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Holy Land Tour at the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, AR

935 Passion Play RoadEureka Springs , AR 72632
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Situated in Eureka Springs on the Great Passion Play campus just south of Branson, The Holy Land Tour offers a unique two-hour experience for the whole family. Guests can enjoy interactions with actors portraying biblical characters as they explore ancient Middle Eastern culture. The experience is both educational and spiritual, featuring historically accurate information and recreations.


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Located in Eureka Springs on the Great Passion Play campus 48 miles South of Branson, MO, The Holy Land Tour allows you to step back in time and experience the people of the Bible first-hand in the Holy Land Tour in this interactive experience.

The Holy Land Tour is open on the same days as performances of The Great Passion Play from 12:00 pm until the last tour at 4:30 pm (12:00 pm to 4:00 pm after Labor Day). Located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Tours are given by a single guide on days the play is not performed. This happens throughout the year at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm except for Sundays and holidays.

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. On this approximately 2 to 2.5-hour interactive Biblical teaching tour, you will explore the ancient Middle-Eastern culture in which Jesus was raised and will meet characters from the time of Moses to the time of Christ.

Everyone in your group will enjoy the educational and inspirational experience of the Holy Land Tour on our comfortable bus. As you tour through the New Holy Land, your Guide will explain each exhibit and will stop along the way to allow you to meet Biblical characters who will help you understand the living history of the scriptures.

Each of the individual exhibits in the Holy Land Tour has been researched for historical accuracy and have been recreated as authentically as possible. Some stops on the Holy Land Tour include:
  • Speaking with a “Levitical Priest” in the full-scale replica of Moses'

  • Tabernacle in the Wilderness

  • Visiting a replica of a first century Inn typical of the type where Mary and Joseph may have asked for shelter

  • A first-century stable typical of where Jesus was born

  • Walking beside the "Sea of Galilee" with Simon Peter as he speaks of his last days with Jesus

  • Visiting the upper room where Jesus and his disciples feasted for the Last Supper

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Austin, Texas
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 01, 2017 NEW
My comments here are only about the Holy Land Tour. The Passion Play was outstanding and the buffet was average but provided adequate value for the price. We ( 2 couples; all seniors) did this tour on June 10, 2017. The tour time was advertised as 12 to 4 pm. We started the tour at 12 and a bus took us to the first stop- the Tabernacle. The minister gave a good educational presentation- about 20 minutes. Then we walked out to an open area. It was a hot day with the sun shining brightly. Some found shady spots; some were on the open. We waited; no one knew what and when the next part of the tour would commence. There was no waiting bus. After 20 mts waiting, I was getting concerned as one in our group was feeling faint. I asked the lady in a kiosk: when is the next bus? She answered that she doesn't know and thought that they were short of a bus and driver. I asked her whether she could call for a golf cart so that we can return to our cars. She replied that she had no way of contacting (unbelievable! no cell phone; no radio contact). We were able to get some water and slowly made it back. I asked the very polite young man who had checked us in to see if I could talk to the manager/supervisor. He called and then advised us that the supervisor asked for my number and will call back. I did not get a call. Constructive recommendations: 1. A full itinerary should be provided to at the beginning of the trip with approx times at each station and wait times in between the stations. 2. If lacking in bus or driver, this information should be relayed to the customers and the tour should be modified to accommodate this 3. Name of a responsible person (supervisor) on station should be provided with contact number. Contact number for emergencies should be given. All employees and volunteers should have these numbers and should be required to carry a cell phone or radio contact. 3. Bottled water should be available ( may charge a reasonable amount) at the start and in stations. 4. The noon to 4 PM time should be reconsidered during summer months. 5. The reason for this detailed note is because as a physician (retired professor of medicine), I am very concerned for the safety of the elderly who are susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke; those who are taking prescription meds may not even perceive the normal protective thirst sensation. Management: please take these issues and recommendations with the gravity they deserve. Visitors: reconsider your intention to take this tour and if you do please take adequate precautions.
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Jerry B
Searcy, United States
"Wonderful Time "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2017
There was so much information given out at each stop along the tour. We loved the presenters. The sets were awesome. If you're in the area you need to check this place out
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"Not All It Could Be"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2017
Maybe we just visited on an off day, but most of the places didn't have characters in dress. And when they did, characters were wearing things like modern day earrings. it was a tad disappointing. I kept hearing abut when they used to have a working market and Peter was there taking people in his boat, etc. etc. It made it seem like the "olden days" were much better. But maybe it's just me. There was great Christian witness though.
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Shawnee, Kansas
"Learning experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 11, 2017
We had time to burn while waiting for The Great Passion Play to start so we decided to go on this tour. It lasts a full two hours and last departure is at 4:00 pm. It was very interesting and enlightening. I do agree with others and wish there was more interactions at each stop of the tour. They could really do a lot more to make this fun for the kids/family. I did learn quite a bit and modern interpretation of the stable/manger, etc is vastly different than what was actual. You will be on a bus between stops and it's pretty hot. Make sure you take a drink or have cash to buy something along the way. They have one concession stand and there are bins with bottled water on ice at each stop for $1/each. Walking isn't too bad, but there are a few hills and the ground is uneven. Wear appropriate footwear.
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"Disappointing. Not much here"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 27, 2017
I was expecting something more, but this was merely a series of about 5 exhibits modeling what a few places in the life of Christ might have looked like. The outer "eastern gate of Jerusalem" is impressive so I was expecting to step back in time to first century Jerusalem, with shops and shopkeepers going about their business, demonstrating their wares, etc., much like one does at Williamsburg, VA with the colonial period. Unfortunately, this is not very well done and after crossing under the gates, you are met by golf carts and tour buses, nothing more. Then a bus takes you to the handful of exhibits that are set a distance apart. It would have been better to put them all together in a village type setting and provide more of a town type activity. There were narrators at each exhibit in period costume but they did not remain in character and there was nothing to see or do. I had planned to visit the museums on the site, too, but was so disappointed in this section that I left instead. They could do so much more with this.