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Departing: Thursday, August 3, 2017
4 Days
Personal Pace: 3
Moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days. Walking tours, as well as walking longer distances, up stairs, or uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
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For more than 100 years, Eureka Springs and northwest Arkansas has welcomed guests to experience the magic of this Ozark Mountain town.  As one of the last truly Victorian-era towns, Eureka Springs remains a thriving example of Small Town America.  The entire city is on the National Register of Historic PlacesA complete tour package, you only purchase two additional meals.

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 Depart Terre Haute traveling to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, our home for three nights.  Dinner this evening will be at the 1866 Crescent Hotel, a National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destination.  Sondra Torchia is a historical performer bringing history to life in a very personal fun way.  Her characters include a broad range of Southern Historical women from: Mira Shirley alias Bell Starr, Mrs. Gaskin, Ms. Mytrie Mae, Mrs. RC Kerens, Miss Nellie, and Susan Gaskin.  Ms. Trochia will present one of her characters and the lively tales while we enjoy dinner.
Day 2 Today is a full day of exploring.  We will start the day at Blue Spring Heritage Center, a botanical garden featuring American Indian history and traditions.  Blue Spring captures the rich history of the Ozark region, from American Indian journeys and early settler life to prehistoric civilization.  There is evidence of an Old Mill powered by the spring and other remnants of community centered on the water.  With exquisite arrays of plants and flowers, this site has served as a tourist attraction since 1948.  Next, we will make our way to War Eagle Mill, where exciting history begins with the story of a tenacious pioneer couple, Sylvanus and Catherine Blackburn, who understood the importance of fresh, natural food in the lives of families as far back as 1832 when the first Mill was built.  Explore the Mill grounds, including the beautiful War Eagle Valley and War Eagle Creek.  Watch the powerful water wheel grinding corn into flour.  Listen to the stories of the experienced millers describing the past and the operations of equipment.  Learn about the history of Native American and Civil War events.  You will begin to understand how the history of the Mill was such an important part of the community culture.  Our next stop will be a tour of War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake.  Led by a very knowledgeable tour guide, the tour begins with a leisurely walk along the shores of Beaver Lake, with a beautiful lake view, ending at the spectacular natural entrance of the cavern.  Following a stream flowing throughout the cavern, see beautiful formations, fossils, and waterfalls on the guided tour.  Don’t be surprised to see many different forms of cavern life including one of the largest colonies of pipistrelle and gray bats in North America.  After dinner you have the choice of The Great Passion Play or Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down Music Theater.  (You must pre-select your tour option at time of reservation.)  The Great Passion Play, staged in an outdoor amphitheater, the multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals, and a cast of 150 Biblically costumed actors come together to create the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ's last days on earth.  This Christian attraction has been performed since 1968 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.  The high-energy show at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down Music Theater will wow all ages and it’s always good, clean family fun!
Day 3 Our first stop of the day will be the Thorncrown Chapel.  Learn the history, mission, and future of the recently named #1 Most Inspiring Church in the World.  Enjoy a cruise aboard the Belle of the Ozarks.  View over 60 miles of scenic shoreline as the captain delights you with informative history of the area during this relaxing 12-mile cruise.  See the spectacular panorama of Beaver Lake's shoreline, a pristine island wildlife sanctuary, and learn about numerous historical and natural points of interest.  Time to shop and explore on your own in the historic district of Eureka Springs.  With more than 100 unique shops and galleries and over 20 eateries, experience this small-town feel at your leisure.  Next, we depart on a guided Historic Tram Tour.  Visit one of the 62 in-town springs which Eureka Springs was named for.  Dinner will be a feast fit for a king at The Castle at Rogue’s Manor.  The architecture of the Gatekeepers Cottage is very difficult to describe or explain.  Eclectic is about as good as we can get.  The story behind the cottage and the castle is what makes the visit even more interesting.  
Day 4 On our journey home, we will enjoy lunch at Lambert’s Cafe, “Home of the Throwed Roll.”

TOUR INCLUDES: Round-Trip Transportation via TURNER Motorcoach • Accommodations Three (3) Nights • Lodging at Same Property • Eight (8) Meals [Three (3) Breakfasts, Two (2) Lunches, and Three (3) Dinners] • Group Admission Charges, Sightseeing, Baggage Handling, Taxes, and Gratuities

ADDITIONAL INFO: $17.00 bee buck (thank you) certificate. Deposit: $100.00 per person. Final payment is due June 19, 2017. No refunds will be issued after the final payment date for multi day tours. If you must cancel you may sell, give away, or contact TURNER to see if we have a wait list. You must notify TURNER of any name changes. Subject to change!

PRICE PER PERSON:
$861.00 Double Occupancy
$1037.00 Single Occupancy
$846.00 Triple Occupancy
$846.00 Quad Occupancy