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“Not bad when everything else nearby is substandard” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Eureka Springs Gardens

Eureka Springs Gardens
U.S. 62, Eureka Springs, AR
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: Blue Spring is a natural wonder, pouring 38 million gallons of cold, clear water each day into its trout-stocked lagoon.Start your adventure with an insightful historic film in the Visitor Center, then stroll the handicapped-accessible walkways and inviting garden paths that wind through the 33 acres of native gardens. Visit the historic mill site that dates from the 1840's, see the Bluff Shelter on the National Register of Historic Places, and walk along the path of the Trail of Tears. Resident Appaloosas and abundant native flora and fauna delight visitors, and our charming gift shop offers an array of items to keep the exerience alive. Blue Spring is a quiet getaway and a perfect place for weddings, group outings or any special occasion.
Aventura, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not bad when everything else nearby is substandard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Based on what there is to do in the surrounding area is the only reason it received a rating of very good. Nice flowers, tranquil and overall a nice place to visit if you find yourself standed in the area.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Worth the stop if its on the way...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This place was along the way on my trip to eureka springs. The view was amazing on the backroads that take you to the center. The hike down the 130 some stairs was not pleasant but once to the bottom it was worth it. The color of the springs is amazing and feeding the fish was fun. The spring pool itself was littered with leaves (Which Im not going to hold against them because hey it was fall afterall) but ultimately meant the pictures and view I got were much different then shown online.

In all I'm glad I stopped to view it and dip my hand in the water. Will I ever stop again? Probably not

Visited November 2011
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Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path and worth taking time out to see.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

There are over a mile of trails winding through the Blue Spring Heritage Center. When we went it was in October so not many flowers left but the blue spring itself is beautiful. There are other gardens along the path and a large beautiful deck which overlooks the water. It's a very calming and beautiful place to visit.

Visited October 2011
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Union City, TN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Don't spend money on this one!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

Everything was dead except for the ferns and I can go to a nursery and see ferns for free. It was a total waste of money and not impressive at all. Of all the things we did in Eureka Springs, this attraction was the most disappointing.

Visited September 2011
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Wichita, Kansas
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Spring is pretty but walking tour is tough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Blue Spring was very pretty and the small museum on the property was very interesting. However, the walking tour had a lot of steep grades and stairs and was tough for me. This is a very pretty attraction to visit, just take plenty of water! They had a flood a few months back so admission is discounted currently because part of the walkway is closed and the flowers they planted were washed away.

Visited July 2011
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