Halloween In Alabama: 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 Alabama that are sure to be a scream.
— Barbie Carpenter
Sloss Fright Furnace
Birmingham's historic Sloss Furnace transforms into Fright Furnace for the month of October. Guests can take a haunted stroll deep into the former iron-producing furnace and experience Slag's Revenge, featuring a 3-D maze and killer clowns. Or they can brave the outdoors and wander through the Sloss Woods, where monsters lurk in the darkness. Guests can experience both frightening tours for $20.
20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222 | Get Directions
Families can celebrate Halloween in Montgomery alongside alligators, snakes and monkeys. The Montgomery Zoo's annual ZooBoo runs throughout October and features plenty of family-friendly fun. Guests can hop aboard a hayride, play games, jump in a bouncy castle or sign up for the zoo's Creatures of the Night educational program. Enjoy the festivities for $10, which includes 10 game tickets.
2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36110 | Get Directions
Tannehill Halloween Festival
The Tannehill Halloween Festival in McCalla welcomes 6,000 visitors each year for a day of non-spooky family fun. Children can dress up in costume on Halloween and go trick-or-treating at more than 200 campsites throughout the park. They can also enjoy a bounce house, face painting and pony rides at this free event.
12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla, AL 35111 | Get Directions
Get lost in the nooks and crannies of Sloss Fright Furnace.
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