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1886 Crescent Hotel

1886 Crescent Hotel

75 Prospect Avenue
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
72632 USA

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Eureka Springs Arkansas is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, the 1886 Crescent Hotel. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


The Crescent, built by the Eureka Springs Improvement Company and The Frisco Railroad and opened in 1886.  In 1902, the hotel was leased to the Frisco Railroad for five years.  Due to slow business in the winter, Crescent College opened and provided education to females until 1934.  In 1902, the hotel was leased to the Frisco Railroad for five years.  Due to slow business in the winter, Crescent College opened and provided education to females until 1934. Three years later, in 1937, Norman Baker purchased the hotel and remodeled it into the Baker Cancer Clinic. Charlatan by nature, inventor of the Air Calliaphone, promoter of the Madame Pearl Tangley Show, and claiming to have the “cure,” Norman Baker made millions in today’s dollars from cancer sufferers alone. He referred to the Crescent as the “Castle in the Air,” broadcasting over the radio that he could cure cancer without carving patients up. In 1940, he was jailed for mail fraud.  In 1946, the hotel saw a new round of renovations with four new owners. In 1967, a fire attributed to bad wiring claimed the penthouse level and most of the fourth floor. In 1997, the current owners purchased both the Crescent and the Basin Park Hotel. Announcing the dawn of its Second Golden Era in 2000 they announced, “In five years, we will return the Crescent to where it was 100 years ago.”



Several spirits are known to inhabit this historic hotel, including "Micheal" in room 218, a nurse pushing a gurney, and a collection of others witnessed by staff and guests. Event though it's hosting location, the Crescent Hotel and Spa, has a notorious haunted reputation, this restaurant shares some of the spectral activity as well! One of the Steakhouse's cook saw a little boy in old-fashioned clothing skip across the dining room. A little girl in pig tales seems to favor this area for her playful activity as well. Want poltergeist? One morning, one of the chef actually witnessed pots and pans flying off their hooks. Not sure if the kids would be the ones doing this, or rather an unsatisfied guest! Please select tag below to see more like this listing!

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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Jan/21/2020
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