Ghosts roam the earth to complete unfinished tasks, such as making peace with a loved one or picking up the dry cleaning. Witness the errands of the undead with today’s Groupon to The Ken Hudnall Show. Tours commence at 7 p.m. on Saturdays in the lobby of the Camino Real Hotel. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one admission to a Camino Real downtown history, mystery, and ghost tour (a $25 value), plus 15% off all merchandise.
- For $23, you get two admissions to a Camino Real downtown history, mystery, and ghost tour (a $50 value), plus 15% off all merchandise.
Author and radio host Ken Hudnall—who has penned more than 40 books detailing mysteries and the unknown—guides groups through a spine-tingling tour of some of El Paso’s spookiest sights. Gaggles of up to 60 ghoul gazers follow Ken on 1.5- to 2-hour strolls traversing just less than a mile, beginning at the notorious Camino Real Hotel. Home to several possibly spectral sightings, the hotel’s history comes to life as Ken recounts a haunting tale of a troubled bride and demonstrates the lingering presence of Pancho Villa.
Guests gaze on historical sights along the path, such as the Cortez Building, Plaza Theatre, and El Paso Public Library, before making a stop at the first Hilton Hotel, the site of celebrity weddings and apparitions of room service. Built atop the ruins of a fire-ravaged hotel, the Mills Building prompts further ghostly tales and nagging cravings for toasted marshmallows. Groupon guests desiring more chill-inducing material can receive a 15% discount off Ken’s merchandise, including paperbacks, e-books, and the ghosts of hardcover dust jackets.
The Ken Hudnall Show
Author and radio host Ken Hudnall leads groups on an informative trek through El Paso's famed, and oftentimes spooky, past during the Downtown History and Mystery Tour. Each traipse through time begins at the Camino Real Hotel, where ominous tales of a distressed bride and the lingering presence of Pancho Villa cast a spectral tone upon the outing's onset. Winding through city streets, Ken and crew stop at the Cortez Building, the Plaza Hotel, and the very first Hilton Hotel, which has hosted several celebrity weddings. As night falls and shadows begin to dance and pants unsuspecting patrons, a stop at the Mills Building—constructed on the site of a hotel that burned to the ground—rounds out the tour's itinerary.