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Great Passion Play

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Address: 471 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone Number: +1 800-882-7529
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Description: Performed from May through October, The Great Passion Play in Eureka...
Performed from May through October, The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is "America's #1 Attended Outdoor Drama." Since 1968, the Play has been seen by over 7.7 Million people from all over the world. The Play is performed beneath the night sky by a cast of around 150 actors and many live animals as well. Our hope and prayer is to make the Scriptures come alive! THE BIBLE MUSEUM is open every day except Sunday, 10:00am until 5:00pm. On days of Play performances, the Museum is open until 8:00pm (7:00pm after Labor Day). SACRED ARTS MUSEUM - Open every day before the Play from 11:00am - 8:00pm (after Labor Day until 7:00pm). Non-play days by appointment. THE HOLY LAND TOUR - a two-and-a-half-hour to three-hour guided tour. Guests are transported back in time as they walk through a full-sized replica of the East Jerusalem Gate and Marketplace to Biblically inspired exhibits which include Moses' Tabernacle in the Wilderness, Bethlehem Inn and the Nativity, the Upper Room, the Garden Tomb, the Walk with Peter, and other exhibits which depict life in Bible times. All exhibits have been researched archaeologically and historically for authenticity. Tours run on day of Play performances from 12:00pm-4:00pm. There is walking at each stop. The longest time walking at any one stop is approximately thirty minutes.
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Wonderful time!

The play was great! Our family had a great time. We will certainly return again next year. Everyone was super friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Tonya s
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The play was great! Our family had a great time. We will certainly return again next year. Everyone was super friendly.

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I couldn't get an earlier date above but my husband & I saw the Passion Play years ago plus I saw it many years ago as a youth on a youth trip w/ my church. If you've never seen this play then please make sure to see it. It's an amazing production using volunteers from around the area yet is... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I saw this production many, many years ago - it was phenomenal and I wanted my husband to see it. While the story, itself, stands the test of time (it's historical, after all), the production was a bit cheesy. They are now using a recording for the audio of the show, and the actors exaggerate their arm movements to indicate... More 

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Holdenville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is an absolute necessity to see when visiting Eureka Springs. Purchase the entire package (Holy Land Tour, Passion Play, Buffet) you will not regret it. Sunscreen, bottled water, and bug spray are helpful to have on hand. Plan on at least 6 hours!!!

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Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

An overall great experience. The Passion Play is difficult to adequately describe in words. It truly is something that you have to see to believe. The set is absolutely breath-taking, and the play itself is fantastic. I would highly recommend making the trip to Eureka Springs to see it. You will not regret it.

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Farmerville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I want to express a big Thank You to everyone at The Great Passion Play! Our Church Youth Group came last Friday 07/17/15 and we enjoyed every minute of our experience. It is obvious that everyone at The Great Passion Play has a deep love for our Lord Jesus Christ. The teachings from the Tabernacle of Moses was such an... More 

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Mesquite, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

follows scripture, visually stimulating, sets amazing We loved our time there. We actually was able to volunteer to help with maintenance and construction projects and be guests in the Thursday performance, as well as watch the Friday performance. Everyone was very gracious and we enjoyed sharing our youth mission trip with the Passion Play.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

From Branson we decided to see the most talked about Great Passion Play. This is a must-see in Eureka Springs. The Holy Land Tour before the Play was interesting. The Potter show was inspirational. The potter's calm voice gave us a nice relief from the heat. The presenters were enthused. This was a good, good break from the fun in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect, but we were welcomed from the time we pulled into the lot until we left. The staff was so warm and you just felt comfortable. The two mini plays before the show were very entertaining. Even though you know the ending to the play, it was still intriguing to watch. Our 5 year old... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The set was absolutely amazing. Our seats gave us a great view, but I'm not sure any of the seats would have been a bad view. The potter was my favorite part. I think it was our kids' favorite part, too. It was fantastic. I really, really liked the temple tour. Our youngest son loved seeing Jesus walk on the... More 

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