My husband and I honeymooned in Eureka and we went to see the onyx cave. It was great and the gentleman there was very nice and joked and laughed with us.... I would reccomend this cave to everyone....
My husband and I thought the owner was a very pleasant man and the gift shop had a lot of pretty things at reasonable prices.
The cave isn't the biggest in the area, but is still beautiful and definitly worth a look! I really liked the self-guided tour because it gave us time to linger and look at things at our own pace.
We really enjoyed our trip to Onyx Cave. You need to go with reasonable expectations. It's not Carlsbad Caverns! It is a short self-guided tour with headphones. We liked being able to go at our own pace. The price for the tour was reasonable. If you go you may want to bring jackets. The cave is a cool 57 degrees year-round. It is NOT handicap accessible.
I haven't been to the cave since about 1969 when I was a young teen. This time I brought my kids. I remember the cave once we went inside. It is a simple tour and nothing like Carlsbad or Mammoth Cave - but it is home grown and one of the earliest tourist caves in the area.
The best thing was I talked to the old guy who remembered about the B-grade movie made there in the late sixties(?) "The Creature Of The Black Lake", starring Bill Thurmond(?). After some friendly prodding he dug out the old photo album and we relived my old childhood memories there. Fantastic. He said I'm only the second person to remember that movie that visited there. My youngest boy is scared of caves after seeing the pictures. Anyway, great folks and good use of time for our family. Doll museum was neat for my wife. Recommended to visit if not pressed for time and want to step back in time.
The clerk was nice if your questions are just about the cave.
When I tried to explain that her sign '$10 Minimum Purchase on use of Credit Card' was against both Mastercard and Visa merchant policy, she got very mad and snapped my head off.
She also could not wait for the children to leave the gift shop area, which makes it very unfriendly for families.
The tour was just headsets, no one to lead and/or ask questions.
I would not recommend it to anyone, everywhere else we have visited in the state was friendier and there are better caves to visit.
The Eureka Inn is incredibly close to the Ozark Mountains, Beaver Lake, and the historic Eureka Springs downtown shopping district.This
Arkansas hotel offers 85 rooms, all featuring cable satellite TV with HBO, a coffee maker, high speed internet access, ...
The Days Inn Eureka Springs is located in a quiet setting off the highway, nestled in the trees so you
feel like youre in the country. A walking trail leads you down to the historic district for shopping just ...
Nestled in the Ozark Mountains in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, this unique Historic lodging Establishmenthas been serving guests for over 25
years. Heart of the Hills is located on the Historic District Loop, three blocks from the shopping district. We ...