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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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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. During days the Play is not performed, we also have special guided tours of the Holy Land, backstage area, and lunch. These tours happen throughout the year every day but Sunday. Advanced reservations are required for these off-season tours.

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A Must See for Everyone

We loved the play. You are transported beck in time and completely immersed in the stories. We are already planning our next trip and plan to bring friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA
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Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the play. You are transported beck in time and completely immersed in the stories. We are already planning our next trip and plan to bring friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it!!!! A wonderful experience. I could watch this over and over. I want to return with my grandchildren maybe in the spring.

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Thank Tina F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was just spell binding.... Time flew. Each scene was so realistic. We will return this year. We also went to the bible musume and Holy Land Tour

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Thank Mj C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This passion play is a must to see while visiting . Seating is great to watch a great performance of the many casts. Live animals used ! The story of Jesus Christ is a must to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Please if you can go and see this play. Also take the Holy Land tour. Both where amazing and wort every cent. They also offer free shows at 7PM and 730PM that are free, they are bionically based.There is a sacred arts museum and bible museum. My favorite part was be able to view the tabernacle that God commanded Mosses... More 

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Thank Kent B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Didnt see the play but got some pics they do sell a cd of the play for 20.00 they also have dinner with the actors.

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Boyd, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was amazing. My husband has difficulty walking long distances and they made sure we were able to get everywhere we wanted to go. Many free events are offered. The play was great and true to the word of God.

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Thank AnnD76023
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family attended the Passion play this past week and we were so moved by the play and the message presented. It truly was like watching the pages of the bible come to life before our eyes. The outdoor ambience was delightful and even though it was July there was a breeze in the air and it was very comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know what I was expecting when we went, but I was blown away! It is closer to the bible than any other play or movie I've ever seen. Of course they had to alter timelines and actual depictions since performed in all in one place BUT it's worth it enough that it made me tear up multiple times.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit to the Passion Play was accompanied by a beautiful evening for outdoor theatre. The downside was that far too few guests took advantage of this production of the last days of Christ. We wish we had allowed more time prior to the play to visit other sites at this location. We toured a very small portion of the... More 

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