Top 5 Haunted Cincinnati Experiences


Ghosts of Cincinnati Tour via Haunted Cincinnati Tours

Looking for some terrifying fall activities?

1. Ghosts of Cincinnati Tour
Become an honorary paranormal investigator as you tour downtown Cincinnati with real ghost hunting equipment. Visit the spirits of Taft Museum, Eden Park, Washington Park, and Music Hall for an authentic supernatural experience that will make you a believer (or at least leave you feeling appropriately spooked). Thur–Sat. starting at 7 p.m., $25 per person. Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square, (877) 891-3374,!bus-tour/cjg9

2. Queen City is Haunted
Learn all about the dark side of Cincinnati history with the help of American Legacy Tours. Stroll around OTR and discover why the historic neighborhood is littered with paranormal activity as your knowledgeable guide tells you stories of serial killers, hauntings, and gruesome murders. Fri and Sat. 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. $20 per person. 1332 Vine St. (859) 951-8560,

3. USS Nightmare
All aboard the USS Nightmare for a haunted tour of the resurrected 1934 dredging ship, the William S. Mitchell. During its 45 years of service, this sinister ship saw more than 112 deaths (or so goes the story). Now that it’s back, prepare to be tormented by the spirits of the crew who perished during the ship’s active years, including those from the Mitchell Massacre. Wednesday–Thursday and Sunday 7 p.m.–11 p.m.; Fri and Sat 7 p.m.–1 a.m. Cost: $17 per person on Wed; $20 per person on Thurs–Sun. 101 Riverboat Row, (859) 740-2293,

4. The Dent Schoolhouse
If you’re set on touring the Dent Schoolhouse just to revisit your grade school days, think again. Enjoy an evening of horror as you tour classrooms and the basement to find out what really happened to the missing Dent school children. Thurs and Sun, 7:30–10 p.m., Fri and Sat 7:30 p.m.–midnight. Cost is $20. 5963 Harrison Ave. (513) 445-9767,

5. Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park
With five different haunted experiences for the general admission price (plus two rides for an additional fee), you can be sure that there’s something perfectly scary for you at Land of Illusion. If it takes more than a little ghoul or goblin to get you shaking, visit LOI’s Middletown Haunted Trail for a terrifying time. Fri–Sat 8 p.m.–2 a.m. for $34.99 and Sun 8 p.m.–11:30 p.m. for $24.99. $5 parking, 8762 Thomas Rd., Middletown, (513) 423-9960,

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