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70-Minute Guided Downtown Eureka Springs Walking Tour

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Eureka Springs, US
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70-Minute Guided Downtown Eureka Springs Walking Tour

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Eureka Springs, US
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Experience the captivating history and hidden treasures of Downtown Eureka Springs with the 70-Minute Guided Downtown Eureka Springs Walking Tour. Delve into the rich history of this charming town, from its founding to the people who have made their mark on its streets. Explore the unique geography of the underground systems, including caves and cliffs, the Mud Street rebuild, and the mysterious creek that runs beneath it all. As you stroll through the entertainment and shopping district, you'll feel the vibrant energy of the past and present, with stories and vignettes bringing the history to life. Don't miss the chance to visit the exclusive underground storefront, only accessible to tour participants. Immerse yourself in the culture and geography of Downtown Eureka Springs with this fascinating and educational tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 20 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • A researched historical tour featuring the cultural and geographic information of Downtown
  • Bottled water
  • Sunscreen & Hat for Sun Protection
  • Good walking shoes
  • Gratuities for Local guide

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Introduction

Experience the charm and history of Downtown Eureka Springs like never before on the 70-Minute Guided Downtown Eureka Springs Walking Tour. This immersive tour takes you through the fascinating layers of this enchanting town, from its founding to the present day. Discover the intriguing stories behind the underground systems, caves, and cliffs that lay beneath the surface. Delve into the town's past as you explore the entertainment and shopping district, unearthing hidden treasures and gaining new insight into its vibrant art scene. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour is a treat for all ages, offering a unique perspective on the city's rich history.

What to expect?

On this 70-Minute Guided Downtown Eureka Springs Walking Tour, you can expect to step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating history of this remarkable town. Discover the secrets that lie underground as you explore the stories of the underground systems, caves, and cliffs. Learn about the people who shaped the town's history and the unique geography that defines it. Meander through the entertainment and shopping district, experiencing the vibrant atmosphere of Eureka Springs. You'll leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for this charming destination.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history buffs, art enthusiasts, and curious travelers of all ages. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, this tour offers a fresh perspective on Downtown Eureka Springs. If you're interested in learning about the town's fascinating past, exploring hidden gems, and discovering the unique underground storefront, this tour is for you. Everyone from families to solo travelers will enjoy this immersive and educational experience.

Why book this?

The 70-Minute Guided Downtown Eureka Springs Walking Tour is a must-book experience for anyone seeking to truly understand and appreciate the history and charm of this remarkable town. Led by experienced guides, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the underground systems and gain insight into the stories and characters that have shaped Eureka Springs. From the town's origins to the present day, this tour brings history to life through engaging storytelling and immersive exploration. Don't miss the chance to see Eureka Springs from a whole new perspective.

Good to know

During the 70-Minute Guided Downtown Eureka Springs Walking Tour, wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking, as you'll be venturing through the town's historical sites and unique underground storefront. This tour provides a fascinating look into the city's past, giving you the opportunity to see hidden treasures and learn interesting facts. Please note that while the underground systems will be explained, only the underground storefront itself will be visited. So get ready to experience Eureka Springs in a way you never have before.

Reviews

Visitors who have taken the 70-Minute Guided Downtown Eureka Springs Walking Tour have raved about the immersive experience and the wealth of knowledge shared by the tour guides. They praised the interesting stories and hidden treasures they discovered along the way. Travelers appreciated the unique perspective this tour offered and deemed it as a great way to explore Eureka Springs' fascinating history. Overall, visitors were highly satisfied with the tour and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Get ready to embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Downtown Eureka Springs.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Eureka Springs Historical Downtown

Discover the Behind the Scenes Secrets of Eureka Springs! Our underground Eureka Springs Tour will deliver a unique and entertaining view into the history and folklore of the most fascinating city in Arkansas. Dig deep into the origins of the magic healing waters and the sacred Indian springs. Learn about constructing the unique civil engineering miracle and the boomtown that defined us towards the end of the 19th Century. You will learn about many of the colorful characters that passed through Eureka Springs, including the famous temperance campaigner Carrie Nation, good and bad doctors like Alva Jackson and Norman Baker, the Starr gang bank robbers, and so on much more. Wear good walking shoes as you travel up and down through history, exploring all the quirky and creative nooks that make Eureka Springs so charming. This is your chance to see Eureka Springs in a way that even local residents haven't noticed and your only opportunity to explore underground at the famous bathhouse.

Basin Spring Park

Guests will walk above the Park to see the original location of the Basin Park Spring that was used for healing during the 1880's. They will also see where the Spring is now in the basin of the Park.

Eureka Springs Historical Downtown

Guests will walk up to the Flatiron Building and learn about the history of this iconic (and most photographed) location and the trick about it. Following that they walk up to where the first bank robbery using a vehicle was committed, stories about the three fires, and the history of the Prohibition Era in Downtown Eureka Springs. Venturing further down a secret set of steps that is also a platted street they learn about Carrie Nation who gave her last temperance speech before passing away in Kansas.

Eureka Springs

Walking along what was Mud Street and is now Main Street guests will learn about the two underground systems and how they were formed. Following thier walk they will find the Underground Center in the Basin Spring Bath House and learn how Bill Doolin, a member of the Doolin and Dalton gang was arrested in a surprise moment and get the opportunity to walk in the only underground storefront remaining in Downtown Eureka Springs.

Reviews

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5 (140)

Sarah B

We enjoyed learning about some of the history of Eureka Springs. Spring is in the air this time of year, so it was nice to see flowering trees and tulips in full bloom. The pace was perfect, and between this tour and our hike at Lake Leatherwood, we walked about five miles in a day, which is good because we’ve also been enjoying lots of tasty treats from local restaurants.

anitaandken

Megan was a very informative guide. Her knowledge of the history of Eureka Springs was amazing as was she. Very friendly. Lots of steps but little stops between climbing was just right. Only one room actually underground but tour is excellent.

jehenson81

This was one of the few activities in Eureka Springs I haven’t done in the fifteen years I’ve been visiting. There was a lot of walking, but thankfully our group was small so we got from location to location in plenty of time to complete the tour within the time it was scheduled. Megan, our guide, was superb and provided a plenty of history and tidbits about the city, like have you ever noticed the beautiful stained glass windows in the side of the flatiron building. They commemorate the fires that the city endured through the years. I really recommend this experience, but be sure to wear walking shoes and be prepared to walk up and down a lot of stairs and the big hill through the center of town.

Meghan_B

So fun to see the hidden things Eureka Springs has to offer that you don't know about if you don't do the tour. SOOOO worth the money.

Susan_S

Very good guide (Megan). Knowledgeable and clear. I have knee problems but we went at a good pace, no problems. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

michaelsN1804UN

Megan was a great tour guide. I’d highly recommend taking this tour on your first day in town. She was able to give us many places we should have visited while in town! We’ll just have to come back another time. The history and photo opportunities were great.

363cassiew

This was an excellent tour filled with a lot of interesting information about the town. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice. It's also a nice way to see some of the downtown area that you might not otherwise see.

frostygoth

Megan was our tour guide and she did an amazing job walking us around beautiful Eureka Springs and telling us its fascinating history. I liked how we walked around a good amount of the downtown area and even got to go into one of the underground former storefront areas! She was professional and well-spoken the whole time and the timing and length of the tour was perfect.

robertgT6867SJ

Very good tour. Lots of somewhat hazardous stairs. Not recommended for individuals with mobility or balance issues. Some individuals in our tour had difficulty getting around. Linda is a great tour guide. Really learned a lot about Eureka Springs history. The time was nearly 105 minutes, not 70 so plan accordingly. Would have given a higher rating if they had disclosed the somewhat hazardous footing and the longer time for the tour.

Johnny H

January had been a dreary month. The town was still trying to recover from the winter precipitation from the previous week. The weather however threatened to spoil things again with rain. This afternoon there was a break from the bleakness of the off season and the locals and tourists alike were trying to capitalize on the opportunity to get outside. There were only 3 of us on the tour but we were a diverse group. Linda led us on a laid back trip through the town and it's history, allowing for plenty of time for questions and conversation. Her storytelling led to lots of inquiries and we wound up on a trip that was much longer than 70 minutes before it was over. I appreciated her friendly nature and patience with my many questions (some of which were just silly small talk about her shoes and the fairy houses around town). She's a great ambassador for the town.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-13 07:09