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Top 10 Ghost Trains and Spooky Rides Across America

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For most thrill seekers, a haunting ghost tour is the ultimate vacation experience. With so many spooky ghost trains and tours to choose from around the country, it can be tricky trying to determine the perfect option. Besides providing memorable and exhilarating fun, ghost tours are also a great way to explore the rich history of any given destination. Knowledgeable guides provide unique local perspectives of each spooky attraction. Take a look at our list for the top Ghost Trains and Spooky Rides across the country.

Ghosts & Gravestones of St. Augustine, Florida

Next time you find yourself in Florida looking for a scary-good time, make sure to take a haunted ride on the Trolley of the Doomed!

This family-friendly, frightseeing tour was recently selected as one of the nation’s best ghost tours in a USA Today reader’s poll and it guarantees a ghoulishly good time for scare-seekers everywhere. Walk through the Old Jail where the tortured souls of former inmates still yearn for justice and discover Potter’s Wax Museum’s Chamber of Horrors where you’ll hear the tale of pirate Andrew Ranson’s gruesome execution. Listed on the Florida and National Register of Haunted Places, there’s plenty of hair-raising to be had in St. Augustine.

Tweetsie Railroad’s Halloween Festival Ghost Train, Tweetsie Railroad, North Carolina

Looking for a haunted train ride in North Carolina?

Tweetsie Railroad has got you covered. Tweetsie Railroad transforms from the Wild West into a haunted park with Halloween thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of each evening is a nighttime ride on the Ghost Train. Other spooky attractions include the Haunted House and the Freaky Forest. Younger ghouls will enjoy dressing up in their Halloween costume, trick-or-treating on Main Street, watching the Black Light Puppet Show and taking in the amusement rides in the Creepy Carnival.

Burlington Murder Mystery Train, Vermont

Vermont is home to one of the most unique haunted ghost train tours, the Burlington Murder Mystery Train.

Guests enjoy a three-course gourmet dinner made fresh on board while taking part in an interactive comedy show from Kevin O’Brien’s Upstage Productions. Upon boarding the train, some guests are assigned new identities for the evening. Others may even become suspects. As the mystery unfolds, a “murder” occurs, and the audience must figure out whodunnit. Each month will feature a different mystery. This ghost tour is bound to entertain and add a dash of mystery to any vacation.

Fillmore & Western Railway CO. Murder Mystery Train Tour, Fillmore, California

The Fillmore & Western Railway CO. offers their own entertaining and spooky Murder Mystery Train Tour.

Families with children seven years of age and older can take part in a captivating lunchtime show where eastwood meets westwood. Adult guests are invited to take part in a similar murder mystery dinnertime show.  This haunting train ride will have you and your family laughing and screaming from joy!

The Haunted Ghost Train, Ely, Nevada

For the most haunting ghost tour in Nevada, the Haunted Ghost Train is a favorite amongst locals.

This creepy haunted ghost train tour is guaranteed to make you scream. The haunted train ride of Old Ely showcases the grim history of Nevada and provides thrill-seekers with an unforgettable experience. They say the Ghost Train of Old Ely comes “alive” in a whole different way. Come see what makes this one of the top ghost train attractions in the country,  if you dare! 

Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour, Asheville, North Carolina

The best and most haunted ghost train in Asheville is the Haunted History and Murder Mystery Trolley Ghost Tour!

Sit back as they illuminate Asheville’s dark side with astonishing stories of spirits and spies, ghosts and goblins, hauntings and hoodlums and mountain-made murder and mayhem. Stories include: the legendary Pink Lady of the Grove Park Inn, the haunting of one of Asheville’s most popular bars, the ghost of Church Street, the mystery at the WhiteGate Inn, the child spirits at the haunted hospital, the architect walled into his own church, Nazi agents based in Asheville and much, much more.

Haunted Savannah Frightseeing Tour, Georgia

Known as America’s most haunted city, Savannah’s history is both rich and mysterious.

Aboard the Ghosts & Gravestones night-time tour, your costumed Ghost Host will transport you to some of the city’s most haunted sights. Travel through the historic district on a historically haunting ghost tour adventure you won’t soon forget. For those who are curious about the existence of spirits or just plain ready for a spooky adventure, book a ride on the Trolley of the Doomed.

Haunted Trolley of Atchison, Kansas

When visiting Kansas, make sure to take part in one of the most haunting ghost tours in the country.

Since 1995, families from across the nation have come to Haunted Atchison Tours, a one-hour narrated ride aboard the Atchison Trolley, to see the sites and hear about the mysteries. Experience the history and mystery that make the charming town of Atchison legendary in haunting. This spine-chilling tour may not be suitable for children under the age of six.

Ghost Tour of Door County, Wisconsin

If you’re looking for a chilling ghost tour in Wisconsin, make sure to check out the Ghost Tour of Door County.

Hop aboard the “Trolley of the Doomed” as their knowledgeable guides share tales of ghostly sunken ships, haunted lighthouses and mysterious happenings on the darker side of this spirited peninsula. Join the scary, fun, and informative filled tour that is truly one of a kind. This tour may not be suitable for children under the age of five.