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Reno Ghost Tour

Ghostly gangsters, unresolved mysteries, tragic crimes, and an endless cycle of violence have left a permanent stain on Reno’s colorful history. Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a Reno ghost tour through the city’s most terrifying places, where restless spirits roam.

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Explore the darkest corners of the Biggest Little City with us and uncover the sinister secrets lurking behind the neon lights. From gambling ghosts to Wild West outlaws and unresolved crimes, prepare to be spooked by the haunting mysteries of Reno’s checkered past!

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Why You Need to Take a Reno Ghost Tour

Reno may be the perfect place for anyone looking to roll the dice and spend an unforgettable night out with friends. But, for some, luck runs short in the Biggest Little City. Beyond the bustling casinos and lively entertainment lies a city with a tumultuous past that the bright lights of Reno cast a spotlight on. Get to know the real Reno with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours. From haunted mansions to eerie alleys and underground theaters, our Reno ghost tour will introduce you to the city’s most wicked locations and the spine-tingling stories that dwell inside them.

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Tour guide was very personable and told great stories about Reno. I learned a lot of history and some spooky history.

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Five Stars

Paul was fantastic, full of history and knowledge, he made the experience super fun for my daughters 13th birthday! The sites and history was super...

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Five Stars

Our tour guide, Gillian, was so knowledgeable and witty! We really enjoyed learning more about the history of Reno and appreciated her passion about t...

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Why is Reno So Haunted?

For a city that averages more than 300 days of sunshine every year, Reno is the perfect spot for fun and games for regular tourists and fun-seekers craving some outdoor excitement under the Nevada sun. But when the sun goes down, it’s a different story in the second most populous metropolitan area in the Silver State.

Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” where slot machines potentially outnumber its citizens, Reno has a long history of ghostly encounters and eerie events that date back to its earliest settlers. The city has had its fair share of tragedies and has been the site of evil acts, beginning with the Marit Indians and ramping up during the gold rush era.

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From historic gunfights to notorious lynchings and a thriving red-light district, Reno’s wild past echoes after dark. Discover the ghostly tales of those who met their tragic end here as they wander the casinos, the historic buildings, and even the cemeteries, forever tied to the place where they lived and died.

Can’t wait to learn more about the sheer magnitude of human malevolence that took place in the early days of Reno’s history and hear the echoes of the city’s horrific past? Embark on a Reno ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours through the haunted heart of Northern Nevada, where these dark chapters unfolded, and immerse yourself in the chilling tales of a brutal era.

Why should you tour with us?

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You’re sick of binge-watching ghost-hunting shows

As relaxing as it can be to kick your feet up, turn on Netflix, and binge-watch the newest season of your favorite ghost-hunting show, nothing comes close to actually seeing haunted locations in person. Drop the TV remote and follow Reno Ghosts on a walking tour of downtown, where you’ll get to stop by some of the most haunted sites the West has to offer. Feel the goosebumps start to rise when learning about the Levy Mansion, where the ghost of a female burn victim is said to haunt the basement, or the site of the old Mapes Hotel, where a man jumped to his untimely death from the rooftop. Reno is a city full of mystery, murder, and despair—things you can’t quite feel through a TV screen.

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You want to experience a different side of Reno

If you’ve already paid a visit to Reno’s many museums, and parks, and even snapped a picture beneath the Reno arch, chances are you’re looking for something new and exciting to do during your trip to America’s Biggest Little City. Travel like a local and hear authentic, bone-chilling accounts of Reno’s haunted history with a tour from Reno Ghosts. Encounter the spirits of Reno’s past when stopping at places such as the Underground Theater, where all is not as it seems. You might have enjoyed a musical or stage show here during your time in Reno, but this legendary venue is also known for housing a ghost named Gus, who’s been said to move around empty seats in the shadows and whisper into the ears of unsuspecting performers. You and your travel companions may have thought that you’ve already seen everything Reno has to offer, but prepare to be surprised—and maybe even spooked.

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You’re a looking who wants to learn more about your hometown

Whether you’re a Reno native or a recent transplant, odds are that you think you know everything about the city you call home. But what do you know about Reno’s dark underbelly and its famous ghostly inhabitants?

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You’re a history buff who wants to learn more about the dark side of Reno

You know all about the infamous gold and silver camps, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the forging of the California Trail. But what do you know about Reno’s secret, sinister past? Follow us on a hair-raising stroll around downtown Reno, and hear the long-buried legends and horrifying tales that have laid the foundation of this town for centuries. Learn about the real-life atrocities that have taken place in these bloodstained streets, from the still-unsolved murder of an innocent head bank cashier to the nauseating murder of a mother and her baby inside the opulent Gosford Hotel. Expand your knowledge of this eclectic western town, and learn something new—because this side of Reno’s history isn’t exactly taught in history books.

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You’ve already hit the slot machines

What’s a trip to Reno without a stop at one of the city’s many famous casinos? But after gambling the day away, consider ditching the slot machines and embarking on a terrifying walking tour with Reno Ghosts. Stop by haunted locales such as the former sites of the city’s Red Light District, and learn about the local legends, strange sensations, and eerie noises that surround what used to be Reno’s Chinatown neighborhood. Roll the dice on a different kind of experience for an adrenaline rush just as extreme as winning the jackpot —this is one bet you’ll be glad you took.

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You and your friends want to explore Reno at night

After the sun sets, spirits awake. There’s no denying that Reno is a late-night town, but there’s more than meets the eye than clubs, bars, and flashy 24-hour casinos. Join Reno Ghosts and set out on a spine-tingling adventure across town, where you’ll come face-to-face with otherworldly entities that only show their faces after the sun sets. Experience a different side of Reno’s famous nightlife, and prepare to get your blood pumping on a chilling journey you’re sure to never forget.

Most Haunted Places in Reno, NV

The Lake Mansion

Dating back to 1877, this Italian-style mansion, originally built by William Marsh, fell under the ownership of Myron Lake, a ruthless and hard-hearted entrepreneur from Reno’s early days. However, Lake’s reputation for domestic abuse and cruelty eventually left a dark mark on the property, with reports of haunting manifestations and inexplicable disturbances that continue to unsettle those who venture inside to this day.

Washoe County Courthouse

The Washoe County Courthouse stands as a chilling reminder of the city’s dark past, marked by the execution of Joseph Rover who was falsely accused of murder in 1875. His ghostly presence, along with other restless souls, lingers within the courthouse, with several reports of chilling sensations and inexplicable events reminding everyone of the tragedy and injustice that once unfolded within this historic building.

The Levy Mansion

Reno’s Levy Mansion, renowned for its ghostly inhabitants, has been a source of fascination and fear since its establishment in the early 1900s. Once the home of William Levy, the building’s unsettling reputation was cemented by his sudden demise in 1920, giving rise to tales of hauntings, inexplicable phenomena, and a sense of foreboding that lingers within its walls.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

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 ot 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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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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