OzMoMu4 Spotlight #2: Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

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OzMoMu4 Spotlight #2

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The second band in the 2017 Ozark Mountain Music Festival to be spotlighted is the headliner for OzMoMu4, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades:

“In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes & Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI, holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepodge of fermented beverages. Music and revelry ensued that evening and, while many of the party guests eventually bid their goodbye well into the morning hours, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades wasn’t ready to let the get-together fade. Many years later, the music still hasn’t stopped and the party is still going strong, from the mountain west to the river towns of the Midwest that the quintet calls home, and all across America.

“While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries. One could possibly be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers.

“With their music well-defined or not, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to form a place in the American music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition in 2012 and has since shared the stage with Trampled By Turtles, The Travelin’ McCourys, Railroad Earth, Merle Haggard, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Marty Stuart, and many more. The group’s third full-length Middle Western was released in March of 2015 and another record is expected in 2017. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five-piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.”

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival, “an outdoor festival held indoors”, returns to the stages of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in historic downtown Eureka Springs for the fourth straight year.  The dates for OzMoMu4 are January 19-22.  For the full lineup of bands for this year’s festival, go to http://www.ozarkmountainmusicfestival.com/lineup/ .  For tickets, go to http://www.reserveeureka.com/attractions/ozmomu .

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OzMoMu4 Spotlight #1: A.J. Gaither One Man Band

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The first band in the 2017 Ozark Mountain Music Festival to be spotlighted is A.J. Gaither One Man Band:  “Everything is better when it’s homemade. And it don’t get more down home or DIY than AJ Gaither. From the building of the instruments to the writing of the songs and making of the albums, everything about this “one man junk band” is lo-tech and hands on.

“The sound is cold lonely bars and old empty barns, highways and heartaches. From raging high octane foot stompin’ brag songs to slow and soulful songs about struggle and being homesick, every bit of it is drenched in whiskey and hard living.

“The instruments are old cigar boxes and scrap lumber, spare bolts and wood screws. Each is one unique in tone and appearance. A large feed bucket and a wooden mallet provide the kick drum, accompanied by a junk snare drum rigged to be played by foot. All built by the same hands that play them.

“Often referred to by his peers as ‘the hardest working musician in Kansas City’, you will be hard pressed to find any solo musical performer that plays as many shows a year and exudes so much energy on stage night after night. The love for his craft is blatantly apparent.

“Born in southern Arkansas AJ spent his early childhood in a rural community known as Locust Bayou. After growing up while moving around northern Arkansas and Memphis, at age 18 (to avoid arrest [tongue in cheek] in the previously mentioned states) he found himself living in Kansas City, KS. After 13 years of knuckle busting on old cars to make a dollar he formed the hillbilly two piece The Fall Down Drunks, who after releasing one album, ‘13 Shots’, and a brief amount of touring disbanded in the end of 2011.

“In an effort to bring as much energy, sound and originality as he could while performing solo, he chose the path of a DIY multi-instrumentalist.  Marking this transition was the release of his first solo album ‘Half-Lit & Whole Hearted’ in 2012. He currently travels back roads and haunts biker bars, honky-tonks and dives of the South and Midwest, or anyplace with a good supply of whiskey and folks to lend an ear.”

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival, “an outdoor festival held indoors”, returns to the stages of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in historic downtown Eureka Springs for the fourth straight year.  The dates for OzMoMu4 are January 19-22.  For the full lineup of bands for this year, go to http://www.ozarkmountainmusicfestival.com/lineup/ .  For ticket information go to http://www.reserveeureka.com/attractions/ozmomu .

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Fall For Eureka Springs… It’s Color-full!

Fall color of the Arkansas Ozarks surround this Historic Hotel of America.

Fall color of the Arkansas Ozarks surround this Historic Hotel of America.

(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) – Every fall in the Arkansas Ozarks, two things happen.  First, the leaves of the hardwoods covering the majestic hills and adjoining hollows morph from emerald green to the fiery hues of orange, violet, gold and red.  Second, seasoned travelers who enjoy seeing this colorful transition up close and personal go in search of a cottage that places them right in the middle of this seasonal segue.  The mountain village of Eureka Springs is well known for accommodating visitors looking for satisfaction on both points with the bonus of unbeatable weather and plentiful events and attractions.

“Arkansas’ fall foliage is recognized nationally as a top ten destination for its color and magnificence with The Ozarks as its crowned jewel,” said Jack Moyer, general manager of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, a Historic Hotel of America, “and as a further enhancement we have added to our overnight hospitality offering by adding adjacent cottages to our existing, five-story, nineteenth century structure.”

Moyer added, “At the Crescent, we recognized the demand for upscale lodging, allowing couples to travel together, with access to hotel services but guaranteeing the peace and quiet that a natural setting in the woods provides.  And since The Crescent Hotel is blessed with 15 mountaintop acres, known as Crescent Park, we were able to carve out just enough woodland to strategically place our four two-bedroom cottages amid the trees thereby protecting their remote nature.  Treetop cottages surrounded by an urban forest.  The reaction of our guests to these E. Fay Jones-style structures has been consistently positive and complimentary.”

Crescent Cottages are neighbors to their sister property, Lookout Cottage Estate, in-town upscale cottages that are secluded and each with its own unique and historic ambiance.  Both are located within simple walking distance to the historic, main structure of the Crescent offering guests the reciprocal opportunity to enjoy all in-hotel amenities like the restaurants, New Moon Spa & Salon, daily resort activities and the famous Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour.  However, the cottages are tucked away far enough for guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of a hidden mountain hideaway.

For those guests who enjoy a woodland adventure right outside their front door, both Crescent Cottages and Lookout Cottage Estate are located adjacent to the newly opened Harmon Park Loop, a 1.4-mile loop trail for hiking and mountain biking.  The Harmon Park Loop connects to the city playground, its dog park, and links to the city’s master trail system including Lake Leatherwood City Park.

For rates or more information on Crescent Cottages, Lookout Cottage Estate and other similar lodging properties in the greater Eureka Springs area, one may go to CrescentPark-Arkansas.com or EurekaSpringsOnline.com .

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GREAT PLACE TO START YOUR LEAF PEEPING… Those interested in getting a preview of the changing Fall Colors in Eureka Springs can go to the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa’s “Fall Color Web Cam” which is updated every 15min.  http://crescent-hotel.com/webcam.shtml

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Bill Ott

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Destination Small Meetings Find Northwest Arkansas’ Eureka Springs

SKY'S THE LIMIT......a glass ceiling accents The Atrium, just one of the venues for small meetings in Northwest Arkansas' Eureka Springs.[1905 Basin Park Hotel]

SKY’S THE LIMIT…
…a glass ceiling accents The Atrium, just one of the venues for small meetings in Northwest Arkansas’ Eureka Springs.
[1905 Basin Park Hotel]

Destination Small Meetings Find Northwest Arkansas’ Eureka Springs

(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) — Eureka Springs, long seen as a vacation destination, is enjoying somewhat of a rebirth as a destination meeting location.  Surprisingly convenient, Eureka Springs is less than 35 miles east of the I-49 corridor of Northwest Arkansas -home to Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and Bella Vista- and boasts easy access from both Northwest Arkansas Regional (XNA) and Branson (BKG) airports.

“In Eureka Springs, we found ourselves at full occupancy on the weekends and soft during the week.  As the senior, family and bus markets have lessened we realized that we needed to enhance our weekday trade through diversification.  By combining our talented chefs, service team, spas and activities with our technology upgrades and high quality meeting space, the corporate meeting was a perfect fit,” stated Jack Moyer, General Manager of Eureka’s 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa.  “Most important is that small meetings of 75 attendees or less may get lost in a typically large convention hotel, where at our place with 82 rooms including cottages, a small meeting becomes the big meeting.”

Interviews with meeting planners reveal that there are other enticing elements of a small destination meeting in Eureka Springs.

Value Dates – As Eureka Springs is primarily a tourism destination rates tend to tick upwards on Friday and Saturday nights.  Rates commonly dip 30 percent Sunday through Thursday nights with group rates occasionally seeing an even greater margin of discount.  These same weekday rates are oftentimes available on weekends should meeting dates follow major holidays or are in the off-season from November 15 to March 15.

Shoulder Seasons – By booking during shoulder seasons (March through April and November through December) crowds are often less and special group pricing is often available at off-site attractions such as the Ozark Ziplines, day spas, a “behind the scenes tour” of The Great Passion Play, and others.  Also during these seasons, wait times at such primary dining locations such as Ermilio’s or Local Flavor are short or non-existent.

After Hours – Eureka Springs’ downtown hotels partner with more than twenty bars and lounges through the “21 & Fun” program.  This makes the challenges that go along with the “hospitality room” one less thing about which to be concerned as well as providing savings to the meeting sponsors.

Things to Do – In Eureka Springs there is more to your meeting than just your agenda.  A classic destination for meetings to include spouses, Eureka Springs is fortunate to sit neatly between three lakes and two rivers, plentiful trails and parks, a collection of more than 100 shops and galleries, dozens of quality restaurants, and more than a dozen day spas.  Golf is nearby, located only 10 minutes to the north, and more than 30 local attractions adorn the landscape from The Great Passion Play to the remarkable illusions of the world-renowned Intrigue Theater.

Eureka Springs has two traditional historic hotels that actively welcome destination meetings to this village in the Arkansas Ozarks: 1905 Basin Park Hotel and 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa.

The 1905 Basin Park HotelOne site that is most favored for corporate retreats is the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in the heart of Eureka Springs’ downtown historic district.  Initially providing housing for health seekers and the business trade for a new, bustling nineteenth century community, this second-generation 1905 building replaced the luxurious Perry House that perished in the great fire of 1888.  Today, The Basin Park Hotel is back with a vigorous approach to hospitality.  Experiencing its greatest period of growth since the county sheriff removed liquor by the drink and slot machines in 1951, The Basin Park Hotel is alive with weddings, weekend travel, and corporate meetings and retreats.  The hotel is an ideal location for meeting planners wishing to add something more to their meeting than just the agenda points.  The Basin Park offers turn of the century Mission-style décor, renovated guest rooms and suites, Rooftop Billiards & Bar, Balcony Restaurant & Bar, and Spa1905.  All these in-hotel offerings sit in a location whose front doors open to the nineteenth century buildings that house shopping, dining, and the ever so popular entertainment district.

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa This mountaintop spa resort, a prestigious award-winning member of Historic Hotels of America, is the leader in the Eureka Springs’ market for destination meetings.  Focusing on meeting groups of 75 attendees and less, The Crescent Hotel has been sought nationwide as a highly productive business environment with a destination spa, adjacency to the Harmon Park Loop trail, and several outstanding places to dine, eat, nibble and sip like the Crystal Dining Room Restaurant, and the new SkyBar Gourmet Pizza; it is considered the headquarters hotel to the resort destination that is Eureka Springs.  The Crescent Hotel has been fully-restored, offers black-tie catering, VIP meeting services, advanced high-tech technology and is a sought-after destination to bring spouses.

The two most often asked questions about a destination meeting in Eureka Springs are “How do we get there?” and “Will my group fit?”

Getting to Eureka Springs – Eureka Springs is located in Northwest Arkansas at the junction of U.S. Highway 62 and State Highway 23.  Eureka Springs, by automobile, is 4 hours from Little Rock, 3 hours from Tulsa, 2 Hours from Springfield and 1 hour from most points along Northwest Arkansas’ I-49 corridor.  The destination is also just 54 miles from both the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) and the Branson Airport (BKG).

Meeting Size – Meetings in Eureka Springs usually focus on groups of less than 400 with a primary focus on meetings that bring 50 to 100 attendees.  “One thing for sure,” Moyer tenaciously concluded, “attendance at meetings held in Eureka Springs is strong.  If planners need everyone to adjust their schedules to attend, we are the place because attendees jump at the chance to adjust and attend.  Eureka Springs turns meeting planners into heroes.”

For more info go to basinpark.com/eurekaspringsmeetingsgrouptravel.shtml  -and/or- crescent-hotel.com/meetings.shtml

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Eureka Springs’ Historic Hotels Meeting Room Capacities

The Basin Park Hotel

Hotel Guest Rooms:            60 Total…  including 14 Jacuzzi Suites

Meeting Space:

Atrium Room                           880 Sq Ft                          5 –   40 attendees

Ozark Room                           1,180 Sq Ft                        15 –   115 attendees

Grand Ballroom                    2,300 Sq Ft                       50 – 200 attendees

The Crescent Hotel and Spa

Hotel Guest Rooms:            76 Total including…  7 Jacuzzi and/or Premium Suites plus 4 Cottages

Meeting Space:

Roenigk Board Room                                                                      8 attendees

Conservatory                        1,180 Sq Feet                        25 – 125 attendees

Crystal Dining Room         3,200 Sq Feet                        75 – 300 attendees

 

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Sleep With A Ghost -Guaranteed

SLEEPING WITH A GHOST... ...is guaranteed during the month of October at America's Most Haunted Hotel as every room -even Michael's Room 218 (said to be the most active room in the hotel)- will have a "ghost" on the bed welcoming guests as they enter.  [1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs, Arkansas]

SLEEPING WITH A GHOST…
…is guaranteed during the month of October at America’s Most Haunted Hotel as every room -even Michael’s Room 218 (said to be the most active room in the hotel)- will have a “ghost” on the bed welcoming guests as they enter.
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(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) — “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, is giving overnight guests during the month of October a guarantee that they can sleep with a ghost.   The ghost of the guarantee may not be of the paranormal kind but a “ghost” nonetheless.

“When guests check in to the 1886 Crescent Hotel, the question most often asked when handed their key is ‘Is there a ghost in this room?’  Well, during the month of October, Crescent front desk clerks can cheerfully answer ‘Yes!’,” said Jack Moyer, hotel vice president and general manager.

The 1886 Crescent Hotel, a proud member of Historic Hotels of America, has been featured on nearly 10 nationally syndicated paranormal television shows in as many years and is regularly listed at or near the top of all haunted hotel lists found online.  “USA Today has featured our hotel in full-page articles twice and NBC’s Today Show has mentioned our property on numerous Halloween versions of their morning broadcast,” Moyer added.  “However, the best national exposure of our ‘guests who check out but never leave’ was when Syfy’s highly popular Ghost Hunters program captured a full body apparition here on their thermal imaging camera while conducting an on-site investigation.  They called it ‘the holy grail of ghost hunting’.”

Throughout the years, many guests have reported seeing, hearing or feeling an apparition in their room during their overnight stay at the 1886 Crescent.  Some have even described those sensations in or around the bed while sleeping.

“It was the frequency of these random encounters that encouraged us to offer every overnight guest during this October such an experience,” explained Moyer, “even though in a somewhat whimsical manner.  We will be decorating each sleeping room with a cute, cuddly, three-foot by two-foot by one-foot white plush ghost to hang on to during the sleeping hours.  A paranormal security binkie has never taken a more delightful form.”

Moyer concluded, “As an added bonus, if any guest wants to take home one of these snuggly ghosts, they will be available in our hotel gift shop.”

For more information, one may go to CrescentHotel.com and AmericasMostHauntedHotel.com .

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The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has announced that on Friday and Saturday nights during October they will be expanding their nightly ghost tour offering.  The regular nightly tour, which takes patrons from the hotel’s fourth floor down five flights of stairs to “the morgue”, has added an “all of the stories, none of the stairs” tour on Friday and Saturday nights only at 10, 10:30 and 11 o’clock.

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Unexplained Happenings at America’s Most Haunted Hotel

When Marty and Elise Roenigk purchased the Crescent Hotel in 1997, they inherited a confused association with the paranormal and what seemed to be a hundred years worth of ghost stories. At that time, years before the TAPS Team of the popular SyFy Network’s Ghost Hunters program paid a visit to this Historic Hotel of America, many hotel owners might have hesitated to publicize the fact that their establishment was haunted, but the Roegniks were interested and decided to take a different approach.

That path was to restore the hotel as a destination spa resort but also purs442b0ee4afc877c2f630c55ed542b041ue what many had claimed: the 1886 Crescent Hotel was America’s Most Haunted Hotel. A key part of that early pursuit included Mr. Roenigk pursuing and hiring two certified mediums, Ken Fugate and Carroll Heath, both of San Francisco CA natives, to “read” the building. Their findings, plus the startling number of repeated sightings that had been recorded over the decades, became the basis of what has become the nightly Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour. It is only now, however, that one of the most compelling discoveries from that initial reading has become ever so clear.

Jack Moyer, hotel general manager for the Roenigk Era, recounted, “I clearly remember Carroll Heath stating that he had discovered a portal to ‘the other side’ for those who are on the same ‘frequency’.” Moyer, a skeptic at the time, laughed and continued, “I remember asking myself ‘what were we thinking’ trying to explore this unexplained world. But after more than a decade of working around the paranormal, I now assuredly recognize how many people truly connect to the spirits here at the Crescent. And there is a new and specific reason why.”

Moyer’s reason is the fact that after 18 years he has been confronted with the realm of a chilling coincidence that caused the original portal discovery to resurface. It started with dialogue involving Moyer and current hotel ghost tour manager Keith Scales.americas most haunted hotel

“Keith came to me to share a concern about a phenomenon that had been reoccurring on his nightly tours,” Moyer explained. “That phenomenon included multiple guests who had grown faint, with a few passing out briefly, at the same tour stop with no reasonable explanation. Then Scales described the location and it was the area that had been indentified as a portal more than a decade ago by Heath.”

“Scales then took me to the place and pinpointed the portal phenomenon as happening just outside the hotel’s ‘annex’ entrance, exactly where Heath had identified the location of his portal years ago,” Moyer disclosed.

This phenomenon has guests suddenly turning pale, falling against and then sliding down the wall in a faint. Although the loss of consciousness does not last very long and complete recovery is immediate, it tends to further substantiate the hotel’s legendary supernatural connection to the paranormal.

Moyer went on to say, “What made that moment most chilling was when Keith and I realized that this portal was directly above the ‘morgue’ located in the bottom level of the hotel.”

Now in its seventeenth year, the ghost tour of the 1886 Crescent Hotel continues to increase in popularity. Paranormal evidence in the form of personal experiences, orb sightings and other anomalous photography keeps coming in, oftentimes on the tours themselves lending credence to the ghostly legend.

“That legend continues to grow as yet another phenomenon is recognized, one that occurs crescent hotel morguewith uncanny frequency about every couple of weeks or so,” Scales added. “What makes it legendary is that seems to rise up in a vertical plane from the notorious Norman Baker’s morgue.” (It should be noted that Norman Baker from Muscatine IA purchased the hotel in 1937 and operated it as a “cancer curing” hospital until late 1939 when he was arrested for mail fraud.)

Scales was quick to point out the Crescent Hotel is super-cautious about accepting events as supernatural. He stated that 95 percent of reported paranormal phenomena can be explained by normal means but there is always a residue, maybe five percent of experiences, that defy explanation, “We don’t know why some people have a tendency to faint at this particular place, we only know that they do at the place where activity of various kinds has been reported over decades.   ”

Both Moyer and Scales agree that the most curious fact is that this event has never been known to occur anywhere else on the tour except at this one, specific location, a location that sits directly above the infamous morgue.

“Whether there are portals to other realities here at the 1886 Crescent Hotel or not, no one can say, confirm, nor deny,” Moyer concluded. “It’s all part of the mysterious, unexplained happenings of America’s Most Haunted Hotel.”

Other paranormal encounters and photographed images may be found at AmericasMostHauntedHotel.com.

Gatsby-Style Jazz Lawn Party

Kickoff Jazz Eureka with a Great Gatsby themed Lawn Party at the Crescent Hotel Fountain Garden on Thursday, September 10th from 7pm-10pm.

Grab your costumes, lawn chairs and dance away under the stars in the Crescent Fountain Garden with live music from “The Crescent City Combo” (6 man band, New Orleans style, along with brass band tunes and funk charts.)

–$10 per person/purchase at door or online (includes entertainment & light snacks)

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–Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

–Costumes also encouraged!

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View Full Jazz Eureka Schedule

End the Weekend with a Crescent Jazz Sunday Brunch on 9/13/15.  Live Music and Dancing. $24.95 per person with complimentary champagne. Brunch served from Jazz Brunch10am-2pm.  Reservations recommended by calling: 479-253-9652

Eureka Springs Outdoor Adventure Week

Celebrate the Outdoors with a week full of outdoor fun in Eureka Springs, Arkansas during April!

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Stay at the Crescent or Basin Park Hotels all week or just 1 night and SAVE 25% on any room of your choice. Then participate in the following outdoor activities at discount provided by the Crescent & Basin Park Hotels:

Friday, April 24th: Hike to Kings River Overlook (free) View Map.
Saturday, April 25th: Lake Leatherwood Hiking and Photography trip. (free) View Map
Sunday, April 26th: Mountain Biking with Adventure Mountain Outfitters from the Crescent Hotel to Lake Leatherwood Park. For intermediate to advance riders. 1-2 hours. (Cost: $50 per person includes bike rental and guide)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday, April 27th: Horseback Riding with Dinner Bell Ranch (Discount of $30, reduced from $35)
Tuesday, April 28th: Float Trip on the Kings River. 8 1/2 mile float trip with Kings River Outfitters. Includes shuttle, canoe for two, and necessities. (Cost:$60 for two, reduced from $75.)

Valid 4/24-4/28.

Check Availability at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, click here.

Check Availability at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, click here.

Spring Break FUN in Eureka Springs

Spring Break Eureka Springs

Families all over Arkansas / Oklahoma and Missouri have had one week in March circled on their calendars since the school year started.  Inside that circle are written the words “Eureka Springs”.  Why?  Because kids’ love to spend Spring Break in a place not too far away that thrills with zip-lines, ghost hunting, lions and tigers, and so much more.  That’s why families from “SEC Country” will be traveling to the Arkansas Ozarks and the “Extraordinary Spring Break Escape”: Eureka Springs.Eureka Springs Ziplines

Here families can challenge the state’s highest zip-line as speeds through the canopy of trees high in the Ozark hills.  Ozark Mountain Zip-lines offer an extreme adventure for ages three and up.  Ten zip-lines 120- to 1800-feet long suspended 20-to 200-feet above the ground.

At least two hotels in Eureka Springs offer top-rated ghost hunting.  The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has become known as “America’s most haunted hotelSpirits of the Basin Tour” because of the unparalleled paranormal discoveries, seen and/or digitally captured by those on the hotel’s nightly ghost tour as well as numerous television programs such as SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters”.  The newest venture into the past and the beyond is the 1905 Basin Park Hotel’s “Spirits of The Basin” nightly tour.  This top to bottom tour of Downtown Eureka’s only skyscraper introduces names and mental images of those who have walked –and some say still walking- the hallways of this historic seven story structure and the tales that have made them immortal.

Saved from extinction, more than 100 big cats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge roam their natural habitats roaring and wTurpentine Creek Wildlife Refugeaiting for families’ close-up looks.  These lions and tigers and bears, creatures that someday may be only a picture online, become stars of safe safaris daily.  These massive, beautiful animals were rescued from awful circumstances and given a new chance to live out their years here in a loving, caring natural environment.

Other family-friendly Spring Break attractions include hiking the “hills and hollers” of the urban Ozark trails, sojourning through time on the Downtown-N- Underground tour; experiencing the inspiration of The Great Passion Play’s Bible Museum and The Great Passion Playpre-arranged Holy Land Tour; holding on tight on the back deck of a vintage trolley as it traverses over Eureka’s twisty, zigzag, up and down streets; and capturing “new history” with an antique family photo at Judge Roy Bean’s.

Planning a Eureka Springs’ Spring Break is also fun and easy by finding Things To Do on EurekaSpringsOnline.com and booking tickets and securing Hot Deals on ReserveEureka.com.

 

Winter Things To Do in Eureka Springs

Winter Things to Do in Eureka Springs 2015:

 

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ESP Weekend (Eureka Springs Paranormal) – January 9, 10, 11th

Ozark Mountain Music Festival-January 22th-25th

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Festival-February 6th-February 17th

 

Attractions

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge –Open Everyday 9am-5pm

Keels Creek Winery-Everyday Noon -5pm

Fresh Harvest Olive Oil Tasting-Open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm

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Crescent Ghost Tours-Open Everyday, nightly tours starting at 8pm

Eureka Van Tours-2pm tours by appointment 479-253-8737

Hellraisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour-Open Everyday at 11am

Downtown -N-Underground Tour-Open Saturdays at 4pm

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art-Open Everyday except Tuesday.

Not Really A Door-Friday & Saturday, 10pm at the Crescent Hotel

Trolley Rides-Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm

War Eagle Mill

 

Caves

Cosmic Caverns-Open Sat/Sun 9am-5pm.  Weekday tours are available,  call to verify: 870-749-2298

Onyx Cave-479-253-9321winter serenity spa

 

Winter Spa Escape

Serenity Spa-Open Everyday: Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sun-Fri: 9:30am to 5:00pm

New Moon Spa-Open Everyday: Sun-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-7pm

 

Horse Back Riding

Dinner Bell Ranch & Resort-Open by appointment: 479-253-2900, $35 per person

Bear Mountain Riding Stables-Open everyday, rides at 11:30, 1pm, 2:30pm by appointment: 479-253-6990

 

Craft Beer Bar’s

The Ozark Mountain Taproom-exclusive brewed beers from Arkansas

Brews-Craft Brew Bar & Coffee House

Eureka Alehouse-Brewery & Distillery

 

Outdoors & Other Things To Doeaglebeaverlake

Eagle Watching Tours-January thru March 1st, tours leave at 3pm daily at Rocky Branch Marina on Beaver Lake through Hobbs State Park. $10 for adults, $5 for 6-12 years, free for kids under 6.  Must make an appointment by calling Hobbs State Park: 479-789-5000

Hike The Springs– Spring Maps available at the Chamber of Commerce in Pine Mtn Village

Lake Leatherwood Hiking Trails

Black Bass Lake Trail

Shopping

Art Galleries

Nightlife-Live Music & Bars in Eureka Springs

Photography- Winter is the best time to capture images of Eureka Springs Architecture, Landscapes, and Thorncrown Chapel

Pea Ridge National Military Park-Open Everyday 8:30am-4pm

Roaring River State Park

Hobbs State Park

Buffalo River National Park

 

For more information, one should go to eurekaspringsonline.com.

For Eureka Springs HOT DEAL, go to reserveeureka.com