The word eclectic often surfaces when people talk about Eureka Springs. This creative village has always been a magnet for those who want to be authentic and inspired. Mingling with the natives may introduce you to an artist who was one of the Queen’s calligraphers, or the piano player for Lovin’ Spoonful, or one of the world’s foremost experts in herbs and native plants. You may meet a Greenpeace scientist or a famous play writer. You just might have a craft beer with the guy that designed and built those awesome trails you hiked and biked in Oregon or at Lake Leatherwood. People make the place, and the people in Eureka Springs are very diverse, interesting, creative and lovers of architecture, nature, preservation and making sure life is lived to the fullest.