Halloween In Dallas-Fort Worth: 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 Dallas-Fort Worth that are sure to be a scream.
— Dacia Rivers
Treat Street At The Fort Worth Stockyards
Families with little ones can safely trick-or-treat at Treat Street, an annual Halloween event at the Fort Worth Stockyards. The shops in the stockyard station open to hand out candy to costumed children. Kids can even hop on a Halloween hayride for free. Treat Street runs from 6 to 8 p.m on Halloween night.
130 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164 | Get Directions
Halloween Nights At The Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo closes at 4 p.m. during October, but it reopens at 6 p.m. the last days of the month for its special Halloween Nights event. Families can stroll through the zoo while trick-or-treating and observing the residents' evening activities. Animal attractions like camel rides and giraffe feeding make this event extra special. There's also a haunted carousel that spins in reverse.
650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75203 | Get Directions
Cutting Edge Haunted House
Thrill seekers can get in the Halloween spirit at Fort Worth's Cutting Edge Haunted House, which runs weekends from late September to early November. The haunted house is held in an old meatpacking plant and features high-tech special effects and over-the-top costumes that are sure to scare even the toughest visitors. Tickets start at $24.99 for adults.
1701 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102 | Get Directions
The Dallas Zoo's Halloween Nights attracts families with its animals, costumed characters and candy.
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