With Halloween just around the corner, Las Vegas is preparing for spooktacular events that are both family-friendly and fear-filled. So, whether you like your blood to run cold or just want to meander through a whimsical world of funny-faced jack-o-lanterns, there’s an event for everyone.
Who hasn’t dreamt of exploring a giant pumpkin patch? Gather up the family and head on over to Gilcrease Orchard to pick out the perfect carving pumpkin, grab a jug of fresh apple cider and stock up on caramel apples.
Boo! Town and themed trick-or-treat stations are just a few of the spooky good times waiting for you and the kids and grandkids at the Springs Preserve’s Haunted Harvest. While over at Opportunity Village’s HallOVeen extravaganza, be on the watch for scary goblins and ghouls as you stroll through a cemetery surrounded by hundreds of decorated trees and jack-o-lanterns.
For more mischievous mayhem there’s nothing like the Parade of Mischief in Downtown Summerlin with themed floats and a cast of dancing zombies, ghosts, witches, wizards and more! Or, head to the Container Park in downtown Las Vegas for a fun-filled day of face painting and more!
Why not plan a fright-filled day trip to one of Nevada’s hauntingly eerie ghost towns.
Take a mine tour only 45 minutes from Las Vegas at Nelson nestled in Eldorado Canyon or belly-up to the bar at the Goodsprings’ Pioneer Saloon. A quick 50-minute drive from the Strip is the Moapa Valley Haunted Corn Maze where the rustling of the corn stocks is unsettling and the thought of someone jumping out at you is unnerving.
Have you ever wanted to be part of the Rocky Horror Picture Show? Here’s your chance at Frankie’s Favorite Obsession! For more adrenaline-pumping frights it’s the Fear Factory with four different attractions to explore including the Museum of Monsters, Zombie Axe Kingdom and Zombie Escape.
Are these items haunted? Possessed perhaps? You might just find out at Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum in downtown Las Vegas. The guided tour takes you from room to room while checking out artifacts like Dr. Kevorkian’s “VW Death Bus,” Michael Jackson’s “Propofol chair” and the world’s most haunted object, the “Dybbuk Box.”
Head to the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas for Halloween haunts, flash mobs and free entertainment plus nightly shows on Viva Vision that play every hour on the hour. To add to the excitement Fremont Street celebrates the Halloween season with flash mobs, aerial dancers, street performers and more. Costumes are welcome and encouraged.
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