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Dark Ride Tours

Asheville, NC
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Fun, relaxing, unusual

The owner was kind enough to schedule an additional tour to accomodate our brief visit to... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
mscott430
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Tampa, Florida
Fun and exciting!

My boyfriend and I visited Asheville for the weekend. This was so fun and exciting! Virgil was an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amelia P
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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 a haunted house on wheels!
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ghost stories” (12 reviews)
“story telling” (7 reviews)
“spooky fun” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Asheville, NC
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"great storyteller"
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"ghost hunting"
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"jump scares"
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"spine tingling"
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"limo style"
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"haunted house"
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"great driver"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The owner was kind enough to schedule an additional tour to accomodate our brief visit to Asheville. The vintage Cadillac hearse is lovely inside and very comfortable to ride in. The tour guide is dressed like a Victorian gentlemen and his delivery of the stories...More

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

It was a pleasure to accommodate you and help you celebrate your birthday! So glad you had fun on your Haunted Graveyard Tour.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Asheville for the weekend. This was so fun and exciting! Virgil was an awesome host! We can’t wait to do it again!

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your Dark Ride and certainly look forward to you joining us again!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was a highlight of our Asheville adventure. We enjoyed waiting for our host in the Conundrum. He was on time and a most interesting fellow. His tales of the area were very interesting. So glad we took this tour.

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

Thank you for your kind remarks. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Dark Ride!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This tour was great fun in a very unique hearse. The cemetery was beautiful, and the tour guide was awesome. Can't wait to book this tour again on our next Asheville trip!

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you for taking this Dark Ride and for taking the time to comment here. We'd love to see you again. You'll have to try our Spirits on the River Tour next time!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I’ve been on five different ghost tours in three different states and Dark Ride Tours was the best by far. The hearse was a unique touch.

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for the kind words! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our Spirits on the River Tour! Coming from a ghost tour aficionado that is high praise!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with this tour. Basically, you learn the sordid history of the area, but you also get a haunted house type of experience. We laughed, we learned, we screamed. We also possibly saw some spooks.......

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Were so glad you and your group had a good time! The rain held off just long enough to give us the proper atmosphere for a ghost tour. Hoping your photos with the ghost images turn out!

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I loved this tour. The guide, Virgil, was a great storyteller. My favorite part is the concept, riding in a hearse. Such a unique idea. I highly recommend this for a night of entertainment!

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your kind comments! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Dark Ride with us. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Dark Rides Tours starts their trip with a quote from Mark Twain: "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." This distinguishes it from other haunted tours, but not in a bad way. Virgil Nightshade is an incredibly talented storyteller. Probably...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for the kind words! We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour, and that you really "get" what we attempt to offer. Hope to see you back sometime, possibly for our Haunted Graveyard Tour.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We love ghost tours so we booked this on a rainy night in Asheville. We knew we were in for a fun time as soon as we saw the hearse and skull masked driver. The hearse is something else. It’s very comfortable inside, and the...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

We are so glad you had fun on your special Haunted Holiday Tour despite the weather. It was our pleasure to host you with Yuletide dark stories at this special time. Thanks for taking the time for a review.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Great mix of fun and facts! The vintage hearse is beautiful and Virgil Nightshade is an amazing storyteller. An evening well spent!

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thanks for the kind review. So glad you enjoyed your Dark Ride!

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Rebecca B
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Response from David V | Property representative |
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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