Friday, December 31, 2004

Eureka Springs, Ark

Eureka Springs, a 19th century Victorian village nestled in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, is known for its historic buildings and downtown. The entire downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a neat place.

We decided to drive up for the weekend and celebrate New Years somewhere new. This is a laid back charming place. It is a peaceful place. The weather was great and we explored the town and the areas around it for 3 days. At this time of year, a lit of the restaurants and shops are closed. There were a lot of people out and about but it wasn't crowded by any means. I like visiting places in their off season. That is when you get a true sense of the area.

This town is loaded with Bed and Breakfast, Inns, Motels, Hotels and restaurants. Downtown offers a lot of speciality shops. They are also known for the Passion Play.