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Downtown Underground Tour

Basin Spring Park, Eureka Springs, AR
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Eureka history tour

Our tour guide Barry was a wonderful storyteller. We enjoyed walking the streets and learning... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Michelle B
via mobile
What a town!

The guide did such a nice job with the history. He was very easy to listen to, interactive... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Amy B
St. Louis
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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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Basin Spring Park, Eureka Springs, AR
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Barry was a wonderful storyteller. We enjoyed walking the streets and learning about the town’s beginnings and past. The underground bit was short and sweet. It was a pleasant was to take in the town from a historical point of view.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The guide did such a nice job with the history. He was very easy to listen to, interactive, knowledgeable and relaxed. I just feel bad that I can't remember if his name was Larry or Barry.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We have been to Eureka Springs many times but have never done the walking tour. It was great! Learned a lot of history we didn’t know. The full tunnel system no longer exists but you got to see enough pieces of it to understand how...More

Thank sbolton5
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The guide was wonderful. It was very informative but was disappointed it was 98% above ground. It was my impression this would be completely or mostly underground. Just an FYI

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Interesting tour of under Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The tour guides are very informative about the history of the town and fun facts and locations where things happened in the past.

Thank urroyalone
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We have been to Eureka Springs many times but never knew its history. The tour was fun & interesting. The tour guide sure knows his stuff! Not alot of actual underground tour, but the stuff we did see was pretty cool, the stroll thru downtown...More

1  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I will say our tour guide was interesting and very informative but we really didn't see that much underground. The name is misguided because you mostly take a tour of the town (above ground). You see a total of two underground areas, thats it. Would...More

1  Thank elizawil112
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I thought this tour was fun. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and even took us on a longer tour just because he could. It was fun to learn about this historic city, the history of the springs and some of the people that lived...More

Thank Allison E
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Very misleading advertising. I was super disappointed to find the tour was 99% above ground with only 2 short opportunities to see the underground. That being said, the tour WAS very good! Very informative and interesting. The tour guide was great and really knew his...More

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I enjoyed the information I learned about the city and the tour guide was great (an ex-National Parks guide) but we were really disappointed that we spent most of the time above ground. You only get two very limited opportunities to see/experience the underground tunnels....More

Thank DenverCathy1970
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