Eureka I love it! — Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Author: nmcmom
Date of Trip: October 2002

I loved the changing colors of the foilage and the Annual Corvette weekend. The combination of brightly colored leaves and cars was awesome. The narrow, steep streets and the scenic backroads are wonderful to experience. We also toured local caves, and shopped till we dropped. This is a haven for historical nuts as well. There is a town full of victorian houses and a wealth of architectural gems.

Quick Tips/Suggestions
The streets are steep, and you need to ride the trolley to the top of town, and walk down to see all the sights.

Best Way to Get Around
The absolute best way to see the town is the trolley system. There are trolley stops in all major areas of town, and in many of the local accomodations.

Riverview Resort
We had a standard cabin with a kitchen, which helped since I was eating for two. Our view of the river was across a vast field from our back balcony. We could see the mountains around us in the distance as well. The parking right outside our door had us feeling right at home and reluctant to leave. I enjoyed talking with the owners, and they have a guide service and canoe rentals available for fisherman or adventure seekers. They have larger cabins available as well for families or larger groups.

Annual Corvette Weekend
The first weekend in October has been a weekend for Corvette lovers to see and be seen. We enjoyed the scenery combined with the view of the classic muscle cars. Even though we don’t own a corvette, we were right at home as we looked at all the cars parked and driving all over the town. There were so many groups of people staying in the area hotels that there was a great feeling of family.

By Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Shayne is a freelance writer with expertise in all things travel, food, and parenting. She regularly contributes to SmarterTravel,,,, and BabyCenter. Her work has also appeared on HuffPost and NBC News.

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