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Traverse City: 1.5-Hour Evening Ghost Tour

1. Traverse City: 1.5-Hour Evening Ghost Tour

Take a look behind Traverse City's darker past on this 1.5-hour downtown evening ghost tour. Follow your guide as they tell you enthralling stories during a spooky ghost hunt. Meet your guide and begin exploring Traverse City by night. Enjoy humor amongst the chills of ghost hunting as you explore some of the city's haunted locations. Visit the Perry Hannah House and the Carnegie Library and learn about their interesting history. Head to Traverse City's first official cemetery for a short ghost hunt. Have the opportunity to learn about and use ghost hunting equipment before concluding your tour.

Traverse City: 6-Hour Tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes

2. Traverse City: 6-Hour Tour of Sleeping Bear Dunes

Discover the natural landscape and history of Traverse City on a dune tour. Hike, climb dunes, and enjoy lunch on the shore of Lake Michigan. Learn about the region and see stunning views at Empire Bluffs. Take a short hike, then enjoy lunch on the soft sand beach of Lake Michigan, then head along scenic Pierce Stocking Drive. Stop at Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear, and the observation deck at Lake Michigan, and try to spot old shipwrecks. Try out your dune-climbing skills, or sit back and watch others walk, run, roll or somersault down. Learn about the historic village of Glen Haven where Schooners and Steamships operated in the 1800s. Visit the US life-saving Station where they attempted to save sinking ships. Head back along M-22, known as of the prettiest roads in Northern Michigan.

Traverse City: Hi-5 Rickshaw Tour

3. Traverse City: Hi-5 Rickshaw Tour

This rickshaw ride will take you through Downtown front Street, the Warehouse District, The GT Commons Area, the Open Space, and Clinch Park/Marina, and the Old Town, Along the way, your driver will share information on the areas’ attractions, the neighborhoods, the city’s architecture, and the food and beverage scene in Traverse City. This rickshaw ride through Traverse City is a great way to get an overview of the city and decide which parts you want to explore on your own later.

Ghost Hunting Experience

4. Ghost Hunting Experience

Come ghost hunt at a local haunted house attraction known to be haunted right here in Northern Michigan. Many of its actors, guests, and owners have reported strange happenings and sightings of several spirits that haunt the farm. Here is your chance to take a look behind the terrifying haunted house attraction where the Guests of Haunted Traverse Tours will be instructed on how to use real ghost hunting equipment and then proceed with using this equipment on a 2-hour investigation. The equipment for ghost hunting is like you see on T.V. and the ghost hunting techniques used personally by your ghost hunting guides will be taught to you. However, please that if your perception of ghost hunting is what you see on T.V. and you are expecting a paranormal experience around every corner, this may NOT be the experience for you. We focus on the teaching of how to use the equipment, the techniques, and theory behind ghost hunting, and then we hope that we are able to capture paranormal evidence in our time together, but we joke that the spirits are NOT on our payroll. :)

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What people are saying about Traverse City

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Very enjoyable tour with a nice and friendly and very knowledgeable tour guide - we had Elena.

The tour was informative as well as mysterious. The guide was great.

Stories of hauntings mixed with fasinating history of Traverse City.

The tour guide, Matt, was very knowledgeable and personable.

Very knowledgeable about the area and fun experience!