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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank autumnlsheridan
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!!!!!

Thank Robert I
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!

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I’m an Asheville local and I learned some new history of my town on this tour. It was super interesting and very fun.

Thank James V
David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks for the kind comments! We're always thrilled to be able to share some stories that locals don't know! It was a pleasure to be with your group on the Spirits on the River Tour.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

This was the highlight of our weekend trip! The hearse was a great atmosphere for Virgil's wonderful stories that will have you on the edge of your seat! The graveyard was a gorgeous backdrop for the short walk while being told about some of the...More

Thank Christina W
David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for the kind remarks! It was a pleasure to take you through historic Riverside Cemetery on your Haunted Graveyard Tour. We hope you'll have a chance to take our Spirits on the River Tour at some point in the future.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Had a good time on the tour. A light hearted ghost tour is exactly what we were looking for. Very personable guide as well

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

Thank you for the kind remarks! We're thrilled that your Dark Ride lived up to your expectations. Perhaps we'll see you on our other tour sometime!

Reviewed 10 August 2018

I was excited to take the tour with some of my work colleagues! We enjoyed the tales of Virgil Nightshade as we walked through Riverside Cemetery. Even though I am local, and I had never been there before, and I enjoyed seeing some of the...More

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

We're so glad that you and your cohorts enjoyed your Dark Ride through Riverside Cemetery! It is a remarkable graveyard, even without the stories! Thank you for the kind remarks.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

My family experienced a Dark Ride Tour during our trip to Asheville. It was a definite highlight!! From the courteous service (it was pouring down rain and they offered to pick us up) to the intriguing ghost story telling, it exceeded our expectations. Every family...More

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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

We are so glad that your Spirits on the River tour was enjoyable for your whole family! It is a pleasure for us, too, to take wonderful folks like your group on our Dark Ride. Thanks for the kind remarks!

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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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