tales of the criminal mind of Norman ...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 23, 2024
  • Jun 24, 2024
  • Jun 26, 2024

Crescent Midnight Investigation

Crescent Hotel Midnight Investigation led by the ESP Investigators Join us at the Crescent Hotel for a unique paranormal investigation, exclusiv...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 23, 2024
  • Jun 24, 2024
  • Jun 25, 2024

Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour

CRESCENT HOTEL WALKING GHOST TOURS – Featured on Ghosthunters, Ghost Adventures, My Ghost Story and in Smithsonian magazine. Learn the tales...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 22, 2024
  • Jun 23, 2024
  • Jun 24, 2024

Paranormal Investigation - Basin Park Hotel

Abnormal History - Paranormal Mystery Join Eureka Springs Paranormal Investigators  in the Barefoot Ballroom to investigate the most active...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 28, 2024
  • Jun 29, 2024
  • Jul 5, 2024

Silence in the Jungle (Live Theater Show)

This intimate live theater experience was created to ignite your imagination and transport you to another world. Seated in our beautiful historic ball...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 22, 2024
  • Jun 29, 2024
  • Jul 6, 2024

Cave Wine Tasting - Exclusive Sip and Song

Pairing a Wine Tasting with a Listening Room Format for an intimate concert in the speakeasy cave. The Basin Park Pop-up music series provides opport...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 22, 2024
  • Jun 23, 2024
  • Jun 24, 2024

Downtown-N-Underground

Discover the Behind the Scenes Secrets of Eureka Springs! Our underground Eureka Springs Tour will deliver a unique and entertaining view into the...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 22, 2024
  • Jun 23, 2024
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Cosmic Cavern

Cosmic Cavern in Berryville, Arkansas is one of the state's most beautiful natural attractions and Arkansas' largest privately owned show cave. Cosmic...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 22, 2024
  • Jun 23, 2024
  • Jun 24, 2024

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

GO WILD FOR WILDLIFE!In the Ozark Mountains on 459 acres and home to a variety of exotic and native animals, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TC...

Upcoming Shows

  • Jun 22, 2024
  • Jun 23, 2024
  • Jun 24, 2024

Eureka Springs Zipline

Come and experience a family friendly Costa Rican style Zipline Canopy Tour here in Eureka Springs, Arkansas! We are Eureka Springs' newest, nea...

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