We drove about 50 miles today to visit Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Several of our readers told us not to miss this one. After seeing it for ourselves, we totally agree, and highly recommend it to anyone in the area.
We really needed a few days there to see it all. We started to take the trolley tour but it didn't start until late afternoon, so we did the tour ourselves. We started out on Main Street and viewed all the awesome Victorian homes, hotels and cottages along with some huge mansions and lots of wonderful shops.
The "entire" downtown area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are so many beautiful gingerbread houses in the area, I need to do several updates just to show the ones I took pictures of.
We also visited the Berlin Wall Section, it is located right next to the huge statue called The Christ of the Ozarks. (See photos)
The Christ of the Ozarks statue is a monumental sculpture of Jesus located near Eureka Springs atop Magnetic Mountain. It was erected in 1966 as a "Sacred Project" by Gerald L. K. Smith and stands 65.5 feet. I took pictures of Jerry next to it to give a size comparison. It was awesome!
After all this, we drove to the Springs Street area of Eureka Springs to view more of the Victorian B&B's, homes and cottages and some of the natural springs in the area. I will be doing Eureka Springs Part Two for those. :-) Please check back later for part two.