The first healing springs belonged and were used by the Native Americans. We (the non-natives) butted our noses in and took over. Hundreds of thousands of people flocked into Eureka Springs to be cured of every thing. Tent cities turned into frame houses, into more wooden houses and then after the disasters they tended to build more wisely.
Please keep in mind we have two teenagers with us so most pictures include and revolve around them. Probably my last vacation with them since I won't be so cool as they age.
One of many spring basins we visited.
Above Basin Park Spring in downtown
Notice how they just built around the rock that was there.
Another spring basin
Sixty-six springs in all
Many on private land but some we could enjoy.
Beware many tales and pictures ahead.
We took the Ghost Tour at The Famous Crescent Hotel...
so prepare to be scared!!!