The Ghosts of Lincoln Bus Tours
Scott Colborn, organizer and storyteller
Ticket Launch Monday August 27th, 2018 !
The official 2018 ticket launch will be held on Monday August 27th, at:
omt Divine Women's Resale, 1725 Van Dorn, Lincoln, NE.
Doors open 10 am - 4 pm.
In-person: Cash, check or debit/credit cards.
Phone orders (402-423-2066 only on August 27th please): Debit/credit cards.
Absolutely no tickets reserved without payment in full.
Plenty of off-street and on-street parking.
Melissa Colborn and I will be there at 8 am serving hot coffee, bottled water and doughnut holes to folks in line.
Deluxe Motor Coach or Standard Bus? Different rides, different dates.
Deluxe Motor Coach (A/C, bigger individual seats, big windows, more comfortable ride, easier to enter and exit, bathroom on board). All deluxe motor coaches will have 50 regular seats, except October 22nd and 23rd. October 22nd and 23rd will have 42 regular seats and 2 wheel chair positions for each bus. We reserve the right to modify the seating on those two coaches if no wheel chair position tickets are sold at the ticket launch. Deluxe Motor Coach, $23 per seat plus $1.67 tax = $24.67.
The October 2018 Deluxe Motor Coach dates:
Sunday 10/21 (daylight tour, boards at 1:45 pm).
Monday 10/22, two wheel chair positions plus regular seating.
Tuesday 10/23, two wheel chair positions plus regular seating.
Standard Passenger Bus (A/C, bench seats, not wheel chair accessible). $16 per seat plus $1.16 = $17.16. Seats 50.
The October Standard Passenger Bus dates:
How to purchase seats on the bus.
At the ticket launch you may purchase single tickets, multiple tickets or blocks of tickets. Seats are non-refundable and are good only for the single date purchased. General seating - your purchase gives you a seat but does not reserve a specific one. Limited seating so children and adults are the same price. Parent or guardian must accompany minor children. Please - no toddlers, infants or babies. Family friendly event - absolutely no alcohol on the bus. Anyone appearing to be intoxicated will be asked to leave the bus with no seat refund.
Location to board the bus and important boarding instructions.
Unless otherwise noted, the bus will begin boarding passengers who have purchased seats in advance, at 6:45 pm, at the Indian Village Shopping Center parking lot, 13th & Arapahoe, Lincoln, NE. The merchants who have stores there welcome your patronage before the tours and might even have some specials for you if you mention the tour. They request that you park along the street or in the middle rows of the parking lot.
The bus leaves promptly at 7 pm and will not wait for late people.
Is there a half-way break during the tour?
Yes. The bus stops about 8:10 pm at Raising Canes or other establishment for a bathroom break and snacks at your expense. You are welcomed to bring the snacks and beverages back on the bus so we can depart in a timely manner for the second half of the tour. Finally we will arrive back at the parking lot at approximately 9:40 - 10 pm. For extra comfort on the standard bus, bring a small pillow or cushion for the bench seats. The Deluxe Motor Coach has individual seats that are very comfortable; it's an over-the-road type bus.
Absolutely no alcohol on the bus. Anyone appearing to be intoxicated will be asked to leave with no ticket refund. No babies or toddlers. Children are welcome with at least one parent or guardian. All ticket sales are final. This is a family-friendly fun time ! Boo !
Would you like to do a private tour?
We can do a private chartered tour anytime of the year for you and 49 friends or associates? Contact me and I'll give you suggestions and ideas to fill the 50 passenger white bus with A/C for your private tour. Or perhaps you'd like to ride in style in the deluxe motor coach (approximately 42 passengers plus up to two wheel chair positions). When people hear of your plans to do a private chartered Ghosts of Lincoln bus tour, you'll fill your seats quickly. A fun "thing to do" when in Lincoln for your meeting, convention or as an alternative to the company picnic! Personnel managers - this is a fun activity for your employees and their families.
We had a lot of fun at the ticket launch Monday August 14th 2017. Thanks to Cinnamon and Kat at A Novel Idea bookstore for being so accommodating to everyone. My daughter Melissa Colborn and I really appreciate everyone that came to the store or called in and purchased tickets. Thank you.
Good memories from the 2016 ticket launch August 29th...
We had a really fun ticket launch August 29th, 2016 ! The increase from 15 nights (2015) to 19 nights this year was an ambitious jump. We sold about 74% of all tickets at the ticket launch and the remainder were all sold as of 10/1/16. If you don't want to miss on in 2017, use the contact page and send me a note and I'll make sure you are notified via e-mail prior to the 2017 ticket launch. We always sell out !
Good memories from the previous 2015 ticket launch...
The Ghosts of Lincoln ticket launch, Monday August 17th, 2015 was another sell-out! My daughter Melissa and I were outside the front door of A Novel Idea bookstore a little after 8 am with free coffee and donut holes for folks standing in line. Some good conversation as well. Doors opened at 10 am to a big line; some having been in line since 7 am that morning. The staff at A Novel Idea were courteous and moved people through the process quickly and with grace. At the end of the day, 94.4% of all tickets had been sold. The remaining tickets were then sold on the next day by people contacting me directly. Use the contact page to send me a note and receive advance notice of future Ghosts of Lincoln bus tours before the public does. Please purchase your tickets on the ticket launch day in person and by phone to avoid disappointment !