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Fort Collins Tours

About

Fort Collins Tours is a family owned and operated business based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our mission is to to provide expertly guided adventures within ColoradoÕs Front Range that are safe, fun, educational, and promote responsible uses of our natural resources. Our storefront location is in Old Town Square is near the fountain; between Cira Ltd and Thamel Import Gifts. Look for the Fort Collins Tours and Juszak Realty signs. Questions about Fort Collins Tours and this website can be sent using the contact form below. You can also call us at (970) 372-1445. Our office location and mailing address is 19 Old Town Square, Suite 238, Office 261, Fort Collins, CO 80524. We are members of the Fort Collins Conventions & Visitors Bureau and the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce.

Fort Collins Tours

  • Website: https://www.fortcollinstours.com/
  • Address: 19 Old Town Sq Ste 238 Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Phone: (970) 372-1445
  • Email: info@fortcollinstours.com
  • Operating Hours:
    Mon 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Tue 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Wed 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Thu 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Fri 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Sun 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Highest Review

My boyfriend and I found the flier for the Haunted Pub Tour in a restaurant in Fort Collins. That night I set up a tour for the next day. When we arrived, we were the only people on the tour! I couldn’t guess why because we had SO much fun! (despite the hangover the next day) We will definitely do one of these again if we are in Fort Collins. Our guide was also FANTASTIC! He was very funny and kept in character until the very end.

Lowest Review

The walking tour was alright, but the man giving the tour attempted to be in “character” for a haunted tour, talking really, really Êslowly for effect which was very annoying.

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Ghost Tours

Morrison Ghost Walk Tours

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One of the oldest hotels in the state, the 1890s St. Cloud Hotel in Cañon City was recently threatened with demolition before The Future of Yesterday Foundation formed after public outcry halted the razing. As part of the Cañon City Downtown Historic District, the gorgeous Second Empire building is characterized by its mansard roof with dormer windows, segmental arched windows, and rough cut stones that mark the building’s edges. With a grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund, The Future of Yesterday Foundation will rehabilitate the roof of the deteriorated but revered building that was once a home-away-from-home for the rich movie-making industry of Cañon City’s history.

Highest Review

I took my boyfriend here at the end of the summer back in 2014 because I got a Groupon for it, and I figured it would just be a weird, cool thing to do. The tour guide met us outside of an older, kind of run-down building and then brought the whole group up to a room that resembled a tiny classroom to go over the instruments we would be using and what to expect before we actually went down into the basement to explore everything. He explained what dowsing rods were and how to use them, and then when he asked for a volunteer my hand flew up before I even realized I had volunteered myself. If you don’t believe in this sort of stuff that’s fine, but after that experience with the dowsing rods I’m convinced there’s some kind of energy that flows through them to make them move. The tour guide had me hold the dowsing rods as he talked to any “spirit” that may be in the room and wanted to communicate. Long story short, what started out as what I thought was going to be a random old spirit turned out to be my cousin who passed away several years ago. We had grown up together and were very close up until the day she died, so it wasn’t surprising that she would come through, but I definitely wasn’t expecting it! While that was definitely a personal high point for me during the tour, the rest of it was cool too. We got to break off into small groups to explore different areas of the basement for activity. We all had some cool stories to tell when it was over. I highly recommend this tour for anyone with an open mind, or just anyone looking for a funky, unusual experience.

Lowest Review

We booked a 7 person ghost tour for Al Capone’s Warehouse (located at 500 W. Cermak Rd., Chicago) last August. However, we were greeted by the tour guide in front of the advertised building….then were asked to follow him to a building across the street!!!!???? Apparently, the company UHAUL bought the whole building and converted it to a storage facility. No ghost tours were allowed anymore to the Al Capone warehouse for 5 to 6 months now. So now the tour is located in a building occupied by businesses and private parties. Needless to say, the facility we hunted in was well lit….and in one of the rooms in the basement, there was a painting party…complete with balloons and booze. The CGI owner was a fast talker….like a car salesman….he somehow wormed his way out of our complaints. Beware…..you’ve been warned!!!!

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Ghost Tours

Nightly Spirits

About

At Nightly Spirits we offer the best tours in Washington, DC; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. We specialize in providing some of the most fun and unique ways to see our cities. Join us for one of our world famous haunted ghost tour pub crawls – a cross between a ghost tour and pub crawl. We offer an experience unlike any other tour, which is why our haunted ghost tour pub crawls are consistently rated as one of the best tours in Washington, DC and Denver.

A Nightly Spirits tour will take you on a journey that explores the creepy history of Washington DC, Denver, and Charlotte. You will hear some of the famous ghost stories and hauntings that have been reported in the DC, Denver and Charlotte pubs and buildings that you will see on your tour. Oh, and did we mention you will have time to enjoy a couple beverages along the way?

  • Website: http://nightlyspirits.com/
  • Address: 1526 Blake St Ste 666 Denver, CO 80202
  • Phone: (844) 678-8687
  • Email: info@nightlyspirits.com
  • Operating Hours:
    Mon Closed
    Tue Closed
    Wed Closed
    Thu Closed
    Fri 8:00 am – 12:00 am
    Sat 8:00 am – 12:00 am
    Sun Closed

Highest Review

I had been interested in going on one of these bus tours for years, And I finally decided to take the plunge, choosing the less-crimey “Lowdown on Downtown” tour. I was vaguely prepared for the eccentricities that lay in store since I had attempted to listen to Kim and Richard’s “You Can’t Eat the Sunshine” podcast. While its clear that these two know their stuff, I found the podcast grating at best and expected that might be the case here too. Full disclosure: I have been an LA Conservancy walking tour docent in the past, so this definitely colored how I viewed this tour’s information and structure. Some hopefully helpful thoughts for both tour-goers and tour-runners: – The information was presented without following any narrative and without giving much background information to those who may have been unfamiliar with the city. Presenting a super brief history of the city and an overview of the goals of the tour would have gone a long way in grounding the audience. Overall, it felt disjointed. Before the bus had departed the arts district, and with no background, the guest speaker (who I really enjoyed) launched into talking about Bunker Hill, which has a very complex history. It seemed like an odd place to begin, especially when much of the info was repeated once we actually got to Bunker Hill where we could put things into context. Terms like “air rights” and “CRA” were tossed around willy nilly throughout the tour with no explanation at all and I could sense that people were confused. -four hours was TOO LONG, even for someone like me who absolutely eats this stuff up. The Arts District portion, which came last, was by far the weakest and while I would have liked to drive through the neighborhood, I definitely did not have any desire to be herded off the bus there. – there must be a better way to take the gelato order than taking a show of hands 3 times. Perhaps at check in? – the highlight for me was visiting the Batchelder chocolate shop and hearing the tile expert speak, although the microphone made it difficult to understand because of the echo. I loved every second of our time in that space. Overall, we age a really nice time even though we had seen most of this before. Since we purchased through Goldstar, we felt that it was a good value, but that the quality would need to go up several notches before it would warrant the full $58/pp price tag. TL;DR – the presentation leaned more toward politically fueled ramblings than a tightly crafted, informative narrative. Consider jumping ship for the last portion, but you’ll probably have a nice afternoon and learn a new thing or two!

Lowest Review

I went on the Raymond Chandler’s Los Angles bus tour. What a frustrating waste of one of my few vacation days in LA! There are two tour guides: Kim and Richard, a husband-wife team. Richard does most of the talking, which is INEXPLICABLE. Kim is actually pretty good–she’s very articulate and good at explaining things, and has a pleasant speaking voice. But she doesn’t talk much, for some reason. Richard simply cannot get through a single sentence without losing his train of thought. It’s all stuff like this: “OK, so Raymond Chandler–hold on is that the right slide?–Yeah, so Raymond–oh, we’re pulling up to the corner, but I’ll get to that in a minute–Raymond Chandler–I’ll get to that in a minute–oh, the corner? yeah, OK. So…Raymond..” Seriously, it’s four f##king hours of that. No exaggeration! And he can’t seem to keep his mouth shut for more than a few seconds. Whenever Kim started talking, he’d interrupt her and go back into his nearly incoherent babbling. And when we visited Edelman’s bookstore, he asked the manager to say a few words, but he talked over him nonstop. The whole time, I felt like I wanted to write him some kind of prescription. If you read all of the negative feedback on Yelp and also on Goldstar, you’ll notice they all say basically the same thing. Richard is just really bad at his job and people find him annoying and unprofessional. He’s spazzy and oblivious. I don’t know why they don’t play to their strengths and let Kim do all the talking. Richard can…I don’t know…take attendance or something. The crazy thing is, they said they’ve been doing this tour for over 10 years! What I saw was the result of 10 years of practice and refinement, apparently. God bless the poor souls who sat through their less polished performances. Richard REALLY needs to take a public speaking course. (And probably also some Adderall.) He talks to the group with his eyes closed (WHICH IS JUST WEIRD) and stammers and babbles and makes a damned fool of himself. The two of them need to practice coordinating with each other. They bumble and trip over each other’s sentences. They bicker and correct each other. It almost felt like I was watching a rehearsal. It was actually really embarrassing to witness. And they should make the content less about them. They brag a lot about how they just had lunch with Joe So-and-So, who is 25 degrees of separation from Raymond Chandler’s cousin’s barber. Or how they’re in a fight with the Chandler estate because they’re not allowed to produce Chandler’s lost comic opera. So childish and narcissistic, and completely uninteresting to the paying customers! BTW, if you want to re-create the tour for yourself, just go to the lobby of the Barclay Hotel, drive past Paramount Pictures Studio, go to Edelman’s book shop, and get some gelato at Scoops. That’s pretty much all we did. Not worth the money, not worth the time, not worth the frustration. Even if this thing were free, I’d still feel like I wanted my money back. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

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Ghost Tours

Capital Hill Ghost Tour

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Join one of our seasoned paranormal investigators as they guide you on a walking tour of some of Capital Hill’s most notoriously haunted homes. Hear real stories, as they recall and provide actual haunted evidence captured when personally investigating the majority of these properties, as well as purported ghostly experiences from the eerie locations you will visit.

  • Website: http://denverghosttour.com/
  • Address: 1340 Pennsylvania St side walk Denver, CO 80203
  • Phone: (877) 880-6232
  • Email: info@denverghosttour.com

Highest Review

My Mom and I went on the Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon 3 night 4 day tour. My mom is predominately Korean speaking, where I predominately speak English. So when my mom asked me to go on the trip with her I started to do research about the tour. Yelp viewers had a lot of negative feedback so I did not have huge expectations starting the tour. We both work full time so we rarely have time to go on vacations let a lot have family time together. This trip offered beautiful scenery, and drove through 3 states! The food was OK at our first rest stop in barstow (Korean food). Warning the Kimchee is really salty so avoid it at all cost. When we got to Vegas we took the Vegas tour $30.00 and my mom enjoyed the sightseeing not having been to Vegas in 20 years. Dinner was at a Korean restaurant where the only gripe I had is that we had to share the Korean side dishes with people we didn’t know. So i decided to pass on the kimchee again. Lol. We planned on going to a buffet so we barely ate anything at the Korean restaurant. After the tour which ended in bellagio we tried out the Bellagio buffet which was really good quality. Highly recommend. The next day we headed to Utah and it was nice to see the scenery driving up there. Stopping at the rest stop the people from Utah seemed very down to earth. Not what you usually see in California. Haha. Bryce Canyon was beautiful and it was snowing! Seeing the snow throughout the trip was very refreshing and beautiful! We had lunch at a small cafe and it was good. Sandwiches and salad bar with hot coffee. Prefect on a snowy day. Dinner was steak and wine which was at a local restaurant. Cant complain. Stayed at comfort Inn which was nice and the morning breakfast was good at the hotel. The next day we went to Grand Canyon where it was a beautiful sight as the snow came down. The only issue was that it was foggy because of the snow but it was still beautiful. The Imax grand canyon movie was a sight to see. Good movie. We had a fajita plate for lunch at the local Mexican restaurant which was OK. Not bad. Stayed at Laughlin hotel and casino and had the dinner buffet. It was good with variety. The following morning had the casino breakfast buffet and it was good with a lot of options. All in all the food was good. Cant complain. Its not like I signed up for a tour to go to gourmet restaurants. Haha. The last day heading home we stopped at Calico Ghost town where we visited for 45min – 1 hour. It was fun. All the stops from the Las Vegas tour to Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon were enjoyable and the memories of spending it with my mom were priceless. After Calico we stopped by the barstow outlets where i was able to pick up some nice rl polo shirts:) We had our final lunch at the Korean restaurant in barstow. After several days of American food the korean restaurant was refreshing and you can see all the Korean tourist stack there plates. Lol. Still avoid the kimchee. Too salty. The tour guide was a older Korean ajushi. He was very knowledgeable and knew a lot of facts about the American Culture as he was sharing it with the Korean tourist. I can see where people see he may be a little rude. Lol. But i think that is just Korean ajushi style. Haha. He made waffles for the whole bus tour during breakfast, he would talk endlessly to entertain the tour, cracking jokes and giving lessons on American history to the tourist. All in all he was a good guide. I can see why he may come off a little rude. My mom and I would joke about it. Simply he is Ajushi Los Angeles Style. Lol. 🙂 The bus driver was Hispanic and was a good driver got us safe to our destinations. He was similar to the tour guide, older and a little grumpy. But hey they did there job and good at that! Entertained us and got us safely to our destinations and back home! Spending time with my mom and seeing beautiful American nature and scenery was Priceless! For having limited time in my schedule to vacation because of work, this is a trip I will always remember. Fun times and memories with my Mom. All the laughs, smiles, conversations, taking pictures, spending time together and soaking up the scenery and nature with my Mom! Priceless. Thank you Aju Tours.

Lowest Review

Note: This review is only for the tour guide. I went on a family trip to South Korea in late June of this year. The tour guide’s name was Andy (Min-ho) who was a kind and well-intention person. That said, he was not a very good tour guide, especially since we signed up for an English-only tour guide. Andy should be given some credit for trying hard to speak in English but he clearly took advantage of the fact that most of the older people (i.e. parents of families) understood Korean. Andy’s use of English versus Korean broke down to something like 70/30, respectively. Also, his main use was to lead the way when we were walking around/exploring destinations. When our group first met Andy, he started off by drawing a figure of Korea on a small whiteboard at the front of the bus. It was a total mess and only a handful of people saw what he was drawing. He did, on occasion, talk about the places we were passing by and traveling too but he mostly talked about common knowledge about Korea such as plastic surgery in Korea. He was also clearly worried/concerned about MERS and strongly advised us to skip one of our destinations. I think he was worried more for himself than for the group. The biggest letdown of the trip and of the tour guide was Andy’s incomprehensible speaking. His explanations in English were quite broken that many of us did not understand what he was saying. I tried very hard to understand him but I gave up after the first couple days. He would end every speech and explanation with “You understand, right?” and then sit down. His favorite word seemed to be “clever” and he tried to relate most things back to Confucianism or his Buddhist background.

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Ghost Tours

Colorado Haunted History Tours

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Joel has been interested in the strange and paranormal his entire life, but has never had the opportunity to experience it. A few years ago,when a friend of his showed him some ghost photographs that were taken in Gettysburg, he wanted to find a location in Denver where he could try to experience the same thing. He quickly found a website offering a ghost photography class. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), Joel’s friend left the Denver area a short time later and he no longer had someone to do investigations with.

Through acquaintances made during the ghost phtography class and subsequent ghost hunts, Joel was introduced to Renee and Monica and a friendship was born. A short time later, the Morrison Haunted History tours business was offered to them. During the next few years, the three operated the business, and explored haunted locations around Denver as well as Cimarron, NM and Casper, WY.

  • Website: www.coloradohauntedhistory.com
  • Address: 10th and Washington Golden, CO 80401
  • Phone: (888) 649-3849
  • Email: info@coloradohauntedhistory.com
  • Operating Hours:
    Mon Closed
    Tue Closed
    Wed Closed
    Thu Closed
    Fri 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
    Sat 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
    Sun 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Highest Review

We booked our bachelorette party through Ghost Town Tours. It was a BLAST!!! First getting the event scheduled was almost as fun as the event itself. Every single person I spoke with over the phone was extremely kind, helpful and just as excited to make this party the best bachelorette party for my sister as I was! My sister is extremely into ghost hunting everything so this was right up her ally, however, since she has had experience before, I was concern it might not live up to her expectations… Well it surpassed her expectations! Jerome has so much history and is considered one of, if not the top haunted cities in Arizona. I myself was not planning on attending, just planning it, booking it and paying. I’m am a huge scaredy cat especially when it comes to paranormal activity!!!! Kenny reassured me that I would have just as much fun as everyone else that was ghost hunting. So I went. It was a Blast! I stayed in the van with one other gal and had so much fun learning about the history of the town and seeing the buildings after hearing about that buildings past. I will certainly rebook Ghost Town Tours and now I know the rest of the bridal party wants to go again too!

Lowest Review

I’m giving this tour a one star only because you have to but a star. It was my husbands 30th birthday and I thought this would be a lot of fun because he likes ghost stuff. I was very wrong. You would think a ghost tour means going in haunted builds but no. We look at haunted buildings from inside a van. Not what I was expecting. I will say the tour guide was very informant about the history of Jerome. I would not recommend going on this tour at all. Waste of money. If you want to have or try to have a ghost experience just book a room at the grand hotel. I wish I would have done that inside.

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Ghost Tours

Haunts of Littleton Ghost Story Tours

About

Welcome to the 13th Annual Walking Tour. For years now, curious folk have ventured onto the streets of downtown Littleton, CO in late October to listen to and learn about the scary and often times haunted past of this quiet Colorado community.

Rich with storied history, the tour takes you on an hour long spirited journey through downtown Littleton and reveals many of its centuries-long tales and lore. Fun for young and old alike, the tour is a fine mix of facts, frights and tongue-in-cheek muses.

Since it’s inception, the family friendly tour has been held in conjunction with the South Metro Denver Chamber. This, it’s thirteenth year, the Haunts are still being hosted by families, friends and volunteers of Littleton, CO BSA Troop 444.

We hope you’re not too scared to stop by!

Highest Review

This tour starts at Union Station and gives a good overview of the LODO Warehouse area. Very many interesting buildings and a good description of the history and architecture of the buildings. A good place to spend some time whether you are a visitor or a long term resident.

Lowest Review

Thank you! for the tour of Downtown Denver, I was pleasantly surprised and learned quite a bit from the tour. I love the “Ghost Signs” and the “Tall People” Doors on 16th Street. I am happy to see that Historic Denver is putting forth the effort to save our Historic buildings! Thank you Beverly, I had a wonderful time!

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Ghost Tours

Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours

About

On a cold January night in 2005 a 1994 school bus was purchased on eBay and made it’s 1,000 mile journey on a warm February weekend to Boulder from Moline, IL with a vow to pick up every hitchhiker along the way. Unsurprisingly, no hitchhikers were on I-80 in the dead of winter. That makes for a long drive since school buses are not equipped with radios.

  • Website: http://banjobilly.com/
  • Address: 14th and California St Denver, CO 80202
  • Phone: (720) 938-8885
  • Operating Hours: Sat 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Back home in Boulder panic sets in as I realize I have no idea what I’m doing. I know nothing about buses, welding or tours. The yellow reflects off the frosty fallen snow into my house and I walk around the living room looking jaundice. I walk out the door to go to buy Astroturf as I know that’s one thing that always comes in handy. A man with a beard is standing in my driveway. He says, “What are you going to do to the bus?”. I reply “Cut the top off, weld on a pitched roof, mount some saddles and recliners inside and give tours of Boulder. I want it to look like a Colorado Log Cabin.” He doesn’t wince, but replies “Let me introduce myself, my name is Will. I’m a civil engineer, an accomplished welder, have all of my own tools, and have cut the tops of two other buses in the past year. Would you like some help?” Three weeks later we had a pitched roof.

Highest Review

How cool is Denver?! That’s not a rhetorical question – really I want to know how cool Denver is. Do you know? Ha! Well I do, because I took a Banjo BIlly’s Bus Tour! Part bus, and part hillbilly shack with a gypsy interior, this thing gets a lot of looks from passersby. Little do they know, all the really interesting stuff is right there in Denver outside the bus – they just need a Banjo Billy’s tour to help them see it. Three cheers for our fantastic guide! He’s knowledgeable, passionate, and a brilliant story teller. On the inside of the bus, we were hanging on to his every word, tense with anticipation wondering what horrific twist of fate his scary tour stories might take. What would this look like from the outside? Oh, just a bunch of weirdos in a hillbilly shack staring intently at a random house. But to us, that random house was spooOOoooky. I’m also really impressed with his ability to drive a giant hillbilly shack through traffic and deal with idiot drivers, all the while rattling off captivating stories, and still making me feel mostly safe. Pro Tip if you’re bringing booze on board: If at any time you have an opportunity to make a bathroom stop. Take it!

Lowest Review

We took the tour on 5/7/2011 @ 1pm and it was very boring, our tour guide had the personality of a boiled potato and read notes off of index cards. We also could not hear her and she did nothing about adjusting the volume even though she was asked numerous times to do so. Instead of wasting your money on this tour, I suggest you buy a Denver tour book and just do it yourself.