Families will enjoy spectacular seasonal horticulture displays, pumpkin painting, art making activities, a designated play area, and a family-friendly film on the Lilly Allee. At night, the Newfields campus transforms into a spooky (not scary) haunted trail with thousands of ghoulish, glowing pumpkins.
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!
Nopal Cultural presents a FREE Day of the Dead celebration on Oct. 30 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.
Ring the front desk bell and check into the Frightful Frontier, 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.
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.
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.