Beware! Halloween Haunts Sure to Scare
What’s happening for Halloween? Have a Howl! From werewolves to witches, chilling to thrilling, haunted to headless, there’s plenty of ways to scare the heck out of your family and friends this October.
Ghouls and goblins are lurking in woods at Cool Creek Park. Haunted trails twist and turn daring hikers to take their next step – which could be their last. Those who make it out of the horrifying forest gather around the campfire for some story-telling and music. Trail not recommended for kids under 12.
Date: October 25, 26, 27
Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Cool Creek Park
2000 East 151st Street, Carmel, Indiana 46033
Cost: $5 per person
A galloping ghost appears out of the dark prairie. He’s gaining on you waving a sword in the air as you beg the hayride to move faster – to get away! Screams of panic and fear fill the air as you realize it’s the Headless Horseman! After a heart-wrenching scare, enjoy The Legend of Sleepy Hollow puppet show, a bonfire calm your nerves, scary-o-ke and a caramel dipped apple. Appropriate for all ages.
Date: October 14-16, 20-23 & 27-29
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: Conner Prairie 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038
Cost: Free for Plus Level Members
Thurs. & Sun. tickets=$9 presale/$11 at the gate
Fri. & Sat. tickets=$13 presale/$15 at the gate
Presale tickets are available at Central Indiana Marsh
Home Sweet Home? NOT! This horrible house is filled with ghastly ghosts. The smell of fear lurks in the air as guests tour a horrendous home unfit for humans. If you dare, be a guest of this house filled with chambers of blood-curdling scenes- mixed in with an occasional comical scare!
Appropriate for 10 and under until dark.
Date: October 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th,
20th, 21st & 22nd, 28th, 29th & 30th
Time: 6:30 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. nightly (ages 5 – 10)
7:00 p.m. ~ 11:00 p.m. nightly (ages 10 – Adult)
(Sunday, 10/30 7:00 ~ 9:30 p.m.)
Location: 1130 Racquet Club North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Pickwick Place Apartments on Indy’s Northwest side.
Cost: $15 individuals/$10 for groups (10 or more)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-372-1656
Hoosiers have been scared silly since 2007 at the Barn of Terror. A 100 year-old horse barn is home to classic movie killers challenging so-called brave souls to a “Nerves of Steel” contest – if you can make it all the way through the barn – you get to live! If you survive the terrorizing without jumping, screaming, or running for dear life, you earn a certificate to get in free in 2012. What are you waiting for – chicken?!
Date/Time: Oct 26th 7-9p.m.
Oct 27th – kids night 6-8p.m.
Oct 28th 7-11p.m.
Oct 29th 7-midnight.
Oct 30th 7-10pm.
Oct 31st 8-10pm.
Location: 19807 Hague Road?Noblesville, IN 46060
Cost: $15 individuals/$10 for groups (10 or more)
5. Children’s Museum Haunted House – Vampire Vacation
A few of the “dead-stinations” on Vic and Vivs’ Vampire Vacation include American tourist hot spots such as Count Rushmore, the Ghoulish Gate Bridge, Horrorwood, Moon-hattan and New Gore-leans. Dare to travel with this devilish duo!
Date: Oct 15-31
IPL’s Lights-On Hours
Tuesdays-Saturdays: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesdays: 3:30–9 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Halloween: 10a.m. – 3 p.m.
Defender Direct’s Frightening Hours
Wednesdays & Thursdays 3:30p.m. – 9p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays 3:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Location: Children’s Museum, 3000 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $6.50 at the door or $5.50 advanced purchase at Marsh, under two – FREE
Six chilling opportunities to scare you senseless! Since 1992, Hanna Haunted Acres has spooked even the bravest Hoosiers. 75 acres of frightful, freaky fiends wielding chainsaws and a wild assortment of witches and werewolves threateing to end it all right then- right there! Attractions include: Phantazmagoria-The Haunted House, Scare Crow Revenge, Carnevil, Blackout, Medical Malpractice and Hanna Haunted Hayride.
Appropriate for teens and adults – if you can handle the madness.
Date: Oct 9, 13,14,15,16 & Oct 18-31
Time: Sunday – Thursday Open at dark – 10pm
Friday & Saturday – dark – midnight
Location: 7323 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46239
Cost: $27 for all 6 attractions, $40 Fast Pass for all 6 attractions, $13 for one attraction
7. Corpse Manor
Dare to visit the haunted attractions of Corpse Manor, Night Shadows, and Sinister Woods. Corpse Manor, an ancient mansion owned by strange Lord Henry Calvert, was built on a graveyard – its foundation composed of crumbling tombstones. Your deepest, darkest fears come to life in deathly Night Shadows while Sinister Woods winds wary walker on a treacherous trail through a spine-chilling forest filled with grotesque creatures. That’s right…there’s not a single thing to protect you from the tormented spirits that roam these grounds. Appropriate for Teens & Adults.
Date & Time: Fridays and Saturdays 7PM to Midnight.
Sundays and weekdays – 7p-10p (beginning Oct 19)
Location: Post Road Recreation Center, 4700 North Post Road, Indianapolis, IN
Six terrorizing attractions toy with your mind, Nactmahr, which means nightmare in German, features computer art and images, 30 actors and detailed scenes; Kurayami, Japanese for blackout, is a labyrinth of pure darkness; Infected, Backwoods, Bedlam 3D and Monster Midway will freak you out to the max. Appropriate for teens and adults.
Date & Time: Oct 13-16
Fridays and Saturdays 7 – 9:30p.m.
Sundays and weekdays – 7-11:30p.m.
Location: 5211 S New Columbus Road, Anderson IN 46013
Cost: General Admission $20
Sir Creepington invites visitors into his lair. Walking down a path which winds through the graveyard, into the laboratory of a crazy scientist, past two witches who have captured a young trick-or-treater, through the field of torture, by a bottomless pit and an evil pumpkin with a surprise. Eleven live actors scare the wits out of unsuspecting guests and will turn down the scare factor to make the spookfest enjoyable regardless of courage.
Appropriate for all ages.
Date & Time: Halloween Night, Oct. 31, 6p.m. – 11:00p.m.
Location: 9503 Falkirk Drive- Indianapolis, Geist Landing Neighborhood
Cost: Admission is a donation of $2 or one non-perishable food item per person. 100% of cash donations go to the Hamilton County Humane Society and food items go to Gleaner’s Food Bank.
10. Frite Lodge
A not for profit Haunted House located in the 50-plus year old Masonic Lodge in Acton, IN. Each year, a new more petrifying theme is designed and implemented by volunteer zombies. 60% of ticket proceeds go to charity. The main goal for Frite Lodge is to scare up funds for the needy family fund and goblin food pantry.
Date & Time: Thursday & Sunday 7p.m. – 10p.m.
Friday & Saturday 7p.m. – midnight
Cost: $10 donation at door or $8 with online $2 off coupon
Location: Masonic Pleasant Lodge 134, 7525 Acton Road, Indianapolis, IN 46259
Other Haunted Attractions:
- Trails of Terror, Markleville, IN
- Necropolis, Indianapolis, IN
- Fright Manor, Indianapolis, IN
- The Asylum House, Indianapolis IN
- Scarevania, Muncie, IN
- ZooBoo at the Indy Zoo, Indianapolis, IN