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Kansas City Ghost Tour

The chills and thrills of Kansas City’s haunted history await you. Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a Kansas City ghost tour as we explore the seedier side of the city’s beginnings.

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The former “Heart of America” bleeds from the decades of violence and cold-blooded murders, paving a blood-stained path for the city’s spirits to roam.

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Why You Need to Take a Kansas City Ghost Tour

We’re not here to put on a play. Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours does away with the costumes and gimmicks, bringing you the raw, unbridled facts about Kansas City’s horrendous past. You won’t find jump scares on our tours, just the well-planned and eerie truth behind Kansas City’s most haunted locations. Locally sourced and experienced, our tour guides are dying to share their personal, unearthly encounters with you. You may even hear a story from a fellow guest! Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours offers a spooky and educational experience for anyone, from locals looking to learn more about their hometown to first-time visitors.

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Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Christy Clark
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
John James
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Jesse Peters
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Why is Kansas City So Haunted?

The unexplainable phenomenon prevalent in Kansas City stretches its unsettling fingers back thousands of years. The land belonged to various tribes aligned with the Earth far before the arrival of European settlers. The cold winds of the Native plight can still be felt in the spirit world.
Americans from the East flooded into the territory after the Louisiana Purchase, and by 1853, Kansas City was founded.

The city’s population boomed after the Civil War, and railroads snaked through the Midwest. Large buildings began to populate the newly formed downtown grid, and with them came heinous murders. Such is the case at the former Savoy Hotel, whose infamous Room 505 is haunted by Betsy Ward. Ward was found dead in the room in the late 1800s, and ever since, the doors have opened and closed in the middle of the night, startling unprepared guests.

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Prohibition and the Great Depression brought new challenges and invited new dangers into the fold. A series of bombings rocked the city in 1932, resulting in the death of one theatre work at The Midland Theatre. Now, the ghost of Frank Alexander has been seen in the men’s room wearing “dated and disheveled” clothing.

A great fire ravaged the city in 1978, further adding to the spiritual side of Kansas City. As you can tell, Kansas City has borne the brunt of many murderous and vile events. It’s no wonder the city is chock full of ghosts. Grab your spot on our Kansas City ghost tour to learn more about haunted Kansas City with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

Why should you tour with us?

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You’ve had your fill of KC Beer Fest and want to experience the sobering side of Kansas City

It’s one of the most sought-after events of the year for beer and festival lovers. The KC Summer Beer Fest is held in Kansas City every May and features over 60 breweries and 150 types of beers. Food vendors and a day of sampling all the beer your heart desires – it’s a perfect way to spend a day in Kansas City. But the beer festival isn’t the only thing the city is known for. Take a sobering look at Kansas City’s haunted history and discover why the city holds the title of the “Haunted House Capital of the World.” Beyond the beer and barbecue festivals lies an entire afterlife that co-mingles with the living. Experience another side of the city with Kansas City Ghosts.

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You want to see what’s on the other side of the Yellow Brick Road

In Kansas City, there’s something for people of all ages. One of the most popular attractions is the replica Land of Oz, complete with a replica of Dorothy’s house. For anyone who’s ever been a fan of The Wizard of Oz, it’s definitely a must-see! Of course, there’s more to see past the famous Yellow Brick Road. When you’re ready to experience the darker side of this beautiful city, walk the blood-stained road with Kansas City Ghosts, where you’ll uncover years of torment and despair that keep the departed trapped in a loop of their own demise. This tour is not for the timid, and the stories you’ll hear will definitely remind you that there’s no place like home.

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You want to know which hotels to ghost hunt at

There’s no shortage of haunted locations in Kansas City, but the hotels in the city appear to be where the spirits choose to remain. Could it be that the accommodations are just too comfortable? Or is it that their deaths were so tragic and horrific that they have no choice but to remain in the place where they met their untimely demise? Discover these locations with Kansas City Ghosts, and then book a stay to find out for yourself.

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You want to show Kansas City off to your family and friends

There’s a lot to do and see in Kansas City, but if you’re ready for your party to experience Kansas City in a way they can’t anywhere else, book a tour with Kansas City Ghosts! You’ve shown them the lighter side of the city, now let us show them the spooky side. Make sure your group gets the full Kansas City experience and book a ghost tour with Kansas City Ghosts!

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It’s your turn to book the annual office bonding trip

It’s time for the annual office bonding trip, and you’re tired of doing the same old thing. If it’s your turn to plan the annual work trip, be the office hero, and opt for something different – book a ghost tour with Kansas City Ghosts! What better way to build team camaraderie and togetherness than being terrified in a group setting, relying on each other to ensure no one gets taken by the unseen? Make it a work trip to remember and book your ghost tour with Kansas City Ghosts today!

Most Haunted Places in Kansas City, MO

The Coates Hotel

A fire that claimed twenty lives started in this Civil War-era hotel, now haunted by shadowy figures from the disastrous event.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Father Henry D. Jardine, a priest wrapped up in a Victorian scandal, was found dead inside St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, and ever since, a floating figure has appeared in the second-floor window.

Kansas City Power and Light Building

The tallest building in Missouri when it was built in 1936, the Kansas City Power and Light Building was the site of a horrendous murder in 2000 that has left eerie, otherworldly sensations behind.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt to distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.
The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

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The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

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Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021