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Eureka Springs Downtown Underground Tour

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Address: Basin Spring Park, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
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+1 479-244-5074
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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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Very interesting tour. I have been coming to Eureka since 2005 and never knew about the underground. Out tour guide was very good . She is a local who has lived in Eureka all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Wichita, Kansas
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Incredibly interesting to learn the history of Eureka Springs and the underground system. It was a bit disappointing to only "look at the paths" and not really get to walk through them. Hopefully funding becomes available to save this piece of history because even through exploring the actual tunnels was limited it was incredibly interesting to learn the history of... More 

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Edna, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We liked our tour-guide and the tour was fairly interesting. I think once the tour has more funding, it will be much better.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting tour. I have been coming to Eureka since 2005 and never knew about the underground. Out tour guide was very good . She is a local who has lived in Eureka all her life so she had some very detailed information. Lots of walking and stair climbing but totally doable. I am 66 and I had no trouble.

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Dardanelle, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

You're not underground very often. This is a great tour for history buffs who want to learn about the town. I understand that the underground is part of that but you only get to go in two short tunnels and back. Then there is a video at the end. Our tour guide was great with vast knowledge and being a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to see more of the underground. It was extremely stair heavy and strenuous and there was no warning on the site when purchasing tickets. The tour guide was exceptional though. She knew the history very well and she was very descriptive in her stories. She pointed out things that made you see the underground a different way.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Although our group had 27 people at our 4 pm tour we still learned a great deal and had a nice walk too. From standing on the auditorium stage where famous musicians have played to hanging out where nefarious visitors hid their activities you can't help but marvel at the uniqueness that makes Eureka Springs stand out among other small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

If you are interested in histories, I would recommend this. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Eureka Springs. We got to visit underground tunnels that were build for moon shinningn and underground casinos. I got to learn that Al Capone was a part of this city and it's underground illegal things. It was a lot of... More 

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DeSoto, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

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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