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Top 5 Halloween Activities

Posted On
Oct 28, 2016
Activities near Yellowstone


Halloween is just days away, but don't be scared. There is still plenty of time to visit the best Halloween haunts near Idaho Falls. Whether you are looking for haunted or family-family friendly activities, we know the place for you.

Here top-five Halloween attractions to visit ranging from most family-friendly to scariest:

  1. Boo at the Zoo
  2. Wild Adventure Corn Maze
  3. The Straw Maze
  4. The Theatre of Lost Souls
  5. Dr. Slaughter’s Carnival of Fear

Boo at the Zoo

The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park might have closed for the season, but something spooky is coming for a special three-night event. October 27, 28 and 29, guests of all ages will are invited to Boo at the Zoo.

At Boo at the Zoo, visitors are encouraged to participate in a costume contest, trick-or-treating, games and crafts, but the fun doesn’t stop there. During the event, the zoo will be decorated with over 500,000 lights, which make for a spooktacular scene.

Wild Adventure Corn Maze

Located just south of Idaho Falls is the Wild Adventure Corn Maze. This maze is more than just a’maize’ing; it is “out of this world.” This year’s maze theme is “Race to the Moon,” and it covers 10 acres of corn and over three miles maze trails

In addition to the corn maze, other activities at Wild Adventure Corn Maze include Farm Scene Investigation, a corn cannon, a barrel train, a pumpkin carving contest and a Zombie Apocalypse Fun Run.

The Straw Maze

The original Idaho straw maze provides one of the funnest adventures for all who choose to enter. According to The Straw Maze website, it has all the Halloween activities any family might need. During the day, the straw maze is the perfect family activity. It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, and the entire maze is stroller accessible. In addition to the maze, your children will also enjoy the straw bale play area, which features tunnels, slides and a straw tower.

At night, things get scary. The maze becomes haunted, and there is a new spook hiding around every corner. For those who survive the haunted maze, there is also the haunted forest, a terrifying trail through the dark woods.

Though the main attractions at this location are haunts, don’t miss out on their treats. The Straw Maze is famous for its Straw Maze Scones, and when combined with some hot chocolate, it makes for a perfect evening.

The Theatre of Lost Souls

Some Halloween activities are designed to look haunted, and others might actually be haunted. Located in Shelley, The Theatre of Lost Souls invites visitors to enter The Virginia Theatre, a 100+-year-old theatre that is actually haunted.

Though there is not much information about this year’s event, we know it is scary. In the past, attraction management has stated that it is not recommended for children under the age of 10, and no one under the age of six will be admitted.

Dr. Slaughter’s: The Tomb

Dr. Slaughter’s is the biggest and scariest attraction in Idaho, and if you thought it was scary last year, The Tomb will give even the bravest visitors nightmares.

This year’s attraction offers more haunts than ever, including a redesigned maze path and added haunted areas, including a haunted mine. In addition to the haunts, this event features performances from the Living Dead Dance Team.

Top five Halloween activities near Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is surrounded by terrifying fun for the whole family. With Halloween just days away, don’t miss out on your last chance to visit some of these spooky activities.

This article is sponsored by Bill’s Bike and Run, an Idaho Falls bike shop.