6 days in Lockport & Eureka Springs Itinerary

6 days in Lockport & Eureka Springs Itinerary

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6 days in Lockport & Eureka Springs Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  1​h
1
Lockport
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Eureka Springs
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

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Lockport

Lockport ©
Lockport is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States, located 30 miles southwest of Chicago. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery and then contemplate the long history of Gaylord Building Historic Site.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lockport trip maker website .

Chicago to Lockport is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Lockport

Historic Sites Museums
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Gaylord Building Historic Site ©
Gaylord Building Historic Site
Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery ©

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Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Take a break from the city and head to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Table Rock Lake. Visit Thorncrown Chapel and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: National Tiger Sanctuary (in Saddlebrooke), Top of the Rock Golf Course (in Ridgedale) and Branson (Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, Stone Hill Winery, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, get a taste of the local shopping with The Birdcage, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn Shoppes, and look for gifts at Fresh Harvest Tasting Room - Eureka Springs.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Eureka Springs road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lockport to Eureka Springs takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Branson, Table Rock Lake, Top of the Rock Golf Course, National Tiger Sanctuary
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary

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