The popular Historic Downtown Cedar Falls Ghost Tour returns for a third year!

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On this ghost tour, you'll be told the haunted happenings by Cedar Falls local history expert Lauren Riensche. She put together this tour after talking with locals who have spent their entire lives in the area.

She's been putting on this haunted and historical tour since fall of 2021. I was lucky enough to go on one of her final tours during the inaugural year. Riensche is not only incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Cedar Falls, but she is also a dang good storyteller!

I was oohing and aahing throughout the entire tour. Plus, I went on Halloween night which just perfectly complemented the spooky vibes.

Over the past few years, tours would meet at Overman Park and follow Lauren all around the beautiful and quite haunted Downtown District. This tour will be returning this year! Now, there is something a little extra that will be offered too!

The classic tour dates are as follows:

Friday, October 13th, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 14th, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Friday, October 20th, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Friday, October 27th, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 at 7:00 PM

And that won't be the only way you'll be able to experience all of the spookiness in Cedar Falls this year. Riensche is also offering another way for you to celebrate this haunting season...with food.

It's called "Ghosts & Gourmet" and it is described as a brand-new culinary experience. You'll be able to explore the past through "fateful tales & tastes."

This will be hosted at the Black Hawk Hotel and is also brought to you by The Spire.

The only downside to this delicious and spooky event, is that there will only be ONE of them. It is set to take place on Wednesday, October 25th at 5:30 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 15th at 12:00 PM local time. You can sign up here for more updates about these tours.

Just a heads up! Over the past two years, these tickets have sold out incredibly quickly, so keep that in mind when you're getting ready to secure your spot.

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