Blue Springs Heritage Center – Arkansas
Blue Springs pours 38 million gallons of water each day. The spring has been a known tourist desitantion since 1948, and is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
Several native american tribes, including the Tsalagi, Osage, and Quapaw, say their people have been making journeys to and living near the spring for thousands of years. Artifacts found near the spring and rock shelter support this.
In recent history during the “Trail of Tears”, the Cherokee people made a stop at spring in the late 1830s during their forced displacement.
Today, people can visit the spring and it’s wheelchair-friendly path to relax and find peace.