July 14th-21st–Start Bidding! Eureka Springs Annual Online Auction. Bid on your favorite lodging, restaurants and attractions!
Starting on July 14, 2019, EurekaSpringsOnline will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items from different attractions, lodging, and spa in the Eureka Springs area. Purchase stays from your local hoteliers, and tickets to the amazing attractions of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Each day, we will be loading knew items to the auction. Keep checking back to see what’s new.
Make a splash this Summer at The 1886 Crescent Hotel & New Moon Spa!
Summertime and the livin’ is easy (and incredibly fun)! The Crescent Hotel proudly announces the Frisco Sporting Club featuring exciting supervised hatchet throwing, disc golf, cornhole toss, giant chess-n-checkers, mammoth Jenga, hammock hangs, and a fire pit on cool evenings; New Moon Spa Fitness Room featuring Woodway Treadmills and Peloton Bikes, the most immersive indoor cycling experience; scenic low impact trails for historical hiking and thrilling mountain biking; mountaintop yoga and yin yoga flow; “yappy hour” for the family dog; “slumber party” with movies; managers reception; a haunted room tour; and a peek at the ghostly archeological dig site during a special VIP ghost tour!
Fun for the whole family this season in Eureka Springs!
These activities are an amazing addition to an already impressive list of fun and family friendly activities including: a large sparkling mountaintop swimming pool, watercolor painting class, nightly haunted ghost tours, hotel history tours for those a little less spooky, nature trails and Grotto Springs “Cave” exploring, theatrical entertainment like Not Really a Door and Flickering Tales by firelight and for some adult time relax in the Sky Bar with a glass of wine or delicious craft beer and enjoy the best view in Eureka Springs!
Take a look at the ghostly archaeological dig if you dare!
Explore the many bike trails at The Crescent.
Whether it’s hitting the trails, throwing hatchets or relaxing with craft beer and an amazing view. We have something to keep everyone entertained. Come make lifetime memories at The 1886 Crescent Hotel & New Moon Spa this Summer. Only in one of a kind Eureka Springs!
Ever feel like your vacation just flew by and you’re not sure where the time went? Well live in the moment this year and spend your Summer vacation 2019 in Downtown Eureka Springs! Your memories live here in realtime!
Can you solve the mystery? Escape Room 13 in Downtown Eureka Springs.
Embrace our unique attractions and exciting Downtown vibe while immersing yourself in pure fun! With colorful events, one of a kind shopping, unique bars, restaurants and so much more, you can assure you’ll never have a dull moment!
The number one spot to people watch in Downtown Eureka Springs! Located right next to the historic 1905 Basin Park Hotel, this spot never disappoints when it comes to delivering the unique and diverse culture that is our town!
See the diverse heart of Eureka Springs in Basin Spring Park!
Basin Spring Park becomes even more vibrant and alive with this colorful and carefree event! Bring a drum or anything else that makes noise and join the drum circle with Angelo and his troupe of drummers and dancers.
Come feel the heartbeat of Downtown Eureka Springs! It’s the rhythm of pure fun!
Shop for yourself, your family or even your fur babies. It’s all here: unique galleries such as Zark’s and Quick Silver, vintage toys and cool tee-shirts at Tee-Rex, amazing selection of candies and hip gifts at Sugar & Spite, gifts for your beloved pets at Blackie’s Backyard, stylish and unique clothing and accessories at Hat’s, Hides and Heirlooms and Eureka Clothing Company and the list goes on and on. You can spend all day just wandering shop to shop and finding hidden treasures!
Come see what’s new and old in this one of a kind vintage toy shop!
Sugar and Spite and a whole lot of nice! Eureka’s one of a kind candy and novelty items shop.
One thing is for sure there is no shortage of great places to kick back with a nice glass of wine, favorite cocktail or your choice of local craft beer and indulge in a delicious meal! Chill out at The Stone House, relax at Brews while listening to live music, enjoy a romantic evening of fine dining at Rogue’s Manor or people watch from the Balcony Bar & Restaurant while enjoying Americana at it’s best. With so many places to choose you can tailor make your perfect day!
What’s not to smile about? Delicious coffee and top notch wines and craft beers and so much more!
Escape your boredom this Summer at Escape Room 13! Become a traveling detective sent back in time to 1922 to prove someone’s innocence. This mystery is based on the real life Eureka Springs Bank Robbery!
Having fun in Eureka is no mystery! Or is it?!
In Downtown Eureka Springs we don’t know the meaning of the word “schedule”! When you’re here it’s life in the moment while making lifetime memories! Carpe Diem!
On July 6th, Downtown Eureka Springs will enjoy its first Fireworks show. Launched from Marble Flats Fireworks will be visible from all points in Downtown Eureka Springs for the first time ever. Enjoy a three days weekend and end it with a blast.
UNCOVERED GHOSTLY ARTIFACTS TO BE UNVEILED IN “AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED HOTEL”
(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) — Proof of the macabre saga that began here in the late ‘30s was literally uncovered in February of this year during a formal archeological dig in the northeast corner of the 15 acres where the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa sits. Those exploring archeologists have also verified that bottles containing mysterious chemical concoctions and “medical specimens” are a product of the years when the hotel was transformed into a “cancer curable” hospital by charlatan Norman Baker.
These bizarre, haunting bottles will be unveiled to the public on the evening of Saturday, June 8. The unveiling will be part of a watch party for the debut of the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” episode that was filmed in “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” in the spring of 2018. The watch party begins at 8 o’clock in the hotel’s Conservatory and will be preceded by tours down to the dig site beginning at 7. Both events that evening are free and open to the public.
“There was international news coverage when this unearthing was first released to the press,” said Jack Moyer, vice president and general manager of this Historic Hotel of America. “For years we have heard rumors of unfathomable bottles once being displayed in the hotel in an area that Baker used as a morgue. We had only stories, no proof short of a poster that Baker used to promote his hospital’s alleged amazing cures. Today those grisly bottles can be seen as part of our ghost tours.”
Further substantiation of the authenticity of these bottles came when two ladies who separately heard of this find contacted the hotel to tell their stories. Both girls were in high school here during the 1940s; both used to explore, individually, the basement levels of the Crescent during lunch breaks from school; both returned to Eureka Springs recently for a school reunion.
“We invited these ladies to come to the hotel while they were in town to see these unearthed artifacts. They did and both said that these bottles were the bottles they saw in the hotel’s basement room where the autopsy table sat. Artifacts and eye-witness verification were our indisputable, proof positive that these were indeed Baker’s bottles,” added Moyer.
The added paranormal aspect of this find is now being monitored. A noted paranormal expert has informed the Crescent that exposure to such a dig site can produce an “increased level of activity” surrounding both the site and the bottles unearthed.
“The archeological dig also proved that these bottles just weren’t dumped down an Ozark ravine but were placed in a pit purposefully dug just for the sole purpose of disposing of this gruesome hospital medical evidence,” concluded Moyer. “What was buried has now risen from the grave for all to see.”
The exciting new mountain bike trails at The Great Passion Play. There’s a trail for every skill level!
Fun for the entire family!
These new inspirational trails are perfect for the entire family! The 15-mile trail loop is designed to be friendly to all user groups and skill levels which includes hikers and mountain bikers of all ages. So bring the whole brood and hit the trails at The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs!
This one-hour tour takes an in-depth look at the staging area. Everything that an actor sees you will see including the ward-robing rooms, set design, special effects, lighting and sound room, the barn area. Here’s what some folks have to say about the tour:
“I grew up in the area and attended the play many times over the years, but the backstage tour gave me a completely different perspective of the play.”
“The backstage tour was a cool bonus”
“We took the backstage tour and got to see the works of everything. Met the animals.We were there last year in November and couldn’t believe all the upgrades that had been made since then. Just love everything you have done”.
Bring home fun lifetime memories of your family vacation in Eureka Springs!
Let your family get up close and personal with our family at Noah’s Ark Park at The Great Passion Play!
Do you get tired of telling the kids “Don’t touch”? Well in Noah’s Ark Park you don’t have to! Walk through the gates and get to see sheep, a pygmy goat, a dog, a llama, miniature horses, chickens, a giant rabbit, ducks, and more! Free admission with donations gratefully accepted to help feed and care for the animals.
Live interactive show David the Shepherd at the Great Passion Play.
Parables of the Potter.
Walking through a life-sized replica of the Eastern Gate in Jerusalem into an authentic Marketplace, you will feel as if you are in the actual Holy Land. Talk with Biblical craftspeople and characters. See and experience how fun and extremely interactive, this experience is for you, your family, group, or church!
Each evening before The Great Passion Play performance, the Potter stands at his wheel molding clay into form. As he works the clay, The Potter teaches from inspirational passages of the scriptures, including Jeremiah 18.
David the Shepherd gives a free performance before the Play at 7:00pm in the Potter’s Theater. He talks about how David overcame Goliath and he even gives a demonstration with an actual shepherd sling. If you are lucky, he might even let you practice with marshmallows!
The Jewelry Maker, Abe Strohmeier, is present in the market place on days of the play. He will be showcasing his jewelry which is available for purchase. Be sure to stop by and visit with this incredible and unique artist.
Each evening before The Great Passion Play performance, the Sculptor, Bob Willis, forms a bust of Christ in clay. He shares truth from God’s Word as he fashions the clay into an image of Christ. Bob’s testimony is a reminder that the Lord does not throw the clay away, but we are to be fashioned into His image each day to honor Him.
And so much more! Bring the whole family and experience The Market Place this Summer!
The Holy Land Tour provides visitors of all ages with the unique opportunity to experience the people, culture, and history of the ancient Middle East.
Each of the individual exhibits in the Holy Land Tour have been researched for historical accuracy and have been recreated as authentically as possible.
The Holy Land Tour is not like anything you have ever experienced. Walking through a life-sized replica of the Eastern Gate in Jerusalem into an authentic Marketplace, you will feel as if you are in the actual Holy Land. Talk with Biblical craftspeople and characters and even witness Jesus walk on water. Tours are from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on days of Play performances and there are special guided tours every day but Sunday by advanced reservation. Do not miss experiencing Biblical life with your own eyes with cisterns, sheep pens, guard towers, and a full-scale replica of the Tabernacle.
The Christ of the Ozarks is truly an Arkansas Ozarks must see icon!
67 feet all and 65 feet armspan. You have to see to believe this inspirational statue!
One of the most iconic attractions in Northwest Arkansas is the statue of Christ at The Great Passion Play. Every inch of the remarkable sculpture was built by hand. No poured segments were used in the statue’s construction. At an altitude of 1500 feet, the statue is made of 24 layers of white mortar on a steel frame and weighs over two million pounds. The foundation, which is virtually welded into the rock of the mountain, required 340 tons of concrete interlaced with steel. During construction, the framework of the statue was completely surrounded by scaffolding. Workers had to build an elevator up the side of the framework in order to reach the statue’s higher segments. Taller than most humans, the hands from wrist to fingertip measure approximately 7 feet. The statue’s arm spread from fingertip to fingertip spans 65 feet and its overall height is 67 feet.
150 Biblically costumed actors come together to create the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ’s last days on earth.
The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas is “America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama” according to the Institute of Outdoor Theater and Drama of East Carolina University at Greenville.
Staged in an outdoor amphitheater, the multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals, and a cast of 150 Biblically costumed actors come together to create the thrilling epic drama of Jesus Christ’s last days on earth. This Christian attraction has been performed since 1968 in the beautiful Ozark Mountains in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. There are many places to stay in Eureka Springs and fun things to do! See the Easter story come to life from the first weekend in May through the last weekend in October. This experience is just the one for you, your family, group, or church!
Bring the whole brood for a delicious buffet style dinner!
Hungry yet? You and the whole family will enjoy a hearty buffet style meal in The Great Passion Play’s Great Hall Buffet. Pulled pork, ribs, chicken, a vegetarian dish, starches and vegetables, a full salad bar and dessert bar, as well as beverages make it not only a convenient place to eat, but also a delicious place to dine. It’s all-you-can-eat, and it is open to the public! You can come and eat regardless if you have tickets to anything else on the grounds! What a deal!
$14.45 for adults, $13.45 for youth (ages 12-16), and $7.50 for kids (ages 4-11).
Dinner is served from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM each day the Play is performed.
As the Emperor of Rome persecutes the Christians, Peter and his followers are arrested and await execution. Armed only with his memories, Peter will fight his greatest battle to protect his flock as he keeps the words of God alive in them.
God with Us combines live musical drama with film on stage. This makes a unique experience of a timeless story.
“God with Us: New Testament” Movie showings on days the Play is performed at 11:30am
Browse through this massive selection of historical bibles.
Some of the rarest Bibles include an original 1st edition 1st printing 1611 King James Version, the only Bible signed by all of the original Gideons in 1898, the first Cherokee Bible, as well as a page from the Gutenberg Bible! Trace the history of the Bible from the most ancient parchment to modern computerized versions as you explore our stunning collection of over 6,000 Bibles in 625 languages and dialects. The Bible Museum showcases the Word of God with a compilation of original bibles and manuscripts rarely found in one collection.
Admission to the Bible Museum is included in the purchase of your Great Passion Play performance ticket or with the purchase of your Holy Land Tour pass.
Explore the many great works of art at The Scared Earth Gallery.
Take a look at Biblical history and Americana captured in beautiful artwork.
With pieces dating back to the ninth century, the Sacred Arts Center features a diverse mix of artistic mediums portraying Christ and the Christian life. In fact, there are over 1,000 works of art in 64 different forms, making it one of the most extensive collections of Christ-centered art.
This new Cultural and Biblical History Museum provides a brief snapshot of the history of creation and mankind and how the Bible fits into that as well as providing evidences for God’s existence as well as why Christian theism and the Bible provide the most logical and plausible worldview of existence. *Many free items are available to help “the believer think and the thinker to believe.”
Open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year and on days of the Passion Play performances.
An original ten-foot by ten-foot section of the Berlin Wall was erected next to the Church in the Grove. These words from the 23rd Psalm are painted in German on the wall, “Though I walk through the dark valley, I will not fear.” When the wall came down, The Great Passion Play acquired this piece as a tribute to the spirit of all people who risk their lives to believe and practice their Christian faith.
Take a step back in time to the days of that old time religion at the Church in the Grove.
The Church in the Grove was built around the turn of the century by Jonathan Stites. It was located on Highway 62 East, about 2.5 miles from this location. In the beginning it was used not only as a church but also as a meeting place and school. After 1915, it was dedicated as a full-time church. For many years a circuit rider preacher ministered to this little congregation. The Congregation would meet at noon for a potluck dinner and follow with a worship service.
The Passion Play moved the Church in the Grove to the grounds of the Great Passion Play in January of 1986. Employees worked on the building for three months to refurbish it. It had been used as the Bible Museum prior to this move, but had stood vacant after the Bible Museum was opened in the lower level of the Smith Memorial Chapel.
Behind the Church in the Grove is a playground and picnic area with a swing set, teeter-totters and other playground equipment to help youngsters and their parents unwind. Picnic tables are there for your use and enjoyment. Perfect for the whole family!
So if you’re looking for a good old wholesome, fun, family friendly interactive vacation this Summer then look no further than The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Come experience our one of a kind “Play”ground and capture lifetime memories of fun, not standing in line this year!