Quigley's Castle is a magical place, a product of the vivid imagination of one very special lady.Located just south of Eureka Springs, the historic house was designed by Elise Quigley and built by her husband and their neighbor using the lumber from their property.
Their spacious ranch offers spacious natural habitats for the large exotic animals that now number 130, among them lions, cougars, black bears, bobcats, tigers, a monkey, a coatinumdi, a grizzly bear, and a serval.
The refuge is licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture and depends on donations for its funding.
The plants stretch two stories high and are still thriving just as they were during Elise's time.
Elise planted a lush garden outside of the house that she continued to work on throughout her whole life.
Blue Spring Heritage Center has been popular among tourists since the late 40's and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.