It was a hot summer here in the Southwest Missouri. I mean, HOT! At one point the weatherman was saying we were in a “Ring of Fire”. It was no joke! But as hot as it was, we were itching to get out of town and go on a little adventure. We ended up in the quaint mountain town in Northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs.
Just before driving into town, we stopped by the Blue Spring Heritage Center to take in the sites, and it did not disappoint.
Blue Spring Heritage Center is essentially a 33 acre park that has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Unfortunately, there is an admission fee, but it’s obvious that the owner’s put a lot of time and effort into keeping the park center beautiful. The spring itself pours 38 million gallons of water a day into the lagoon. And on such a hot day, it was a welcomed respite to dip my toes into the cool water.
The walking tour meanders around the spring and lagoon, offering many places to stop and take in the natural beauty. But don’t quit there! Follow the trail to the Cliff Shelter where ancient indians once lived, and see if you can spot the hieroglyphics!
After leaving Blue Spring, we stopped at the Rowdy Beaver for lunch. Don’t let the name scare you away, at lunchtime on a Saturday, there was nothing “rowdy” about the place. Although, from what I hear, there are various motorcycle weekends hosted in Eureka Springs, so maybe the Beaver can get a little rowdy!
The town of Eureka Springs is the CUTEST! Apparently it’s called “Little Switzerland” because the town is reminiscent of a Swiss ski town! While I’m sure there are “kid friendly” things to do in the area, the town wasn’t really Jaxon’s cup of tea and we didn’t linger very long, but from what I could tell, there are plenty of shops and cafe’s and bars to keep you entertained!
Unfortunately, I didn’t get very many pictures during this trip, but I plan to take more when the hubby and I return…maybe if fall every arrives in the Ozarks!
Until Next Time: Peace, Love & Adventures