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Great Passion Play

Address: 471 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone Number: +1 800-882-7529
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Type: Performances
Owner description: Performed from May through October, The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is...
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Type: Performances
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Van
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I have been three times and would go again....a great vacation must see. we walked a lot, there is so much to see.... there is a bus for the holy land tour....and no matter where you sit for the play you can hear, it is recorded. The quaint town in itself is very interesting...the surrounding countryside is just beautiful. A... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 NEW

We purchased the ticket option entitled "Total Package" and were most pleased with every part of the visit. We began with a tour of a simulated Holy Land. The actors were very informative and very friendly. After the Holy Land Tour, we feasted on a delicious buffet which was included in the tour package. Upon completion of the buffet, we... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My wife & I have seen the Passion play ~5 times since the early 80's.The production changed a little when ownership changed, but I think it's actually better, even though I remember the cast of people and animals being more numerous. Plan to start taking the grand-kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I attended The Great Passion Play a number of times years ago and appreciated the fine performance and message. Since it had been quite a few years, we wondered if it would still be as good as we remembered. We weren't disappointed. It was well done, a moving performance -- well worth the trip and the price!

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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

great passion play, the last days of Christ are wonderfully depicted in this play , All the seating in the outdoor play is awesome

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Dayton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and I have been to the Great Passion Play before, but several years had passed since the last time and we wanted to take two of our grandchildren with us this time. We were not disappointed and neither were they.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was my second time to see the Passion Play which was actually in 2010 with my family. They had already been 3 times before. It really brings the Bible to life is a grand way. it is definitely worth the trip and the fee.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The sets were great and the content was excellent, but the costumes were iffy and the lip-syncing was horrible. If you're in the area for a different reason, definitely go to this performance but we wouldn't recommend planning a vacation strictly centered around this.

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The play is phenomenal! A must see! We took the holy land tour and it was good. It took about 2 hours to take the tour. I would only do that once though. I didn't like the buffet they offer with the play tickets. The food was mediocre at best.

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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is definitely worth the time to walk through bible land and learn the history of the bible as it is being told and demonstrated. We really enjoyed it had a wonderful time.

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