Fear is the secret to happy marriages, the key to getting goose bumps, and the final ingredient in most madmen's serums. Master an encounter with this multipurpose emotion with today's Groupon for Kansas City's Ghosts and Gangsters Tour presented by Full Moon Productions. Tours begin at the corner of Mulberry and 12th streets next to the Edge of Hell haunted house. Choose between two tour admission options:
- For $30, you get two tour admissions (a $60 value).
- For $27, you get one tour admission, popcorn, bottled water, and a souvenir photograph (a $60 value).
Kansas City's Ghosts and Gangsters Tour takes thrill-seekers by coach for an authentically spooky look at KC's paranormal and mafia life. Kickstarting thrills at the Edge of Hell haunted house, tour-goers take in spectral sights from the comfort of Full Moon's Ghoul Bus, a low-emission vehicle fueled entirely by liquefied zombies and boy-band-inspired nightmares. Strap on a proton pack and let an engaging guide tell of the history and hauntstory of landmarks such as the Hotel Savoy, the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi, and St. Mary's Church, which the ghost of Father Henry David Jardine is said to haunt to prove his death wasn't a suicide. In addition to spectral sights, spook-sleuths spot several worldly mafioso spots, such as the location of several late-1970s bombings and bullet holes from a 1933 massacre of four police officers and a fugitive at the Union Station railroad depot. Check here for FAQs about the tour.
Haunt hunters can augment hair-raising hijinks with a VIP package containing treats from Full Moon's concessions quartermaster. Popcorn ($6.75) and bottled water ($3.25) revive run-down stomachs during drawn-out specter chases, and a 6"x9" commemorative photo ($20) serves as a reminder of tour memories and post-tour chats with a ghost claiming to be a mustachioed Harry Truman.
Kansas City Ghosts and Gangsters Tour has been featured on NPR.