Your Guide to the Best Trip on the Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway
If you’re looking to pair romance and fun, take a ride on the Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway. This railway is open from April through October and allows guests to enjoy a narrated ride by an enthusiastic conductor! Or, you can indulge in lunch or dinner while taking in sights of beautiful Arkansas flora. This is a perfect couple’s daytime activity while staying at Beaver Lake Cottages because it’s only a short drive from our accommodations. To complete your getaway, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide!
Which Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway Train Is Best for You?
A four-and-a-half hour round-trip ride on the railway’s Excursion Train is the most laid back, informative tour. Allow an experienced and passionate conductor to guide you through the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad to “Junction” Arkansas before returning back to the station. This trip doesn’t provide a full meal like the railroad’s other two offerings, but passengers can purchase beverages and snacks. This train also allows leashed pets to join! Adult tickets can be purchased at $16 each.
Indulge in one of many delicious menu options when you ride this Eureka Springs railway’s Lunch Train. This tour is not narrated, so spend the hour and a half train ride viewing nature’s lush green landscape, chatting with your company, and enjoying lunch. Menu options include everything from hearty beef stroganoff to a light chicken salad served with fruit. All entrees are served with fresh-baked hot rolls and a select dessert. Adult tickets for this ride are $26 and include your meal.
The Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway’s Dinner Train is their most romantic offering, with white linen-covered tables and fresh flowers atop each table. This two-hour ride is not narrated, allowing you to peacefully indulge in “The Conductor,” a slow roasted prime rib served with rich au jus, or “Chicken Eurekan,” a juicy, baked chicken served with creamy white sauce. All entrees are served with soup, salad, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables drizzled with hollandaise, and a baked Alaska dessert that’s charmingly shaped like a train. Wine and champagne are available during your ride to enhance your romantic experience. Tickets for this railway experience are just $40.50.
Stay With Beaver Lake Cottages
You’re sure to enjoy whichever train ride you choose on the Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway! Looking for more things to do in beautiful Eureka Springs during your visit? We know the top things to do during your Eureka Springs vacation.
Our pet-friendly accommodations, along with the railway’s pet-friendly Excursion Train, makes staying with us an easy choice. Stay in one of our Eureka Springs Suites with Lake Views for the perfect romantic getaway. Each of these suites has a Jacuzzi for two and a stunning view of Beaver Lake. We also offer one- and two-bedroom cottages with spectacular lake views. Be sure to check out all of our accommodations and book your Eureka Springs vacation today!