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Dark Ride Tours

130 reviews
Asheville, NC, USA
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About Dark Ride Tours
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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Reviewed November 28, 2018

My wife and I had an awesome time. Virgil does an amazing job of blending fact and fiction into wonderful tales that keep you intrigued as well as entertained. Like riding in a hearse was not eerie enough; Charon puts it over the top as...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you so much for the review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your ride, and appreciate the kind remarks.

Reviewed November 25, 2018

I highly recommend Dark Ride tours. Great care was taken in providing an entertaining evening. The hosts were very kind, yet very spooky...

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Date of experience: November 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thanks for the kind remarks! We're so glad you enjoyed your Dark Ride with us.

Reviewed November 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

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 November 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

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 November 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

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

Reviewed October 31, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

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 October 16, 2018

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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Date of experience: October 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

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 September 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 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 September 25, 2018

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

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Date of experience: September 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

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

Reviewed September 21, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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David V, Owner at Dark Ride Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

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

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David L
July 4, 2018|
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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
June 4, 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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