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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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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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I've always heard of the Passion Play, but had never made the trip. I was very happily surprised at the wonderful experience. The show was very professionally done with elaborate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I've always heard of the Passion Play, but had never made the trip. I was very happily surprised at the wonderful experience. The show was very professionally done with elaborate costumes, live animals and beautiful sets. The pre-recorded audio isn't great, but given the venue and the elaborate outside setting, a live play would be difficult. The only complaint we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do at this venue that you should set aside at least one if not two days to take it all in. Since we only did the play on this trip, I'll focus on it. The stage is set up very nice for this play and there is not a bad seat in the house. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I put this month of this year as when i visited this site but i was 6 or 7yrs old when i went to see the passion play with my mom and dad. That was 1986 or 87 i can remember be mezmorised by the actors getting lost in the story as if i was there in that time watching... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The staff and actors are fantastic and they go out of their way to provide information. Passion Play actors are also on site during the Tour of the Holy Land. Great photo ops everywhere. If you get a chance do the behinds the scene tour of the Passion Play - it was $8 but well worth the cost.

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Newhope, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Overall it was a great show. I really liked it. It was the 3rd time that I have watched it over a 40yr span. With new special effects it was the best of the three. It could be improved by following the Bible closer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Thoroughly entertaining Bible based entertainment, that can entertain the whole family. Live people, animals, and scripture right before your eyes!

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I'm a local with box seats tagged in honor if my parents I go a couple times a year it's a great amphitheater experance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very moving, excellent portrayal of the life of Jesus. Make sure you go to the two smaller shows, the shepherd and the Potter, they are also very moving. The museums are much more elaborate than you would think, they have some awesome displays and artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If your beliefs are Christian, you need to see this performance. It was thrilling to see the performer's dedication, especially during a constant rain that came down while we were there. It's very much worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is by far the best outdoor event I've ever attended. I enjoyed spending this time with my mother and I feel blessed to have gotten to spend time with her and experience this with her. Everyone was great.

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Address: Address: 471 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone Number: +1 800-882-7529
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Eureka Springs
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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