Cliff Cottage Inn's elf thought you might like to have some handy links to information about what fun things there are to do and see while you are in Eureka. These are just a few of the fascinating things you can explore while you are here. When you arrive, the elf will share with you all the other neat things to do!
||The State of Arkansas Department
of Parks and Tourism website is a good place to look up the
many fun things happening across Arkansas and various parks
you can visit while driving through our beautiful state.
||This is a good site for finding out what events
are going to be happening during your stay at Cliff Cottage Inn.
It lists all the festivals by date and gives links to where
you can order tickets. Also has good info on Eureka's many fine
restaurants and attractions.
||Another good place to find out about events
and festivals and where to order tickets. As this
is the city's main promotion site, you can find out about restaurants
and attractions as well.
|| Just five minutes from Cliff Cottage Inn
is The Great Passion Play which depicts the last week of Christ's
life. The 4,000-seat amphitheatre looks down on Jerusalem
authentically re-created life size, and more than 250 local actors
and lots of live animals will transport you back 2,000 years with
state-of-the-art sound and lighting. First
opened 33 years ago, the Passion Play has hosted over six million
visitors to this renowned outdoor spectacle . You can
also visit the sixteen on-site attractions and displays that are
open during the day, including the New Holy Land Tour with many
different scenes from the Bible brought to life, the Bible Museum,
Christ of the Ozarks statue, Sacred Arts Center, the new Dinosaur
Exhibit and the Church in the Grove where small weddings are performed.
Voted #1 in Country and Comedy!
The Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down
is the HOTTEST show in the Ozarks, and only a few minutes from the
Cliff Cottage Inn. Catch P. Nutt, Granny, Girl, and all the Hoe-Down
gang every night! Don't miss the brand new matinee at 3pm!
A note from your Innkeeper about the Ozark
"When an innkeeper is exhausted and totally
worn out from making muffins, beds and trying to keep guests happy,
she usually falls down in a dark corner and cries a little.
Me? I hop in my car and drive as fast as I can (on our curvy
streets) directly to Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down. I don't pass "GO",
I don't collect $200, I don't end up in jail....I end up at the
most wonderful "therapy session" known to woman (and man, too!)
After listening to a show at the Hoe-Down, with the lifting music,
the funny jokes, the great banjos and guitars, the patriotic songs.....I
walk out the door, clicking my heels, snapping my fingers and
even laughing!!!!! and knowing that I can make it for a while
longer back at the inn...well, at least I know I can make it until
the next time I hit the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down and am hugged
by the ticket seller and warmly greeted by the hosts! That's
one great place for therapy and definitely for a well-needed giggle!"
||Just 47 miles away and about an hour's drive
through the beautiful Ozarks, Branson offers great music shows plus
three discount shopping malls. Many of our guests drive over
for the day and catch a few shows and then return to peaceful Eureka
and another great elf-delivered breakfast in the morning.
||This 33-acre botanical garden and historical
site is where the Cherokee wintered over during their historic Trail
of Tears exodus. Every day, 38 million gallons
of water find their way through the aquafer system from the Pacific
into its trout-filled lagoon. The visitor center offers fascinating
information about the Cherokee and that fateful winter.
||Enjoy a 90-minute cruise around the second
cleanest lake in America, Beaver Lake, where you can see 30 feet
down! With 500 miles of shoreline and 33,000 acres of water,
this lake offers incredible fishing (wide-mouth bass, stripers,
trout) and swimming in pristine waters. The lake is just 20
minutes' drive from Cliff Cottage Inn and you can spend the
day at Starkey Park or rent a pontoon boat at Starkey Marina.
Belle of the Ozarks (located by Starkey Marina) offers an afternoon cruise
that passes by the 200-acre game preserve island and you can often
see the deer swimming back and forth from the mainland to the island!
You'll also have great views of Whitney Mountain, Whitehouse Bluffs
(where all the locals go to sun and swim), and Beaver Dam.
The skipper will even point out the submerged town that was flooded
when the lake was created and if you take SCUBA diving lessons at
the lake, for the final exam, the instructor hides something in
someone's watery bedroom!
||For a romantic dining experience, you'll feel
like you've entered the flapper era as you have dinner aboard the
ES&NA Railroad, powered by a 1940s' era diesel engine.
Back in the days when the steam engine was running, this very same
train brought into town the 40 boxes that contained all the parts
of Cliff Cottage, Sears' very first kit home. You can also take
a daytime excursion aboard the train and then watch its
turntable in operation! The conductor will regale you with
tales of ridin' the rails of long ago.
||For more than 50 years, the Opera in the Ozarks
has offered a venue for the world's finest young singers to
train under mentors and then to present a full-stage opera in its
semi-outdoor setting. Here's your chance to hear those singers
that will soon go on to the NY City Opera, the Met and other great
houses....at a fraction of the cost. Plus, the orchestra is
also made up of some of the finest young musicians who audition
from around the world to spend the better part of the summer making
music right here in Eureka Springs. Enjoy a memorable evening
under the stars!
||Turpentine Creek Wildlife
Refuge is home to over 150 large rescued animals including
Lions, Tigers, Ligers, Cougars, Leopards, Bears, Monkeys and Deer. The
450-acre refuge less than 10 miles from Eureka on Hwy 23 South
is one of very few U.S.D.A. licensed shelters for large carnivores
in the United States. Many of these animals have either been neglected
or their owners thought them cute as babies but not as cute when
they became full-grown. If you go around feeding time, you
can get some great photos!
||A good site for finding other B&Bs across
the United States.
You will see 2 bottomless
cave lakes during your 90-minute tour. The first lake has had
trout in it for nearly 50 years and some have gone blind and most
have lost their color. The bottom or end of these lakes is
yet to be found. You'll also enjoy seeing the newly discovered "Silent
Splendor", hailed as one of the longest soda straw formations
in the Ozarks measuring over an incredible 9 feet! Directions:
16 scenic miles from Eureka Springs and 1/2 way to Branson. On
Hwy 21, 8 miles north of Berryville.
Berryville, AR Phone: 870-749-2298
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|| Find out when the branson shows you want to see are scheduled, find show details, and order tickets online with ease or view shows by category .