INTO THE WILD Tour the deep underground wonders of the Ozarks and visit the exotic animals that find refuge in Northwest Arkansas. Take time to enjoy the flight of our country’s national symbol amid a natural setting.
6386 Ark. Hwy. 21 N., Berryville cosmiccavern.com / 870-749-2298
TURPENTINE CREEK WILDLIFE REFUGE 239 Turpentine Creek Lane
See one of the longest soda straw
formations in the Ozarks, along with two
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bottomless lakes, stalactites, stalagmites,
In the Ozark Mountains on 459 acres, this
flowstones, helictites, cave bacon, draperies
ethical, nonprofit animal-tourism destination
and many other speleothems. Enjoy a
offers lifetime sanctuary to survivors of the
guided tour, pan for gems and explore the
exotic animal trade. Learn about the refuge’s
rock shop. Motorcycle parking available.
mission through daily guided tours, or stay on the property in one of the unique lodging
WAR EAGLE CAVERN 21494 Cavern Road, Rogers
wareaglecavern.com / 479-789-2909 This private show cave features a spectacular natural entrance on the shores of Beaver Lake.
accommodations or RV/camp sites. Follow Turpentine Creek on social media for regular updates, photos, videos and more!
BEAVER LAKE BOAT CRUISES AND EAGLE WATCH TOURS
Follow the meandering
4024 Mundell Road, Eureka Springs
stream straight into
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the mountain for an
Tour Beaver Lake aboard the
easy guided tour with wide, level pathways,
Belle of the Ozarks passenger
unique formations, two waterfalls and an
boat to view wildlife sightings
underground lake. More than 100,000 bats
and points of interest such as
call War Eagle Cavern home, and in spring or
Beaver Dam, a 200-acre game
late fall, hundreds hibernate and cling to the
preserve island, the prehistoric
walls and ceilings of the cavern. Don’t miss
Ozark Bluff Dweller’s burial
gemstone panning, the Lost in the Woods
ground and a submerged
maze, and the new Moonshiners’ Mystery
homestead. Cruises take place
Shack. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.
May through October, with October featuring
to 5 p.m. Stroller and pet friendly.
eagle watching and fall foliage tours.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; War Eagle Cavern
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