There are so many attractions and exhibits in Eureka, I can’t list them all. If you know of something I have omitted, feel free to add it. Shows are discussed in another thread.
The main Eureka Springs attraction for those attending Scooting the Ozarks are the twisty, low traffic roads in the Ozark Mountains surrounding this town. Here I'm addressing other attractions for those rare times you want to do something other than ride.
One of the areas many people know about is the grounds of the Great Passion Play. In addition to the Play shown in the evening, other exhibits to visit during the day include The Living Bible Tour, Sacred Arts Exhibit, Bible Exhibit, Christ of The Ozarks, The Little Church in the Grove, and The Berlin Wall Exhibit.
If you are interested in steam locomotives, you might like to visit Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway. Look at old trains on exhibit, take an excursion ride, or even have lunch or dinner in the dining car.
For unique architecture ride through Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District with its Victorinan homes, historic hotels, and other stunning architecture. Also see Thorncrown Chapel, 48 feet tall with 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass. Or see St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, where you enter through the bell tower. Or tour Queen Anne Mansion House Museum featuring fanciful architecture, one of the most impressive collections of 19th century furnishings, and stories of Queen Anne's distinctive house guests.
If you are drawn to art, there are several art galleries as well as The Art Colony where you can see the artists at work and buy their creations. You can also hear free music in Basin Park, and there are sometimes free movies shown in the park.
There are hundreds of shops for those looking for souvenirs, or practically anything. Many are in the Historic District, and others can be found along highway 62, in Pine Mountain Villiage, and in Gaskin Switch.
And what would Eureka Springs be called if not for the many Springs. More than a dozen of the original sixty-two springs have been restored and can be visited.
Past visitors to Eureka Springs may remember seeing The Fun Spot. Closed for the past few years, it has now reopened under the new name Pig Trail Kart & Golf. (Only website I can find is their Facebook page.) As of 7-14-2012 they have the go-carts, some arcade games and a couple of pool tables going. Before September they plan to have more arcade games, miniature golf, and batting cages in action.
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spstools: I spoke to Lance last week. He's planning the rally, but hasn't had time to update the webpage, etc. Use the old registration form if you plan to attend.
Jun 1, 2021 13:51:10 GMT -6
Rack: Hello all! The rally is definately happening. We will be there. I will try to get someone to update this board or get access and learn how to do it. Also join us on www.facebook.com/ScootingTheOzarks
Jun 8, 2021 10:20:05 GMT -6
razorbackredneck: THE RALLY IS ON FOLKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am working on getting this page and pages updated. Hope you all are having a better year. looking forward to seeing you all
Jun 8, 2021 13:18:18 GMT -6
razorbackredneck: The registration page should read right. AS well as the already registered. Which I am still working on.
Jun 8, 2021 13:20:44 GMT -6
uturn: Does a 2020 Harley-Davidson Tri-Glide qualify to be accepted in this group?
Jun 8, 2021 13:45:48 GMT -6
Rack: uturn, All bikes are welcome with this group. We don't discriminate!
Jun 8, 2021 14:01:42 GMT -6
razorbackredneck: uturn that's fine. I myself might possibly ride my Honda Shadow trike this year. Just come on with it.
Jun 8, 2021 14:01:55 GMT -6
uturn: That good to hear. I rode a 2008 Honda Silver Wing for 12 years (93,000 miles). Attended several rallies up there but could never make an STO Rally due to my work schedule. I retired June 16th 2020 and looking forward to meeting you guys.
Jun 11, 2021 11:50:41 GMT -6
uturn: Will keep an eye on the website for updated pre-registration procedures and plan to make it.
Jun 11, 2021 11:52:02 GMT -6
razorbackredneck: Upturn if you look on the left side of this page you should see rally registration. Click that link it should take you to the registration page
Jun 13, 2021 12:27:00 GMT -6
uturn: Registration filled out for wife and I. Personal check put in the mail yesterday c/o Lance. Will be contacting Quality Inn for reservation. See you guys in September unless a hurricane gets in the way....lol
Jun 15, 2021 6:56:07 GMT -6
razorbackredneck: HAPPY 4TH TO EVERYONE!! ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND GUYS!
Jul 3, 2021 11:38:23 GMT -6
jim: Thank you Lance I'm still looking forward to spending some time visiting and riding with the crew again in September.
Jul 4, 2021 10:13:43 GMT -6
BurgieBridgewater33: I just registered myself and my girlfriend for STO 2021! I participated in 2019, as the lone Rider from the Sunshine State....can't wait to return in 2 months!!!!
Jul 4, 2021 11:33:25 GMT -6
razorbackredneck: Jim you're welcome and same here my friend. It's been too long. Looking forward to seeing everyone. It'll be here before we know it.
Jul 7, 2021 11:21:27 GMT -6