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Historic Indiana Ghost Walks and Tours

P.O. Box 687
Westfield  Indiana  46074
United States
(317) 840-6456
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Midwest Living Review

Amy Lynch
Get an interesting retelling of central Indiana’s ghost stories and a peek at its paranormal past on these walking tours and bus trips.

Historic Indiana Ghost Walks and Tours has been exploring spectral sights and things that go bump in the night since 2001. Together husband and wife Michael and Nicole Kobrowski have written several books about haunted Indiana sites, make media appearances, and conduct year-round ghost tours by bus and on foot through several Indianapolis neighborhoods and outerlying areas. (Check the website for schedules and tour descriptions).

While the content was interesting with tales of Native American spirits and Civil War soldier sightings, the Haunted Underground Railroad tour in Westfield was a little anticlimatic overall. It would have been nice to actually walk through the restaurants, bank, town hall and other buildings during the stops; because the evening tour takes place after hours, guests only get to see them from the outside. The high point of the journey is an after-dark visit to the Anti-Slavery Friends Quaker Cemetery. The tour wasn't ever really scary, making it fine to bring the kids along (though several younger attendees in our group got antsy and needed to be taken home halfway through the two-hour adventure).The scenery along the way is pretty, too. Westfield is a safe, cute, small-town suburb with historical buildings, charming Victorian homes and wooded spaces full of blinking fireflies, but it was hard to make out much in some of the more sparsely lit sections of the tour. Perhaps the Chatham Arch-Lockerbie or Wholesale District excursions in downtown Indy are a little livelier.

The walking tours are $18 per adult; kids and seniors $10. The bus tours cost $32.50 to $45 per person. Reservations are required.

June 15, 2013

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