Vegas Specialty Tours Provide an Only-in-Vegas Experience
Renowned ghost hunter and mob historian, Robert George Allen’s motto was to “create adventure” and that’s exactly what he did when he created both the “Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt” and the “Vegas Mob Tour.” Countless hours of research through books, documentaries and news clips were spent to bring these tours into reality. Allen interviewed many people including former FBI special agent Dennis Arnoldy, ex-mobster Frank Cullotta and paranormal investigator and author Janice Oberding, to bring even more authenticity and accuracy to these tours.
Due to the tours’ popularity, Allen and partner Adam Flowers, expanded the company by adding the “Good Springs Ghost Hunt” which has been featured on the Travel Channel’s hit show Ghost Adventures and “Frank Cullotta’s Casino Tour,” Vegas’ most exclusive private tour hosted personally by ex-mobster Frank Cullotta.
The two-and-a-half-hour tours start at the beautiful Tuscany Hotel and Casino at 4 p.m. for the Rat Pack Tour (which includes both the Mob Tour and The Rat Pack is Back show at the Tuscany), 7 p.m. for the Mob Tour, and 9 p.m. for the Haunted Vegas Ghost Hunt Tour.
In the Vegas Ghost Hunt Tour, you’ll hear real accounts of local paranormal activity while visiting locations of known ghost sightings and haunts. Your guide will supply you with ghost hunting equipment including EMF meters, temperature guns, and dowsing rods. This tour is not a theatrical show, you’ll hear true accounts of both hauntings and Las Vegas’ supernatural history.
Upon boarding the shuttle, your ghostly adventure begins with a brief video about paranormal activities. Then you will be transported to a mysterious part of a famous casino where a celebrity apparition is known to roam. The tour visits many legendary locations including the haunting grounds of Bugsy Siegel, Liberace, Redd Foxx, and two infamous parks known for their ghostly sightings to conduct EVP sessions. Hear stories about Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, who allegedly appear regularly and learn who haunts “The Motel of Death.”
On the Vegas Mob Tour, you’ll visit sites where mob murders, burglaries, a car bombing, and underworld activities occurred. Learn about the ruthless mob enforcers and hear how they operated in the shadows while dodging law enforcement officials. Your evening begins with a mini-documentary about the Mafia’s influence on Vegas. Highlights of the tour include a house used as a filming location for the classic film Casino, an infamous mob hangout where you will enjoy complimentary pizza, video clips, FBI surveillance photos, and more stories from your guide. Their current special includes a complimentary ticket ($23.95 value) to the downtown Mob Museum (an extraordinary museum with interactive exhibits in a restored 1933 former courthouse and post office)–rated in the top 20 museums in the nation by Trip Advisor for the last two years.
Vegas Specialty Tours begin at the Tuscany Suites and Casino, 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Telephone: (866) 218-4935. For more info, visit www.vegasspecialtytours.com. The Mob Museum is located at 300 Stewart Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Telephone: (702) 229.2734. For more info, visit www.themobmuseum.org. This story originally appeared in the March/April issue of Exhibit City News, p. 96, http://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/mar-apr_ecn2018?e=16962537/58622195