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“Not worth the money” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Eureka Springs Gardens

Eureka Springs Gardens
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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.
Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

This should be free instead of $8 each to look at flowers and water. It is out in the boonies. There is a lot of gravel parking available. I can't ever imagine it all being filled up. They do have a nice gift shop with an indian atmosphere.

Visited April 2012
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Victoria, TX
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Peaceful Setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

The drive to Blue Spring is very scenic, and the spring itself is quite beautiful. We watched the video about divers trying to find the source of the spring, and that was quite interesting. But I suppose I was expecting more in the way of gardens. And beware of all those steps. It really is quite the trek to get down to the spring.

Visited May 2012
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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