Visit the Ozarks in Eureka Springs Arkansas!

While you are spending time at your favorite Eureka Springs, Arkansas bed and breakfast, plan to visit one or all of these BBOnline picks in the Ozarks!

Thorncrown Chapel

12968 Hwy 62 West
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

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Deep in the Ozark Mountains is the architecturally divine Thorncrown Chapel. With more than 6,000 square feet of glass, the structure offers a 360 degrees view of the landscape. Made almost entirely of glass, the chapel opened in 1980 and since then has received more than six million visitors. The structure has won almost every architecture award and holds the fourth place of top designs in the 20th century.Thorncrown Chapel is open for visitors from 9am to 5pm from April to November. During the months of March and December the Chapel is open from 11am to 4pm. Thorncrown Chapel is closed during the months of January and February. Admission is FREE to the public.

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Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

239 Turpentine Creek Lane
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Eureka2.jpgPhoto from: Reserve Eureka Springs

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary for "Big Cats" that have been neglected, abused and abandoned. Visitors to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge can see Leopards, Tigers, Cougars and Lions. The refuge was founded in 1992, although the owners have been taking care of Big Cats since 1978.

With more than a hundred Big Cats, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge offers a natural habitat for the cats and the Black Bears that live there and is considered by many as one of the premier wildlife refuges in the U.S. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is open daily from 9am to 6pm and admission is $15 for adults; $10 for veterans, senior citizens and children 3 to 12; children under 3 are FREE.

Christ of the Ozarks

935 Passion Play Road
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Eureka3.jpgPhoto from: Great Passion Play

It has been called the "Christ the Redeemer" of the U.S., the statue itself is 67 feet tall and stands at an altitude of 1500 feet. Interestingly enough the feet of the statue had to be removed in order to keep the total height within regulation or the alternative would have been to have a red beacon light on the statue's head to warn aircraft.

Christ of the Ozarks is situated in The Great Passion Play theme park overlooking the town of Eureka and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week; 365 days of the year and is FREE to the public. On your way to the giant statue of Jesus, you can also see a piece of the Berlin Wall.

Onyx Cave Park

338 Onyx Cave Lane
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Onyx Cave Park is an underground cave and cavern and offers some of the most beautiful caves in the U.S. and has been a popular stop for visitors to Eureka Springs since 1893. Although the name is "Onyx" the cave does not contain the precious stone, but it is a type of flagstone that is similar to onyx. The temperature inside the cave is a constant 57 degrees.

Onyx Cave Park is open daily from 9am to 4pm. While there is no formal tour, visitors are invited to undergo a self guided tour and headsets with narration are offered. Admission is $7.50 for adults ages 14 and up; $3.50 children ages 4 to 13; children under 4 are FREE.