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Esotouric Bus, Pasadena
NW corner of Arlington Drive and South Fair Oaks 1017 South Fair Oaks Pasadena, CA 91105
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Be on time! They run a tight, on-time tour.
Pasadena Confidential Crime Bus Tour info Dec 05 2011 star this tip starred
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Plenty of parking on Fair Oaks.
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28 ratings
3.9 average rating
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 17 2007

This was generally not worth the money or the time. I felt the hosts were very unorganized and talked way too much the entire time and lost most, if not all people who were in attendance.

I would recomment they incorporate their visual into...continued

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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 28 2009

I enjoyed being driven through the quaint streets of Pasadena in a comfortable bus listening to true crime stories. This was a very fun and entertaining afternoon.

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6 reviews
4 stars
attended May 26 2007

I loved it. It was quirky and fun. The guides were a total hoot and I learned things about Pasadena and So. Pasadena that aren't in the guide books.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Discover LA’s lurid and fascinating underbelly on these hip, offbeat, insightful and entertaining tours.” —_Lonely Planet  _


Join Esotouric’s ace researchers Kim Cooper and Richard Schave for a chilling exploration of the forgotten criminal lore of this deceptively sleepy suburb, From celebrated cases like the RFK assassination (with a visit to Sirhan Sirhan’s folks’ house), Eraserhead star Jack Nance’s strange end, black magician/rocket scientist Jack Parsons’ death-by-misadventure and the 1926 Rose Parade grandstand collapse, to fascinating obscurities, the tour’s dozens of murders, arsons, kidnappings, robberies, suicides, auto wrecks and oddball happening sites provide a alternate history of Pasadena that’s as fascinating as it is creepy. Passengers will tour the old Millionaire’s Row on Orange Grove, thrill to the shocking Sphinx Murder on the steps of the downtown Masonic Hall and discover why people named Judd should think twice before moving to Pasadena.  Passengers on this eye-opening, funny and informative tour will forever see Pasadena in a new light. It is highly recommended for natives and newcomers alike, crime and history buffs and anyone who likes to seek out the unexpected.

_Feel free to bring food and drink on board to enjoy during the tour, but please, nothing messy. Sugary snacks will be provided but you are advised to bring a sack lunch if desired.

There are brief stops where you will exit the bus. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for the weather conditions.