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Nightcat True Crime Walking Tour

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Learn about some of Salt Lake City's most horrifying true crime events at the places where they actually happened!

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A true crime walking tour in beautiful SLC. Check out our FAQ section for even more information about the crime tour.

Your tour guide, Nightcat, has been studying crimes that took place at 5 downtown Salt Lake City locations and he can’t wait to share the dirty truths hiding behind one of America’s cleanest, nicest cities. Bombings, cults, hostage situations, scorned lovers… All within a few city blocks. This event is open to anyone 14+, but parental discretion is advised as we'll be discussing murders and other violent crimes.

We will be meeting up at the flag pole in the Plaza located near 10 Exchange Place, Salt Lake City 84111.

From there, Nightcat will take you to five famous true crime locations and tell you the gruesome story of what happened there

  • The Jvdge Building - After a bomb went off in this building resulting in the death of one man, the city was thrown into a panic. This was just the first in a string of domestic terror attacks carried out by a man trying to cover up his extensive lies. As made famous on Netflix’s “Murder Among the Mormons.”
  • The old Shilo Inn - A crime so sad happened at this hotel, Danny Elfman claims it helped inspire him to write the music for “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
  • The U.S. District Court of Utah - Completed in 2014, the first case to be tried in the brand new building ended with the defendant being shot by law enforcement in the court.
  • Market Street Grill - While the crime in question didn’t actually occur at this location, the story behind one of the restaurants' founders being murdered by his husband makes this swanky oyster bar worth the stop.
  • The Leonardo - Before it was a STEM museum, it housed the Salt Lake City Public library where a man strapped a bomb to his chest and held a room full of people hostage in the ‘90s.

We will be hitting other, non-crime-related points of interest along the way as well.


Check-in will begin 15 minutes before your scheduled tour at the flag pole in the Plaza located near 10 Exchange Place, Salt Lake City 84111 (you will be sent a map and parking suggestions the day of your tour via email). Failure to show at least 5 minutes before the tour starts may result in you being left behind, so please try to arrive early.


  • All tour participants acknowledge that they are participating voluntarily and will be required to sign a liability waiver before the tour can depart.
  • Any questions, concerns, comments, or curses about the tour of buying tickets should be sent via text or voicemail to (601) 557-CAT1 (601 557-2281)
  • The tour will take about 90 minutes. There are no public restrooms nearby and we won't be able to stop for drinks or snacks. Please plan accordingly.
  • Total walking distance is a little over a mile and the terrain is almost entirely flat, so it shouldn’t be too challenging. However, make sure that you are physically prepared to walk the distance. We will be circling back to the place we started before heading to the final stop. Feel free to bail here, no shade!
  • You are also free to bail on the tour at any time, but you will be responsible for making your own way back.
  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.
  • A portion of our tour may take place after dark, so wear something bright (reflective if possible). Glow sticks will be provided.
  • There’s safety in numbers! Avoid wandering off without the group.
  • Bring anything you might need for a couple hours outside: Sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, hat, headband, etc.
  • Make sure that your cell phone is fully charged. Not only will you need in case of emergency, you’re going to want to take lots of pictures.

Can't wait to see you!

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