Day 83: Little Switzerland of the Ozarks


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A special breakfast from Little Bread Company, Fayetteville, AR for the best peach and cheese cake turnover and raspberry pinwheel ever.


We stopped in Fayetteville for a walk around the square downtown There are beautiful tulips, cherry trees blooming and hyacinths flowers everywhere, very cool eateries, bike fixing stations and beautiful architecture. So far, we absolutely love Fayetteville, AR.

Roaring River State Park, Cassville, MO. This is a very popular park for fishing. There’s a trout fishery, placed there so they can use the cool spring water to raise them. The spring release 20.4 million gallons of water daily from 224’ underground and is the beginning of the beautiful Roaring River. We hiked the Devil’s Kitchen Trail (1.5 mile loop, 314’ elevation). According to legend, a cave along this trail was used as a hideout by Civil War guerrillas but its since collapsed. There are interesting rock formations along the trail, lots of wild flowers I’ve never seen before and a spring coming out of a cave in the mountain. The water here is so incredibly clear.


difficulty: 3.5

Pivot Rock, Eureka Springs, AR is a well established tourist attraction. It costs $6/person to go in and walk the 1/2’ mile trail to Pivot Rock. We enjoyed it but I wouldn’t say it was worth the money to get in considering there are free hikes with cool features not far away.


I was getting pretty hangry at this point so we had an “emergency” dinner at New Deli Cafe, Eureka Springs, AR.


Eureka Springs is a city in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. The entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s known for the preserved Victorian buildings of its Historic District, such as the Palace Bath House, Basin Park Hotel and Crescent Hotel, all built around the city’s natural springs, once thought to be “healing “. It’s a great walking town with interesting architecture and lots of shops and restaurants. Driving around the outskirts of town, it appears that the main source of income of the area may be from hotels and other places to stay. Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce says there are over 2,000 lodging accommodations in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, which includes hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and vacation rental homes.


We checked into Candlewick Inn and Suites, Eureka Springs, AR. This place is so nice! It’s completely updated with a modern rustic style. They even give you chairs and a little table for outside your room and offer cleaning rag’s for your car or motorcycle.

Price: $55/night


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