Why You Need to Make a Visit to the Blue Spring Heritage Center
The history of Eureka Springs is entwined with nature. The nearby natural springs particularly made the town what it is today, so no visit to the area is complete without a visit to the springs. You’ll find some of the most beautiful waters at the Blue Spring Heritage Center.
What Will I Find at the Blue Spring Heritage Center?
While the main attraction is the constantly flowing Blue Spring, there are several other features to discover that revolve around the springs.
The site holds much historical significance, first used by Native Americans as a trading post, and later the home to a corn mill, of which the turbine still remains. You can also stroll down the trails that wind through the gardens and grounds of the Blue Spring Heritage Center, admiring blooms and wildlife as you go.
You can arrange to have your dream wedding here, tucked away in a dreamy gazebo or on the Spring Terrace that overlooks Blue Spring. For more information, take a look at their weddings page. If you would like help planning your big day, we can help! We know wonderful photographers and florists, as well as limousine services and more.
Millions of gallons of water bubble up from Blue Spring, flowing into the gorgeous turquoise lagoon, which overflows into the White River. It’s the largest spring in Northwest Arkansas, a fine distinction in an area known for its natural springs.
Historically, the water was believed to be a source of healing power and energy, attracting many travelers, the first of which were Native Americans. They used Blue Spring as both a trading post and an important site for ceremonies.
The Bluff Shelter at Blue Spring, now on the National Register of Historic Places, provided both refuge and a place for rituals to Native Americans when they visited Blue Spring. Later, Blue Spring would serve as a place of respite for Native Americans during their forced march on the Trail of Tears.
This history and the mystical beauty of the area combine to create an aura of significance, almost as if you are treading on hallowed ground. It’s a wonderful place to spend a few peaceful hours meandering through nature.
The Blue Springs Heritage Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15th through the second Sunday in November, and admission for adults is $9.75. Plan to spend an hour or two here if you want to explore everything!
Stay in a Secluded Cottage
Beaver Lake Cottages are nestled in the forest that flanks Beaver Lake. You’ll enjoy fantastic views of the lake, no matter which accommodation you choose.
In the mornings, you can wake up with a cup of coffee as you hear the sounds of nature around you. In the evening, you can drift off in your Sleep Number bed after soaking in the whirlpool tub, gazing at the stars through the glass gables.
We offer suites, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom cottages for your vacation in Eureka Springs. Be sure to take a look at all of our accommodations before you book your stay! You won’t find anywhere else that is more romantic or secluded.