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Eureka Springs Downtown Underground Tour

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Address: Basin Spring Park, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone Number: 479-244-5074
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Go Behind the Scenes to Discover the Untold or Rarely spokenStories of...

Go Behind the Scenes to Discover the Untold or Rarely spokenStories of Downtown & Underground Eureka Springs.The Behind the Scenes walking adventure offers visitors a unique 75 minute opportunity to enjoy stories of Eureka Springs' Wild West Period, its renewal as an artist community and to explore the mysteries of a underground city. Explore the Downtown in Eureka Springs in a new and exciting way. The history and the colorful characters who have made Eureka Springs their home throughout the ages come alive through interactive storytelling.You can stand in the spot that Carry Nation gave her last speech, where one of the Doolin-Dalton Gang was caught by US Marshalls, and indian maidens were healed in the springs. We view caves where Eureka Springs water was collected or civil war soldiers from both sides were brought to heal.We visit sites that are untouchable to the ordinary visitor including behind the scenes and on the stage of the City auditorium where the likes of Willie Nelson, BB King and Ray Charles performed.Then take a brave step into the unexplained underground buildings that lie under the streets and try to figure out the mystery for yourself! Go under the city where Bill Doolin of the Dalton gang was captured in the Underground City of Eureka SpringsThe tour is mildly adventurous - good for the whole family. Wear good walking shoes as you travel up and down through history exploring all the landscape has to offer. This is your chance to see Eureka Springs in a way that even local residents haven't seen! Unlock the past through an exciting adventure! Tickets:Adults: $12Kids: Free with paid AdultTickets are available half hour before the tour starts in Basin Spring Park at the kiosk or at the the Basin Park Hotel.

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Fun little trip around the downtown area. Guide showed us a bunch of little places and told LOTS of stories. Did not spend as much time underground as we thought we would but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Meredith L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun little trip around the downtown area. Guide showed us a bunch of little places and told LOTS of stories. Did not spend as much time underground as we thought we would but overall it was fun. Who knew Eureka Springs had such a saucy history!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is like a visit to the Gay 90s and early 20th century. It is filled with historical alleys, buildings and hidden and obvious charms. I'd recommend this to any history or Americans fan.

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Lebanon, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was hoping to spend more time in underground areas but the tour consisted mostly of the guide telling us about the underground areas. Our guide was hard to follow during his talks. He seemed to ramble a lot and I found myself not really getting what he was trying to say. The tour felt very disjointed.

Thank rmj01
Carnegie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Excellent tour with lots of history. Take the tour and learn the fascinating history of Eureka Springs. Not suitable for those who have difficulty walking.

Thank pattic650
Stephenville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

The tour guide was a local and knew all of the underground secrets from first hand experience. Lots of cool facts and neat sights. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Tish L
Miami, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A great historical tour of Eureka Springs. Our guide was so impressive and knowledgeable. We learned so much that we just would't have guessed from this tour, that we are planning on coming back to do some more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My husband and I went on the Downtown and Underground tour with Ralph as our guide and we had so much fun learning about the history of Eureka Springs throughout the many decades! Ralph was a very fun tour guide and he was very helpful with providing fun things to do as well as directions after the tour!

Thank Brittany H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was a unique way to learn about the history of the city. Our tour guide, Ralph, was great! His love for this city shines through! He was funny and very knowledgeable about all things Eureka Springs. It was incredibly hot and we were a large group with babies and elderly folks so he was very mindful about checking on... More 

Thank Melissa P
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My wife and I had a great time on the walking tour with Christy? (not sure how she spells her name). We were the only 2 on the tour this particular day and I thought she might not be enthusiastic about doing it. I was completely wrong. She had so much energy and excitement as she told you about the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you love learning history then this is a great tour for you! If you are less interested in history and more interested creepy experiences, this is not for you. It's high on fascinating history, but low on creepiness. It's no more underground than your basement. There are many more tunnels that exist, but they are not permitted to show... More 

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