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. 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

  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

  • Dec 31, 2023

NYE Downtown Dance Party!

The Downtown Dance Party for New Year Eve 2023 will be at the Basin Park Hotel!  Expect a BIG Dance Party to favorite tunes and an electric at...

Upcoming Shows

  • Dec 3, 2023
  • Dec 4, 2023
  • Dec 5, 2023

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

  • Dec 2, 2023
  • Dec 3, 2023
  • Dec 4, 2023

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

  • Dec 31, 2023

New Years Eve Crescent Celebration

New Years Eve Celebration – Party Only For the 137th time, Celebrate New Year's Eve in style. Upscale Fun, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & S...

Upcoming Shows

  • Dec 2, 2023
  • Dec 3, 2023
  • Dec 4, 2023

Basin Park Hotel-Paranormal Investigation

Abnormal History - Paranormal Mystery Join Eureka Springs Paranormal Investigators beginning at 10:30 in the Barefoot Ballroom to investigate th...

Upcoming Shows

  • Dec 2, 2023
  • Dec 9, 2023
  • Dec 16, 2023

Intrigue Theater - Sean-Paul the Illusionist

Back for its 13th season! Intrigue Theater Presents: PORTAL! starring Sean-Paul & Juliana Fay After a recent west coast tour – perf...

Upcoming Shows

  • Dec 9, 2023
  • Dec 16, 2023

I Haunt You

I HAUNT YOU Immersive Theater at the Melonlight Ballroom  THE EXPERIENCE Reopening for its third season at the Melonlight Ballroom, this sho...

Upcoming Shows

  • Dec 2, 2023
  • Dec 3, 2023
  • Dec 4, 2023

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

  • Dec 2, 2023
  • Dec 3, 2023
  • Dec 4, 2023

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

  • Dec 14, 2023

Paint Your Own Ornament

Painting Party with a Splash of Holiday Cheer!  Join experienced long-time art teacher, Jessica Cummings, for a fun night full of laughs, paints...