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 Biblical costume 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.
THE HOLY LAND TOUR - a two-hour guided tour (tour can be taken at your leisure as well). Guests are transported back in time as they walk through a full-sized 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 day of Play performances from 12:00pm-4:00pm and there are special guided tours throughout the year. There is walking at each stop. The longest time at any one stop is approximately thirty-forty minutes. Click here for information on our year-round Holy Land Tours.
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, 9:00am until 5:00pm. On days of Play performances, the Museum is open until 8:00pm (7:00pm 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 - This Cultural and Biblical History Museum provides a brief snapshot of the history of creation and mankind and how the BIble fits into that as well as providing evidences (apologetics) for God's existence as well as why Christian theism and the Bible provide the most logical and plausible worldview of existence. This museum is done in partnership with James and Gina Stroud.
GOD WITH US: NEW TESTAMENT (MOVIE): As the Emperor of Rome persecutes the Christians, Peter and his followers are arrested and await execution. Armed only with his memories, Peter will fight his greatest battle to protect his flock as he keeps the words of God alive in them. God with Us combines live musical drama with film on stage. This makes a unique experience of a timeless story. Filmed in part on the grounds of The Great Passion Play and Holy Land Tour in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
GIFT SHOPS – An 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 actually 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.
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.
THE SCULPTOR - Each evening before The Great Passion Play performance, the Sculptor, Bob Willis, forms a bust of Christ in clay while sharing his testimony.
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 entree selections including chicken and ribs. Served from 4:30 until 7:30pm (4:00pm until 7:00 pm after Labor Day) every evening the Play is performed. Designed to serve groups quickly and deliciously.
MOUNTAIN BIKING AND HIKING TRAILS - All new trails are currently being constructed. These trails are being built specifically with mountain biking in mind, but can also be used for hiking and trail running. Each trail is designed with a certain skill level in mind, so please be cautious, and read signs as to whether it is a beginner, intermediate, or expert trail, before entering.