Another great attraction in Eureka Springs Arkansas is the Thorncrown Chapel. With 6,000 square feet of windows and standing almost 50 feet tall, the chapel is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen. It's free to visit (Please leave a donation if you can), and services are held on the Sundays. If you visit Eureka Springs you must visit Thorncrown - so cool.
~Paul, Amber, Mom ETC
If you ever find yourself adventuring in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, make sure to find your way up to the top of Magnetic Mountain to see the Christ of the Ozarks statue.
Now that's a big Jesus.
It's a pretty epic statue out here in the woods! Although the construction of the statue was planned & financed by a pro-Nazi, anti-semitic (wasn't the big guy Jewish?), white supremacist...I'll go ahead and plead 'love thy neighbor' on this one and enjoy #big Jesus!!!!
A quick visit to family brought us to an interesting town ~ Eureka Springs Arkansas. We can't say we had any idea how historical, quirky, and fun this little, not-too-far from the Missouri/Arkansas border, town could be.
We walked the winding and hilly streets, admiring both the historical Victorian architecture and the seemingly homemade, Central American vibe of some of the buildings. Up to code? Eh...let's get a drink.
Eureka Springs got its start in the mid-1800s as settlers spread stories of a great healing spring with medicinal powers in the area. The town quickly became a spa and tourist destination.
The town continues to be touristy, but in a groovy way. Shops, art studios, restaurants, bars, biker bars, hotels, and lots of stuff to see close by, make this place worth the stop. In the next few posts we'll be exploring the area, including a crazy awesome chapel in the woods, #bigJesus, and a grand historic hotel on the hill. In the meantime, keep Eureka Springs weird folks!
~Paul, Amber, Ann ETC
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