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Did you miss your Spring Break in 2020

Make 2021 a Paranormal Spring Break in Eureka Springs?!

 

Enjoy a thrilling “Super”Natural Spring Break in One of a Kind Eureka Springs! Here’s a paranormal peek at what’s going on in our haunted historic  mountain town this Spring!

EXCITING GHOST HUNT AND PARANORMAL TOUR OF THE 1905 BASIN PARK HOTEL!

THE ALL NEW GHOST HUNT “ADVENTOUR

Ghost Hunt at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel

Since we started to incorporate a ghost hunt into our tours, reports of paranormal activity in certain areas of the building a have multiplied. Is it because we have more people searching for evidence of the supernatural, or are our investigations encouraging our invisible friends to reach back to us from beyond the veil? Either way, we know that the more people investigating, the more results we accumulate.

This is where you come in.

Join us for Adventour and become a paranormal investigator for a day! This is a unique experiment in otherworldly crowd-source data-collection.  You can help us to garner evidence of paranormal activity at the historic 1905 Basin park Hotel.

Start the evening with an informal gathering of investigators in the Lucky 7.  Your journey begins with an exclusive visit to the roof, where photo-ops from the tallest building in old town Eureka Springs make for “lifetime memories.”

As a preliminary to the main event your guide will recount the stories of ghostly activity in the building that have been handed down over generations,  and introduce you  to a few characters from the colorful history of Eureka Springs whose lives were bound up with the Basin park hotel and are very likely to be still present – in some form!

Then you will be given the tools to investigate the most active areas for yourself – these include the Barefoot Ballroom, the notorious third floor and the underground cave.

Your experiences, photographs and other evidence will be recorded and documented on our websites and Facebook pages. In this way you will help us build an archive of supernatural occurrences in the Basin Park Hotel – testimonials that will be read by guests at the hotel for years to come.

NIGHTLY GHOST TOURS AT THE 1886 CRESCENT HOTEL (AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED HOTEL)

No trip to Eureka Springs is complete without experiencing one of The 1886 Crescent Hotel’s famous Ghost Tours!

Ghost Tours are offered every night of the year at The 1886 Crescent Hotel “The Most Haunted Hotel in America” beginning at 8.00 pm. (Tours added earlier and later to accommodate demand.)

Your professional, costumed guides will take through the building, pointing out the most active areas and telling you the stories behind the sightings that have been reported over many generations. The tour ends in the highly active morgue – legacy of the notorious Norman Baker “Cancer Curable” Hospital. After the tour the guides will be happy to share their extensive knowledge of the hotel and Eureka Springs with those who have questions.

This is an alcohol free tour and is not recommended for very small children.

Meet your guide and fellow guests 10-15 minutes before your tour at the Faculty Lounge on the fourth floor.

FLICKERING TALES

Part of the mission of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa is to “preserve the irreplaceable.”

The Ozarks region is famous for a long storytelling tradition. Strange tales that originated in these hills – stories of witches, monsters, spook-lights and ghosts – were told by the “old folks” for decades, passed down through the generations and only recently written down. These stories will make you wonder, make you shiver, make you laugh – but where can you hear them today?

At the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, or course!

Prepare yourself to hear the eerie tales of Raw Head and Bloody Bones, the Raven Mocker, the Vanishing Rider, the Tall Stranger and the Small, the Fiddler in Faralone Cave, the Fillyloo bird, the Giasticus, the White River Monster, Albino Sasquatch and of course…the fearsome Gowerow! The stories are delivered by trained storytellers around an outdoor fireplace (weather permitting, otherwise indoors) at 11.00 pm, with no light except the moon and the firelight, in our intimate outdoor amphitheater in the very shadow of the most haunted hotel in America. This is a not-to-missed opportunity, a unique lifetime memory.

TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME FOR SOME HAUNTED HISTORY:

CRESCENT COLLEGE AND CONSERVATORY FOR WOMEN EXHIBIT

For a quarter of a century the Crescent was operated, during the school year, as a college and conservatory for young women. One hundred students per year came from over thirty states to the limestone castle in the Ozark hills, where they received an education equal to – – and often better than – –  that of any establishment in the country!

While the Conservatory focused on music, drama, and art, and teachers were celebrated artists and musicians in their own right, Crescent College offered courses in languages, history, physics, chemistry, political science and child welfare and much more.  The range, breadth and depth of classes is astonishing.

Many of the young women who received instruction here went on to major careers as musicians, artists, writers, designers, physicians, professors and legislators.  One or two of them, of course, went to the dark side – – we had one graduate who became one of the most notorious criminals on the F.B.I.’s Most Wanted list!

Historian Rebecca J. Becker has taken on the exciting task of tracing the lives and careers of the alumnae from Crescent College, painstakingly searching through old records, locating new information, finding photographs, contacting families, conducting oral histories, and assembling her research into an ever-changing but always fascinating  permanent exhibit in the Faculty Lounge, on the 4th floor of the Crescent Hotel.

Wander the walls of the exhibit and see pictures of the students, get to know their interests, and read their comments about the world they lived in – and each other!

THIS FASCINATING JOURNEY BACK IN TIME IS OPEN 10AM – 5PM DAILY.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Teachers: your students will enjoy this accessible, highly visual glimpse into the lives of students who lived and worked here, filling our halls with laughter and music, a century ago.

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