GROTTO SPRING (Eureka Springs) -- "B"

Here's Grotto Spring, dug into a hillside along one of the less-travelled streets in the tourist town of Eureka Springs. The attending signpost says that during the heyday of the town, this spring was a popular stopping place for horseback riders and Tallyho parties. Today, cement steps lead down into the grotto, and stone benches sit against the walls.

And you no longer have to drink from pools of seepwater. A pedestal fountain sits just outside the mouth of the spring. I've long suspected that the fountains outside the springs are just city water and that they do not dispense water exclusively from the attending spring. I'll never prove it, though, without digging up the pipes.

RTJ--10/24/97


In the neighborhood: Blue Spring | Pedestal Rock | Crescent Spring | Frogs


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