By Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong Gay Travelers Magazine October, 2016
We had no idea what to expect when we were invited to visit Arkansas and Missouri. We spent six days exploring Eureka Springs and the Ozarks and what we found was amazing!
Famous natural springs, lakes and rivers – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Eureka Springs Waterways)
Beautiful rolling hills – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Eureka Springs Visitors Guide)
Artists and art galore – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Eureka Springs Arts Council)
Pioneering citizens for equal rights – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Diversity Weekend)
Historic and picturesque downtown – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Eureka Springs Chamber)
LGBT relocation and business hotspot – check! (www.EurekaSprings.org or Out In Eureka)
Spooky historic hotel – check! (1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa)
Significant architecture – check! (Thorncrown Chapel)
Mayor with a cool nickname – check! (Butch Berry)
If the word eureka means “I’ve found it,” then Eureka Springs, Arkansas may be the most perfectly named city in the USA.
For more information about Eureka Springs, Arkansas, visit www.EurekaSprings.org or www.arkansas.com/Eureka-Springs
Check our USA Spotlight for more of our articles about Eureka Springs, the Ozarks, and Branson, Missouri.
Article and photos by Steven Skelley and Thomas Routzong
Copyright 2016 Sunny Harbor Publishing
Eureka Springs has been awarded "TOP 25 ART TOWNS IN AMERICA" honor by the American Style Magazine for the past 4 years. [May be an image of outdoors and text]
Eureka Springs is the setting for a new feature film, "ANTIQUITIES" - shot on location October, 2016. The film stars Mary Steenbergen and Graham Gordy. The film is due for release in fall 2017.
Every year for the past 9 years, Eureka Springs has been honored as the Trendsetter City of the Year by Arkansas Business.
Previous Awards have been for:
Tourism Development (4 times!)
Environment/Green Initiatives (2 times!)
Tourism/Creative Culture (2 times)