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Posted Jun 2, 03:08 PM


The town of Eureka Springs is fascinating. It’s a small town built into hills with many original buildings and homes restored to their original beauty.


The town of Eureka Springs is fascinating. It’s a small town built into hills with many original buildings and homes restored to their original beauty.

For our 1st visit, we parked at the visitor center on the main highway and rode the tram into town. The streets are very narrow and not fun to drive in a big truck when there is lots of traffic. An all-day pass for the tram costs $4.50 each. Parking, if you can find it, in town is $5 minimum.

I only took a couple photos this trip because we were mainly on the tram. When I have a chance I want to just wander around taking photos of all the wonderful buildings. These two photos were taken standing at a tram stop looking both ways on the street.

With all the restored buildings and houses, there is also lots of stained glass in Eureka. Here is one beautiful example taken on a different street. Unfortunately this photo doesn’t do it justice. I’ll try again when I’m on that same street.

We rode the full loop of the trolley just to get a feel for the town. When we reached the turn-around at the Crescent Hotel, the driver asked if we had been in it yet. When we said no, he encouraged us to take a look saying he would be back on the next run in 22 minutes. What a beautiful old hotel! It was definitely worth the stop. There is a pipe organ in the lobby and a player piano with stained glass built into the cabinet. From the 4th floor, you get a panoramic view of Eureka Springs.

All too quickly we had to leave because Sammy was waiting at home in the RV. He can only cross his legs for so long :)


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