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Great Passion Play

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471 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9666
+1 800-882-7529
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I've heard about the Great Passion Play for years, but never took the time to go until this year... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eldora, Iowa
Full day visit

We had booked the last day of the passion play for fall of 2017. We took advantage of the tour they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judy C
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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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471 Passion Play Rd, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-9666
+1 800-882-7529
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've heard about the Great Passion Play for years, but never took the time to go until this year. It was superb. Take time to go to the two free pre-shows before the Passion Play. There is not assigned seating, so you do want to...More

Thank HappyGrannie2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked the last day of the passion play for fall of 2017. We took advantage of the tour they have and all the special reenactments they have. I really feel like every moment was worth it. My boyfriend said the Passion Play was...More

1  Thank Judy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a weekend get away just to do this play. It was bitter cold but worth it. There are plenty of things to do before the play begins. because of the cold they rented blankets even though we took our own. The only...More

1  Thank golden21wife
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Timeless story that is always done well. The night we went was very cold. It's worth the experience.

Thank TX2Step_11
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful late afternoon/evening spent. So much to see and do. Only wish that we would have more time. We would have gone no later than 2:00 to be able to experience everything that there was to experience.

1  Thank Molly V
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We were very excited to finally get to have the experience of attending The Great Passion Play. However, we left feeling a little disappointed. The set is phenomenal, the effects are fantastic, but we felt a lot of the play was so rushed during certain...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This is an outside show so if it is a warm night or if you have heavy clothing for this time of year you are going to LOVE this show. There is quite a lot of stuff to do around the area with shops, food...More

1  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We saw this play about 25 years ago and recently took some friends with us to see it again. This play is so well done that I almost felt I was right there as Jesus was being betrayed, suffering, dying and being resurrected. The Parables...More

Thank dotr99
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Our family was told about the wonderful Great Passion Play. We came to Eureka Springs mainly to see the play. It did not disappoint. We took the Holy Land Tour, banquet meal, and the Great Passion Play. It was one of the best days ever....More

Thank RonandMelissa R
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Everyone should attend this play and the preplays too! This is my 2nd time, the 1st was 20 years ago. If I lived near I’d go much more often! The live animals and the vast scene set up, so amazing!

Thank Antoinette M
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Carol W
22 September 2017|
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Response from cpsgracie2017 | Reviewed this property |
Got tickets at our hotel at a discount....$27.00
3 September 2017|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
There are wheelchairs there to use. You do not have to rent them as far as I am aware.
31 August 2017|
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Response from anglinlydia39 | Reviewed this property |
They served mostly drinks (pop, water) popcorn, different things of that sort.