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“spooky fun”(3 reviews)
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Have the thrill of your life as you ride in a real, haunted 1972 Cadillac hearse to the actual places where some of Western North Carolina’s most frightening ghost stories occurred. Dark Ride Tours is Asheville's only haunted hearse ghost tour. It's...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Asheville, NC
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+1 828-747-9280
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All reviews ghost tour great storyteller spooky fun jump scares limo style wonderful stories haunted house a lot of fun actual tour an absolute blast fun experience all ages tales virgil hearse storytelling driver
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took the Spirits On The River tour with my wife and had great fun. Virgil Nightshade is an expert storyteller, mixing the local supernatural lore and a bit of theatrics with a stage magician’s flare to create a sophisticated carnival ride. All while riding...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our unique style of ghost touring. And we agree about the tip for enjoying a drink at the Conundrum. One of Asheville's most unique entertainment venues!

Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I and another couple were ferried about in a gorgeous renovated 1972 Cadillac hearse tricked out with external cameras so that we could watch for ghosts in safety. Well, relative safety. I will not say ectoplasm was shed that night but I...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the warm (and witty) remarks! It was a pleasure to take your group out for a Dark Ride, and we are thrilled you had a great time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

David and his team were super accommodating and responsive in making our ride happen in conjunction with an elaborate event with a lot of moving parts. We only used their services to celebrate but we’re excited to take the actual tour sometime soon. The hearse...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We were thrilled to be a part of your special event! Thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am usually hesitant to fork out money for a ghost tour as I am not a believer . However , our tour guide made sure we experienced the ideal ghostly experience with just the right amount of comedy, historical knowledge of the city, and...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you had a good Halloween experience with us on your Dark Ride. Thanks for taking the time to leave us the kind comments!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently went on the Dark Ride Tours Hearse ride and we all had a great time. Virgil Nightshade was the top of hosts and helped to make the experience memorable. We are still talking about it!Thanks for this fun night.

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to take you on one of our Dark Rides! We are thrilled that you all had fun and that we were involved in an event you will remember fondly.

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Picked up curbside by the dapper Virgil and imposing Charon in a 1972 hearse was just the start of a very fun hour or so of ghost tales and fun scares. Virgil was an entertaining story teller and kept us engaged during the trip. We...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you for your kind comments! We certainly enjoyed taking you on your Spirits on the River Tour and hope you'll join us for a ride through the Haunted Graveyard when you return to Asheville.

Reviewed 26 September 2018

The tour was a great experience. Mr. Nightshade is a gifted storyteller and the tricked hearse was awesome.

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for the kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you on our Spirits on the River Tour.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience. A lot of fun f ok r the whole family. Dave is great. The whole set up is magnificent. Loved it.

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

It was a pleasure to take your group out for a Dark Ride! Thank you for your kind comments.

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The driver and the tour guide were terrific people for this ghost tour! It was very interactive and super informative. The stories were very interesting and so fun to hear. It was great to get to see the places and it be stories we had...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thanks for posting! It was really fun for us, too, to take you out. You were a delightful group!

Reviewed 7 September 2018

Dark Ride Tours is really a great fun filled experience!!! It's exciting and entertaining and the hearse is really a lot of fun. If you enjoy ghost tours you definitely need to check this one out. Thanks guys for a fun night!!!!!

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thanks for the comments! It was a pleasure to take your group out for an evening of ghost watching and spooky stories!

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David L
5 July 2018|
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Response from David V | Property representative |
Sorry for the delayed response. No, Helen's Bridge is not really accessible in our hearse. That's a small, curvy, mountain road and not really a safe place for us to park and let people out. Don't want to create any new... More
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Rebecca B
5 June 2016|
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Both tours do take place in the hearse. Weather permitting we get out of the hearse about halfway through for a story and a little ghost watching but that takes place just outside the hearse. Looking forward to seeing you... More
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