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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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.


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.

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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.



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I absolutely recommend going on this tour if you’re visiting Eureka! Especially if you can have Linda as your guide! She was so informative and clearly passionate about the area. Learning that she wasn’t from the area at all and just ended up in Eureka makes so much sense to me after visiting this special town! I only wish we had gone on this tour earlier on in our stay because Linda pointed out so many places down town we wished we had more time to check out!


Megan was our extraordinary guide for Downtown Eureka Springs and did an excellent job! I was not looking forward to the tour that was arranged by my hostess. I don't like guided tours, downtowns, and especially not towns in the mountains. Boy, would I have ever missed out had I not gone! Megan made it informative and entertaining. She has a great sense of humor, comedic timing, and seemed genuinely affectionate about and interested in her town and her entourage. Kudos!


All the stories! Linda was very knowledgeable and delightful! Gave us a whole new appreciation of the town


We had such great experiences with our Guide Linda. We learned so much about the town and are amazed at the history here. This tour was so worth it and gave us a whole new perspective of this quaint town.


My husband and I went on the Downtown N Underground tour in Eureka Springs on a whim while staying ina nearby town. The tour gave us a much better understanding of the town in a way we wouldn't have gotten had we just walked around. There were 2 events happening over the weekend as well so there were a lot more people in town than usual. The tour gave us an opportunity to find out more about some local stores and restaurants that we visited afterwards.


Linda was a lot of fun and had great stories. Answered all of our questions and let me go for a bathroom break. The tour is rather hilly so for people with difficulty walking may want to avoid this. Eureka Springs is a very cute and interesting town with a rich history.


My husband and I had a great time on this tour. Linda was our guide and she was great. We learned some cool details about ES’s history.


Linda was my tour guide! She was an amazing tour guide was very sweet/funny. And just a lot of fun! Such an amazing experience!


What a wonderful tour! Megan was a wonderful guide and gave us a really rich history of the town and a great sense of the mood of Eureka Springs. We really developed a deep appreciation for the community and decided to stay an extra day.

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.
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