Get spooked: Haunted tours in the Heartland

Haunted tours are a great way to explore the history around you. And what better way to get you in the spirit of Halloween? Find a tour near you (if you dare).

Do you love to investigate the paranormal?
Then you are in luck because there are lots of haunted tours to take this time of year.
With this in mind, get ready to find out what goes bump in the night...

Cape Girardeau Haunted walking tour

Haunted Downtown Walking Tours

Are you looking for some fun and adventure this Halloween? Follow the lantern of your costumed guide through downtown and let the darkness of the past envelop you. Subsequently, Cape Girardeau’s historic downtown is full of “true” tales of ghosts and memorable characters.
October 6, 19, 20, 26 & 27 from 8-10pm
$20 each or $30 per couple

Visit Website

new madrid ghost tours

New Madrid Ghost Tours

Many in the Bootheel region of Missouri say that New Madrid is one of the most haunted small towns in America. With that in mind, participants will have a chance to see for themselves at this annual event. Follow a ghost hunter and a team of paranormal experts. During the 90 minute tour, you’ll walk the streets of historic downtown New Madrid and hear chilling tales of an era long past. Regardless of the rain, the tours will take place, so please come prepared. As has been noted, there will be brief stops along the way and it is recommended that you bring along a flashlight.

2018 Dates: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Time: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly

Reservations are required and tickets must be paid for in advance. Tickets are $15. Call 573-748-5300 to reserve

Visit Website

foggy street

Boos on Broadway

Are you interested in some more haunted history fun? Then join us for our new frightfully fun adventure, “Boos on Broadway.” Follow the Broadway corridor from the river and hear chilling tales of haunted opera houses, frightening furniture makers, murders, mayhem and more. First thing to remember: come dressed appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes for this adventure.
October 2, 16 & 30 from 8-10pm
$20 each or $30 per couple

Visit Website

ghosts and goblins mystery van tour

Ghosts and Goblins: Mystery Van Tour

BOO! What was that?! Explore the back roads of Land Between the Lakes at night as we search for spooky spots, nocturnal nature, and tell some good ole-fashion ghost stories. This program is family-friendly.

$10 for children 12 and under, $15 for participants ages 12+. Meet at Golden Pond Visitor Center at 6 p.m. Reservation and full deposit required. Limit 15. Call (270) 924-2020 for reservations.

Due to high interest, we have added one more date to this event. Friday, October 26th. Saturday, October 27th is FULL. Limited seating for the Friday program, call today. **We will call folks on the waiting list first.

Visit Website

Overnight Ghost Hunt

Come investigate the historic and haunted properties of the Mine Au Breton Historical Society in Potosi, MO on Saturday October 27, 2018 with Paranormal Task Force.

A pre-investigative meeting and tour will start at 6:00 p.m. to present the historical & haunted history of the properties being investigated and to tour them while it is still light.

Then, the all-night investigation will begin around 8 p.m. and conclude at 3 a.m. Historic and Haunted locations include the Long-Banta Home, Austin-Milam Store and the Old Presbyterian Church. More on these locations can be found here.

Attendees will be divided into three groups and rotate to investigate a different building at different times throughout the night. Everyone will have the opportunity to investigate with investigators of Paranormal Task Force and to receive paranormal field training as desired.

Cost: $60

Visit Website

To sum up, there are plenty of spooky stories to explore in the Heartland!

Prefer fun to frightening?

Most important: if haunted tours aren't your thing, there are plenty of other fun Halloween activities you can take part in.

CLICK HERE for Heartland Weekend's complete guide.