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The Official Motorcycle Guide of Eureka Springs

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Your

EUREKA SPRINGS

Motorcycle Authority

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“Biker Friendly” Special EurekaSpringsMot

...Great Routes ...Great Stops ...Great Deals ...Great Things To See ...Great Things To Do THE... Eureka Springs WEBSITE where: • HOTELS post BIKER RATES • BIKERS post ROUTES~n~RIDES


BIKER FRIENDLY

Rates Only Available at o r c y c l e R o u t e s .c o m

1905 BASIN PARK HOTEL


To My Fellow Riders, Let me welcome you to the finest riding in Arkansas & the Ozarks! Riders who have 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 our roads. 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. A light show of sunshine often peers through the canopy of trees along many of the routes you take. Once back from your morning ride you can experience Eureka’s wonders in other ways. Catch a trolley to explore our historic downtown 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 Eureka Springs, 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

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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

800-221-3344

Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated


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!

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Always Open. Always Fun. Plan your trip to Eureka Springs January

Stores have incredible sales the month of January! Interested in ghosts? The Crescent Hotel hosts their annual paranormal weekend.

February

Romance, Mardi Gras, and Chocolate - the Wedding Capital of the South hosts the best parties all month long!

March

The Annual Kite Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Antique Festival and Victorian Classic Foot Race! Dogwoods and Redbud in bloom in time for Spring Break!

April

A UFO Conference, Carving in the Ozarks, and Monthly Gallery Strolls delight visitors - something for everyone!

May

May Festival of the Arts hosts art events all month long! Artrageous Parade, White Street Walk, Art in the Park celebrate art in Eureka Springs!

June

Blues Weekend, Native American Pow Wow and Opera in the Ozarks -wow the crowds in June!

July

An old fashioned Fourth of July in Basin Spring Park, Fleur Delicious Festival and the Fat Tire Fest delight families.

August

Bluegrass Weekend, Volkswagen Weekend, Banjo Rally, and the Eurekan Multisport Event – August is full of exciting family events!

September

The Annual Antique Auto Show and then Bikes Blues and BBQ - the month of September is all about what moves you!

October

October gets scary with ghost tours, cemetery tours and HowlO-Ween at Turpentine Creek! Love crafts? Visit War Eagle Mill Fall Craft Show.

November

Fall Foliage blazes the hills during the Ozark Folk Festival. Fall Craft Show at Pine Mountain Village, Food and Wine Weekend and visit Santa in Basin Park.

December

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!

For a Complete Calendar visit www.EurekaSpringsChamber.com 800-638-7352

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THE SCENIC ROUTE Blue Ozarks Sights, Scenes & Swerves

MO AR

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143

23N

Oak Grove

21

103

Berryville

CR 302/Rockhouse Rd.

Eureka Springs

23

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62W

62W

1

Eye

MO AR

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

43

Buffalo River

3

21 23

16

16

Swain 21

Turpentine Creek Willife Refuge See ad on page 24

Cosmic Cavern

See ad on page 22

Boxley Valley

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• • Working Mill • • Gift Shop • • Restaurant • •

Discover

the Road to Natural Goodness

• • 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 waterwheel. Watch us mill organic grains or try our tasty cornbread and bean soup in our Bean Palace Restaurant.

Open All Week from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm March thru Dec. Closed Jan. Open Feb., Fri-Sun • 11045 War Eagle Rd. Rogers, AR 8

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ARTS & HERITAGE

Discover Arts & Cultural Arkansas Seligman Table Rock Lake

Gateway

Eagle Rock P

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White River

187 10

3

62W Beaver Lake

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White River

Eureka Springs

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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 See ad on page 4

Anglers Grill & Pub

See ad on page 12

Gaskins Cabin

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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.”

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COMPLETE TOUR PACKAGING Lodging • Dining • Attractions • Step-On Guides

Dinner & Show Specials: 1-877-504-2092 www.pinemountaintheater.com

OPEN MondaySaturday 11am 7:30pm

Everything Tastes Better at Grandma’s

at Pine Mountain Village by the Pine Mountain Theater

200 Village Circle

479.253.6561

Beans & Cornbread • Fresh Greens • Chicken/Dumplings Soups • Salads Sandwiches • Wraps • Coleslaw • Hot Dogs


45+ Years and Still Going Strong! Were not just a Razorback store! BIKER GIFTS & T-SHIRTS Observation Tower Razorback Gifts & T-Shirts Souvenirs • Children’s Gifts Hwy. 62 West • Eureka Springs 479.253.8294

FREE Flat Motorcycle Parking Lunch & Dinner: 7 Days a Week at 11am

Breakfast: Fri-Sat-Sun 7:30 am

Catfish, Burgers, Chicken, Steaks, Salads Family Restaurant Famous for our “All You Can Eat Catfish” Angler’s Grill & Pub 14581 Hwy 62 W (4 miles west of town)

479-253-4004

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EUREKA WEST

Bridges, Dams & Twisty Turns

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Beaver 3 1 2

62W

White River

187 23N 11

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White River

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23 127

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62W

Eureka Springs

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Beaver Lake

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23

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Blue Spring Heritage Center See ad on page 4

Inspiration Point Overlook Beavertown Suspension Bridge Beaver Dam & Overlook Razorback Gift Shop & Observation Tower See ad on page 12

Thorncrown Chapel Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge See ad on page 24

War Eagle Mill

See ad on page 8

Holiday Island Visitor Center Anglers Grill & Pub See ad on page 12

Gaskins Cabin

See ad on page 8

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82 Armstrong Eureka Springs Arkansas

Serving Great Food 7 Days 11 am to Midnight

479.363.9976

The Bike Stops Here Cold Beer Live Music Fri & Sat Nights Serving Food til Midnight www.cathouselounge.com

Downtown Eureka Springs


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.�

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The Christ of the Ozarks Statue overlooking Eureka Springs was built in 1966 and is the largest statue of Christ in the United States.

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ROARING RIVER RIDE Hills, Turns & The Trout Hatchery

Cassville

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112

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Eureka Springs 23

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MO AR

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White River Beaver Lake

Eagle Rock P

Table Rock Lake

MO AR

Gateway

Table Rock Lake

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Seligman

62W

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12

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Razorback Gift Shop & Observation Tower See ad on page 12

Thorncrown Chapel Inspiration Point Blue Spring Heritage Center See ad on page 4 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 Anglers Grill & Pub See ad on page 12 Gaskins Cabin See ad on page 8 Important: Helmets are required by law in Missouri.

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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.

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

479-253-9768

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

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Beautiful Backroads & Scenic Hills 76

Cassville

76 E

112

N

86

39

Shell Knob

37 5

F

E

Roaring River

112

86

Seligman

Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake

MO AR

62W

Gateway

4

7 White River

3

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Eureka Springs 9

187

23 127

12 10

12

2

8

Beaver Lake

39 MO AR

6

187

11 1

White River

86

Eagle Rock P

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Kings River

221

Berryville CR 302/Rockhouse Rd.

62W

QUICK & DIRTY KINGS RIVER & MO

221

Razorback Gift12Shop & Observation Tower See ad on page 12

Kings

River Thorncrown Chapel Inspiration Point Blue Spring Heritage Center See ad on page 4 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 Anglers Grill & Pub See ad on page 12 Gaskins Cabin See ad on page 8

Important: Helmets are required by law in Missouri.

800-638-7352

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Arkansas’ Largest Private Show Cave

See 2 underground Bottomless Lakes 6386 Hwy. 21 N., Berryville, AR 72616

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

An Arkansas Favorite for 25 Years Indoor & Patio Dining.

Pizza in a FLASH ! Italian specialties Signature HOMEMADE sauces Always fresh & delicious foods Recommended in: Southern Living National Geographic Traveler

Pasta | Lasagna | Burgers BBQ Fresh Baked Bread Seafood | Great Salads Full Bar | EZ Parking

91 South Main St. Next to Historic Museum

479-981-2322

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KINGS RIVER, BLUE EYE & EAGLE Shell ROCK RUN

Knob

Guns, Caves & Ozark Views

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

MO AR

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23N

Kings River

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143

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62W

23

CR 302/Rockhouse Rd.

Eureka Springs

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2

21

103

62W

Berryville Green Forest 221

1

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.

800-638-7352

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TURPENTINE CREEK

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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

Jacuzzi Suites Microwaves/Fridge Free Wi-Fi/Cable/HBO Neat & Clean Rooms

479-253-5600 877-327-1080

3169 East Van Buren • Eureka Springs, AR

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DOWN TO JASPER

AR

Canyons, Caverns & The Buffalo AR

221

143

23N

Oak Grove

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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

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Jasper Buffalo River

3

23

16

21 16

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Swain 21

Turpentine Creek Willife Refuge See ad on page 24

Cosmic Cavern

See ad on page 22

Boxley Valley

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Be sure to stop by The Greater Eureka Springs Visitors Information Center

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PARK & RIDE

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TO: • BERRYVILLE • COSMIC CAVERN • KINGS RIVER PUBLIC ACCESS

ROCK HOUSE ROA

GRANDMA’S BEANS & CORNBREAD

FOREST HILL

221

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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! 800-638-7352

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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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Spring Street Overlook Luxury Downtown Lodging Private Parking 50 1/2 Spring Street Eureka Springs, AR 72632

1-800-370-7774 Visit our virtual tour at

springstreetoverlook.com

800-638-7352

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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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Pictured: Grotto Spring

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!

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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and....Sparky's Guesthouse for sleepovers! www.sparkysroadhouse.com www.sparkysguesthouse.com 800-638-7352

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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 34

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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!

EUREKA SUNSET LODGE & CABINS

“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

888-253-9565 www.eurekasunset.com 800-638-7352

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Fun For the Whole Family Year ’Round

Formula K Go-Karts – Putt Putt Golf Arcade – Pool Tables Batting Cages 3173 E. Van Buren (Hwy 62) Eureka Springs, AR 72632 (479) 363-6642 or 6646 www.pigtrailkartngolf.com

A publication of Ride Eureka Springs, All content copyright © 2013 by Ride Eureka Springs Production & Design: Creative Printing & Design/Troy Langston Photo Credits: Charles “Chip” Henry Ford II, Arkansas Parks & Tourism, the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission and Ride Eureka Springs. 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.

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207 W. Van Buren | Eureka Springs, AR 72632 877.835.0509 | www.innoftheozarks.com


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