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Address: 471 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9666
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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Very dramatic and realistic presentation. There are multiple elaborate sets, around 150 performers, and animals. The costumes and sets are so realistic for the time period... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very dramatic and realistic presentation. There are multiple elaborate sets, around 150 performers, and animals. The costumes and sets are so realistic for the time period. Most importantly, this play depicts the last days of Jesus on earth, his cruxification and death, and his rising. This brought so much joy to my husband and I.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I came to the passion play during our vacation at Eureka and I'm so glad we did. It was very well done. The play set was amazing. The story was adequate to scripture. It was amazing to see God's word, the life of Jesus, come to life. My favorite part was when Jesus was dead in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It had been years (20 or so) since I had been and decided to take my kids. They loved it (but did get sad). So glad they're open again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well done, about Jesus's last day on earth. Many great actors and a lot of animals. You could feel God at this play. We enjoy it very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone to the play 5 times over 30 years, and I never get tired of seeing it. It is so well done that you feel like you are a part of it. The museum, and Art Work are inspirational as well as the Statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most spiritual and amazing plays I have ever seen! You will be amazed at the gripping scenes of the trials and tribulations of Jesus' journey! This can and will change your way of thinking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue is overlooked, It starts with an amazing sunset , and the play is amazing , Ive been and taken family members on 3 different occasions. Some of the seating however is difficult to see and hear or understand , but the experience is something you will never regret . . . An outdoor play complete with live animal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

See Jesus's last week come to life in this wonderful outdoor play set in the Ozark Mountains. The sets, live animals, actor's and storyline will captivate. Take your family, youth group and friends to an awe inspiring event.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This show and everything there was amazing. Truly holy ground. I would bring all age family's here. I would bring large and small groups here. Not a bad seat in the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 teens (11,14 &17) who never put away phones did for the entire play. That alone surprised me. After the play they talked about it & even asked to go back the next day & tour the rest of the grounds. I highly recommend it.

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