Eureka Springs, AR
Eureka Springs is a city in Carroll County, Arkansas, United States. Along with Berryville, it is one of the two county seats for the county. It is located in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the town is 2,350. The entire town of Eureka Springs is on the National Register of Historic Places as the Eureka Springs Historic District and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Arkansas.
Eureka Springs is a unique Victorian resort village in Carroll County, Arkansas which has its own culture and lifestyle. The city has steep winding streets filled with Victorian-style cottages and manors. The old commercial section of the city has an alpine character, with an extensive streetscape of well-preserved Victorian buildings. The buildings are primarily constructed of local stone and lie along streets that curve around the hills and rise and fall with the topography in a five-mile long loop. Some buildings have street-level entrances on more than one floor. The local Catholic Church boasts a street-level entrance to its bell tower. Eureka Springs has been selected as one of America's Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
One of Eureka Springs' attractions is the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railroad, which operates excursion trains behind a vintage diesel over approximately two miles of historic tracks. The railroad also has several steam locomotives on display.