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Blue Spring Heritage Center

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Address: 1537 County Road 210, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9418
Phone Number:
+1 479-253-9244
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Floded but still worth the visit

The spring was completely under water; however it was still a very nice visit. You can still see what is all about. They have an informative short film and a nice garden. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spring was completely under water; however it was still a very nice visit. You can still see what is all about. They have an informative short film and a nice garden. We also got a discount rate because it was flooded.

Thank Starviagera
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed visiting this place, the grounds were beautiful, the people and the history behind it all were all great. I got to put my toes in the healing water - very cold! It was hard to see the hieroglyphics, but still knowing the history that was there was really interesting. Well worth a visit!

Thank Audi P
Mansfield, Arkansas
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited in June 2016. Absolutely beautiful grounds and water. I must say the water is colder than I thought, as we were only able to hold our feet under water for brief periods. The stated amount of water flowing (I think 38 million gallons a day) seems almost too high to believe.

Thank bnewman046
West Plains, Missouri
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We have been here a couple of times. Once in the fall when there wasn't much of the flowering shrubs blooming. We were there again in May of 2016. The flowers, shrubs and tress were all in bloom and it was beautiful. They also opened up a new trail the meanders through a wooded area along the bluffs. It was... More 

Thank kitten522016
Little Rock, Arkansas
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very beautiful, walk-at-your-own-pace sort of place. About 100 steps to get down from the gift shop to the boardwalk around the spring, I messed up my ankle about a week before our trip so fortunately they are short and not steep. I just one-legged it down. Technically, you could go the long way around in a wheelchair to get to... More 

Thank HoverBoots
Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place seems very run down. I gave it an average rating because the walkway is in good condition and the sites are interesting. However $9 per person is a bit steep for what you get!

Thank cbthompson03
Wamego, Kansas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Spring flowers were starting to bloom and the trees were budding. We were informed at the gift shop that the water was low and they were doing repairs. We questioned if it would be better to come back at another time and were told that visitors were still impressed. The spring was very low, unattractive and we were not able... More 

Thank susanhD3009PH
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is the largest spring in Northwest Arkansans pumping 38 millions of fresh water to White River daily. Trail was easy and good. Kids enjoy feeding the trout . Ideal time to visit would be after march. We can spend an hour or 2 here.Also there is a picnic area .Worth visting !!!

1 Thank Sriabi G
Georgetown, Texas
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85 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

A long walk including some rough pathways and not at all worth the $9.50 admission charge. There is plenty of gorgeous scenery around Eureka Springs to see at no charge.

Thank DWoerner
John C, Front Office Manager at Blue Spring Heritage Center, responded to this review

When visiting Blue Spring Heritage Center, we have outdoor gardens and the largest spring in NW Arkansas. It's a walk through facility with gorgeous views and scenery... perfect setting for a leisurely walk. Bring a sack lunch and sit and enjoy the views and birds. We are privately owned and operated and receive no funding from Federal or State agencies... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wow the history and beauty here are amazing. Such a fun walk! We loved the film and learning about Blue Spring! I do recommend enjoying this place and visiting the gift shop. It's also a venue for weddings I learned while there. The grounds did not appear to be readily accessible for the handicapped unless there's a motorized wheelchair that... More 

Thank SkyDragonfly

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