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Halloween Spooks in Las Vegas

Las Vegas does a lot of things right. Amazing restaurants. Luxurious hotels. Mammoth nightclubs with celebs packing the house. Shopping. And, Halloween.

 

That’s right. Aside from every night club in town offering big bucks to the best costumes, there’s also a steady supply of scary places to visit while in town.

 

Even if travel doesn’t happen on October 31, those grabbing cheap flights to Las Vegas in October have plenty of spooky options.

 

Fright Dome: Housed in Circus Circus’ Adventure Dome indoor theme park, the lights do down at night, and the chainsaw-wielding clowns come out.

 

One of the most popular haunts in Las Vegas, Fright Dome has five haunted houses, including a Michael Myers themed one, along with strolling scary performers, and plenty of other moments to make even the most stoic attendee raise their eyebrows in surprise. Plus, the park’s rides are operational, so that nighttime roller coaster ride with a view of The Strip – it’s there. And scary.

 

Bonnie Screams: Located just outside of town in the historic Bonnie Springs old west town, this outdoor adventure offers haunted houses and paranormal ghost tours. Stick around after midnight when ghost trackers take visitors (for a price) to some of the most haunted spots in Southern Nevada … without having to leave the premises. There’s even a little haunted train ride that takes people from the parking lot up to the old town.

 

Springs Preserve Haunted Harvest: The 180-acre Springs Preserve, a few minutes from The Strip, also offers its own take on Halloween. Perhaps more kid-friendly than Fright Dome and Bonnie Screams, the Haunted Harvest has a haunted house, carnival games, a scarecrow contest and haunted hayrides. There’s even trick-or-treat stations, so bring that sack for candy acquiring.

 

Madame Tussauds After Dark: Enter this popular wax museum after dark and prepare to be scared. This 35 – 40 minute attraction takes people through the museum on a paranormal hunt. Recently on “Ghost Adventures” on the Travel Channel, the haunted walk-thru guides guest in the dark with a single light on a search for the ghosts of its famous occupants.

 

Ghost Tours: There are a few tour operators in town offering ghost tours. Board a private bus and take a tour of some of places believed to be haunted by ghosts, including hotels where infamous celebrity deaths occurred, spots where action with the mob went down, and other haunted places.

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