Halloween In Cleveland: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in Cleveland that are sure to be a scream.
— Lydia Schrandt
Boo At The Zoo
For eight nights during the end of October, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo hosts its annual Boo at the Zoo event. Younger Halloween enthusiasts can enjoy a hay maze, themed entertainment, special animal show, monster dance party and a free treat bag for collecting goodies. Tickets are $8 for children ages 2 and older.
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 | Get Directions
Psychic Sonya's Haunted Cleveland Tours
Since 2002, Psychic Sonya's has been introducing visitors to Cleveland's scariest haunts through weekly fall ghost tours. Every Wednesday, join Sonya for a walking sojourn of haunted Medina that explores a haunted restaurant, seance house and local cemetery. On Fridays and Saturdays, Sonya leads groups on bus tours to many of downtown Cleveland's most notorious ghost-hunting locations. Walking-tour tickets cost $20 and bus-tour tickets cost $40.
1114 Center St., Cleveland, OH 44113 | Get Directions
Cedar Point HalloWeekends
From mid-September through Halloween, Cedar Point, located a short distance from Cleveland, offers a Halloween experience perfect for older children and teenagers with its annual HalloWeekends. In addition to the usual park attractions, HalloWeekends includes six themed mazes and four haunted houses. Single-day passes are $49.99 for adults and $24.99 for juniors and seniors. The event is designed for children older than 13, and costumes are not permitted.
1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH 44870 | Get Directions
Children in costume enjoy the fright-free Halloween entertainment at Boo at the Zoo.
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