There are two mazes inside this experience – a short maze designed to take about 30 minutes to navigate and a longer one that will take an hour or more for explorers to get through. The short maze is recommended for younger children.
Harvest Nights features thousands of endless glowing pumpkins along a path at Newfields. The spooky (not scary) outdoor walking experience guides guests around twists and turns of the enchanted forest, an eerie ghost train and a grand-finale at Mischief Manor on the Lilly Allee. Ghosts and friends alike can enjoy festive fall beverages and light snacks as they wander amongst glowing jack-o-lanters.
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 costumes and bring a reusable bag to collect some Halloween goodies.
Indy’s interactive history park welcomes you to “Conner Scairie” for their Halloween festivities. Conner Prairie was 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 this frighteningly fun family event!
First featured in a cartoon panel in 1938, The Addams Family has since gone on to become a franchise in pop culture and is now taking over the Beef & Boards stage. A new storyline takes spectators on a journey as Wednesday falls in love for the first time and asks her father, Gomez, to keep the relationship quiet from her mother. Over the course of dinner, both for you and on stage, the frightful bunch are put to the test as they meet the newest edition to the family.
A family-friendly fright night sounds just right at the Indiana State Museum! This all-ages event features magic and science shows, flashlight-led explorations of spooky exhibits, a number of frightening photo ops, and a costume contest for all of the little ghouls and goblins.
Roll the dice and test your luck The Children's Museum of Indianapolis' Gamenight, this year's Halloween attraction at the oldest continually operating haunted house in the nation. Lights-on hours are available for those who scare easily.
Visit the home of former president, Benjamin Harrison, for a unique candlelit performance. The Haunted States of America walks guests throughout the presidential site as ghosts from across the nation join them for a historically spooky evening. This interactive experience is reommended for children aged 10 and up.
Ever wonder what your favorite museum is like after hours? Put your wondering mind to rest because you now have the chance to experience the Indiana State Museum in a whole new light… or dark...? Twilight Tales is a guided, flashlight-led tour where visitors are escorted through exhibits while learning about the eerie, supernatural stories of museum artifacts.
Nopal Cultural presents a free Day of the Dead celebration on October 29 filled with authentic festive fun. Enjoy music and dance performances, traditional art, and goods for sale at the Mercado. This annual celebration is not one to miss, as the museum will extend its hours for more Dia de los Muertos fun.
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?
Indy Scream Park is the only haunted house in the Hoosier State to feature a Monster Midway with food, beer, games, and bonfires. It also boasts two fully interactive attractions where monsters can physically grab victims from the haunted attractions and place them in total isolation.
There are plenty of ways to be scared here. The Nightmare House feeds off human energy and chooses victims to stay forever. There's no resting in peace in the Cemetery of the Damned. Ever since multiple murders occurred, the Dead and Breakfast, the innkeeper has gone a little mad. Dr. Adrian's questionable experiments and treatments have produced some interesting mutants at Outbreak Hospital.
Enter if you dare. You'll find sadistic killers in Murderer's Revenge, much more than an abandoned cabin in Terror in the Woods, a descent to the dark side in Hell Bound, and horrors beyond your imagination at the manor house itself.