America’s Greatest Main Streets

Cheers to these small towns for great Main Streets, where you can admire architecture, sample the local flavor, and find a lost America.

Eureka Springs, AR

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The entire town of Eureka Springs in the Ozarks is on the National Register of Historic Places—no surprise as the streets are imbued with a cheerful Victorian charm. They twist and turn through the hilly terrain; catch the town trolley if you need a break. The first settlers were attracted by natural springs believed to be curative. Visitors today are more likely to come for the eclectic music and arts scene and to stay at one of the Queen Ann–style B&Bs. 

Worth a Stop: Fuel up at Mud Street Café on South Main Street, then drive three miles into the forest for architect E. Fay Jones’s majestic Thorncrown Chapel, built with huge glass panels.

—Wayne Curtis

America’s Greatest Main Streets

Eureka Springs, AR

The entire town of Eureka Springs in the Ozarks is on the National Register of Historic Places—no surprise as the streets are imbued with a cheerful Victorian charm. They twist and turn through the hilly terrain; catch the town trolley if you need a break. The first settlers were attracted by natural springs believed to be curative. Visitors today are more likely to come for the eclectic music and arts scene and to stay at one of the Queen Ann–style B&Bs. 

Worth a Stop: Fuel up at Mud Street Café on South Main Street, then drive three miles into the forest for architect E. Fay Jones’s majestic Thorncrown Chapel, built with huge glass panels.

—Wayne Curtis

Courtesy of Eureka Springs CAPC
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