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Eureka Springs Downtown Underground Tour

Basin Spring Park, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
+1 479-244-5074
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This tour is NOT underground

Very misleading advertising. I was super disappointed to find the tour was 99% above ground with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny R

I enjoyed the information I learned about the city and the tour guide was great (an ex-National... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
McKinney, Texas
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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 72632
+1 479-244-5074
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off: there is a LOT of walking done on this tour. That's why it's called a walking tour. It does require going up & down stairs & walking a lot. It's not strenuous though!! The group we were with contained an older couple &...More

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 9 June 2017

My husband and I loved the tour. Eureka Springs has a very interesting and unique history and our tour guide made it come to life. There are a lot of stairs involved so don't go if you're not able to do some walking and climbing....More

Thank rachelnledbetter
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A fun and informative tour. The tour guide held our interest the whole time and was wonderful. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it seemed that the advertising was a little misleading. We expected to see a lot of buildings...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My wife and I received tickets to the tour as part of a package at the Basin Park Hotel. The tour begins at Basin Park, and lasted about an hour and a half. There is plenty of stair climbing throughout the tour, unfortunately those with...More

Thank palomnikk
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...More

Thank 01Kitty
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank bvowell22
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Linda G
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...More

Thank caitlinmcg14
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