Getting to MidAmerica’02 Fest
The actual street address for the Fest is the hotel, the Best Western Eureka Inn.
To get there, add this address to your GPS and start “calculating route”…
101 E Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
My Favorite Paths To The Fest
Coming from North and West of Eureka Springs area? For the last several years, a group of us meet just south of Harrisonville Missouri and caravan down to the Fest on Missouri 71 / I-49. Our route heading South from Harrisonville takes us the most expedient path towards Arkansas but it’s not what your GPS says is the fastest route.
We continue to just across the border into Arkansas towards the town of Bella Vista. Continue South on I-49/71 until you see the exit for Arkansas 340/E. Lancashire Blvd Exit as shown on the map below. About 1 mile or so east of I-49, you will see one of these signs as shown above about Steep Grades. In Arkansas terms, this means “Welcome to the amusement park ride” !!!
The drive continues (see map below with inset) towards a Civil War historic town, Pea Ridge, Arkansas 62, which features a major open meadow where battles were fought. The town of Gateway isn’t to far from there, if you blink you might miss it but it has a small bridge you drive right through which is the “gateway” to the last 40 minutes or so of your trip to Eureka, which shows up at that point on just about every mile marker sign all the way to Eureka Springs.
There will be some more awesome roads near Beaver Lake, and before you know it you will be in the switch backs. Back in 2007, we did some videos and posted it on YouTube, have a look.
I know if you love the curves, you will find the roads truly designed for a BMW 2002 to take and enjoy as the cool down from a boring interstate highway drive to get you ready for the Fest!