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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.

Tripadvisor/Kathie M

Tripadvisor/Kathie M

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.

You can find a ton of video footage of Blue Springs Heritage Center here.

This is certainly not the only lesser-known travel spot that Arkansas has to offer. We recently discovered Longbow Resort in Pine Bluff, a perfect place for a weekend getaway for your upcoming spring break, or summer vacation.

What is your favorite travel destination in Arkansas? Let us know on our Facebook page!

Carter Recruiting and Associates is one of the largest independent recruiting and outplacement companies in Arkansas. Our headquarters, located in Little Rock and our satellite office in Conway, both service accounts nationwide. We have satisfied clients and references from some of the largest companies in the state. With over 50 collective years of experience in the recruiting business, we have a vast amount of resources and knowledge to ensure a job well done.

Cherie Richardson

Cherie Richardson

Cherie is the owner and president of Carter Recruiting and Associates. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Mississippi and has over 30 years of experience in the recruitment of executive and manufacturing professionals. Cherie’s work has been instrumental for new plant start-ups, as well as building and maintaining relationships throughout the region and state of Arkansas. She is a member of the National Association of Female Executives and the National Association of Women Business Owners.