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Discover Roaring River State Park

January 11th, 2021 by Corey A. Edwards

Roaring River State Park Dam and Spillway

“Roaring River State Park Dam and Spillway” by Keith Snyder is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Roaring River State Park is one of Missouri’s most unique and popular state parks – and is only a little over a half hour’s drive from our Eureka Springs inn, 5 Ojo!

Eureka Springs offers so many fun things to do and see that you really don’t have to leave town to stay entertained. Our historic downtown is well worth your time and loaded with shops, restaurants, and galleries. Then there are attractions like Basin Spring Park, Christ of the Ozarks, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Onyx Cave, Thorncrown Chapel, and so much more.

Explore beyond Eureka Springs’ borders, however, and discover that the entire region has a lot to offer. Roaring River State Park is an excellent example.

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Discover Pea Ridge National Military Park

December 12th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Pea Ridge National Military ParkIf you’re a fan of Civil War history, you do not want to miss a chance to visit Pea Ridge National Military Park. Pea Ridge preserves one of our country’s most intact Civil War battlefields and is only a little over a half hour’s drive from our Eureka Springs inn.

Pea Ridge National Military Park is located off Hwy 62, just north of Rogers, AR. The 4,300-acre park features two historic battlefields, a visitor’s center, bookstore, museum, a section of the Trail of Tears, hiking trails, and more.

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Arkansas Breweries in Eureka Springs

November 13th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

enjoy craft beer at Arkansas breweriesThe craft beer movement that transformed America didn’t pass by Arkansas – not by any means. In fact, the Eureka Springs area is home to two excellent Arkansas breweries.

For beer lovers, there’s nothing more exciting than a chance to sample fresh, locally produced craft beers. Small batch and craft beer brewers provide a unique glimpse into a region via the flavors their creations impart. In that respect, visiting a craft brewery is no different than visiting a winery or a restaurant featuring seasonal, locally-sourced foods.

That’s certainly true for the Arkansas breweries here in town. Eureka Springs is currently home to two craft breweries and a number of other venues offering local, regional, and national craft beers. Guests of our Eureka Springs bed and breakfast will enjoy the variety of options available right here in town!

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The 73rd Annual Ozark Folk Festival Is On!

October 10th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Ozark Folk Festival 2020Huzzah! Ozark Folk Festival 2020, scheduled for November 11th through November 14th in Eureka Springs, is a go! Things have been a bit dicey this year, as I’m sure you’re aware, but the 73rd annual festival will be taking place!

The original Ozark Folk Festival is America’s longest, continuously presented folk festival – and no pesky pandemic is going to stop that! But don’t worry. The return of this popular and beloved annual music celebration does not come at the cost of safety or common sense.

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Belle of the Ozarks – Beaver Lake Boat Cruises

September 6th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Tour Beaver Lake on Belle of the Ozarks

“Beaver Lake” by Doug Wertman is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Beaver Lake is one of Arkansas’ most popular outdoor destinations with boating, hiking, fishing, swimming, cave tours, and more on the menu. The real star, however, is the picturesque location, and cruises aboard Belle of the Ozarks is one of the best ways to see it.

Beaver Lake came into being in the early 1960’s when a dam constructed across the White River. The surrounding shoreline includes towering limestone bluffs, fascinating natural caves and crevices, a wide variety of trees, flowering shrubs, and plenty of wildlife.

With 487 miles of shoreline to explore, one of the most popular ways to take it all in is on a Belle of the Ozarks Beaver Lake cruise!

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Discover Lake Leatherwood City Park

August 8th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Lake LeatherwoodDid you know that Eureka Springs’ Lake Leatherwood City Park is home to one of the largest hand-cut limestone dams in the country? It’s true – but that’s not the only reason you’ll want to visit this beautiful outdoor recreation area.

Hiking, fishing, boating, birding, and history. Lake Leatherwood City Park has it all – and then some!

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Downtown and Underground Eureka Springs Tour

July 5th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Downtown and Underground Eureka Springs TourAre you a history buff, fan of colorful stories, or just want to know more about Eureka Springs? If so, you’ll love the entertaining and educational Downtown and Underground Eureka Springs Tour!

Eureka Springs has a colorful history, to say the least. In fact, the entire city is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Native Americans knew of the area because of the hot springs, which they felt had healing powers. European settlers, hearing the legends, came here in the mid 1800’s, forming a rural spa village around the hot springs. Stories of the hot springs’ healing powers drew thousands and soon the small village was a sprawling city.

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Visit War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake

June 6th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

War Eagle Cavern entranceLooking for a little adventure? War Eagle Cavern on beautiful Beaver Lake includes an underground lake, bats, trails, waterfalls, and more. Plus it’s only a half hour’s drive from 5 Ojo, our Eureka Springs bed and breakfast!

War Eagle Cavern is one of the oldest show caves in the state, and the largest in Northwest Arkansas. Its entrance is wide and dark, like some dragon’s lair in a medieval fantasy. Inside, three stories of caverns contain many unusual shapes and features, including domes, rimstone dams, and waterfalls.

That’s right, War Eagle is home to a natural, fresh water spring that flows out of the cave’s mouth, next to the entry path. Very unique!

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Enjoy A Safe Eureka Springs Getaway at 5 Ojo

May 2nd, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Safe Eureka Springs Getaway at 5 OjoThough the State of Arkansas has currently restricted out of state recreational travelers until further notice, 5 Ojo is open and serving Arkansas residents. We’re also getting ready for our out of state friends once this crisis has passed.

At 5 Ojo, we take the safety and security of our guests very seriously. We work very hard to make sure your visit to the Eureka Springs area is not just worry-free but also fun and relaxing.

Luckily, our accommodations and normal inn-keeping practices have eased adapting to current state and federal recommendations.

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Discover Blue Spring Heritage Center

April 17th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Blue Spring pool at Blue Spring Heritage CenterBeautifully landscaped Blue Spring Heritage Center, home to one of the area’s last uncapped springs, offers a fantastic combination of geology, history, and natural beauty.

Though Blue Spring has seen different uses and been landscaped over the years, the special area retains its beauty. The natural spring produces 38 million gallons of fresh, clear, 54-degree water every day. This water fills a deep, round pool encircled with flowers before spilling over into a trout-filled lagoon, then over a small dam and down to the White River.

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