A motorcycle guide highlighting the sweet rides around Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Discover the Ozarks one ride at a time!
YOUR GUIDE TO PERFECT RIDES Eureka Springs EURINGS SPR eurekasprings.org eurekaspringschamber.com eurekasprings.org RIDE A EK Motorcycle Authority EUREKA SPRINGS Your eurekaspringsmotorcycleroutes.com THE... Eureka Springs WEBSITE where: � HOTELS post BIKER RATES � BIKERS post ROUTES~n~RIDES ...Great Routes ...Great Stops ...Great Deals ...Great Things To See ...Great Things To Do eurekaspringsmotorcycleroutes.com 1-800-638-7352 To My Fellow Riders, Let me welcome you to the finest riding in the State of Arkansas & the Ozarks! Any rider who has experienced Eureka Springs will tell you straight-up that we have the best roads, best food, best accommodations and best people in the area. Motorcyclists visit from all over to experience our laid-back atmosphere and the exhilaration of riding on roads where you can sometimes read your own license plate. Every rider has their own style of riding from easy going to hard and fast, and our hills and turns offer variety to each and every one. You can ride the Highway 23 South "Pig Trail" and find yourself turning on curves that bring you close to scraping the bike as you lean. Some test their nerves by riding the mountains edge and being able to look far down into the valley below, many however find themselves not that daring. Treasures and area attractions can be found along your daily rides, you might even find yourself traveling the wooden surface of the Beaver Town swinging bridge as you cross the White River flowing slowly underneath the boards! Once back from your morning ride you can continue to experience Eureka's wonders in other ways. Catch a trolley to explore our historic downtown shopping district offering a variety of art galleries, gift shops, spas, stores, historic structures and fantastic dining establishments for lunch and dinner. So, now that you're hooked on riding the Ozarks and have had the Eureka Springs experience, we look forward to seeing you and your riding friends on a return trip. Every ride it just gets better! Ride easy, Morris R. Pate Mayor, City of Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org The options for rides from Eureka Springs are endless! There are so many amazing things to see in the region. We have compiled a few routes that venture far and near, taking you through some of the most scenic countryside the Ozarks has to offer. There is something for every kind of rider, and at the end of your ride you can come back to Eureka Springs to relax, shop, eat and play - the perfect end to a perfect day! A building with 5 street addresses is not unheard of in Eureka Springs! In fact, many buildings have multiple addresses and multiple entrances on different floors! 1-800-638-7352 Plan Your Trip to Eureka Springs Stores have incredible sales the month of January! Interested in ghosts? The Crescent Hotel hosts their annual paranormal weekend. Romance, Mardi Gras, and Chocolate - the Wedding Capital of the South hosts the best parties all month long! The Annual Kite Festival, St. Patrick's Day Parade, and spring is in the air! Dogwoods and Redbud in bloom in time for Spring Break! A UFO Conference, Preservation Tea, Drumming in the Park, and Monthly Gallery Stroll's delight visitors - something for everyone! May Festival of the Arts hosts arts events all month long! Artrageous Parade, White Street Walk, Art in the Park - celebrate art in Eureka Springs! Blues Weekend, Native American Pow Wow and an international classical music festival wow the crowds in June! An old fashioned Fourth of July in Basin Spring Park, the French- avored Fleur Delicious Festival and the Fat Tire Fest delight families. Opera in the Ozarks sings all month long at Inspiration Point. August is also a great time to explore Beaver Lake, Tablerock Lake or the river! The Annual Antique Auto Show and then Bikes Blues and BBQ - the month of September is all about what moves you! October gets scary with ghost tours, cemetery tours and Howl-O-Ween at Turpentine Creek! Love crafts? This is the place to nd treasures! Fall Foilage blazes the hills during the Ozark Folk Festival. The shops are all dressed for your holiday shopping, too! Santa in the Park, Santa 5K Race down Spring Street, Annual Tour of Homes, concerts in the Aud so much fun for the holidays in Eureka Springs! Always Open Always Fun January February March April May June July August September October November December For a Complete Calendar visit EurekaSprings.org Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org Call now to reserve a honeymoon, anniversary or special getaway. � � � � � � Woodburning fireplace Luxury Jacuzzi bath Full kitchen w/ intimate dining area Entertainment center w/ CD player Huge private deck 180-degree view of 28,000-acre Beaver Lake Enjoy spectacular views of water and woodlands from your private vantage point at Sugar Ridge Resort. Hide away in your luxurious cabin. Spend a romantic afternoon on Beaver Lake. Visit Victorian Eureka Springs just minutes away. There's no finer place to stay. 1216 CR 113, Eureka Springs, AR 72631 1-800-TOP-VIEW (867-8439) 479-253-5548 www.sugarridgeresort.com 1-800-638-7352 The Scenic Route Ozark Sights, Scenes & Swerves Berryville Saunders Museum Eureka Hwy 62 Springs Turpentine Creek Green Forest Withrow Springs State Park Hw 3 y 10 Huntsville Lost Valley Ponca Bu alo River St.Paul Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 239 Turpentine Creek Lane Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (479) 253-5841 turpentinecreek.org 36�17' 54.66" N 93�45'20.50" W Withrow Spring State Park 33424 Spur 23 Huntsville, AR 72740 (479) 559-2593 36�09'36.48"N 93�45'41.71"W Lost Valley Ponca Township, AR 36� 09'36.48"N 93� 43'41.71"W Bu alo National River Boxley Valley Historic Center (870) 439-2502 nps.gov/bu Saunders Gun Museum 113 E. Madison Ave Berryville, AR 72616 (870) 423-2563 36� 21'53.31"N 93�33'59.90"W Hwy 23 Hw Swain 16 y Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org Founded in 1879, Eureka Springs became known throughout the US as a place of healing. The town flourished with an estimated 20,000 people living in the area - the town now has just over 2,500. 1-800-638-7352 Discover Arts & Cultural Arkansas Bentonville Crystal Bridges Pig Trail Harley Davidson Pea Ridge Military Park H w y 62 Blue Spring Eureka Springs Hwy 102 Rogers Hobbs State Park Turpentine Creek Hwy 23 Hw y 1 2 Hwy 127 War Eagle Mill Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 239 Turpentine Creek Lane Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Pea Ridge (479) 253-5841 Military Park turpentinecreek.org 15930 E Highway 62 36�17' 54.66" N Gar eld, AR 72732 93�45'20.50" W (479) 451-8122 nps.gov War Eagle Mill 36� 28' 08.16" N 11045 War Eagle Road 94� 02' 10.59" W Rogers, AR 72756 (479) 789-5343 Inspiration Point wareaglemill.com 16514 U.S. Hwy 62 36�14' 01.46"N Eureka Springs, AR 72632 93� 57'55.76"W (479) 253-5074 inspirationpointview.com Hobbs State Park 36� 25' 53.22" N 20201 Arkansas 12 93� 45' 15.27" W Rogers, AR 72756 (479) 789-5000 Blue Spring arkansasstateparks.com Heritage Center 36� 21'00.32"N 1537 County Road 210 93� 44'13.02"W Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (479) 253-9244 Crystal Bridges bluespringheritage.com 600 Museum Way 36�28' 54.17" N Bentonville, AR 72712 93� 48' 50.92" W (479)418-5700 crystalbridgesmuesum.org 36� 23' 41.19" N 94� 12' 17.66" W Pig Trail Harley Davidson 2409 W. Hudson Rd Rogers, AR 72756 (479) 636-9797 pigtrailhd.com 36�21'41.04"N 94�08'58.26"W Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org Christ of the Ozarks 45th Anniversary MORE THAN JUST A PLAY More than 250 actors and live animals recreate the Passion of Christ in one of the most epic performances you'll experience. The Great Passion Play is also home to exciting on-site attractions, including the unique Living Bible Tour and the Christian Comedy Dinner Theater. 1-800-882-7529 www.greatpassionplay.com MORE THAN JUST A PLAY 1-800-638-7352 Bridges, Dams, & Twisty Turns Shorter "More Local" Rides er av e Be m Sit a D er av Be ake L y 187 Hw Beaver Overlook Inspiration Point H wy 6 2 18 7 Blue Spring Be sp en n sio Bri Thorncrown Su Observation Tower N Hw y 2 3 Eureka Springs Observation Tower at Razorback Gift Shop Hwy 62 W Eureka Springs, AR 36� 24'41.89"N 93� 45'39.92"W Thorncrown Chapel 12968 Hwy 62 W Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-7401 Thorncrown.com 36� 25'04.63"N 93� 46'22.17"W Blue Spring Heritage Center 1537 County Road 210 Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-9244 Beaver Lake Dam Site 36� 27'56.25"N Hwy 187 93� 48'47.61"W 36� 25'17.61"N 93� 50'51.73"W Beaver Town Little Golden Gate Bridge Beaver, AR 36� 26'07.52"N 93� 46'21.57"W Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org Hw y 1 8 7 Hw y er av dg e Arkansas is one of five states that noted travel writer Gary McKechnie added to his "Great American Motorcycle Tours." McKechnie's thoughts on his ride on Highway 7 through the Natural State speak well of what you can expect on your trip. "A ride reaching across mountains and hills from the thermal baths of central Arkansas north to one of the nation's most impressive resort towns. Nearly 100 percent undiluted natural beauty along a scenic highway reveals a new perspective on a misunderstood state." Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not: The Basin Park Hotel is built on a hill allowing people to enter from ground level at all eight stories. 1-800-638-7352 Hills, Turns & The Trout Hatchery Cassville Hwy 12 y3 7 Hw Hwy 2 11 Roaring River State Park H F wy Holiday Island Visitor Center Hw y 86 Eagle Rock MO AR Hwy 23N Gateway Hw Inspiration Point Blue y 6 Spring 2W Thorncrown Observation Eureka Tower at Razorback Springs Gift Shop Observation Tower at Razorback Gift Shop Hwy 62 W Eureka Springs, AR 36� 24'41.89"N 93� 45'39.92"W Thorncrown Chapel 12968 Hwy 62 W Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-7401 Thorncrown.com 36� 25'04.63"N 93� 46'22.17"W Blue Spring Heritage Center 1537 County Road 210 Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-9244 Inspiration Point 36� 27'56.25"N Hwy 62 W 93� 48'47.61"W Eureka Springs, AR 36� 26'47.79"N 93� 48'08.59"W Roaring River State Park Roaring River Township, MO 36� 35'09.36"N 93� 50'13.68"W Note: Helmets are required by law in Missouri. Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org Famous teetotaler, Carry Nation, made her home Hatchet Hall, located near Little Lake Eureka. Saloon owners hung signs on their bars that said, "Everyone welcome, except Carry." Great Burgers, Enchiladas, Grilled Chicken, & 25 Beers on Tap! sparky's loves bikers! bikers love sparky's! 147 E. Van Buren we love big groups! 479-253-6001 plenty of parking! and....Sparky's Guesthouse for sleepovers! www.sparkysroadhouse.com www.sparkysguesthouse.com 1-800-638-7352 * * * * * * * * * Beautiful Backroads & Scenic Hills Cassville Hwy 37 Shorter "More Local" Rides Hwy 86 Hw y 39 MO AR H w y 221 Hwy 62 Inspiration Point Blue Spring Thorncrown Observation Tower Rockhouse Rd ./CR 302 Eureka Springs H w y 62 Berryville Hwy 221 Observation Tower at Razorback Gift Shop Hwy 62 W Eureka Springs, AR 36� 24'41.89"N 93� 45'39.92"W Thorncrown Chapel 12968 Hwy 62 W Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-7401 Thorncrown.com 36� 25'04.63"N 93� 46'22.17"W Blue Spring Heritage Center 1537 County Road 210 Eureka Springs, AR (479) 253-9244 Inspiration Point 36� 27'56.25"N Hwy 62 W 93� 48'47.61"W Eureka Springs, AR 36� 26'47.79"N 93� 48'08.59"W Roaring River State Park Roaring River Township, MO 36� 35'09.36"N 93� 50'13.68"W Note: Helmets are required by law in Missouri. Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org 1-800-638-7352 eurekasprings.org Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not: The artist, By Golly, designed the first neon sign to be placed west of the Mississippi. You can see it today at the Palace Hotel! Lodge & Restaurant King Bed, Jacuzzi, Fireplace, and Private Balcony all for only Photo Current as of 11.2011 $ or write: 325 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Call 479.253.8128 for reservations 82 email@example.com � www.eureka-net.com/bavarian 1-800-638-7352 Guns, Caves and Ozark Views Eureka Springs Rd./CR 3 02 se Roc k hou Hw y 6 2 w Saunders Gun Museum 113 E. Madison Ave Berryville, AR 72616 (870) 423-2563 36� 21'53.31"N 93�33'59.90"W Cosmic Cavern 6386 Arkansas Hwy 21 Berryville, Ar 72616 870-749-2298 cosmiccavern.com 36� 26'22.52"N 93� 29'50.21"W Note: Helmets are required by law in Missouri. H y2 21 Cosmic Cavern Berryville Saunders Museum Hwy 21 Green Forest 0 Hw y 1 3 Blue Eye Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org Home to a host of "Outlaws", the story goes that a US Marshal picked William "Bill" Doolin while he was enjoying the baths for his rheumatism. The capture was over in 15 minutes and not a single shot was fired. Eureka Springs' #1 Most Recommended Restaurant Plenty of Free Private Parking No Reservations Required Open 7 Days a Week 5 to 9 p.m. 26 White Street � Eureka Springs 479.253.8806 www.Ermilios.com 1-800-638-7352 Hidden Hollows & Righteous Turns Eagle Rock MO AR Shorter "More Local" Rides Golden Hwy 86 y 23N Hw Hwy 1 43 Holiday Island Visitor Center Hwy 62 Eureka Springs Note: Helmets are required by law in Missouri. Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org Like what you see? Give me a call and let me find your little piece of the Ozarks!!! BIKER OWNED Glenn E. Crenshaw Office (479) 253-0303 EurekaAllSeasons.com 152 W. Van Buren � Eureka Springs, AR 35 Woodsdale Drive � Holiday Island, AR Cell (479) 981-1579 There are hundreds of springs in the area, but Basin Spring, located in Basin Spring Park is the most famous - where the town was founded! You can find many more along Spring Street. Don't miss the spring bubbling inside Mountain Eclectic on Main Street! 1-800-638-7352 eurekasprings.org RidePics.net Your Source for Road Side Photography 1-800-638-7352 The Christ of the Ozarks Statue overlooking Eureka Springs was built in 1966 and is the largest statue of Christ in the United States. 479-253-5600 877-3271080 3169 East Van Buren Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632 Motorcycle Friendly www.theeurekaspringsmotel.com eurekasprings.org NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN 34 SPRING STREET WE SELL COOL STUFF! � Footwear by: B�rn, Chaco, Clark's, Old Gringo, Indigo, Minnetonka, Privo, Rope Sandals � Handbags & accessories by: Fossil, Osgoode, many others � Watches by Fossil, Taki � Knives by: Sog, Al Mar, Anza, Bench Made, Case, Kershaw, Protec, Henry, & locally handmade by Bryon Bradshaw, specialty items from Col. Littleton � Handmade mounted longhorns, whips, Amish leather, brass horse bells � Smartwool socks � Hilarious Adult Greeting cards � Hats � Caps � Backpacks and more www.nelsonleathercompany.com NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN 479 253-7162 NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN 37 Spring Street www.crazyboneeureka.com 479 253-6600 1-800-638-7352 NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN EUREKA SUNSET "Cabins in the Treetops" � � � � � � � Trolley Stop Fireplaces � Nestled on 6 Jacuzzis for Two wooded acres Dual Showerheads in town Full Kitchens � Open All Year WIFI Highly recommended on Tripadvisor LODGE & CABINS 888-253-9565 www.eurekasunset.com Located in Northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs has always been a tourist destination. Long before it was a town, the Native American's used the springs and land as a healing and gathering place for their tribes. Those stories traveled and soon the town was flooded with folks wanting to be healed by the springs! Today those springs offer a beautiful backdrop to the towns winding lanes. Shopping is fun in this town that hosts independent shops offering wonderful gifts, home items, and art both locally made and internationally known. Dining is world class with something for everyone to delight in. From catfish to filet mignon there is an experience waiting for your next meal. Dancing the night away at a number of venues and take your sweetie for a spin, or stop in and listen to some original folk music being sung on a balcony or in a cafe. Being bored isn't an option in Eureka Springs! There is also plenty of time to relax and renew! The town that was built on healing has a lot to offer guests who are looking for rest and relaxation. Treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa after a long ride through the Ozarks. Hiking, fishing, canoeing, and mountain biking are available throughout the area. Hosting two lakes, Beaver Lake and Tablerock Lake, the area is ready for you to catch the next big one! Meandering on the river is another way to explore the Ozarks. The White River and the Kings River both offer exciting options for the river rat! Depending on the season you might just spot an eagle or two! If mountain biking is more your speed you can ride right through town to Lake Leatherwood and explore the trails built just for you. Anyway you look at it, Eureka Springs offers so much to do you'll be planning your next vacation back before you even leave! eurekasprings.org Eureka Springs Re Visit Over 100 Big Cats - Lifetime Memories - Open Daily 9 AM - Hourly Tours 7 Mi. South of - On Site Lodging Eureka on - RV Park Hwy. 23 - Gift Shop Open www.turpentinecreek.org Eureka Springs is a motorcycle friendly destination. Our roads are unparalleled and offer some of the best riding in the country, not to mention the year round fun that can be found in our city. If you are looking for great rides, incredible views and the chance to relax or play in one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" (Voted by Budget Travel for 2011) start planning your visit today. You can find helpful information online at EurekaSprings.org or by calling the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-638-7352. Our guest services are ready to help you plan the trip that you have been dreaming about. Eureka Springs has what you are looking for all year long. If you are a history buff, want to have a little pampering at a spa or luxury resort, or just want to meander along the streets shopping and soaking in the cool vibe of downtown Eureka Springs - your stay will make memories! 1-800-638-7352 e TURPENTINE CREEK scuWILDLIFE REFUGE wid n ing E x o t i c C a t s Na ti o 2 Wheels = Great Deals Enjoy a full complimentary breakfast each morning before you start your ride. � Easy access to motorcycles � Level Parking lot � Bike Wash Station available on property � Ample parking for support vehicles and trailers www.eurekabw.com Each Best Western� branded hotel is independently owned and operated 800-221-3344 eurekasprings.org A publication of Ride Eureka Springs, All content copyright 2012 by Ride Eureka Springs Production & Design: Jacqueline Wolven Photo Credits: Charles "Chip" Henry Ford II, Joe Skaggs of RidePics.Net, Arkansas Parks & Tourism, and the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission. Please Note: Suggested maps & ride routes designed based on usable travel roads to the producers knowledge at time of publication, reader/user of this guide assumes all responsibilities for their own safety. 1-800-638-7352 Live Music Every Friday & Saturday Night and Great Food Cold Beer Smiling Faces Lots of Free Parking Open 7 days a week, 11 am to Midnight Eureka's First Biker Hangout 82 Armstrong, Eureka Springs, Arkansas www.cathouselounge.com 479.363.9976 firstname.lastname@example.org Using your GPS unit in Eureka Springs can be tricky, especially when some of the stairs are considered streets! One perfect example goes from Main Street to Spring Street just below Basin Spring Park. eurekasprings.org CLE ORCY ide MiOTng Gu i d R OZA R of the KS al routes and of all the loc t. res directions Maps and scenic areas of inte 888-28 3-2163 | www.H arrisonAr kansas .org 1-800-638-7352 Canyons, Caverns & the Buffalo Eureka Springs H wy 6 2 Berryville Saunders Gun Museum World's Largest Windchime Turpentine Creek Harrison Hw y 21 Withrow Springs State Park Hw 3 y 4 Mystic Huntsville Ponca Bu alo River Boxley Valley St. Paul World's Largest Windchime 381 Hwy 23 S Eureka Springs, AR 72632 479-981-3288 facebook.com/celestialwindzbizaarharmonic Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 239 Turpentine Creek Lane Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (479) 253-5841 turpentinecreek.org 36�17' 54.66" N 93�45'20.50" W Withrow Spring State Park Mystic Caverns 33424 Spur 23 341 Cavern Rd Huntsville, AR 72740 Harrison, AR 72601 (479) 559-2593 (870) 743-1739 36�09'36.48"N mysticcaverns.com 93�45'41.71"W Arkansas Grand Canyon White, AR 35�55'32.28"N 93�09'38.15"W Bu alo National River Boxley Valley Historic Center (870) 439-2502 nps.gov/bu Arkansas Bu alo Saunders Gun Museum 113 E. Madison Ave River Outlook Tower Berryville, AR 72616 Hwy 7 (870) 423-2563 Jasper, AR 72641 36� 21'53.31"N 35�58'16.12"N 93�33'59.90"W 93�10'06.65"W Hwy 2 3 Cavern Jasper Arkansas Grand Lookout Tower Canyon Hw y7 Hw y 16 Ride Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org 1-800-638-7352 Located in Pine Mountain Village across from the tower. All natural soaps, lotions, jewelry and gifts. We will glady ship your purchase! Village Ice Crea S o Pine Mountain Village Across from Tower 24 Flavors � Sundaes � Banana Splits, Shakes, Floats, Malts Sno Cones, Cobblers, Apple Dumplings and more! 479-253-5558 � Open Daily & After the Shows! eurekasprings.org 1-800-638-7352