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The Official

Motorcycle Guide of Eureka Springs

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Biker’s Discount

HALF PRICE Play tickets on September 22 and September 23. $7 off per rider on other dates. Must present this coupon at time of purchase. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

Visit bikesbiblesandbbq.com for more info Christ of the Ozarks and Gift Shop Open All Year


Welcome to Eureka Springs,

and some of the finest motorcycle riding in the country! As a native to Eureka Springs I have always loved this community and region for a long list of reasons that continues to grow with new discoveries every day. It is always a pleasure to welcome visitors and share this area so that you too will find that special part that draws you back here time & again. Selected as one of America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, you will experience breathtaking views over the Ozark Mountains, beautifully preserved historic buildings and homes, one-of-a-kind shopping, fine art galleries, spas, festivals, restaurants, wonderful attractions and so much more. As you will discover, Eureka Springs is not an ordinary town and will awaken your senses while relaxing you on your journey. Please ride safely and enjoy your stay in Eureka Springs! Mayor Robert D. “Butch” Berry City of Eureka Springs

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Beavertown Bridge

A favorite site among riders, the one lane suspension bridge is located at Beaver, Arkansas just north of Eureka Springs on Hwy 187. Constructed in 1949 to span the upper portion of Table Rock Lake which is part of the White River system, today it is the only suspension bridge in Arkansas that is open to traffic and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Riders love to stop on the west side of the bridge in the town of Beaver for a great photo with friends and this historic structure stretching 550 feet long making an impressive backdrop to commemorate their journey across this 68 year old landmark. The bridge serves the town of Beaver as the only connection point north of Eureka Springs for state Hwy 23 and US Hwy 62. The small community is only about a ½ mile square in size and averages about 100 permanent residents. 4

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Traveling as a Group? If you want to be known for putting together a great group trip or meeting, Eureka Springs is perfect for hosting your group of almost any size to make that happen. If you belong to a national organization, local club or chapter, a group of friends that just get together and ride or a reunion group such as military we are here and ready to serve you. Meeting facilities & function spaces of various sizes are available. Private dining rooms for your dinners at many area restaurants & group activities at the local attractions all tie together in a historic setting to make your group trip special when riding the Ozark Mountains around Eureka Springs. If you’re a group leader or trip organizer wanting to come to Eureka Springs with your group contact Karen, our group travel specialist, for more information on making this a reality for you by calling 866-947-4387. You may also visit our Chamber of Commerce website at www.eurekaspringsgrouptravel.com

For a Complete Calendar of Events visit www.EurekaSpringsChamber.com eurekasprings.org

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It’s Love At First Bite At

Myrtie Mae’s!

• Fine family dining in a casual atmosphere • Incredible Soup, Salad, Fruit & Dessert Bar • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner • Great Sunday Brunch

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207 West Van Buren (Hwy. 62 West and the Historic Loop)

ROMANTIC CABINS AND COTTAGES IN THE WOODS

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Jacuzzis & Weddings PACKAGES: Wedding • Romantic Honeymoon • Anniversary Birthday • and More Specials & Free Nights Available

Open All Year 479-253-5549 • www.dogwoodcottages.com 3012 E. Van Buren • Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632

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THE SCENIC ROUTE MO AR

Blue Ozarks Sights, Scenes & Swerves Eye MO AR Approx. 158 miles 221

143

23N

103

Berryville

CR 302/Rockhouse Rd.

Eureka Springs

23

Oak Grove

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62W

62W

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2

103

221

Green Forest

62W

N 21 412

Kings River

412

412

103

412

Huntsville

Kingston 43

74

23

21

Ponca St. Paul

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Kings River

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Buffalo River

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21 23

16

16

Swain 21

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge See ad on page 24

Cosmic Cavern

See ad on page 22

Boxley Valley

Great Place to See Elk 800-638-7352

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7:00am to 3pm Breakfast and Lunch Everyday Beer and wine Serving Breakfast all day (Seasonal Buffet)

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www.thefillingstationeurekasprings.com 2055 East Van Buren (formerly Pancakes) 479-253-6015

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• Working Mill • Gift Shop • Cafe •

www.WarEagleMill.com • 866-492-7324 Take the winding road through the Ozarks to War Eagle Mill, a fully operating grist mill powered by an 18 foot cypress water wheel. Watch us mill organic grains, shop our gift store, or try our cornbread and bean soup in the Bean Palace Cafe. Open Weekly from 8:30am - 5:00pm, March 1 - Jan. 1

Closed Jan 2 - Feb 28 • 11045 War Eagle Rd. Rogers, AR

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ARTS & HERITAGE

Discover Arts & Cultural Arkansas Seligman Approx. 72 miles TableLakeRock

Eagle Rock P

37

23N

Gateway

62W

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White River

187

3

62W

White River Beaver Lake

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Eureka Springs

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187

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102

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23 127

62W

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12

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23

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N Springdale 412

Huntsville 45

Fayetteville Pig Trail Harley Davidson See ad on page 18

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Pea Ridge Battlefield Hobbs State Park War Eagle Mill See ad on page 8

Beaver Dam & Overlook Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge See ad on page 24

Blue Spring Heritage Center

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Christ of the Ozarks

Located on top of Magnetic Mountain on the grounds of the Great Passion Play, the Christ of the Ozarks statue overlooks Eureka Springs and can be seen from many locations throughout the city. Dedicated in 1966 it is the largest statue of Jesus in North America and the third largest in the world. It stands at a height of 67 feet tall and is 65 feet wide. The Great Passion Play tells the story of Christ’s final days on earth and is set in a valley adjacent to the statue with an amphitheater that can seat up to 4,000 people. Performances are held May through October. Over 7 million people have experienced the Passion Play and the Christ of the Ozarks statue in the past 50+ years. Riders visiting the grounds can also experience the bible museum, sacred arts center and see a section of the Berlin Wall. christoftheozarks.com eurekasprings.org 11


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EUREKA WEST

Bridges, Dams & Twisty Turns Approx. 35 miles

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Beaver 3 1 2

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White River

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White River

Eureka Springs

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187

Beaver Lake

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23 127

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12

12

62W

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Blue Spring Heritage Center Inspiration Point Overlook Beavertown Suspension Bridge Beaver Dam & Overlook Razorback Gift Shop & Observation Tower Thorncrown Chapel Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge See ad on page 24

War Eagle Mill

See ad on page 8

Holiday Island Visitor Center

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Beaver Lake & Dam

Constructed in the early 1960’s the dam spans the White River and creates the Beaver Lake reservoir. The lake serves as a huge recreational venue for divers, boaters, campers and fishing but also provides the water source for most of Northwest Arkansas communities. The dam towers over the tail waters below and is anchored in the limestone bluffs along one side and is a source for hydroelectric power. The south side offers a great vantage point for a scenic overlook and photo opportunity.

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Salad Bar & Buffet Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Choice Steaks & Ribs Wood Fire Oven Pizza Great Sunday Brunch Private Rooms

479-253-2422

Hwy. 62, one block east from the Visitor Center www.foresthillrestaurant.com

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ROARING RIVER RIDE

Hills, Turns & The Trout Hatchery Cassville Approx. 80 miles 76

112

N

86

37 F

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Roaring River

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62

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Eagle Rock P

Table Rock Lake

MO AR

Gateway

Table Rock Lake

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Seligman

62W

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Eureka Springs

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187

23 127

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23N

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White River Beaver Lake

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187

MO AR

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Razorback Gift Shop & Observation Tower Thorncrown Chapel Inspiration Point Blue Spring Heritage Center Roaring River State Park Holiday Island Visitor Center Beavertown Suspension Bridge Beaver Dam & Overlook Turpentine Creek See ad on page 24 War Eagle Mill See ad on page 8 Important: Helmets are required by law in Missouri.

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Many Riders... One Preferred Destination. 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

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KINGS RIVER & MO

Beautiful Backroads & Scenic Hills Approx. 86 miles 76

Cassville

76 E

112

N

86

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Shell Knob

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Roaring River

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Seligman

Table Rock Lake

Eagle Rock P

Table Rock Lake

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Gateway

62W

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7 White River

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Eureka Springs 9

187

23 127

10

12

39 MO AR

Kings River

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Berryville

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8

12

23N

1

White River Beaver Lake

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187

86

CR 302/Rockhouse Rd.

112

221

12 & Observation Tower Razorback Gift Shop Kings Thorncrown Chapel River Inspiration Point Blue Spring Heritage Center Roaring River State Park Holiday Island Visitor Center Beavertown Suspension Bridge Beaver Dam & Overlook Turpentine Creek See ad on page 24 War Eagle Mill See ad on page 8

Important: Helmets are required by law in Missouri.

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Cosmic Cavern Arkansas’ Largest Private Show Cave

• 2 Lakes • Rock Shop

• Wild Tours Available

Motorc y Parkingcle

6386 Highway 21 N Berryville, AR 72616

870.749.2298

CosmicCavern.com

6386 Hwy. 21 N., Berryville, AR 72616

cosmiccavern @windstream.net 870-749-2298 • cosmiccavern.com • cosmiccavern@windstream.net

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KINGS RIVER, BLUE EYE & EAGLE Shell ROCK RUN

Knob

Guns, Caves & Ozark Views Approx. 64 miles

Table Rock Lake

86

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Golden

Eagle Rock P

86

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Blue Eye Oak 21 Grove

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MO AR

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23N

Kings River

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143

3

62W

23

CR 302/Rockhouse Rd.

Eureka Springs

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2

21

103

62W

Berryville Green Forest 221

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Kings River

Kings River Bridge at Trigger Gap Saunders Gun Museum Cosmic Cavern See ad on page 22

Dogwood Canyon Holiday Island Visitor Center Important: Helmets are required by law in Missouri.

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America’s Premier Big Cat Refuge M OTORCYCLES WELCOME

Lodging Groups Camping Education Trolley Tours

7 miles south of Eureka Springs on the

Pig Trail hwy

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479.253.5841 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!

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DOWN TO JASPER

AR

Canyons, Caverns & The Buffalo AR Approx. 207 miles 221

143

23N

Oak Grove

21 2

62W

62W

Berryville

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23

CR 302/Rockhouse Rd.

Eureka Springs

221

Alpena

62W

Green Forest 103

N

21

412

Kings River

412

412

Huntsville

Harrison

Kingston

103

74 21

7 43

23

Ponca

Kings River

St. Paul

43 16

Jasper Buffalo River

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23

16

21 16

7

Swain 21

Turpentine Creek Willife Refuge See ad on page 24

Cosmic Cavern

See ad on page 22

Boxley Valley

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City of

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GROTTO SPRING

HARMON PARK

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HISTORIC LOOP

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GADD SPRING

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POST OFFICE

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CARRY NATION HOME

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Downtown Eureka Springs No trip is complete without a visit to our historic downtown district. One can experience parades, fantastic shopping, art galleries, historic buildings with architecture that captures old style craftsmanship, world class dining, fun activities & nightlife. Eureka Springs was founded July 4, 1879. In the Spring of 2001, Eureka Springs was named one of 12 “Distinctive Destinations” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Rider Tips for Visiting Downtown: • Please ride quietly in the historic shopping & residential areas. The limestone structures can amplify noise. • Many stores will help you ship your purchases home; shop & explore. • Parking after 5pm is free in city lots • Start your visit downtown at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum

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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! eurekasprings.org 29


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!

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• Biker Friendly FREE Parking • Home of the World-Class Grand Taverne Restaurant eurekagrand.com 1-800-344-6050 l 479-253-6756 37 N. Main Street DOWNTOWN l Eureka Springs

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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!

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49 Spring Street Eureka Springs, AR 72632 479.253.6098

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The Pig Trail Scenic Byway

Famous for many reasons the Pig Trail has become a coveted conquest for riders and the “must do” ride for that annual trip or first timers wanting the experience. Eureka Springs sits at the top of the Pig Trail and serves as the starting and stopping point for these excursions. The heart of the ride lies along a 19 mile stretch of Hwy 23 between Hwy 16 to where it meets interstate 40. Here you will experience twists and turns as they climb and descend the mountains of the Ozark National Forest. This run is designated as the Pig trail Scenic Byway. The history of the trail covers part folklore, part ritual and part historical significance. Serving as path for explorers, trappers and Indians early on it served as a road during the Civil War for both Union & Confederate troops. It gained its popular name from the fans using the Pig Trail as a shortcut on their way to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to watch the Razorbacks (also called Hogs) play games. Today, it remains a tradition by students and alumni to take the Pig Trail on the way to “Call the Hogs!”. 34

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In 2 national surveys over the past couple of years, the Pig Trail has been voted one of the best rides in the country by riders. This is a challenging ride and not for the novice. Often it’s hard to stay focused with the breathtaking views at the pinnacles or the feeling of riding on the edge of the canopy covered road as it follows the contour of the mountains. These are just a few of the reasons that have made this the #1 riding route in Arkansas. There are several roads that can take you from Hwy 23 to other roads to create great loop routes for your day trips bringing you back to Eureka Springs filled with everlasting memories. Often times at night, laughter and stories can be overheard being shared at the restaurants & entertainment venues throughout town about the various experiences riders encountered on their days journey. It stokes the desire for the rider to keep coming back! eurekasprings.org 35


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

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REST

in our spacious guest rooms

RELAX

knowing your bike is safe and secure

REFUEL

with a delicious meal to Myrtie Mae’s

RIDE

the challenging byways of Eureka Springs

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Ride Eureka Springs Arkansas Motorcycle Guide 2017  

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