Sometimes the scariest ghost stories are right in our backyard.

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Now that October is upon us, it is officially that time of year to scare yourself silly. There are a few options to check out this spooky season. One of them involves learning about some of the haunted happenings in the historic downtown area of Cedar Falls.

This October there will be a Cedar Falls ghost tour that you can check out.

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On this ghost tour, you'll be told the haunted happenings by a local tour guide. All of these stories are from locals who have spent their lives in the area. The tickets are on sale now for this hour-long ghost adventure.

According to the event's ticket information page, this kicks off at the gazebo in Overman Park. The entire ghostly trek is about one mile long and should take about an hour to complete.

This is recommended for people over the age of 12, and pets are not allowed on the tour.

The nights that the tour will take place on are:

Friday October 22nd at 7 PM

Saturday October 23rd at 7 PM

Friday October 29th at 7 PM

Saturday October 30th at 7 PM 

If you're interested in checking out the spooky sights in downtown Cedar Falls, you can get tickets right here.

A percentage of the ticket sales will go to the Cedar Falls Historical Society.

There are plenty of other things to check out in the downtown part of Cedar Falls. There are several new restaurants like the Carter House and Georges Local. Both restaurants have opened in the past few months and are adding more lively energy to the area.

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