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“Elaborate”

Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure
Ranked #44 of 117 Tours in St. Augustine
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Clearwater, Florida, United States
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Elaborate”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

This tour provides ghost-buster gadgets and involves the mysterious deaths of two women in this former hotel who died (supposedly) in a fire. They of course haunt the hallways at night, as explained in somewhat exhaustive detail by a guide as well as a documentary film. We didn't leave convinced, but it's probably worthwhile for dyed-in-the-wool paranormalists.

Visited April 2014
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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking our Haunted Castle tour and for sharing your review. I assure you that the two women in question did die in the fire here as is well documented through several historical media outlets. We will take your suggestions to heart and always appreciate guest feedback. Thank you so much for touring with us and for sharing your review!
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“Best tour ever”
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

This was an awesome tour. Allison was extremely knowledgeable about the area. Best thing I've done in St augustine.

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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you so much for choosing to take our ghost tour. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and our investigator Allison's presentation. We also appreciate you taking the time to post such a nice review. Thank you!
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“What fun!”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We had wanted to take this tour since hearing about the majors changes. I'm so glad we did! We took the Ripley's haunted house tour. It was an informative yet entertaining mix of history and the paranormal. Our guide, Eric, was quite knowledgable and we had time to do some investigating on our own and ask questions. A great tour!

Visited March 2014
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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
We are so glad that you tried the Haunted Castle tour and enjoyed it! Eric is a great guide who is very passionate about his tours. Thank you so much for visiting and for writing such a wonderful review!
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Winter Park, Florida
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5 reviews
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“Creepy Perfection”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

I attended this ghost tour on Friday 3/28 with my 13 year old niece, 9 year old son, and my brother. A fun time was had by all....The tour guides know their info, very detailed and not over done. Bad weather was barely noticed as we were all provided rain gear and the guides assured us that if the rain keep people on the train (which it didn't) they were divide and conquer leaving a guide on the train to tell tales and a guide to splash around with us. The guides kept in mind my son's age when telling "adult tales" used appropriate words which was awesome. My niece left completely creeped out and probably won't sleep for days after her EMF meter went off when questions "were asked" and answers "were received."

Visited March 2014
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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thank you so much for taking our tour and for sharing such a wonderful review. We are so glad that you found the tour appropriate for children and families. We do try to keep all of our attractions family friendly. Thank you so much!
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“Lots of fun”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We've been on many ghost tours, and this is one of the better ones.

Guides were funny and well informed, the tour was well managed and ran on schedule. Many ghost tours feature an ill-informed guide who bloviates 30 minutes over the scheduled time-- this is definitely not one of them.

While the entertainment value is very good, the best thing about the Ghost Train is that it takes you to some definitely haunted places. My daughter caught a picture of a full body apparition at one stop, and almost every stop on the tour felt very spooky.

The description on the brochure makes it sound a little like you'll be riding around St. Augustine in a trolley all night. This isn't the case. The train/trolley just makes it possible for you to cover lots of territory and get to some very interesting places you can't get to on foot.

Very good activity for the whole family. The price is a little high, but they won't beg you for tips at the end, so the price is actually pretty good for St. Augustine.

Visited March 2014
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Kimberly K, General Manager at Ripley's Ghost Train Adventure, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
We are so glad that you found the tour well organized and entertaining. I would love to see some of the photos that you got! It is always exciting for us to see what great shots our guests get. Thank you so much for choosing our tour, and for writing such a nice review!
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