Events – Paranormal Captivity

Central City calls its longtime ghosts into action with 4th annual Creepy Crawl 

Not afraid of no ghosts? Be sure.

You don’t need a trip to the movie theater to get a taste of paranormal activity—Central City’s fourth annual Creepy Crawl puts you in the front seat of your own freakishly creepy experience—a peek inside this historic, haunted town.

Friday and Saturday nights starting in mid-October, scare seekers and Halloween enthusiasts will take in the dank, dark hallways and peek around cold corners in the city’s most avoided historic landmarks and visit off-limits, rarely seen areas of the 150+ year old buildings.

This isn’t your ordinary community haunted house; the 60+ minute walking tours are led by guides from Gilpin County Historical Society and feature live, horrifying reenactments of supernatural accounts and bone chilling ghostly encounters at various haunted hot spots throughout town.

“The Central City Creepy Crawl opens the doors to 150 years of legendary history and exposes the town’s best kept, unfortunate secrets,” said Joe Behm, spokesperson for Central City’s Business Improvement District. “Coloradans have a rare opportunity to explore and feel the eerie nature of a truly haunted ghost town—an experience that you won’t soon shake off, or forget.”

Tours are offered Friday and Saturday nights in October – Oct. 19 and 20, and 26 and 27. Tours run from 7 – 8:45 p.m., with tours leaving on each quarter hour.

Guests must check-in on the lower level of Century Casino in its banquet room, at 102 Main St., Central City, by entering through the Gregory Street entrance.

Creepy Crawl tours sold out last year, so get yours early.  Tickets are just $10 each, or $15 cash at the door (dependant on availability—purchase early to guarantee admittance).  They can be purchased at any King Soopers/City Market location, online at or by phone at 1-866-464-2626.

No one younger than 21 will be admitted without a parent or guardian and the tours are definitely not for anyone younger the age of 16.  Significant walking is involved, including steep hills and stairways, so sturdy shoes and a healthy spirit are a must.  Tour attendees are encouraged to dress in layers—low temps are expected for October evenings.

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