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“A very interesting historical perspective!”

Downtown Underground Tour
Ranked #7 of 19 Tours in Eureka Springs
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 24, 2011

This tour was amazing! I loved it very much because of the history. Yes, we did get to tour underground but much is blocked off for safety & other reasons. Sounds like progress is being made to offer more underground. I can't wait to come back. We got to hear about how this little city was originally constructed, why people flocked to it, the devastating fires, the rebuild causing the underground, the pitfalls in the 60s, & the rebound. Historical photos were offered as well as an interesting video. We even got to hear. Brief interpretation about various ghost sitings. After the tour we drove to the different sites mentioned we would never have known about. Well worth our time and the fee of $10 per person!

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Reviewed October 19, 2011

Planned months ahead , agreed on a October12, 2011, 3PM Tuesday tour for 5-6 people. Ralphdid not return numerous calls.After we arrived in Eureka Springs-I called and Ralph answered-he said he was working, and could only do the tour for a group of 10-he knew we were coming and yet did not return calls changing the original information. Two of the group do not drive, use canes and are unable to get back to Eureka Springs without someone taking them-2 hour trip there. Very disappointed the tour was the main attraction on our trip there..Need to rhire someone that follows through..

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Reviewed October 7, 2011

More of a history of Eureka tour than underground, but fun and interesting history!

1  Thank Christina B
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Did this tour on a very hot June day. Took it with my grandson and wife. The guide was informative and the history of Eureka Springs was fun but the tour itself was a lot of walking above ground with very little "underground".

3  Thank Tennessee50plus
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