Historic Loop

Ozark Mountains

This 3.5-mile walking tour winds through downtown Eureka Springs and neighboring residential areas. The route is dotted with more than 300 Victorian homes, all built before 1910, each a jaw-dropper and on par with any preserved historic district in the USA. You can access the loop via the Eureka Trolley, or just walk it – recommended if you're fit (the streets are steep!); pick up a map or buy trolley tickets at the Visitor Center.

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Nearby Ozark Mountains attractions

1. 1886 Crescent Hotel

0.32 MILES

Built in 1886, the Crescent is a gorgeous, functioning artifact of an older age. Step into the dark-wood lobby, with its roaring fireplace and carpets,…

2. Thorncrown Chapel

2.12 MILES

Thorncrown Chapel is a magnificent sanctuary made of glass, with its 48ft-tall wooden skeleton holding 425 windows. There's not much between your prayers…

3. Lake Leatherwood City Park

2.28 MILES

This expansive park includes 21 miles of hiking and biking trails that crisscross the forested mountains and surround an 85-acre lake. Located about 3.5…

4. Scott Family Amazeum

25.65 MILES

The 'Amazeum' is an interactive children's museum, and if you have younger kids in tow, they will definitely get a kick out of the art studios and…

5. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

25.99 MILES

This enormous art museum, sprawling across a series of creek ponds fed by mountain streams, is an unexpected find, to say the least. The curved pavilions…

6. Walmart Museum

26.35 MILES

The original Walmart ('Sam Walton's Five & Dime') is now pretty much a corporate press release you can walk through. Hey, it's free! Also, there's an…

7. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

26.59 MILES

The Shiloh Museum is a good starting point for exploring the Ozarks' considerably complex history and culture. Exhibitions include six historical…

8. Table Rock Lake

26.96 MILES

Snaking through the hills 2 miles southwest of Branson, large Table Rock Lake is a deservedly popular destination for boating, fishing, camping and other…