Basin Spring Park, Eureka Springs

4.5
#6 of 9 in Parks in Eureka Springs
The European Americans were another culture to consider the springs to have healing powers. After the Europeans arrived, they described the waters of the springs as having magical powers. Within a short time in the late nineteenth century, Eureka Springs was transformed into a flourishing city, spa, and tourist destination. Dr. Alvah Jackson was credited in American history with locating the spring and in 1856, claimed that the waters of Basin Spring had cured his eye ailments. Dr. Jackson established a hospital in a local cave during the Civil War and used the waters from Basin Spring to treat his patients. After the war, Jackson marketed the spring waters as "Dr. Jackson's Eye Water." The Ozarka Water Company was later formed in Eureka Springs in 1905.
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  • This is were you will find all the action, be it art shows, music, resting or people watching. Very beautiful relaxing area, not to miss.  more »
  • Perfect spot for resting in between shopping (or for the hubs to wait while wife is shopping), people watching, watching an entertainer of some kind, or listening to music. Very peaceful place!  more »
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  • Nice, peaceful place to rest your feet and watch the world go by. The street performers are an added bonus
  • Clean nice you can do a little hiking to a spring. Would recommend

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