An Indianapolis Halloween

Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts - oh my! From our haunted tours to hay rides, Halloween in Indy is anything but boring. Look below for Indy’s best Halloween events sure to get you in the spooky spirit.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Indy’s interactive history park welcomes you to “Conner Scairie” for their Halloween festivities. Conner Prairie has been taken over by friendly ghosts and ghouls - as well as the newly elected mayor, the Headless Horseman. Families can take part in a haunted hayride, costume contest, and Scary-o-ke, where they can put their vocal cords to the test. Magic shows and the returning favorite marionette show, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, round out the list for this frighteningly fun family event!

Indiana’s beautiful fall weather sets the perfect backdrop for the Indianapolis Zoo’s annual Halloween ZooBoo. Animals even get in the holiday spirit with Halloween-themed Dolphin Adventure Shows and the Elephant Pumpkin Smash. The Zoo will be decked out in its Halloween best, providing plenty of photo opportunities for families. Children are encouraged to wear a costume and bring a reusable bag to collect some Halloween goodies.


Haunted HouseFrom campfires to caves, creatures to creepy cabins, and terrible tales to haunted trails, there is something for people of all ages. There will be lights-on family-friendly hours and frightening hours for the brave of heart.


Explore downtown Indy’s haunted past with this Halloween ghost tour by Historic Indiana Ghost Walks and Tours. Visitors will explore haunted theaters, businesses, and more as they travel down Meridian Street and through the Wholesale District. Guides will share the stories of a Midwest serial killer, a traveling salesman murderer, gangs of the early 1900s, and ladies of the evening, all of whom have stuck around Indy even after their deaths.

For over 70 years, the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival has united thousands of residents, several neighborhood organizations, and Eastside businesses with their Halloween festivities. The festival spans a week’s time and offers a five-mile run, scholarship pageant, musicians, contests, Halloween-themed movie nights, ghost tours, roller derby, a haunted puppet show, and more. 


Corn Maze at Conner Prairie

A whole new experience opens at Conner Prairie this fall! There are two mazes inside the experience – a short maze designed to take about 30 minutes to navigate and a longer one that’ll take about an hour or more for guests to get through. The short maze is recommended for younger children. The cost to participate is $5 for everyone (museum members and everyday visitors) during regular operating hours. From October 12-29, during the 34th annual Headless Horseman fall festival at Conner Prairie, there’ll be no charge for those attending the event to experience the maze.
 
TRULY FRIGHTENING

One of Indy's longest-running haunted houses, Nightmare is often rated the most intense in the city. Be ready to face creepy clowns, an abandoned (or is it?) hospital, a terrifying condemned house, an escape room, and more. Are you brave enough?


Haunted Angelus has been dubbed “Indianapolis’ Scariest Haunted House.”  This scary experience raises money for The Angelus, a cerebral palsy group home in Florida. They offer a wide range of food and drinks, as well as glowsticks to carry through the haunted house.


Indy Scream Park is an experience like none other, bringing you six haunted attractions for the price of one. Recommended for adults and teens, each haunted house has its own theme and story from “Brickmore Asylum” to “Infected.” The Monster Midway offers games, food, and beer.


Tried-and-true Hanna Haunted Acres attractions are back: Haunted Hayride features animated and real characters, Saw takes you inside the infamous Saw movies and Scarecrow’s Revenge brings a new level of fright to traditional corn mazes. 

 

 


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