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Eureka Springs Essential Info


Eureka Springs is a quaint resort town in the Ozarks of Arkansas, with eclectic dining and shopping - art galleries, local crafts, etc. Beaver Lake, which is huge, is just outside of town. It is a Victorian village and has a European look and feel with Victorian cottages and homes on steep winding streets.

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Fun Facts

  1. The only bank robbery to occur in Eureka Springs was on September 27, 1922, when five outlaws from Oklahoma tried to rob the First National Bank.
  2. Eureka Springs is the only city in America whose entire historic downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  3. According to local folklore, Jesse James and his gang hid in the caves around Eureka Springs.
  4. Eureka Springs was a favorite of Robert Ripley of Ripley’s Believe it or not.
  5. Eureka Springs has historically been called "The Little Switzerland of America" and "The Stairstep Town" .

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