Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour

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Activity #905
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Rating: 4.9  136 rating points
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Helter Skelter Tragical History Tour

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Join us for a captivating look into the tragic deaths of the victims of Charles Manson's famous Tate-LaBianca murders in Hollywood!

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 2  9:00 AM Adamalbright Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Had a great time , Scott was very knowlegable about the case and surrounding things ! The shop is cool with neat little things all over!!!
Rating: 3
Interesting tour but lacked comfort
Sat, Mar 19  9:00 AM dingoballs01 Female Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I took this tour with a friend and the tour group was at capacity with 13 people. The van seats only 13 passengers and we sat in the back row. The tour guide Scott was very informative and the tour is definitely for Charlie Manson history fans. However, the van ride was very uncomfortable. We felt cramped and there was little air circulation. We felt each and every bump during the 3.5 hour tour which did not make our backs very happy. Other than that, the tour was quite enjoyable.
Rating: 5
Scott Michaels is beyond educated on the topic
Sat, Mar 19  9:00 AM aggieshark Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
I have been waiting to do this tour for years now. He was able to move the date of the tour months in advance so I was able to do it on the weekend I was in town. He was completely down to earth and wonderful to engage with. Very knowledgeable about the crimes as well as other scenarios surrounding the case and the individuals involved. I could not be any more pleased with my experience!
Rating: 5
Sat, Jan 9  9:00 AM Caroljoelark Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Very well done. I would like to do another tour soon.
Rating: 5
Coolest tour guide in LA
Sat, Jan 9  9:00 AM cduke14 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My husband and I took the Helter Skelter tour with Scott as our tour guide.

I am obsessive about the Manson murders and case (in fact, during one of my visits to LA I gave myself my own Manson tour before I learned of Scott's tour) and thought it would be a little boring for me, knowing so much about the history. Not only did Scott teach me a thing or two, but for my husband (who's not a creepy murder-obsessed weirdo) had a blast and loved the tour, too.

It's also a fantastic way to see LA and learn fun facts about the cities history. We'll do another Dearly Departed tour the next time we're in LA.
Rating: 5
Only in LA!!! Helter Skelter tour. Must do!
Sat, Sep 12, 15   9:00 AM betsyct Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
You can tell Scott loves being a guide. He put together a very thoughtful tour based on the Helter Skelter Murders. If you read the book and/or anything about Manson and the family you will have a very interesting time and learn little tidbids you probably didn't even know! Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
A trip to helter skelter and back
Sat, Jul 26, 14   9:00 AM ChunkKing Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
If you are at all interested in Manson or even LA crime history, you don't want to miss this tour. We did this tour right before we left LA. We all agreed it was the highlight of our trip. After reading about this case for all these years, we wanted to see the spots where all of it went down. The tour takes you along the route the killers followed and even by locations that pertain to the whole scene, for instance the site of Jay Sebring's hair salon, the spot where Manson hit the ground after being thrown out of the Whiskey, and homes where the Family creepy crawled. There's a screen on the air conditioned bus which shows photos from the original crime scene and of the locales as they looked in the 60s.

I've got to tell you I felt a chill go down my spine when we pulled up in front of the LaBianca house and when we made the turn onto Cielo Dr which winds up the hill to the Tate house. Scott was our guide and he encourages interaction among the group and the tour is kept small enough at 12 or 13 people to do that. He also wisely limits this tour to only Manson related sites. It isn't a celebrity homes or architecture tour. The tour bus moves effortlessly and seamlessly between all the sites.

This is not a tour which could be offered at your average Hollywood sight seeing outfit. It takes more than a passing interest in the subject . Scott & co. get it.
Rating: 4
Really informative and interesting tour
Sat, Jul 19, 14   9:00 AM brookebrigh Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
This tour is really informative and filled with good insights on the Manson murders and the Hollywood connections surrounding Charles and the case. My only qualm would be is there should be a sign to turn off phones or to ask the group before hand not to use them. The driver asked the girl in the front who was taking notes on her phone to put it away because it was distracting him and made it seem like he was boring and I'm sure that was embarrassing for her, while later on the tour a guy in the back answered a phone call and the driver just let him take the call! Other than the confusion regarding phone etiquette the tour was really great and informative.
Rating: 5
Best tour in LA
Sat, Jul 12, 14   9:00 AM Rotten Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
We have gone on many tours in LA

This is the best!
Rating: 5
yes it was helpful information.
Sat, Mar 2, 13   9:00 AM Stefancole Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
It gave me a little more sight on the locations,over all it was worth the trip.