The ultimate guide to fun this Halloween
It’s Halloween season and Dallas is the perfect place to go for all things fall and Halloween. The Daily Campus spread out around the Metroplex to find the best places for fall fun and the best places to get scared.
Screams Halloween Theme Park
45 minutes south of Dallas, Screams is a scary Halloween wonderland. Those looking to get a lot of scare for a little bit of cash, Screams is the place for you. For one price, those looking to be scared get access to five haunted houses ranging from a hotel of horror to 3-D house of pirate horror. If you get too scared, Screams has “Scary-Oke” and plenty of drinks and food to calm your nerves.
Reindeer Manor Halloween Park
Also settled in a small town 45 minutes south, Reindeer Manor offers 3 houses for the price of one. It’s one of the most haunted places in Texas and has a horrible history. Multiple gruesome murders happened in the past and the spirits are said to still haunt the houses and the grounds. Visitors should be aware of the spirits that haunt the grounds and the actors that are allowed to pick you up and involve you in the show at any time. If you’re looking for an interactive scaring experience, Reindeer Manor is the place for you.
Cutting Edge Haunted House
On the other edge of the Metroplex, Cutting Edge promise to make you pee your pants during their hour-long, sometimes hour and a half, haunted house. Set in a 100-year-old meat-packing factory, the house awakens your nightmares and ends with a foam room that is almost suffocating. The price is pretty good for the amount of time and scare you get, but sometimes the line wait is crazy. Plan ahead.
Thrillvania Haunted House
Another haunted manor turned haunted house has an interesting past and is an amazing scare. Verdun Manor is said to once been the home of a werewolf, Baron Michael Verdun, and his vampire wife, Lady Cassandra. The Baron conducted twisted experiments on those who trespassed, and his spirit is said to come out during the full moon. The 50 acre piece of land holds the haunted manor and an actual plantation cemetery, lacking in scary, the history is interesting and exciting.
The Munster Mansion Home
If you’re looking for funny and not that scary, check out the Munster Mansion in Waxahachie, Texas. An exact replica of the beloved show’s home boasts a children’s costume contest, replicas of the famous car and a special visit from Pat Priest, the actress who played Marilyn Munster. There is also a midway for games, food and a bounce house. This year they’re celebrating 50 years of Munster TV. It’s fun for the entire family.
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm
Dating back to 1929, the Jess Hall family started a life on a piece of land in Grapevine, Texas. Now, decedents of the Jess Hall family still own the land and have turned it into a children’s paradise. A two-acre corn maze, hayrides, a huge pumpkin patch and “the best BBQ in town” scatters the 45-acre plus piece of land. It is one of the last working farms in the area, and the family welcomes you to the rural landscape and the cows that graze the field.