Halloween In Mississippi: 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 Mississippi that are sure to be a scream.
— Tracie Handley
The Terror Test
According to HauntWorld.com, "The scariest haunted house in Mississippi is The Terror Test." The Terror Test makes visitors feel as if they've been caught inside an actual Hollywood horror film. The realistic presentation makes the attraction suitable only for the bravest of Halloween revelers. On one special night, visitors can experience the "Black Out" -- running the Terror Test's gauntlet with only a flashlight as your guide. The Terror Test is not for the very young, the elderly or those with medical conditions that could be aggravated by the level of terror often experienced by its visitors.
31 Industrial Parkway Rd., Lumberton, MS 39455 | Get Directions
Boo At The Zoo
Jackson Zoo's Boo at the Zoo has become so popular that it is now held on two consecutive weekends in October, for a total of six nights of family fun. Admission prices range from $4 to $9, granting guests access to haunted hayrides, a carnival-like play area, performances by Inky the Clown, the Boo-scovery Area, train and carousel rides and costume contests. The biggest draw, though, may be the more than 30 trick-or-treat stations located throughout the zoo.
2918 W. Capitol St., Jackson, MS 39209 | Get Directions
The Haunted Trail
The Haunted Trail in Saucier, Mississippi is not for the faint of heart. This outdoor attraction is not recommended for the elderly or the very young, so only the bravest souls should dare enter. Admission ranges from $5 to $8, but the proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Center serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast -- all this so visitors can be scared senseless for a good cause! Concessions are open nightly for visitors who need some soothing sustenance after their ghostly experience. Parking is provided at Saucier Elementary School, and shuttles take guests to the attraction.
24052 First St., Saucier, MS 39574 | Get Directions
A glimpse of what's in store for those brave enough to enter The Terror Test. Not appropriate for children.
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