Eureka Springs Offers Perfect Spring Break Getaway

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Eureka Springs invites visitors to experience the natural beauty, history and community fun that the town offers for the spring.

For those still looking for the perfect spring break getaway, Eureka Springs is filled with something for everyone and will send visitors back home relaxed and refreshed.

Those looking for a tranquil experience can spend time in the day spas being pampered. Eureka Springs is a shopper’s paradise. Boutiques, antiques, handcrafted jewelry, eclectic gifts and world-renowned arts can be found anywhere in town.

Outdoor adventures abound. The city is surrounded by two rivers and three lakes. On Table Rock Lake or Beaver Lake, there is great fishing and smooth water for canoe/kayak float trips. The 1,600-acre Lake Leatherwood City Park is crisscrossed with 21 miles of hiking and biking trails, and the 85-acre spring-fed lake is perfect for a day of boating or fishing.

Nearby caves and caverns are perfect for exploring, including War Eagle Cavern located on Beaver Lake, Onyx Cave, and Cosmic Cavern. Several stables in the area offer horseback riding.

Experience the exhilarating thrill of a zip line canopy tour in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Soar through the air from up to 200+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 1,800 feet long over vast gorgeous, beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. The zip lines are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is an organization that provides lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused and neglected "big cats.” The refuge mainly specializes in tigers, but there are also lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, black bears, ligers, servals, a monkey, a coatimundi and a grizzly bear. Turpentine Creek is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While in Eureka Springs, take a tram, van or walking tour and learn about the historic buildings and unique past. Trolleys are a preferred way to get around the winding, crisscrossed streets. See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived there at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Special events and activities are planned around town to enjoy the warm days of spring.

Everyone feeling Irish can join in the 21st Annual St. Paddy’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14. Festivities kick off at 2 p.m. as the parade rolls down Spring Street from the Carnegie Library to the courthouse on Main Street.

Runners and walkers will participate in the 33rd Annual Victorian Classic on Saturday, March 21. More information and registration can be found at http://www.eurekarotary.org.

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge hosts its 25th annual Kite Festival celebration March 28. “Art With an Altitude,” sponsored by KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs, is a free family event inviting attendees to bring their own kites or buy one at the refuge. The celebration includes vendors, contests and fun activities for parents and children.

Eureka Springs Zombie Invasion invites humans of all ages to this 3rd Annual Zombie Tag family outdoor adventure, also on March 28. The game is similar to flag football with anti-zombie marshmallows provided for all the human players. Please visit http://www.EurekaZombieTag.com to purchase tickets and for more info.

To start planning an extraordinary Eureka Springs spring break getaway, visit http://www.eurekasprings.org.

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Eureka Springs is an exceptional Arkansas Victorian mountain village. Located in the Northwest corner of beautiful Arkansas, Eureka Springs brings art, music, fine dining, rustic and luxurious lodging, night spots, distinctive attractions and worlds of outdoor activities; there will never be a dull moment. Visit http://www.eurekasprings.org for more information.

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