I was walking around Eureka Springs and went into the Trading Post shop, which is a replica of the shop at Blue Spring. I had seen a few billboards for it; while there I picked up a "Save $1" ticket and because there were a couple of hours before closing I headed out. I was the only one there at that hour.
The 131 steps are nothing (I found coming back up, and I must have missed something because I went up a gravel drive, not wooden switchbacks) much more daunting...). The trail map makes the walk look much longer than it is. The gardens are nice, if not spectacular, and the spring is very interesting - I would have liked to known more about it, more than the little info given in the movie at the Visitor's Center and the signs posted around it...
I was amazed that they had deciphered the petroglyphs here and knew that the Spanish and French as well as Daniel Boone had most likely sheltered under the adjacent bluff. I also was moved by the Trail of Tears marker, Because I was the only one there it was very peaceful and I was surrounded by butterflies and one big buzzard sitting on the walkway railing.
There is a picnic area and a gift shop.