What’s Unique about Eureka Springs?
- Thorncrown Chapel is rated #4 among American Institute of Architecture’s “Top Architectural Designs of the 20th Century”
- Only city in America whose entire historic downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
- Listed among America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destination in the US” – National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Awarded Tree City U.S.A. designation for more than 20 consecutive years
- Home of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge – America’s Largest Big Cat Sanctuary
- Home of the The Great Passion Play – World’s Largest Outdoor Drama
- Castle Rogue’s Manor – featured on HGTV’s Home Strange Home
- Eureka Springs is reputed to be the “Most Haunted Town in the United States”
- Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not” has reported on Eureka Springs more times than any other town in the US
- “Top 25 Arts Destinations” in the U.S. – American Style Magazine
- “Top 5 Mountain Destinations in the U.S.” – At Home Tennessee Magazine
- “Best Weekend Getaway in Arkansas” – Citiscapes Magazine
- “America’s Coolest Small Towns” – Budget Travel Magazine
- “Best Place to Get Married”, with the largest number of weddings per capita in the world – 417 Magazine
- “Favorite Arkansas Weekend Destination & Most visited tourist destination in the state,” – e-Fort Smith Magazine
- “Top Ten Small Towns” – Southern Living Magazine
- Annual Ozark Folk Festival one of the “Top 100 Music Events in the US″ – American Bus Association
The Art Capital of Mid-America
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is located in Bentonville, just 30 minutes from The Retreat at Sky Ridge. The 120-acre Crystal Bridges site features 6 hiking trails with outdoor art and the museum features some of the best American art in the country – including the iconic “Rosie the Riveter” – all free to the public. Then enjoy an afternoon gallery stroll in Eureka Springs, the home of more artists per capita than any city in the US.
Eureka Springs has more resident artists per capita than any small town in the US. Explore more than 30 art galleries throughout historic downtown Eureka and check out the many art related special events throughout the year like the Gallery Stroll and Mad Hatters Ball.
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