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Top Choice Modern American in Eureka Springs

FRESH

This beautiful cafe specializes in farm-to-table cuisine, brilliant baked goods and quirky service. The open-face sandwiches with shaved ham served on fresh-baked French toast are stupidly decadent, and there are ve…
Top Choice Modern American in Eureka Springs

Stone House

The Stone House has all the ingredients for a pretty perfect evening: lots of wine; a menu that focuses on cheese, bread, olives, honey and charcuterie; live music; a cute courtyard; and did we mention lots of wine?…
Top Choice Music in Mountain View

Mountain View Music

This family-owned and -operated music store is a cornerstone of the Mountain View roots-music scene, and has a fantastic stock of mandolins, banjos, fiddles and more. You'll often find musicians jamming on the front…
Historic Site in Eureka Springs

Historic Loop

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 a…
Cave in Mountain View

Blanchard Springs Caverns

The spectacular Blanchard Springs Caverns, 15 miles northwest of Mountain View, were carved by an underground river and rival those at Carlsbad. It's another little-known, mind-blowing spot in Arkansas. Three Forest…
Sandwiches in Eureka Springs

Oscar's

This little cafe has a small menu, but what a menu: chicken, walnut and cranberry salad, prosciutto sandwiches and fresh quiche. This is bright, breezy cuisine, the sort of food that fills you up without weighing yo…
Church in Eureka Springs

Thorncrown Chapel

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 and God's green earth here. It's just outside of Eureka Sprin…
Music in Mountain View

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival

We can think of few more appropriate places for this three-day celebration of bluegrass music, which goes off at the Ozark Folk Center. You need to buy tickets in advance.
Music in Mountain View

Arkansas Folk Festival

In April, the entire town of Mountain View becomes a main stage for the musical folkways of the Ozarks during the Arkansas Folk Festival.
Historic Building in Eureka Springs

1886 Crescent Hotel

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, all accented by little Jazz Age flourishes, and you'll feel the…