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.Use our Eureka Springs trip planner to arrange your visit to Basin Spring Park and other attractions in Eureka Springs.
Basin Spring Park reviews
We were confused on where the spring was but its up the stairs and basically its just a hole in the mountain with cool air coming out. You can't really see the spring? The rest of the little park... more »
The place is generally well kept but there was trash left in the gazebos and no evidence of any spring.Better to just visit the grotto more »
What a nice place to listen to some Blue Grass bands play. Had a great time listening to the various artist. Well worth the visit to this part of state.
Beautiful park with wonderful street performers and artists during the day!!!! I got a lovely sand art piece for a very good price! If you get there and the "sand man" is there I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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