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There are so many things to do in Eureka Springs that you might find it hard to get it all in before you leave. You could spend weeks in Eureka Springs and not see all that she has to offer. The streets twist and turn making it interesting to drive around. You can feel the history in the air, it is like a great movie, leaving you wanting more.
One of the most popular things to visit while in the Ozarks is the Christ of the Ozarks Statue. Though this is a religious symbol that pertains to Christianity, anyone can come see it and marvel at the design and construction. This statue is open all year long, and the best thing about it is it is free. Local folklore has it that if the big Jesus falls on you, it is a ticket straight to heaven. You can also take the family to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge . This is a great place to visit because you can see some very interesting animals from all over the world, the kids are entertained, and you get an appreciation for caring for other species that need help. If you don't want to go out on your own, there are a few good companies that work in Eureka Springs that offer tours daily. The tours will go through the entire area and give information on the history, culture, and life in the city. One such company is Eureka Tours . Another neat thing to do is to visit Cosmic Cavern , which is an underground cave with amazing geological features. There are a number of other interesting things to do as well, including visiting the historic opera and theater houses, as well as seeing shows that are being performed. For the more spiritually open minded, take the ghost tour at the Cresent Hotel.
Need a place to stay, try the Dinner Bell Ranch. Secluded luxery cabins offer all the comforts of home. Horseback riding is available. My wife and I were married at the Dinner Bell Ranch on horseback. The owners are down to earth people and very unintrusive.
The local trolley system should be utilized for seeing the sites. The trolley's run frequently past most of the major attractions. Pick a hotel with a trolley stop and leave your car, especially nice if you want to hit a few pubs downtown.