SEPTEMBER 2011

October 01, 2011  •  Leave a Comment





SEPTEMBER 2011

Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a gem. Located in the NW corner of the state, it’s nestled in the southern range of the Ozarks.

The White River near Eureka Springs, Arkansas
We decided to stay for a month because the area has a lot to offer and a monthly rate compared to a weekly rate is a good savings. At the Wanderlust RV Park, the monthly rate is $390, which equals $13/night. The daily rate is about $30/night.



Billed as a “real Victorian Mountain Village”, Eureka Springs boasts the largest collection of Victorian architecture in the central U.S. I’d like to say Eureka Springs is a well kept secret, but judging by the number of motels, restaurants and attractions, the word is out. 

The historic downtown is built on a rocky hillside and parking is tight, so the town offers transportation for visitors via a trolley bus that serves the entire town.
Tourist Trolley.
The Crescent Hotel is a landmark in Eureka Springs. Built in 1886, it's had an interesting history and is reportedly haunted. 

Crystal Dining Room in the Crescent Hotel.
Christ of the Ozarks as viewed from the Crescent Hotel.


Nearby is Pea Ridge National Military Park, the site of the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi which was crucial in preventing the Confederates from occupying Missouri.
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Pea Ridge National Military Park
If you’re in the area, be sure to seek out the Golden Pioneer Museum. (Hwy 86 and J in Golden, MO.)  This free museum is made up of collections the owners, Winfred and Lee Ona Prier, have purchased over the years. Included are large collections of arrowheads (over 10,000), Carnival Glass (largest collection of Northwood in central US), minerals (world’s largest turquoise carving) and so much more. In fact, if you have a collection you’d like to sell, the Priers would probably make you an offer. Worth the trip!

Eureka Springs is popular with motorcycle bikers because of the scenic winding roads. The area also attracts artists.  Between the two, there always seems to be something going on.


Car Show in Eureka Springs.



Local Farmers' Market.
Grotto Springs.



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