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Blue Spring Heritage Center

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1537 Co Rd 210, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9418
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All reviews trail of tears trout short video gift shop million gallons blooming flowers native americans feed the fish lovely walk white river visitor center enjoy nature couple hours natural beauty rock formations beautiful place to visit interesting history
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Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Lovely outdoor arboretum and spring that make for the perfect getaway. Very relaxing and serene — great place to talk a quiet walk!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KyleTheHammer
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice place to learn about Blue Springs and take pictures. We were there in October and the fall folliage was amazing and made for great photos.. Will be back and have told several to check it out!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank foodiemom123
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Beautiful, historical place to visit. Actual Cherokee Trail of Tears camping site and very unique underground spring.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Retired0814
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Located just a short drive from town. As you visit, think of more then the garden, paths and spring. But also that this was part of the historical trail of tears. Visit the small theater for the short film of the history. Having climbed the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CDM49
Reviewed October 16, 2018

My little group took a tour through Blue Springs, and we were so glad that we did. It was so beautiful and rich in history. We highly recommend a visit here.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

The grounds were beautiful and the visitor center was well appointed and staffed very well. We enjoyed the movie and the tour. Plan on two hours, at least to properly see everything. It also has at least 100 steps and requires the physical ability to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

The springs is beautiful and serene but the stairs down and up are literally to die for! That is if you are over 50! Use the handicap walkway to the right as you enter and life will be more pleasant. They have put in a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank MichaelOlivia
John C, General Manager at Blue Spring Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you.

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

The gift shop has fake replicas that are way over priced. $10 person to walk the grounds. Absolutely empty when we showed up which kind of concerned me. Not worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mphottie2007
John C, Owner at Blue Spring Heritage Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

I’m sorry you feel that way. My staff has put a lot of hard work into these gardens. Not a busy time of year for us. I’ve never gotten a “fake” response? That’s a head scratcher for sure!

Reviewed September 3, 2018

If you're visiting Eureka Springs, this is one of the places you'll come. It is a nice enough gardens to have a nice walk with your friends and family. Enjoy the flowers in bloom and the spring. It isn't an extensive botanical gardens or arboretum,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank i_am_brendanc
Reviewed August 30, 2018

What a beautiful experience. The woman in the gift shop/entrance was very helpful - and I was jealous because she gets to look at that view every day! A lot of stairs - however the entire thing is wheelchair accessible...it may be a bumpy ride,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carrie H
June 21, 2018|
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Response from legacyendeavors | Reviewed this property |
Roughly $10.00 per adult and about $7.00 per child ages 6-17 years old? Somewhat in that range? Hopefully not too much more!
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Lisa R
May 5, 2018|
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Response from BFCentralTX | Reviewed this property |
No swimming is allowed. And I agree with Rich C. there is no place to dangle feet in the water. (After our walk through the area, I asked in the gift shop where is the location to "dangle feet in the water". I was told... More
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Garrett K
August 6, 2016|
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Response from YAYASister70128 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. The springs and the gazebo are excellent and beautiful locations for a proposal. If you are Native American, you may be inspired in the Medicine Wheel Garden, as I am.
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LeoMe
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need help planning a road trip from Texas to Arkansas (4 Replies)
Hello, We are planning to take a road trip from Texas to Arkansas... Our plan is to have a relaxed vacation for 7-8 days with some small activities for our 3 yr old.. We thinking of maybe taking 2 halts - most probably we will be in Hot springs, AR & Rogers, AR for 3-4 days each. We already have plans to visit Garvan Gardens in Hot springs & Blue Spring Heritage center nr Rogers, AR... Please can you suggest some other places to visit in and around the 2 places.... Other places friends have...More
June 17, 2013|
Response fromroy b|
Mid America Museum would be a definite must stop in Hot Springs area with children. I agree that all the State parks would be great places to visit, it would just depend on your route and time frame. Devils Den Is a great park to stop by, however all the caves are closed to protect the bats; they have a nice playground and swimming pool. More toward Rogers the City parks are kept up nicely in the area, plus there are a few jump around playtime type businesses for children. West of Rogers is...More