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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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Description: 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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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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!

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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 

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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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Slidell, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nice and informative history of the town. Even though it does take you underground, I thought it was more of a history lesson of downtown. Ralph did a good job. Recommended. There was a $12 fee for adults.

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We met our tour guide at Basin Springs. We continued in and out of interesting nook and cranny places and numerous street levels of Eureka Springs. Our guide was filled with interesting bits of history and personal experiences. The tour ending in one of the tunnels on Main/Mud Street with an interesting video presentation. We learned a good deal about... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Our first day in Eureka Springs Arkansas we ventured downtown to walk around and happened upon a walking tour sign. We were fortunate enough to have Ralph as our tour guide. Ralph was very easy to like from the get go!! He is very knowledgeable about Eureka Springs!! We enjoyed his company and all the history he was able to... More 

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Alsip, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After two other tours, we didn't really learn much that was new, but being in the old part of the Basin Bath house was neat. The new retaining wall took away from the "view" but the gist was there. Our guide was very friendly and new her history. A good tour to take to give you an idea of the... More 

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Michigan
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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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