EXercise your demons!

A comedy ghost walking tour of downtown Asheville

Gather around your undead guide and embark on a journey into Asheville’s unknown. You’ll learn about the weird, dark past that lies just beneath the surface of this quaint mountain town. Hear stories of hangings, murders, and shoot outs! As we journey through the streets, the terror comes alive before your very eyes.

The world’s first theatrical haunted comedy walking tour. Put your best foot forward and immerse yourself in Asheville’s rich history and LaZoom’s absurd comedy. It’s the fright thing to do.

The highlights

  • Guided comedy walking tour of historic downtown Asheville
  • Duration: 60 minutes (about 2 miles)
  • Private Access to the LaZoom Room for drinks before your tour
  • $34 per person

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The Guides

 

 

 

 

Bones Bordeaux

He’s a thousand year old man who has the heart of a child, the tongue of a southerner, and the shins of a cajun. Bones loves showing people the dark and dirty side of Asheville. Don’t get too close, or he might use your body parts for his next voodoo stew.

 

 

 

 

Bloodeenya Vain

She’s a hillbilly vampire who’s been roaming the streets of Asheville for hundreds of years. Bloodeenya has been living off of the blood of local beer drinkers for so long she’s got an eternal buzz. If you invite her along, she’ll gladly show you around her neck of the woods!

THE LEGEND

Late one evening, we found an old map with mysterious markings behind the toilet at the LaZoom Room. It was left by a curious man with a curious name: Fartemis Smellington. In the late 1800s, Mr. Smellington was a local necromancer and eccentric that some say “always omitted a foul odor”.

During his short life, he would wander the streets of downtown claiming he could see ghosts and would try to get people to join him as he would spin yarns about the towns murders. Then one day in October of 1889, he disappeared without a trace.

The map we discovered showed a peculiar path that crisscrossed through streets of downtown Asheville. Along the route were stories of murder, hangings, suicides, and evil wickedness. Above the map it read:

“Whoever walks this path and speaks these tales will see into the past.”

His dream of wandering the streets with willing participants in search of ghosts, murderers, and other worldly beings lives on at LaZoom

 

space TO Laugh

Just because it’s a pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t laugh, right? This tour is built for a post COVID19 experience. We only allow 14 people per tour, we spend most of the time outside, and you can bring your own headphones to listen to the guide while staying 6 ft apart from everyone else!

Rules of The Road

We take safety very seriously! If any guest does not comply with these rules, you will be asked to leave the tour without a refund.

  • All guests must stay 6 feet apart from the tour guide and other parties on the tour.
  • All guests must wear a face covering that covers both nose and mouth
Testimonials
A walking tour filled with excitement, jokes, and yes - a little bit of scary! We can't wait to come back and take the tour again.
Betsy P.
The production value was unbelievable. How did they pull off such an amazing spectacle on the streets?!
Kennedy S.
I usually have to drag my husband along on these tours when we're on vacation - but not this time! So great, and so worth it.
Bridget M.

THE DETAILS

The tour will be led by a primary guide telling jokes, historical stories, and holding fun conversation with the guests.

Along the route, the tour will be met by a secondary guide dressed as different characters and will provide over-the-top sketch comedy routines that involve the primary guide and guests.

Tour groups will be limited to 14 people and will be held from Septeber 18th thru November 12th, Thursday through Sunday at 7PM and 8:30 PM.

All tours begin and end at the LaZoom Room at 76 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville.

PRICE
$34 +tax adults

DURATION
60 Minutes

AGE RESTRICTIONS
21 and up only

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
76 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28801 (The LaZoom Room)

ROUTE
Approximately 2 miles around downtown Asheville

DEPARTURE TIMES
7 & 8:30PM Thursday through Sunday

See schedule here

The Fine Print

Tour Policies:

We have a ticketless system, this email serves as your ticket and can be presented at check in.  If passengers are intoxicated at departure, they will not be allowed to take the tour, and no refund will be given

COVID19 

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you do not join the tour. All guests must wear a face covering for the duration of the tour and stay at least 6 feet apart.

Read more about our policy and procedure changes here.

Parking:

We do not have passenger parking at LaZoom Room and therefore recommend arriving downtown 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time to find parking. Additionally, Uber or Lyft is always a great option to avoid having to find parking.

Paid Parking Options:

The paid lot surrounding LaZoom Room (we do not manage this lot), street meters, the Aloft Hotel or the garage up one block on Biltmore Ave.

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes and you may also bring 3.5mm headphones if you wish. If not, we will give you a brand new pair of headphones to plug into a sanitized listening pack.

Cancellation Policies:

Parties of 4 and fewer must cancel at least 48 hours prior to the tour to receive a full refund. Parties of 5 or more must cancel at least 4 days prior to the tour to receive a full refund. We do not offer refunds for reservations cancelled within 48 hours of the tour departure time.