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Eureka Springs Downtown Underground Tour

Basin Spring Park, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
479-244-5074
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Ranked #18 of 33 Activities in Eureka Springs
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: 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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Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed this tour. We just wished there was more of it: the areas entered are very limited in scope but all in all it was a nice tour.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a great time learning about the history of the town. Also learning about and SEEING some of the underground parts of town were so interesting. The tour guide was awesome. She really made it so enjoyable.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We just loved the tour!!!! Our guide was a gentleman names Ralph and he was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the city that he got everyone engaged. He was also very kind and friendly. The cost is also very reasonable and there is no better way to learn about the history of the city than walking around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Not only will you learn the history of why Eureka Springs is called Eureka Springs, but there is so much more to the town that what you can see! Our tour guide, Christie, is a self-proclaimed "Tunnel Rat", growing up playing in the underground tunnels. Even if you're a native Eurekan, you really need to experience this tour. Thanks, Christie!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was neat to learn about how the town came to be and see the little underground parts of the town wish they would do more with it. There was a lot of walking and very little to see. But was very glad I did it. I just believe they could do a little more with it Buy the way... More

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Conway, Arkansas
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are a history buff then you will like this tour. I would not take kids along unless they love history of buildings and city developments. I really would not recommend bringing pets or babies either. There is a good bit of walking and you will get winded if you are carrying them. They talked about some of the... More

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Jacksonville, Arkansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great town to visit and spend a couple days. All kinds of unique shopping and area attractions are awesome. From the church where you enter through the Bell tower to the Crescent Hotel that has attained fame for its alleged paranormal activity to the Great Passion Play which uses live actors to re-enact the last week of Jesus Christ life... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We recently went to Eureka Springs, and instead of the usual shopping, we decided to take the Downtown and Underground tour that began at 4 pm. Our tour guide was Ralph, and he was funny and shared lots of interesting facts about the history of Eureka Springs. We expected to see some tunnels and caves and were left wanting more.... More

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We did the 11:00AM tour yesterday (wife, 10 and 12 year old boys and myself) with a guide called Jennifer. She was extremely kind and knowledgeable! We were amazed and learned a lot of things we did not know about the wonderful history of Eureka! Thanks, Mrs. Jennifer!

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Found out so much about Eureka Springs that I didn't know before. The tour guide is passionate about Eureka Springs and very knowledgeable. It was a great change from shopping and we enjoyed the exercise! The cost is very reasonable and well worth it.

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