Eureka is a respite unto itself — a popular stay-cation for St. Louisans, and vacation for visitors alike. Often referred to as the Gateway to the Missouri Ozarks because of its rolling hills and status as an expansion city for the early setters, Eureka provides a stunning array of citywide nature trails, paths and waterways located throughout more than 164 acres of parks and public land, including a state park — Route 66 State Park, and four conservation areas.
Unique festivals are sprinkled throughout the Eureka annual calendar. These include: Get Your Licks BBQ Blast (August), Eureka Days (September); and the Eureka Scarecrow Festival (October). Also, each March, more than 15,000 treasure hunters descend on the Eureka Garage Sale & Swap Meet. Here you’ll find everything from vintage furniture, clothes and knick-knacks to old car parts from the more than 700 vendors assembled. Old, new, indoor or outdoors, and everything in between – discover your Eureka moment.