Anyone from Arkansas knows just how gorgeous the Natural State truly is. From clear lakes, to breathtaking natural beauty in Northwest Arkansas, to incredible monuments, our state has it all.
But when we discovered this secret garden in Eureka Springs, we had no idea just how phenomenal our state is capable of being.
Blue Springs Heritage Center is 33 acres of pure organic beauty, with a gorgeous lagoon that highlights the entire property. It’s a massive spring that pours 38 million gallons of water into it on a daily basis. If you’re looking for travel destinations in Arkansas, this might be a spot to hit up.
Blue Springs Heritage Center has been a tourist attraction since 1948, but the tradition of visiting this place dates much further back — centuries, in fact. Native American tribes who lived in the region often visited the grounds where Blue Springs now resides. There’s even a cliff on the property that is on the National Register of Historic Places.
This Native American tradition of visiting the spring goes all the way back to the 1830s during the Trail of Tears. There is a large amount of rich history here that you’ll learn all about once you visit.
“A beautiful place to visit,” one Facebook review says. “The Blue Spring and bluff shelter were both fascinating! Loved walking on the walkways through the gardens and trees. So peaceful and relaxing.”
Blue Springs Heritage Center has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Google Reviews, with almost 400 reviews that have come in. You can check out all of the comments by clicking here.