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Eureka Springs
Carroll County, Arkansas


The City That Water Built
World's Largest Tuned Wind Chimes

Page Contents for Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Arkansas state capital is Little Rock.
The population of Eureka Springs is approximately 1,900 (1990), 2073 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,037 (1990), 1069 (2010).
The amount of land area in Eureka Springs is 11.078 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.02 sq kilometers.
The distance from Eureka Springs to Washington DC is 964 miles.
The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 140 miles. (as the crow flies)
Eureka Springs is positioned 36.39 degrees north of the equator and 93.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Eureka Springs elevation is 1,400 feet above sea level.
Eureka Springs average annual rainfall is 36.41 inches per year
Eureka Springs average annual precipitation is 45.21 inches peryear.
Eureka Springs average annual snowfall is 8.80 inches per year.


in northern Arkansas. Here is a map page for Eureka Springs.
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seasonal with four mild, but distinct seasons.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Eureka Springs. The following are some excerpts from this history.

The first white settler to "discover" the healing springs is reputed to be Dr. Alvah Jackson, who used the healing waters to cure his son of an eye ailment in 1856

The City of Eureka Springs was founded and named on July 4, 1879. As word of Eureka's miraculous, healing waters began to spread, thousands of visitors flocked to the original encampment of tents and hastily built shanties. By late 1879, the estimated population of Eureka Springs reached 10,000 people and in 1881, the town was declared a "City of the First Class," the fourth largest city in Arkansas. Many of the homes and businesses were built using the local limestone.
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Queen Anne Mansion
This masterpiece was built in Cathage Missouri in 1891 then moved to Eureka Springs. The oak and cherry woodwork includes seven fireplace mantels and five pocket doors hand carved by Italian and German woodcarvers.
207 Kings Highway
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-8825

The Gables Victorian Museum
Tour the House in Eureka Springs Arkansas

Eureka Springs Historical Information and Museum
95 South Main
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
3 Story Limestone Building (across from Office Supply)
Self Guided Tours, Genealogy Section, Extensive Research Materials
March thru October, Monday thru Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm Sunday 12:00noon-4:00pm
November thru February, Tuesday thru Saturday 9:30am-4:00pm Sunday 12:00noon-4:00pm closed on Monday
Phone: (479)253-9417
The museum was founded by Alva Jackson in 1879

Eureka Springs Gardens
Arkansas' Premier Botanical Gardens
Scenic Highway 62 West 5 1/2 miles
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Phone: 479-253-9244 (group reservations & wedding information)
Phone: 479-253-9256 (recorded color/seasonal display information)
Located on 33 acres of beautiful grounds - not open all year, please call for hours of operation.

Eureka Springs is known as the "wedding capital" of the mid-south with more than 2,000 weddings performed annually. Weddings in Eureka Springs

Beaver Lake is nearby with 47 square miles of cool, clear water with almost 500 miles of shoreline. Lake Leatherwood and Table Rock Lake are also popular recreation areas.

Pine Mountain Jamboree
Arkansas #1 Music Show
the entertainment complex created by the success of Eureka's most-attended country music show. The Pine Mountain Jamboree is continuing a family tradition of providing the best in bluegrass, gospel, pop, rock, big band, western swing, country, and Cajun music in the Ozarks for over 30 years.

The Great Passion Play
Toll-free: (800) 882-7529
Located in charming Eureka Springs, Arkansas, The Great Passion PlayŌ takes you back 2,000 years to the greatest story ever told, the final days of Jesus Christ’s walk on earth.

Learn more about Eureka at this site.

Abundant Memories Heritage Village
2434 HWY 23 N,
Eureka Springs, AR 72631
Phone: 1-479-253-6764
Come take a walk back through time as you explore 25 picturesque shops and homes that make up our 10 acre 1700-1800's historical village. Every building is full, displaying an enormous collection of thousands of authentic antique artifacts. While you're touring, don't miss "HISTORAMA," a patriotic living history show performed on 5 stages in our air-conditioned theatre. Featuring a superb Revolutionary and Civil War collection. THE GREAT AMERICAN PAST...SEE IT, TOUCH IT, LIVE IT!!!

Cosmic Caverns
Hwy 21 North
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-749-2298
Visitors are led through one of the Ozarks prettiest caves. View two underground lakes, one with trout. Silent Splendor is one of Arkansas' most incredible underground jewels.

Onyx Cave and Onyx Cave Park
338 Onyx Cave Lane
Eureka, Springs 72632
1-479-253-9321 See the spectacular underground formations in this living cave. Educational radio-guided tour takes about 30 minutes. Easy access ramps for all ages.

Opera in the Ozarks
Inspiration Point
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-8595

Quigley’s Castle
274 QuigleyCastle Rd.
Eureka Springs 72632
Phone: 479-253-8311
See beautiful gardens of over 400 varieties of flowers. Garden paths wind around benches, a lily pond and more. See the marvelous collections of fossils, butterflies, crystal, arrowheads and glassware.

Gallery Mint Museum
P.O. Box 706
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-5055
Toll-free: 888-558-6468
Fax: 479-253-5056
This museum in progress creates reproductions of early US and colonial coins using hand powered equipment of the period.

Gay Nineties Button & Doll Museum
Hwy 62 East
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-9321 Outstanding collection of button mosaics and many one of a kind dolls

Hammond Bell Museum
2 Pine Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-7411
Worldwide collections of antique, primative, musicial, animal, historical, archaeological, Oriental, Temple, religious, ship and railroad bells. Bells and tuned wind chimes available in Collectabells Bell Shop.
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Eureka Springs City Government

City of Eureka Springs
City Hall
44 South Main Street (lower level)
Phone: (479) 253-9703
fax - (479) 253-6967


Carroll County Clerk
Wedding Licenses: 479-253-8646

Eureka Springs Chamber

The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 551,
137-B West Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-8737
Toll-free: 800-6-EUREKA

Eureka Springs Community Events

July each year
Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival
Bicycle race and games
For more information, please call 479-871-7625

August each year
Annual Eureka Springs Open Car Show
Cars, trucks and motorcycles - all are welcome. Registration and judging at Pine Mountain Villiage

Eureka Springs Organizations

The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 551,
137-B West Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-8737
Toll-free: 800-6-EUREKA

Eureka Springs Schools

Eureka Springs Public School
42 Greenwood Hollow Rd.
Eureka Springs 72632
Phone: 479-253-8704

Clear Spring School
P.O. Box 511
Eureka Springs 72632
Phone: 479-253-7888 Eureka Springs


The population of Eureka Springs was:
1990 - 1,900
2000 - 2,278

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