Experiencing history on a tour is less dangerous than living it firsthand, as it results in fewer bayonet injuries and hopeless slam-dunk contests with Abe Lincoln. Safely savor yesteryear with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get one admission to a 2.5-hour bus tour of haunted sites from Haunted Vegas Tours (a $66.25 value).
Clad in top hats and caretaker garb, the guides at Haunted Vegas Tours weave intriguing tales surrounding sites where ghost-sightings have been reported. At 9:30 p.m., tour-takers meet at the Royal Resort, where buses roll off toward the haunting grounds of celebrities such as Liberace, Elvis, and Count Chocula. Buses shuttle passengers between sites such as the notorious Motel of Death, the reported site of several celebrity deaths, and a haunted park that incorporates an optional walk around. Passengers also receive dousing rods, allowing them to search for the centers of spectral activity and to call out ghosts that snuck onto the tour bus for free.