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“Great time” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Haunted Hannibal and Historic Tours

Haunted Hannibal and Historic Tours
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Hannibal
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Owner description: Our Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tours are history-based guided tours that explore the most notoriously haunted sites -- past and present -- throughout America's Hometown. We also provide custom historic tours and 'step-on' tours for groups and buses. The tours are conducted daily on a year-round basis; contact us for current tour times and reservations.
Belle, Missouri, USA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

The people that run this are very nice. The night we went there was a 10 pm tour. It was pouring down rain. Yes, we still ran through the cemetery with our rods:) This is a fun tour and you learn a lot about some of the neat houses.

Visited October 2012
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lot's of Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

They take you in a mini-bus/ van and talk about the history and Ghosts of Hannibal, but the best part is the graveyard. We got out of the van to walk around it. There were some graves dated before 1850 and it was cute watching my daughters walk around the graveyard asking about their dead kitty with those contact rods. LOL.. This was my favorite attraction in Hannibal.

Visited August 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A Fun & Entertaining Evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Note: they officially only offer a 7:00 p.m. tour. If it sells out, they'll book an 8:30 tour. Clearly the later one, in the dark, would be more meaningful. I mean, listening to ghost stories in full sunlight just isn't as fun, right? So here's the tip: don't reserve your spot for the 7:00 tour. Wait until later in the afternoon, maybe even early evening and try for the 8:00. If they haven't sold out of the 7:00, then go ahead with it then.

As to the tour itself, you ride around on an open-air trolley car, driven by the husband, while the wife narrates. The tour ends at the old cemetery where they give you "spook detectors" or something like that (bent copper wires) that are supposed to pick up magnetic activity--because everyone knows that ghosts are magnetic, right? If you're a serious paranormal enthusiast (which I'm not) you'll be disappointed. Otherwise, it is fun and you learn a lot about the town's history in the process. I can see why some people write that they take the tour every time they come to town. My teenaged daughters loved it. I just wish we'd been able to go on the later tour!

Visited July 2012
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Lisa M, Owner at Haunted Hannibal and Historic Tours, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thank you for your kind review! Just to clarify a few points: we have several different vehicles we use for our Haunted tours, not every tour is on the Trolley; however, the tour itself is the same regardless of which vehicle we are using.


Also, we don't always add an 8:30pm tour when our 7:00pm tour sells out -- it depends on the availability of our transportation and the number of guests interested in taking a later tour. If a guest is interested in a later tour, they are welcome to inquire but I wouldn't suggest waiting too late in the day to reserve seats in case we sell out at 7pm and don't have the opportunity to add a second tour.

Personally, I believe that Old Baptist Cemetery is more interesting to visit during the day -- it is much easier to navigate (the cemetery has many overturned headstones and uneven terrain), you can read the headstones more clearly, and you can see the movement of the Dowsing Rods much easier than if you are struggling with a flashlight. And there's just as much "energy" in the cemetery during the day as there is in the evening!

We have had many paranormal investigators take our tour and it's always a pleasure to share the cemetery with them and share stories of our experiences -- many investigators will go back to visit the places we talk about on our tour, such as the Old Catholic Church, or the Garden House B&B. Whether you are a "ghost person" or a "history person", there's something for everyone on the Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tour!

Thanks again for taking the tour and for your review, we really appreciate it. :) Lisa Marks, Haunted Hannibal
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Burlington, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great for kids too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

We visited Hannibal for the weekend and decided to do this with our children that are 6 and 8 years old. The tour was fantastic, with such wonderful details. Lisa was very personable and took time to answer my 6 year old's questions. The highlight of the tour was visiting the cemetery. My husband and son enjoyed contacting the spirits and speaking with them. We enjoyed the evening and although it is kind of pricey we thought it was worth it and would probably do it again on our next trip.

Visited August 2012
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St. Louis, MO
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Spectacular Stories (& story-tellers!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

The tour guide Lisa is a born story-teller. She brings such genuine enthusiasm to the tour, and her and her husband Ken have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of everything Hannibal, despite only living there a few years! There are so many fascinating and sometimes eerie tid-bits about about the history-rich river town. There is a LOT more to Hannibal than Mark Twain, as Ken and Lisa will show you. Informative and a lot of fun, don't miss this tour!

Visited July 2012
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