Embark on an adventure-filled journey in Eureka Springs with our handpicked selection of family-friendly activities. From magical performances to thrilling ghostly encounters, there’s no shortage of exciting things to do with your kids in Eureka Springs.
Fun Things to Do in Eureka Springs for Kids
Experience an evening of mystery and intrigue with Sean-Paul the Illusionist and Juliana Fay, as the Medium–featuring special guests from the other side. The evening begins as guests enter a century old building that seats less than 100 people. Advanced purchase is strongly advised as sell-outs are common.
The big water of Beaver Lake is closest to Eureka Springs, completed in 1966 and nestled high in the Ozark Mountains, Beaver Dam is located just West of Eureka Springs in northwest Arkansas. With 487 miles of shoreline highlighted by limestone bluffs, Beaver Lake offers a world of recreational opportunities.
Crescent Ghost Tours
Officially known as the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, its legend has been formed from the many guests who checked out but have never left. Most recently, famed paranormal investigators from Ghost Tours visited the site. What they found left The Crescent Hotel & Spa to be forever known as America’s Most Haunted hotel.
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. One of the most interesting things to do downtown is seeing the various parades, including the Veteran’s Day Parade, St. Patrick’s Parade, and the Christmas Parade. Another great thing about downtown is that there are many different art galleries to look at. If you love art, then downtown Eureka Springs is a wonderful place to go.
Our Top 10 Places for Day Trips With Kids
- Silver Dollar City
- War Eagle Cavern
- The Promised Land Zoo
- Ponca/Buffalo River
- Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
- Pea Ridge National Military Park
- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
- Devil’s Den State Park
- Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Things to Do for Families
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.