Crescent Ice Skating Rink

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We make lifetime memories,” said Jack Moyer, vice president and general manager of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, a mountaintop spa resort located here and a proud member of Historic Hotels of America, “and that is the reason why our hotel decided to add a ‘frozen pond’ in the area that hosts hundreds of weddings during warmer seasons.  Financially, adding an ice skating rink might not be the best decision, however with guests now traveling year-round to our resort hotel and with a gap of activities for our local kids during the winter months, we thought this might be a perfect way to further connect the hotel to our community while adding an additional resort activity for our guests.”

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The Crescent Hotel Ice Rink will be open daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an open skate.  Local children, age 12 and under, from Carroll County can skate for free.  All adults, all teens, as well as children who live outside the specified local area will be charged $5.00 each per day.  For all hotel guests, adults and children, the fee is included in their Crescent Hotel Resort Pass.  There are a limited number of skates available for rent, included with admission.  Up to 20 skaters can be on the ice at any one time.  Moyer noted that individuals wishing to donate skates to this community project will receive a 2017-2018 season pass for free skating.

 

“We are also creating a festive environment adjacent to the rink,” Moyer added, “with a nightly fire as well as tables and chairs where the community can gather.  SkyBar Gourmet Pizza will provide food service for this area if folks want to make it an evening.  The Crescent Hotel Ice Rink will also be available for private party rentals in times other than those of the open skate, based upon availability, for $100 per hour.”

 

The Crescent Hotel expects the rink to be in operation annually all days when the temperature is below 40 degrees.  Original opening date was scheduled for December 26.  However, due to the temperature not dropping as quickly or as low as originally forecasted, the opening will now be sometime before the end of the year.  Moyer explained that once the rink is ready for skating and the actual opening date has been reset, the new opening date will be posted on the hotel’s Facebook page.  The plan is to have the Crescent’s 2017-2018 ice skating season run from opening day through the end of February.

 

“This seems like a perfect fit for our resort hotel and our community,” concluded Moyer, “and I am so enthused about the great amount of local support we have already received.  We want every kid from Eureka Springs and our county plus our pre-teen hotel guests to say that one of their favorite lifetime memories was skating on the Crescent Hotel Ice Rink.”

 

Eureka Springs Tells People To “Get OUT (side)!”

Within a twenty mile radius of Downtown, the greater Eureka Springs’ area offers convenient accessibility to a wealth of outdoor activities such as Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake, Kings River, White River, Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Springs Heritage Center, Black Bass Lake, Lake Leatherwood, the Hogscald and Big Clifty areas, plus Holiday Island. For even more activities within this area, there are numerous providers: Ozark Mountain Ziplines, scenic horseback riding stables, Starkey Park Marina, Beaver Dam Site Park, the 12,000-acre Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Madison County Game Refuge, War Eagle Mill, War Eagle Cavern, Onyx Cave, Cosmic Caverns, Roaring River State Park and Trout Hatchery, the Mark Twain National Forest with miles of ATV trails, Buffalo National River, Dogwood Canyon, Beaver Town, and the Pea Ridge National Military Park.  All are examples of the excellent outdoor adventures waiting to be experienced, and all of these places are just a short drive away when anyone chooses “America’s Victorian Village” as their extraordinary escape vacation hub.

Although many of these outdoor wonders are accessible and enjoyable the year-round, many are at their peak during the months of spring, especially late April and early May. This is when The Ozarks’ hillsides are all abloom and fully green with temperatures comfortably mild.  Here is a little bit more about some of these attractive spring attractions:

  • Eureka Springs is known for its rugged landscape making it a mountain biking haven. The truth is, experienced mountain bikers and those who are just getting into it will find that Eureka Springs has something to offer for all levels and interests. Adventure Mountain Outfitters is the local cycling authority and offers rentals, repairs and comprehensive information on the sport. The reason is clear why Eureka Springs is the home of major events like the Fat Tire Festival.
  • Whether you have 30 minutes or all day, hiking in and around Eureka Springs is spectacular. Easily accessible trails are located near most Eureka Springs lodging. For some light hiking, try following some of the city historic trails marked by historic plaques; discover the dozens of historic natural springs flowing full from springtime rain; or explore Eureka Springs prettiest street, Spring Street “boulevard”. For day hiking, consider hiking along Lake Leatherwood trails or visit Blue Spring Heritage Center.
  • Record crowds will again fly high over The Ozarks as they experience the exhilarating thrill of a zip line canopy tour right in the heart of the beautiful, pristine Ozark Mountains of Eureka Springs. Screams of delight and thunder of excited laughter from patrons of Ozark Mountain Ziplines will pierce the woodland silence as they soar through the air from up to 300 feet high with cable lengths up to 2,000 feet long over vast gorgeous, beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs.
  • Black Bass Lake is a natural area located on 200 hidden acres and only a quarter of a mile from the heart of downtown Eureka Springs.  Black Bass Lake presently has two-and-a-half miles of hiking trails although construction has begun to connect the trails between Black Bass Lake and Lake Leatherwood.  In addition to hiking, Black Bass Lake offers a historic and picturesque dam, beautiful scenery, and great fishing on the lake itself.  This is a perfect spot to spend a warm afternoon taking in the wonders of nature.
  • A little south of Eureka Springs, there is the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a safe haven for big cats such as tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars.  Additionally, they have bears and other animals that visitors can watch for an extraordinary wildlife adventure.  Turpentine Creek also hosts Eureka’s Annual Kite Festival.
  • Not far from Turpentine Creek, sits Quigley Castle, a unique dwelling built for a woman -by that woman- who wanted to bring nature indoors.  The one-of-a-kind structure was hand-constructed with rocks and stones she collected from all over the world.
  • Just off Arkansas Highway 12, War Eagle Mill is a scenic place and home to not only the Bean Palace Restaurant but also one of America’s most successful craft shows.  The mill sits alongside War Eagle Creek, which drives their burrstone wheel, and home for fishing and for feeding the ducks.
  • Nearby War Eagle Cavern offers a bat’s eye view of stunning underground scenery, nature paths, gem and fossil panning, and lodging.
  • Beaver Lake, west of Eureka, has 500 miles of shoreline alone.  It boasts some of the best fishing in the area, with many fishing tournaments held annually.  Visitors can kayak, catch a trophy bass, striper, or walleye, and then relax in one of the many parks offering camping, picnicking, and swimming.  This crystal-clear lake is the fifth most visited lake in the country that is operated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Starkey Park offers camping, a marina and boat launch, fishing, water sports, eagle watch, pavilion and is home to The Belle of the Ozarks, a “ship” offering wonderful sightseeing excursions including those that “set sail” to do some seasonal eagle watching.
  • The Dam Site Park is one of the most popular parks in the area and is located near Beaver Dam. From this are guests may enjoy sailing, power house tours, fishing, scuba diving, and driving tours.
  • At C&J Sports, located near Beaver Dam, guests can make their way through an excellent archery course, or play a game of paintball.  Scuba diving is offered and quite popular in the clear waters of Beaver Lake.
  • The White River, also west of Eureka Springs, is known for some of the best trout fishing anywhere.  There are stores in the area that are well equipped to outfit anyone wishing to have an adventure on the White River, whether it is fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, or anything else a visitor can dream up.
  • A little farther out U.S. Highway 62 West, Blue Spring Heritage Center is on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been drawing visitors since 1948.  Thirty-eight million gallons of clear water pour out daily into the trout filled sparkling blue lagoon below.  Blue Spring with its unique bluff shelter was part of the Trail of Tears upon which Cherokee and other Native American tribes traveled to their new, designated home in Oklahoma.
  • Near Blue Spring, Inspiration Point rises high above the White River valley, and has a spectacular view that beckons guests to pull off the road and take in the tranquil scenery.
  • E. Fay Jones globally award-winning Thorncrown Chapel, also known as the “glass chapel”, is home to thousands of weddings each year and can be seen peeking out through the treetops west of Eureka.  Its distinctive architecture proudly displays 425 windows and 6,000 square feet of glass with interior acoustics that must be heard to be believed.
  •  Traveling east of Eureka Springs, the choices in outdoor activities are abundant.  The Kings River is waiting to show guests some beautiful scenery.  This river is about 90 miles long, and has many attractive features, such as colorful bluffs, unique flora and fauna, and is a fine place to watch for wildlife.  Many eagles have been spotted along the banks of the Kings.  The small-mouth bass fishing is excellent, as are the float trips in a canoe or kayak.
  • Caving offers abundant venues in the greater Eureka area.  For example, Onyx Cave, which was discovered in 1891, is one of the oldest show caves in Arkansas.  They offer tours that include beautiful underground formations.  Cosmic Caverns, close to Berryville, has many one-of-a-kind natural wonders.  It has been named one of the top 10 show caves in the U.S. with its two underground bottomless lakes (lakes in which divers have never found the bottom), one of which features cave trout.  Rare, blind cave salamanders sometimes show themselves during tours at nearby Cosmic Caverns.
  • Still on the east side of town, visitors can experience one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery of The Ozarks via horseback.  Red Bud Riding Stables, a family-owned business, has been showing folks around the “hills-n-hollers” on horseback for more than 20 years.  The hospitable guides at Red Bud are knowledgeable about plant and animal life, and the trails cover a variety of terrain on the privately owned wildlife preserve.
  • Also for enthusiastic equestrians, the Dinner Bell Ranch & Resort is a place where the horseback rides are suitable for all ages and skill levels.  The trails offer spectacular panoramic views, as well as possible wildlife sightings.  Riders can choose from many different types and lengths of rides, anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.   Guests can have a real outdoor experience with breakfast, lunch, or dinner rides where a tasty meal is cooked up over a campfire.
  • Back to the west, the town of Beaver is one of those charming little spots where visitors love to explore.  The history there is rich with old trails and the much-photographed Beaver Town Bridge.  This “Little Golden Gate” bridge is a 554-foot single-lane expansion over the White River.  The Beaver Recreation Park is located here, with camping, floating, RV Park, boat launch and a quaint little store.  Rock Climbing is a popular sport in this area.

Jack Moyer, general manager of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa with its surrounding 15 acres of forested hillsides and manicured gardens and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel that sits in the midst of a web of urban trails, stated, “We are adamant supporters of Eureka Springs’ great outdoors. In fact, we tell our guests and visitors to ‘Just get out!’. We of course mean it as our invitation for them to ‘Get outdoors!’ while they are visiting us, encouraging them to enjoy all of the wonderful outdoor sights and activities our glorious region offers, especially in late April and early May.”

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

Eureka Springs is Roaring Back This Summer

The sound of families coming to Eureka Springs this summer is a familiar “roar”, not heard in this historic Arkansas Ozark village for the past few years. One of the main reasonsLovin Every Minute for this recent influx is the addition of numerous new evening shows and family-friendly attractions that have added balance to an already bountiful entertainment offering.

“We are so excited about this summer here in Eureka,” stated Jack Moyer, hotel manager and past board chairman for the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce. “Even with our summer season just a few days old we are already feeling the positive impact of these new shows and attractions.”

Moyer cited meaningful year-to-date growth in both occupancy and revenue at his two hotels, the Crescent and Basin Park. “And just from my personal observation, based on 20 years of Eureka experience, it seems as though day-trip crowds have grown by a guesstimated 20 percent,” he added.

Some of the new attractions for this summer include Arkansas’ biggest variety show, “Lovin’ Every Minute”, an eye-popping production of songs, dance, live band, The Great Passion PlayCirque-style acrobats and unbelievable special effects performed in the heart of historic downtown at The Aud; “Spirits of The Basin”, a new guided tour at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel that takes patrons from the edge of the roof to the chill of the dark limestone cave while being introduced to spirits of both the paranormal and liquid kind; a behind the scenes tour of The Great Passion Play’s multi-level, authentically-detailed sets provides a new and unique perspective on the monumental aspects of this grand production and Pig Trail Harley-Davison has expanded into the Eureka Springs market by opening the long-awaited Eureka Springs Harley-Davidson.

“The community has really stepped up and brought in attractions and shows that not only round out the family offering but provide balance to the menu of things to see and do for everyone who visits Eureka Springs,” added Moyer. “These man-made attractions coupled with our cornucopia of natural entertainment like the ‘big water’ of Beaver Lake, hiking and mountain bike trails through our forested hills and our celebrated motorcycle rides will keep vacationers happy and active for days.”Eureka Springs Ziplines

Other Eureka Springs attractions include Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours, Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Intrigue Theater, the performance of The Great Passion Play, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, The New Moon Spa, Historic District Trolley Tours, Opera in the Ozarks, Belle of the Ozarks, downtown’s Spa1905, Crescent Hotel’s productions of “Flickering Tales” and “Not Really A Door”.

“Perhaps Eureka Springs had lost a little bit of its balance as a destination in the past few years, however with these new attractions added to the fact that Eureka Springs remains a unique mountain town, blessed with many artists and located between two major lakes and famous rivers, we are clearly back as an ‘extraordinary escape’… seven days a week… for all vacationers,” concluded Moyer.

For complete travel ideas and information, one may go to EurekaSpringsOnline.com.

For attraction tickets and reservations, one may go to 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

 

Active Seniors Vacation to Eureka Springs

PacAug-222‘Tis The Season for Active Seniors To Vacation in Eureka Springs

 

 According to a recent article in Travel & Leisure written by Jim Becker, senior travelers visit this historic community of 2,000 residents that is hidden away in the Arkansas Ozarks for many reasons:  “great ‘Main Street’ town”, a designated “Distinctive Destination” in America by the National Trust For Historic Preservation, and the fact that it is truly a “resort village”.  However, members of Eureka Springs’ tourism industry over the past several years have monitored the last few weeks of summer and have determined that it seems that “active” seniors flock here to play in, on, and with all of Eureka’s summer fun while claiming it for their own now that schools are back in session.

               “Now that -age wise- the sixties and seventies are the new twenties and thirties, active seniors come to Eureka Springs in late summer not to sit in a rocker on one of our verandas and watch the clouds drift by,” explained Jack Moyer, general manager of two local historic hotels.  “Rather they come here to race past the clouds while flying along on Arkansas’ largest zip line with no waiting in line behind dozens and dozens of children.  These are today’s seniors.”

               Moyer made an abbreviated grocery list of activities that active seniors love to enjoy during this time of year, “Boating, canoeing and kayaking on our adjacent lakes 20140410_130834-Beaver, Table Rock and Leatherwood- and our area rivers -White, Kings and Buffalo.  Our urban trail system here in Eureka can turn a shopping sojourn into a challenging hiking experience just by turning a corner.  Both motorcyclists and bicyclists never stop grinning once they have accepted the challenge of some of our local and area rides like the number one biker ride in the country, ‘The Pig Trail’ which is Arkansas Highway 23.”

               It has been said that active seniors enjoy Eureka Springs’ thrills and excitement by day and its relaxation and entertainment by night.  More than 2,500 affordable guest rooms are ready to embrace visitors as the sun begins to sink but not before diving into a great meal, catching a great show, or giving in to the well-trained hands of a massage therapist at one Eureka’s numerous spas.

               “Shows like Intrigue Theater, The Great Passion Play, Pine Mountain Theater, the Ozark Hoe-Down, or a hotel ghost tour PacAug-105offer outstanding evening entertainment.  More than two dozen of the state’s finest restaurants are located in Eureka Springs with varying cuisines that will tickle the most discriminating palates.  And local spa massage professionals work hard not to tickle but transform tired bodies into tranquil ones,” added Moyer.

               Moyer was also quick to point out that seniors this time of year can really save money by discovering special package deals and money saving offers by most of Eureka’s hotels, motels and other lodging establishments.  “With just a little bit of Internet investigation, seniors can save ‘the big bucks’ on room rates.  Many properties offer packages that include some meals and tickets to local attractions.  This time of the year is ideal for getting a lot for a little,” said Moyer.

               Whether one refers to Eureka Springs as “The Little Switzerland of America” or “The Stair-Step Town” as Becker did or by the appellation adopted by the city, “The Extraordinary Escape”, it seems active seniors call it “the place to be” for a late summer vacation.

For more information on lodging, attractions and restaurants, one may go to EurekaSpringsOnline.com or ReserveEureka.com.

 

Families Vacation “Together”

FAMILIES VACATION “TOGETHER” IN EUREKA SPRINGS

What, in 2014, brings mom and dad with kids under 14 to a wonderful village set in The Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas for a family vacation?  This was the question to which local businesses here that ??????????????????????are active in serving family vacationers wanted to know.  So an informal survey was conducted and the one overriding comment that kept surfacing was, “In Eureka Springs our whole family can vacation together.”

“That’s it!  Sure,” exclaimed Jack Moyer, general manager of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa.  “Thanks to our unusual collection of family attractions everyone does everything together.  You don’t see half the group, usually the younger ones, standing in line to ride the skyscraper, loop-de-loop ride while the other half bakes on the asphalt waiting for ‘em.”

Basin-Park2He continued, “I guess you can say added to that is the fact that our set is authentic.  Downtown is an attraction in itself that boasts hundreds of unique buildings, shops and eateries that are still individually owned and operated by the same people as decades ago.  We’ve got the best people watching anywhere in Arkansas.  Our crazy streets, caves, springs and sidewalks offer exciting urban exploring.  Eureka Springs is truly a family adventure enjoyed still today by those special groups known as ‘the family’.”

Although downtown is the crown jewel of Eureka Springs, family fun certainly doesn’t stop there.  For surrounding this vacation community are hills, hollers, and water holes.  The Ozark Mountains may afford families stimulating wilderness hiking trails but summer calls for water fun.  Nearby venues for families to get wet include three rivers –Kings, White and Buffalo– and three lakes –Beaver, Table Rock and Leatherwood– with those first two being considered “big water”.  Many families like to bring their own boats, kayaks and canoes with rentals at area marinas.  Numerous picturesque places to swim, such as the beaches at Beaver Dam, can accommodate any sized family’s penchant for splashing.

Two of Eureka Springs’ newest family attractions are Ozark Mountain Ziplines and Intrigue Theater.  Both get hearts pumping a little bit faster.  Ozark Mountain Zipline, which accepts five-year-old omzfallzippingchildren and up, is the largest zipline adventure in the state.  Families love the exhilarating thrill of being 200 feet in the air and flying along on an 1,800-foot journey through the canopy of Ozark hardwoods.  Intrigue Theater takes families’ breath away as mystery and illusion appear then disappear in the blink of an eye.  A surprise visit of a special guest from “the other side” will have the family asking each other “How’d he do that?” long after they have left this small, historic, limestone, some say eerie, retrofitted Victorian church.

untitledAtop Eureka Springs’ two facing city mountains, families will experience ghost stories on one and “the greatest story ever told” on the other.  Nightly, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, “Americas Most Haunted Hotel”, takes families on a ghost tour through century-old hallways that some say are inhabited by those “guests who check out but never leave”.  Later that night, Flickering Tales will have families sitting around an open campfire while listening to Ozark ghost stories followed by a midnight sojourn to the hotel’s morgue.  The Great Passion Play is performed in an open amphitheater by a huge cast with live animals on a set that expertly replicates biblical locations.  The play sits in the shadow of the Christ of The Ozarks, the second tallest Christ statue in the western hemisphere.

Most vacationing families do not leave Eureka Springs until they have visited some well established and greatly loved local attractions.  Feeding time at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge serves up a20-620x330“Oohs” and “Ahs “ as families watch hundreds of nature’s most powerful beasts -big cats and huge bears- enjoy “dinner at home” in their habitats.  Great music and clean family comedy is enjoyed nightly at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-down and Pine Mountain Theater.  And not many families get to ride on the open-air, back platform of a trolley but sprawling intra-city travel aboard several operated by Eureka Springs Trolleys will and all for just one daily fare per person.

“And when your family screams for ice cream, two places that will quiet them while exciting the sweet tooth of each are Colossal Cupcakes and Cones and The Big Dipper,” Moyer added.

Moyer concluded, “Eureka Springs is family budget friendly.  Families will find more than 2,500 sleeping rooms with a comfortable range of affordability.  Within our vast assortment of wonderful restaurants, ranging from the casual such as Pancake’s Family Restaurant to the more upscale like Local Flavor, families can find a menu that best fits their family’s tastes and pocketbook.

“Simply put, Eureka Springs is just a great complete family vacation destination enjoyed by the complete family.  Lifetime memories are generational too. I guess that is why we see so many grandparents bringing back their grandkids.  They want to share, to repeat that ‘family vacationing together’ experience.”

For a full list of Eureka Springs lodging visit EurekaSpringsonline.com or for a list of attractions and things to do visit ReserveEureka.com.

 

Scare Up Some Lifetime Memories

In July, bring the family to Eureka Springs for a Thrilling time!

The following tours and shows will Scare Up some Lifetime Memories:

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Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour-Visit America’s Most Haunted Hotel. Everyday starting at 8pm.

Eureka Ghost Tours-Tales and legends of downtown Eureka Springs. Everyday starting at 8pm.

Intrigue Theater-Travel back to an age of Intrigue with the Illusionist and the Medium. OPEN Wednesday-Sunday.

Hellraisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour-Explore downtown with the legendary “stars” of Eureka Springs Wild West. Everyday at 11am.

Downtown -N- Underground Tour-Behind the Scenes walking adventure tour of Eureka Springs. Everyday at 4pm.

Flickering Tales-Huddle around the campfire to hear ghost stories of the Ozarks among the grounds of America’s Most Haunted Hotel. Everyday at 10pm.

 

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Intrigue Theater is BACK!

Come experience the mystery of Intrigue Theater

for its 4th Season in Eureka Springs!

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Opening Night Kicks off on Thursday, May 15th 2014

Travel back to an AGE OF INTRIGUE with
The Illusionist and the Medium.

Experience an evening of Mystery and Intrigue with Sean-Paul the Illusionist and Juliane Fay the Medium – featuring special guests from the other side.  The evening begins as guests enter century year old building that only seats 75 people.  Everything in this throw back production is based on Real Historical entertainment that is still so effective that it can bring even today’s most cynical audiences to the edge of their seats!

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Besides adding New Mysteries to the Intrigue Experience, Intrigue Theater is offering a special show:safe_image
Exclusive Evenings “Up Close & Incredible” 
This Exclusive experience is limited to 16 people, seated around the table
for 1 hour as Sean-Paul the Illusionist entertains them with Close-up slight of Hand and Mentalism.

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Arkansas’ NEWEST Attraction to your 2012 Itineraries

(EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS) — Any fall is a great time for friends to gather, board a motor coach and travel to the Arkansas Ozarks and especially Eureka Springs: Arkansas’ “extraordinary escape”.  This fall, however, starting on 11/11/11, that motor coach tour can add a couple new and exciting elements to their itinerary: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Pea Ridge National Military Park.  Both attractions are part of the new Arkansas Art Trail.

“The motor coach inquiries we get from group tour leaders each fall always include the question, ‘What’s new?’ and this year we can answer with two nationally significant itinerary additions,” said Linda Box, group travel sales manager for Eureka Springs’ Landmark Hotels: 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and 1905 Basin Park Hotel.  “Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville AR is a mere 40 miles to the west.  Pea Ridge, site of where Missouri was saved for the Union is on the highway between Eureka and Bentonville and is in the midst of the National Park Service’s sesquicentennial commemoration of The Civil War.  With these great attractions located on the Arkansas Art Trail (www.arkansasarttrail.com), the fact that they are also motor coach friendly and easy travel from the travel hub of Eureka Springs makes their addition to a travel itinerary a perfect fit.”

Eureka Springs is a natural as the hub for this particular spoke in the Arkansas Art Trail since time and time again this village has been selected as one of the most celebrated art destinations in the country.  One such repetitive designation has been made by American Style magazine.  They have named Eureka Springs as a “Top 25 Arts Destinations” in the Small Cities category.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation has given Eureka Springs a true honor in choosing this town of 2,000 as one of America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” as well as placing it on the National Register for Historic Places and of course the Great Passion Play has excelled in the area of performing arts for over 40 years.

“The Crescent Hotel, a Historic Hotel of America is the ideal overnight destination for visitors interested in Crystal Bridges, Pea Ridge and the Arkansas Art Trail,” said Jack Moyer, general manager of the hotels.  “Not only do we greet our motor coach guests in style, give them a history lesson and feed them well but both the hotel is replete with tales of its own as well as being a repository for many unique pieces of American art.  Plus, just outside our front doors, are galleries and working studios, artistic Meccas that seem to blanket Eureka Springs and vistas that provide the inspiration behind the art.”

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is nestled in a pristine Ozark ravine with two creek-fed ponds just off the square in downtown Bentonville.  Alice Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and board member of the Walton Family Foundation is spearheading this nearly half-billion dollar investment.  Upon opening on November 11, 2011, Crystal Bridges’ 217,000 square foot complex will be home to one of, if not the finest American art collections.

Pea Ridge National Military Park was set aside to commemorate The Battle of Pea Ridge.  This battle took place on March 7-8, 1862.  More than 26,000 soldiers fought on these 4,300 acres to decide the fate of Missouri.  The park honors those who fought for their way of life.  It should be noted that Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the country.

“Another wonderful aspect of adding these two attractions to an itinerary is that the cost of admission is most reasonable,” Box added.  “Crystal Bridges admission is free and Pea Ridge admission is only $5.00 unless visitors have a “Golden Age” pass which gives pass holders free admission.”

For more information on a group visitation to Eureka Springs, one should contact Box at 800-903-4940 or via email at lindaboxsales@gmail.com.  For information on the Arkansas Art Trail, one should go to arkansasarttrail.com; for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, crystalbridges.org; and for Pea Ridge National Military Park, nps.gov/peri.