Halloween In Denver: 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 Denver that are sure to be a scream.
— Caryl Ramsey
The 13th Door
America's Best Haunts recognizes The 13th Door as one of the best ghost-riddled attractions in the country. Actors along with high-tech effects recreate the horrific legend of the house -- the revenge-seeking Andrew set fire to his millionaire uncle's penthouse suite during All Hallow's Eve. To this day, Andrew still haunts the hotel and the screams can still be heard of those trapped inside during the fire. Open daily during the month of October, admission is $14.95 with a canned-food donation, $15.95 without or skip the lines altogether with the VIP admission of $19.95.
3184 S. Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014 | Get Directions
Curse Of Slaughterhouse Gulch
Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers are living at the Curse of Slaughterhouse Gulch for eternity and want to recruit additional residents. Fear is lurking like a dark cloud hovering over the visitors whom the killers are trying to capture and torment. This annual haunted house event is open daily during the month of October. Admission is $14.95 with a canned-food donation or $15.95 without. VIP admission is $19.95.
3184 S Peoria St., Aurora, CO 80014 | Get Directions
Experience the nightmare of Frightmare where the dead have come back to life. Zombies and creatures stalk visitors through the haunted barn, swampland and cornfields. This haunted compound is open every night in October. General admission for this annual event is $20 and VIP admission is $30.
10798 Yukon St, Westminster, CO 80021 | Get Directions
Highlights of The 13th Door haunted house in Denver. The legend is based on the Barrington Hotel fire, the only escape from which was through the 13th door. Not appropriate for children.
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