With Three Lakes and Two Rivers, Eureka Springs in the Arkansas Ozarks is an ideal destination to take it outside for hiking and fishing or inside and onstage for the best live music in Arkansas! The Vibe is alive. Come join the fun in Eureka Springs, your one of a kind lil’ Ozark Mountain Town!
Inside and Onstage at Eureka’s Unique Live Music Venues:
For over 25 years, Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar is the place where the misfits fit! Chelsea’s Cafe & Bar is nestled in the Ozark hills in beautiful one of a kind Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This fun and quirky cafe and bar offer live music 5 nights a week, guaranteeing a great party and a place for dancing your cares away. If you’re around Eureka Springs in the afternoon, come by and enjoy happy hour and chat with the locals and enjoy the amazing view on the double deck patio. The Cafe & Pizzeria upstairs offers a little slice of heaven after dancing up an appetite at one of the exciting live music performances. With bands performing indoors on stage or outdoor on the balcony, you’re sure to find this lively joint a hit!
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Located in colorful Downtown Eureka Springs, Brews is a unique hybrid hangout spot. Offering local craft beers, nightly events and live music, delicious coffee drinks, sandwiches, soups and desserts and a great cross-section of tourist and locals, it’s the place to be. The perfect spot for a drink while you listen to amazing live music in a modern setting featuring monthly local artist exhibits.
The Balcony Bar, located on the second floor of The Basin Park Hotel, represents numerous “moments in time” when Eureka Springs music scene made history. Eureka Springs’ performances from Ray Charles, Allison Krause, Eureka Springs Blues Festival legends, BB King, Willie Nelson, Chris Duarte and many others are captured and commemorated here with new additions as they continue to happen. With awesome live music, an amazing view of Downtown and Basin Park, The Balcony Bar is a Eureka Springs must experience for visitors and locals alike.
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Outside in the Ozark Mountains Southern Region:
Experience the exhilarating thrill of a Zip Line Canopy Tour right in the heart of the beautiful, pristine Ozark Mountains in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Go soaring through the air from up to 200+ feet high with cable lengths from up to 1800 feet long over vast gorgeous, beautiful Ozark hardwood trees and limestone cliffs. The dense forest of hardwoods provide a wonderful setting for a nature filled experience guaranteed to satisfy thrill seekers from all walks of life.
- Thrilling Fly Fishing
Dreaming of snagging beautiful rainbows, cutthroat and brook trout, Arkansas has them all! Perhaps you want to enjoy the thrill of reeling in large native Ozark smallmouth, largemouth, white (sand) and striped bass? Whatever your pleasure you will find it here in the Arkansas Ozarks.
1. Arkansas’ Superb White River
The White River tailwaters continue earning a reputation for their trophy brown trout fishing, producing some trout into the 20-40 pound range. In a Trout Unlimited member survey (Trout magazine, Summer, 1998), the White River rated in the top 20 of 101 Best Trout Streams in the country by more than 1,200 respondents. Ranking as eleventh, among such streams as the Henry’s Fork, San Juan, Upper Yellowstone, and the Bighorn, the White was noted for its big browns. An easy drive from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, and other neighboring states, the White River provides excellent drift boat fly-fishing opportunities for trout in the mid-south.
Beaver Dam, near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is the first dam in the tailwater chain to provide a cold water fishery along the White River. Beaver Tailwater is a model experimental tailwater. It was the first fishery in Arkansas subject to special brown trout regulations, and it is also the site of the first cooperative federal, state, and private trout habitat restoration project in the nation. This tailwater is a superb fishery for novices and beginners, offering both rainbow and brown trout.
- Scenic Hiking and Biking Trails
Leatherwood City Park is 1,600 acres of pristine Ozark Mountain countryside with an 85-acre spring-fed lake, beautiful walking and cycling trails for all ages and skill sets, camping, cabins and a small marina for boating, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats. Leatherwood Park also boasts a playground, RV sites with full hookups and tent sites with and without electricity. The lake is formed by one of the largest hand-cut native limestone dams in the country. The dam and several structures at the park were built in the early 1940s by the WPA and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open March 1 thru mid-November. So whether you want to take a leisurely stroll, go kayaking, enjoy a picnic by the lake or experience the thrill of the new downhill mountain bike course, it’s all here for you! (and bring the fur babies~Leatherwood is pet friendly!)
A peaceful and welcoming park just minutes from downtown that seems like it’s a whole different world from the hustle and bustle of the world. Black Bass Lake is perfect for leisurely hiking, biking, fishing or even a picnic while enjoying the natural flora and fauna of the area. Picture yourself enjoying butterflies, dragonflies and a blissful clear blue-green lake surrounded by stunning bluffs! This park is sure to put you back in touch with the spirit of nature without exhausting your’s!
After a fun action packed day of fishing, hiking, biking, ziplining or just enjoying the pristine beauty of the Ozarks you will want to kick back at the bar and enjoy some funky tunes or hit the dancefloor with your friends . It’s all waiting for you here in one of a kind Eureka Springs. The jewel of the Arkansas Ozarks!
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