Mayor Slayer welcomes you to Ghost Tours of Kemper Center! Started during the 2012 Halloween season, these are the first professional Ghost Tours ever given at the facility. We invite young and old alike, as well as those interested in the history of Kemper, to enjoy a special guided tour of our facility. Secrets and tales come alive during your walking tour of Durkee Mansion, Ambrose Hall, and the rest of Kemper Center.
These tours take you up and down the many staircases of Kemper. Floors that have been sealed for years are unlocked just for you to learn about and experience the many "happenings" that take place here.
There are also a few 'guests' that may greet you throughout your tour, so be careful and watch your step. You never know what or who will be around the next corner. Prepare to experience the ghosts of Kemper for yourself
October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Opens each night at 7pm
Ghost Tours $15.00
Doomsday 2012 $7.00
Special 2 Attraction Rate $17.00 *Good Fri. and Sat only*
Discounts are available if you order online!
Special COLLEGE STUDENT PROMOTION:
Special SUNDAY deal for (current) CARTHAGE and PARKSIDE College students. Sunday's Parkside and Carthage College students (or any college Student) can purchase tickets for Ghost Tours at Kemper Center for $6.00 each. From 7-10:30
Show your current student ID (verifiable photo ID as well) and purchase your admission ticket for ONLY
The Concerned Citizens Coalition Teen Task Force was established in 1992. The Teen Task Force is a multicultural group of teens committed to living and promoting a life free of alcohol and drugs. The goal of the organization is to increase awareness of the negative impact drugs and alcohol have on our community and to promote alcohol-free family entertainment. The Teen Task Force has partnered with the Kemper Center for over 15 years to bring to the area the Kemper Center Haunted House. This service learning project pairs youth with adult mentors in planning, construction and performances of the haunted house. Youth develop the theme, design costumes, build props and plan scares. This year's theme is Doomsday 2012. The Teen Task force will give you a presentation of what you can expect when the world ceises to exist.
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