Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs

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A seemingly open-air chapel in the midst of a forest, Thorncrown Chapel is actually made of organic materials yet glass-enclosed and air-conditioned. The chapel is considered to be a significant influence in the field of architecture. The structure was designed so that each ray of light and change of weather makes the building appear different at every moment. Voluntary donations are accepted. For Thorncrown Chapel and beyond, use our Eureka Springs trip maker to get the most from your Eureka Springs vacation.
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  • My sister was married in this chapel and it is simply gorgeous! The interior was smaller than expected but the wedding was small so there was plenty of room for us all, just wanted to warn others who ...  more »
  • We visited in the summer and loved the view! It was nice to just stop by and see the gorgeous architecture! It was great for pictures and makes for a neat little tourist spot!  more »
  • The best times of year to visit, imho, are spring or fall. The chapel is always gorgeous and a neat stop but there’s something spectacular about Thorncrown and it’s natural surroundings in full bloom ...  more »
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  • My husband and I just got married at Thorncrown Chapel. We absolutely loved our experience there. You do not need to decorate the chapel because it is so stunning already. If you are looking for a beautiful, unique, inexpensive wedding experience this is the place! Its rich history adds even more to the experience. One thing to note: when booking your wedding at Thorncrown, you book a two hour slot. We booked 4:30-6:30 and had our ceremony at 5. Just note that they are VERY strict on this rule and will not be the kindest if you show up early.
  • Don't miss the experience of Thorncrown Chapel a magnificent Mountain setting that you can enjoy through the glass walls and roof of the church I could not imagine the design and construction of such a building
  • Exceptionally Beautiful! Quiet, Serene. The architecture is unbelievable! One of AIA best!
  • Best architecture I've ever seen. Simply use woods and glass. Art & Beauty!
  • Quiet. Chapel nestled in the woods. There was a friendly greeter in the chapel with soft music playing in the background. People were very respectful inside chapel.

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Eureka Springs boasts a diverse range of accommodation options for a city of its size. Although you will find large chain hotels here, many visitors come here looking for the town's spas and boutique inns. History and architecture enthusiasts will enjoy booking rooms in Victorian buildings. To take full advantage of the Ozark Mountain region, consider renting a treehouse-style cottage out of town. Many are quite luxurious and boast all the amenities you need to be comfortable.
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