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Christy A.
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Report | 4 months ago
Interesting information
M C.
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Report | 4 months ago
If you like history, this is an interesting, fun tour. It is all walking and standing outside, so use common sense and wear good walking shoes. Since the tour meets at Morgan Street Brewery, we wish we would have had time to eat before the tour. However, my husband and I were able to take a "to-go" cup of beer to enjoy during the walk, which was nice. We took 3 middle-schoolers. 2 of the 3 enjoyed the tour. If you have middle schoolers you know that is pretty amazing! A nice evening downtown.
Michele D.
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Report | 4 months ago
Dave is a captivating story teller. We enjoyed the diverse subjects and the music accompaniment between stories was beautiful. Would definitely do this again.
Terrie M.
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Report | 4 months ago
Excellent! A beautiful, easy autumn walk to a few of St. Louis' many historical locations, along with expert storytelling. The stories were entertaining and informative enough to satisfy my basic curiosity, and intriguing enough that I went home and researched several of them to find out more. This wasn't a stuffy tour guide with a microphone--David is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and accommodating, easy to hear and understand, and made everyone feel comfortable.
Caroline C.
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Report | 5 months ago
Mr Riordan is a wonderful storyteller. What makes him so authentic is he's a six generation St. Louisian. He has actual knowledge from family hand-me-downs which makes it really interesting.
John B.
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Report | 5 months ago
Very entertaining, but more haunting along with the history would be better. At this time, he should be calling it "The Laclede's Landing history tour, with a bit of haunting thrown in for good measure."
Sarah M.
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Report | 5 months ago
It is more historical then spooky but very good storytelling and some laughs along the way. I would recommend making it longer so more stories can be told.
tracy r.
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Report | 5 months ago
We had a great time, David is very entertaining. We learned a lot about St. Louis history and we were comparing our favorite stories hours later.
Donna C.
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Report | 5 months ago
We didn't take the Tour. We Did the History of St. Louis and Where ghost had been spotted in St. Louis. Learned a lot of history. Food was excellent. Chairs were very uncomfortable. It lasted 2 hours. He would tell a little and then take abt 15 minute or so break, he took I think 4 breaks throughout. I wouldn't do it a second time.
julie b.
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Report | 5 months ago
Storyteller Dave did an awesome job leading us around, showing us a new side of the city. Wear comfy shoes, start the evening with him before the tour starts at Morgan Street Brewery. Great evening! Only downer is that 90 min. Went by so quickly!
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?St. Louis is the fourth-most-haunted city in America,? the tour guide said on a tour covered by Narratively. "But your tour guide is No. 1.? That guide is David Riordan, a renaissance man who's been a commodities trader, lawyer, and Spanish real-estate seller, and now-owner of Riordan Tours. It was his time in Spain that inspired him to become a tour guide. He practiced his storytelling on the English-language radio station he bought and then began leading homespun tours through the small, picturesque town of Frigiliana.

But when the Spanish economy soured, he moved back to his native St. Louis. Now he draws on his natural talent for yarn spinning and leads groups to tourist attractions and haunted corners of the 250-year-old metropolis. Along the ghost tour, David unravels chilling yarns about events that inspired The Exorcist, the St. Louis Fire, the cholera epidemic, and spirits that still roam the streets, asking people which bus they should catch to get to the afterlife. The less spooky city tours explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Cahokia Mounds, as well as the Cardinal's Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch.

David also puts his storytelling skills to use at his Unveiled: History & Hauntings of St Louis shows. Accompanied by a folk guitarist, he regales crowds with tales of the city's history. "I can talk about anything," he told the Riverfront Times. "It's not just ghosts and spirits, [it's] the brewery, steamboats, gangsters."

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