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THE GREAT PASSION PLAY - An hour-and-forty-five minute reenactment of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ. Staged in a 4,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, the multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals, and a cast of 170 Biblically costumed actors come together to create a thrilling epic drama. Performed from May through October. Weekends in May and August. Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in June and July. Performed on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in September and October. (Special performances on the Sundays of Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends).

CHRIST OF THE OZARKS – One of the largest Christ memorial statues in the world at 67 feet tall. Open and free to see for the public. Lit at night. Make sure to visit the CROSS located right behind the Statue.

THE HOLY LAND TOUR - Guests are transported back in time as they walk through a full-size replica of the East Jerusalem Gate and Marketplace to Biblically inspired exhibits which include Moses’ Tabernacle in the Wilderness, Bethlehem Inn and the Nativity, the Upper Room, the Garden Tomb, the Walk with Peter, and other exhibits which depict life in Bible times. All exhibits have been researched archaeologically and historically for authenticity. Tours run on the day of Play performances starting at 12:00 pm and the last tours leaves at 4:00 pm. There is walking at each stop. The longest time walking at any one-stop is approximately thirty minutes.

BIBLE MUSEUM - a collection of over 6,000 Bible manuscripts in over 625 languages and dialects and fascinating artifacts. It features a 20-minute video presentation on the history of the English Bible. The Bible Museum is open every day except Sunday, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. On days of Play performances, the Museum is open until 8:00 pm (7:00 pm after Labor Day).

SACRED ARTS MUSEUM - Showcases hundreds of pieces of religious art dating as early as 9th century. Included are oils, acrylics, ceramics, wood carvings, mosaics, and other media. Also features all the works of renowned artist, Jack Dawson. Open every day before the Play from 11:00am - 8:00pm (after Labor Day until 7:00pm). Non-play days by appointment.

HISTORY MUSEUM - The History Museum provides a brief snapshot of the history of creation and mankind and how the Bible fits into that as well as providing evidence (apologetics) for God's existence as well as why Christian theism and the Bible provide the most logical and plausible worldview of existence. The History Museum is located in the bottom level of the Jerusalem Chapel and is open before the Play from 10:00am-8: 00 pm (after Labor Day until 7:00 pm).

GIFT SHOPSAn incredible selection of souvenirs, keepsakes, books, DVDs, resources, and other items.

PARABLES FROM THE POTTER - A 20-minute presentation by our potter, Joe Smith. He forms a pottery vessel on the potter’s wheel and at the same time shares how God, the Master Potter, molds and shapes our lives.

THE SCULPTOR - A 20-minute presentation by our sculptor, Bob Willis. He sculpts a bust of the head of Christ while sharing stories from his life and the Scriptures.

DAVID THE SHEPHERD - A 20-minute presentation by our shepherd, Kent Butler. David the Shepherd tells stories about Jesus, the Good Shepherd and also gives a hands-on demonstration with his shepherd sling.

NOAH'S ARK PARK PETTING ZOO  - free admission with donations gratefully accepted to help feed and care for the animals. Food available for sale to feed the animals including a pygmy goat, llamas, sheep, chickens, giant rabbits, ducks, turkeys, and more!

GREAT HALL BUFFET  - An all-you-can/care-to-eat buffet featuring a full salad bar, hot vegetable bar and meat bar, dessert bar and drinks. Usually four entrée selections including chicken and ribs. Served from 4:30 until 7:30 pm (4:00 pm until 7:00 pm after Labor Day) every evening the Play is performed. Designed to serve groups quickly and deliciously.

MISSION TRIPS  - From one day to a week-long and beyond, the Passion Play has many service projects for churches and youth groups. Besides getting to experience the Play and other events, groups have an opportunity to actually be extras in the Play as well.

20 miles of MOUNTAIN BIKE & HIKING TRAILS  - Designed by world-class trail builder Tony Boone and built by Jagged Axe Trails, these trails are mountain bike optimized and feature trails for all skill levels. Open from dawn to an hour after dusk.

935 Passion Play Road
Eureka Springs, AR 72632-0471