Adoring, Adventurous Arkansas

Have you ever been to a place you fell in love with instantly? Arkansas did this for me because it had everything I was looking for. There are Mountains, caves, caverns, hot springs and so much more. Arkansas is located in the south of the United States. The state is surrounded by Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

When I was planning my honeymoon I wanted to have a small escape close to where we lived. I had not been to Oklahoma or Arkansas and both of those states are quite close to Kansas, so I decided on both of those states and divide my time up between the two. My husband and I went to Eureka Springs, Arkansas for part of our honeymoon. I had the best time with him there. Below I will give you my top 8 things to do in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Top 8 Things to Do In Eureka Springs, Arkansas:

1.) Stay in a Tree House

For our honeymoon, I rented a treehouse cabin in the outskirts of Eureka Springs. The treehouse was away from others so we had our privacy. The treehouse came with a bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen and a whirlpool tub. I chose the honeymoon package before I purchased the cabin itself. The owners came in gave us a bottle of champagne, two glasses, sprinkled rose pedals on the bed and tub, and a rose on each of our pedals. We also got a massage at a local massage parlor which was fantastic. This was definitely a romantic getaway for our honeymoon. They had different cabins you could rent that were decorated in many ways.

2.) Beaver Dam

Beaver Dam is connected to Beaver Lake in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Beaver Lake is part of the Ozark Mountains. The lake has about 487 miles of shoreline in it. This is a great activity to do with the family or explore on your own. There are a lot of recreation areas, places to explore and things to see in Beaver Lake and at Beaver Dam.

3.) Walk around Downtown

In downtown Eureka Springs there is a lot to do and see. There are many different places to eat, shop, see and do. The place has a lot to offer. There are a few places to go that are off the beaten path, so make sure to do your research about these places before you go to Eureka Springs to find them.

4.) Onyx Cave

This cave is located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This cave has been a big tourist attraction since 1893, which is the oldest show cave in Arkansas. This cave is self guided as you listen to headphones as someone talks you through the cave. The cave will take around 30 minutes to explore on your own. The cost to get into the cave is $8.00 per person and $3.75 for children. There are stairs leading down to the cave, so beware of heights and stairs before going to this beauty.

5.) Promised Land Zoo

There are two different locations for this zoo Branson and Eagle Rock, Missouri. Eagle Rock, Missouri was the location that my husband and I went to. This was located quite close to Eureka Springs. This zoo is one that you can buy some food and feed the animals as you drive along. There are many animals behind a fence for fear of them hurting you or vice versa. There are many deer freely roaming around and will walk right up to your car for you to feed them. These deer are not aggressive at all and it is quite amazing how calm they are when you feed them. I enjoyed going here with my husband, this is definitely a great family activity to do.

6.) Cosmic Cavern

This cavern is located in Berryville, Arkansas. This cavern is made out of limestone and is known as Arkansas most beautifully decorated caverns. The cavern is surprisingly warm and quite humid. There is 2 bottomless cave lakes in the cavern, one contain trout in it that have lost their color and have gone blind. This tour lasts for an hour and 15 minutes. There is a lot of walking, climbing stairs and heights involved so beware of that before heading to one of these beauties. This was one of my favorite things we did near Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

7.) Rowdy Beaver Restaurant

This restaurant was located right down the street from where our cabin was located. I was amazed at how good it was. The staff was friendly and it was a family environment. The food was delicious and not very expensive. I would suggest this restaurant for one of your meals while in Eureka Springs.

8.) Cafe Amore

While walking around downtown Eureka Springs, we were looking for something to eat and hangout at. We were also waiting for our cabin to be finished with our surprise that I had for my husband. We stumbled upon this place and I was sold on it. The atmosphere, the staff and the food were all fantastic. My husband and I split a pizza and a drink. I would definitely recommend going here for one of your meals.

As you can see, Eureka Springs has so much to offer. There is so much more to Arkansas than what I had seen. The state is absolutely beautiful all over and the people are nice. I would love to go back and explore more such as the hot springs and other cities. If you live near Eureka Springs, Arkansas it is worth a weekend getaway. Most treehouses have a minimum of a two night stay. I have had a few friends tell me Eureka Springs is beautiful around Christmas time. My husband and I went in August, it was quite hot but still amazing to go to.

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  1. The caves look fantastic; beautiful scenery.

    1. Thank you so much! They were definitely beautiful to explore!

  2. I would love to stay in the tree house and lost my self in the cave and soak in the hot spring. The picture are beautifully taken.

    1. Thank you so much! It was so fun staying in the tree house. Only thing I wish we would have found was the hot spring!

      1. I used to play in the tree house when I was a kid, and I would love to experience it again, especially its modern tree house. I think you will enjoy Philippines ๐Ÿ˜Š

        1. Iโ€™m definitely jealous of you getting to play in a treehouse as a kid. I always wanted to have one in my backyard. Experiencing it as an adult is amazing. I definitely want to come to the Philippines. They look beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜

  3. The landscapes in the US are so amazing. I especially like the picture you took of the cave. I have also never been to the US but I am planning a road trip next year. I hope I will be able to include Arkansas on my list. I would also like to visit some hot springs there and see the Cosmic Cavern.

    1. They really are! Thank you itโ€™s so hard to take quality photos of caves but I just lightened them up a bit and they look great! If you need any ideas on planning a road trip let me know, I am from there and would love to help! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Oh I’d love to stay in a treehouse–that sounds like so much fun!

    1. It was so fun! So cute too! We had one decorated with lights and trees. It was very romantic and cute. I would definitely go back! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. You had me at treehouse! Arkansas seems like a beautiful state!

    1. It really is a beautiful state! I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the treehouse. My husband and I both left there saying we could stay there forever!

  6. I have been to a lot of states but not Arkansas! You have presented some great reasons and photo’s to make a must do ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that! Arkansas is definitely a wonderful place to go! I would highly recommend it if you havenโ€™t been. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. i’d love to feed the deer. there is a deer conservation park in my hometown, but the last time i visited, they didn’t sell anything to feed the deer. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Oh no! Thatโ€™s no fair. But if you ever go to this place I definitely suggest it. It is quite fun and definitely different feeding deer. Never thought I would be able to say I have fed deer! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. Honestly I dont think Arkansas has ever crossed my mind as a travel destination! So glad I read this! And staying in a treehouse sounds so awesome!

    1. Itโ€™s a wonderful place to go! Thank you for taking the time to read it! The treehouse was amazing! My husband and I both feeling like we could trade home living for a treehouse. It was perfect for just the two of us and I loved the privacy that we had from other people.

  9. I haven’t been there, but you’ve described it beautifully! Makes me wanna go:)

    1. Thank you very much! I definitely recommend it if you havenโ€™t been! Itโ€™s so beautiful and peaceful out there. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. Well I had no idea about what Arkansas could look like, thanks to you I now have a clearer picture! So much nature there, I think what I would enjoy the most is the underground stuff – Onyx Cave and Cosmic Cavern!

    1. The caves were beautiful, I had never been in one before this and I was amazed. Caves have become my new thing I love to explore. Arkansas is definitely beautiful, if you ever get the chance to go I definitely recommend it.

  11. Never knew Arkansas really have lovely and amazing place to visit. From the cave to the dam and other places to behold.

    1. I was pleasantly surprised too to find out how beautiful and amazing it really is. The caves were so wonderful to explore, as I never really knew you could do that since Iโ€™m from a place where they do not have caves or at least ones you can explore. I would definitely recommend going if you ever get the chance! ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. I would try my best to, hopefully very soon. I love to see beautiful places

        1. Same here! I try to go to all the beautiful places but some donโ€™t seem to turn out as planned.

          1. Ok. You find this beautiful place. It also means there’s still more places to discover for you.

          2. I definitely have a lot more that I would love to see.

  12. Oh wow I literally didn’t know anything about Arkansas – mountains and hot springs sound amazing ๐Ÿ˜ This is such a great list, I would absolutely love to stay in a tree house some day. Thanks for sharing this list <3

    1. Thank you for reading! It really is a wonderful place. I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing it was to stay at the tree house! I would definitely go back and stay again. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜Š

  13. Iโ€™ve never been to Arkansas, but I plan to because itโ€™s a goal of mine to visit all 50 states! The treehouses and caverns look amazing! Canโ€™t wait to visit!

    1. I have the same goal! I want to go to all 50 states. Arkansas is beautiful, I think you would definitely like it! How many states have you been to so far out of 50? ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. Cool, I want to see more photos from those caves. I would also love to check out more about that Tree House.

    You certainly sparked my interest on seeing some of these locations in Arkansas.

    Thanks for sharing and keep travelling and blogging. Adventure is better when shared with friends.

    1. Thank you! The caves and the treehouse were amazing! I definitely post more of my pictures on Instagram and Facebook if you ever check those out. ๐Ÿ˜Š Arkansas is definitely beautiful! I definitely recommend it if you ever get the chance! You are welcome, thank you for reading. And I definitely agree that adventure is better when shared with friends!

  15. There are definitely places I visited where I instantly fall in love. Glad you enjoyed and fell in love with Arkansas! I’ve never been but maybe one day if I road trip it or something.

    1. Where are some that you have instantly fell in love? Always looking for new ideas! I loved Arkansas, a road trip there would be amazing.

  16. I am not going to lie, I was a bit surprised they had all these cool things in Arkansas! For some reason, I had a different idea of what it liked line in my mind! Tree house concept is very cool! I imagine this to be huge based on your description! ,Would love to see interior!

    1. I had a different view on Arkansas as well. I never thought I would have fallen in love with it when I went. It was beautiful thought. I will post some interior views when I do my road trip series on it. It was beautiful.

  17. Wow, I love the look of Arkansas! I must say before I read your post I didn’t really know much about the state or what there was to do there (I did always love the Arkansas Chugabug though :P) The treehouse is a lovely idea, sounds like a unique place to honeymoon, and the Onyx Cave sounds like something I would love, I’m a geography nerd so looks pretty fascinating.

    1. You would absolutely love the caves then! They are very pretty and quickly became a new obsession of mine. Arkansas is beautiful and definitely a state I feel people should go to. I had the best time there.

  18. Your photography is beautiful. I never been up to Arkansas even thou its not that far away from me. Really beautiful country.

    1. Thank you very much. I really appreciate that. And Arkansas is really beautiful. If you ever get the chance to go I highly suggest it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  19. Oh wow, these photos are beautiful! I would love to travel and stay in that cool and cute treehouse! Looks like a lot of fun!

    1. Thank you very much! If you ever get the chance to go I highly suggest it. The treehouse was so fun to stay in, definitely different from your typical hotel.

  20. I had no idea that there was such beautiful places. Your photographs are lovely.

    1. There definitely are! Thank you so much for the complement. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  21. I wish I can travel to this place. It looks gorgeous!!

    1. Itโ€™s a beautiful place if you ever get the chance to go! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  22. We came across Beaver Lake while we were on a week long Motorcycle trip exploring Arkansas. This lake is a beautiful Masterpiece of untouched beauty. We rode around the lake and stopped at the visitor center at the Dam to look at the great view of the lake. we were amaze at what we saw. This is a great trail to ride when in Arkansas.

    1. Itโ€™s a beautiful lake. I was amazed at how pretty it all was every part that I went to. Iโ€™m glad that you got to enjoy it as well.

  23. Beautiful photography! It looks like you had a wonderful time. I haven’t been in a treehouse since I was a little girl, I ll have to give it another go. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much. I really did have a wonderful time. Itโ€™s a super pretty place. If you ever get the chance to go, you should! The treehouse is an amazing experience. You are welcome!

  24. Would love to try all of these but mostly stay in a treehouse.

    1. The treehouse was a beautiful and amazing experience. If you ever get the chance to stay in one, I highly suggest it!

  25. Sounds like I need to really add Eureka Springs to my Arkansas Bucket List cause it has a ton to see and do around there. I went to the Northwest Corner of Arkansas back in the mid 90s to backpack along the Buffalo River in the Ozarks and I loved it. So need to get back up there!

    1. There is a lot to do around there, plus t is so beautiful. The Ozarks are so pretty! Jealous that you went backpacking around there. You should definitely add it to your bucket list, especially staying in the treehouse! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  26. Great post. I would love to stay in a tree house too! Sounds like a childhood dream come true. The scenery looks amazing!

    1. Thank you very much! The treehouse was definitely a childhood dream come true. Itโ€™s a beautiful place, if you ever get the chance to go I definitely suggest it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  27. Nice post. I have heard a lot about Beaver Dam and the place sounds interesting. I would love to live on a tree house toom

    1. Thank you very much. Beaver dam is beautiful. I could definitely live in a tree house as they are so neat!

  28. Staying at the tree house is definitely one of the things that I’d do if I visit Arkansas. The photos actually made me really do want to visit that place. Thanks for sharing.

    More power to your blog.

    1. Thank you very much, I appreciate the feedback! It really is a beautiful place to stay, I loved every minute of it. The treehouse was definitely a must do!

  29. I love the adventure you’re having.. The landscape and nature is such an amazing place to be in..

    1. I love adventures, they are a true passion of mine. I have a hard time sitting still for long. But thank you very much, I appreciate that.

  30. The tree house, cave, cavern…it is all so natural and amazing! I would so love to take the family there.

    1. They are definitely all amazing and great for families! I am sure you and your family would love it there. Itโ€™s nice, quiet and peaceful. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  31. It looks like such great place! Hope to visit when I’m back in the U.S. The caves definitely look interesting and the type of place I’d visit.

    1. It really is an amazing place, I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it is there. I hope you make it back to the US one day. The caves are definitely interesting and beautiful, Iโ€™m sure you would love it.

  32. Being from Los Angeles, I love traveling to other states and seeing what grey have to offer. I had a different picture of Arkansas before reading your post. Would love to see the cavern and cave.

    1. Thatโ€™s so neat you are from LA, I have yet to go there but I would love to one day! I had a different picture of it as well, so you arenโ€™t the only one. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it and loved it. The caves and caverns are so neat! They definitely donโ€™t have them everywhere, so they are pretty special.

  33. It looks like you guys had a lovely time on your honeymoon ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never really thought of Arkansas as having a whole lot of zing, but actually looks like a great, low-key place to get away. Thanks for sharing this list!

    1. We definitely did, it was a beautiful place to get away to. I definitely never thought it did either but itโ€™s definitely a great place to get away to! You are welcome, thank you for enjoying and reading it. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜Š

  34. Lots of beautiful places to visit. Love seeing those stunning and breathtaking scenery and views. and I would like to stay in the tree house. It seems that you really had a great and adventurous day here.

    1. It really is a beautiful and neat place to go. The treehouse was a childhood dream come true! I enjoyed going there so much. I definitely had a wonderful couple days here. I would love to go back. Thank you for your positive feedback! I really appreciate it!

  35. I’ll admit, Arkansas isn’t at the top of my list but it looks like it has so much to offer! I’d absolutely love to stay in a tree house, great find. Thanks for sharing and happy travels ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I definitely understand. It wasnโ€™t on mine either, but once I got there I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing it was. ๐Ÿ˜Š You are welcome and thank you, same to you!

  36. Yes, I’ve been to a couple of places to which I’ve fell in love with instantly incl Dorset in England, Munnar in India etc! Arkansas looks splendid. Staying in a treehouse would be just the perfect way to enjoy such a location.Onyx Cave & Cosmic Cavern are just awesome.

    1. Those places sound so beautiful. Arkansas definitely is beautiful. The caves, caverns and treehouse were an amazing experience. Thank you for the wonderful feedback! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  37. Arkansas is my kind of town. It has a country-style laid back feel, a lot of nature and scenic attractions.

    1. Yes! This is exactly how it feels to go here. It is amazing, hope you get to go sometime.

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