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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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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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If you're interested in history and want a unique experience by a passionate guide, this is exactly what you should do. We loved this tour, even though I think the name of it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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DeSoto, Texas
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DeSoto, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in history and want a unique experience by a passionate guide, this is exactly what you should do. We loved this tour, even though I think the name of it is a little misleading. We thought we'd be touring underground, but a lot of the tour was above-ground. Still, that is pretty minor because we got loads... More 

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Canehill, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour has a lot of history of Eureka Springs. Knowledgeable tour guide They explain how the tunnels under Eureka were made the healing properties of the springs and how the city was built and why. Lots of walking and many stairs but absolutely a must see!

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was a wonderful combination of oral history and exploring what still remains from the past. The cycles the area went through, from healing waters to gambling to artist's mecca. Great views from high up, lots of walking, wonderful historical photos and, of course, the hidden tunnels and speakeasy. It's a city built on the debris of its varied... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pretty cool tour of the underground. Ralph was my tour guide and he did a great job with his stories. Definitely would recommend going on this tour.

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Thank ErikaScheibe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was an interesting look at the history of Eureka Springs. Our tour guide, Ralph, was interesting, and it was clear he really cared about the preservation of the historical sites.

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Cedartown, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a must do experience for all. I never knew that there was so much history under the buildings of Eureka Springs. Seeing the 1800 storefronts and the tunnels were amazing.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

All we can say is WOW! We had no idea of the history of Eureka Springs. Not just general history, but everything from trap-doors to hidden tunnels... or the fact that every first story of those buildings downtown is actually... well you need to go on the tour! Go with Ralph! Great man with so much info and a huge... More 

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Coweta, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This tour was very informative and educational. It involved a great deal of walking and climbing steps, which was a plus for us. We enjoyed the opportunity to get our exercise and explore the city at the same time. Wear sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, and bring a water bottle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This tour was very educational and interesting. It involved a ton of walking and climbing steps, which was a plus for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We did the tour on the Saturday before Memorial Day, and while the tour was great, there were a lot of people. Due to this, the tour guides had to cut the tour short because we were over time. They did offer for anyone interested to finish the tour with them and we would have, but we had dinner reservations... More 

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