Best things to do for Halloween in Vegas: cute pumpkin patch not included

It’s Halloween time, Dearies, so jump on your brooms, put on your masks and check out all the terrifying attractions Las Vegas has to offer. Nothing gets the blood pumping like being chased out of a creepy haunted house by a chainsaw. Now before we get into the fun stuff, let’s sing a song together: “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, four, you better lock your doors. Five, six, grab a crucifix. Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again.”

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Fright Dome at Circus Circus

Slipping into your nightmares since 2003, Fright Dome Las Vegas is 250,000 square feet of truly terrifying haunts inside the Adventuredome. Switching up the theme and attraction every year, there’s no better place to be scared. When you’re not waiting in line for one of the six haunted houses, you’re being scared by the actors walking about in the ominous fog and hiding in corners waiting to pop out at you. Thought you were safe in the middle of your friends? Nope, no one is safe. One of the haunted houses even makes you go in alone. The only safe space you’re going to find is miles away in your mom’s arms.

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Freakling Bros

Freakling Bros are synonymous with the likes of Freddy Krueger and Jason themselves, they’re classic – fear inducing villains. The Trilogy of Terror is rising from the ground once again for a night of fright. With the only R-Rated house in Nevada (sorry kiddos, your parents can’t sign this waiver for you) there’s no guarantee you’ll make it out alive (cue evil laugh). Whether you go home cursed from Coven 13, turn into Dracula at Castle Vampyre or survive the Gates of Hell (18 and older) these haunted houses will be stuck in your head long after you make it out. And if you think you’re “too cool” for haunted houses, wait till after hours and try the “Victim Experience.” Only 30% of people who’ve gone in have successfully gotten through it and you have to sign a waiver. If that doesn’t raise the hair on the back of your neck…you may need therapy.

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Moapa Corn Maze

If taking away your dignity and sanity weren’t enough, Moapa Corn Maze also takes away your sense of direction and security blanket. It’s “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” meets “Signs;” you never know what you’re going to stumble across in this maze. Who knows, you might even get lost for hours. We don’t know about you, but being lost in a corn maze for hours with random monsters scaring the ish out of us is our favorite past time. And if that wasn’t frightening enough, Moapa is about 45-minutes outside of town so it checks the creepy small town vibe box. Don’t panic, we’ll get through this together…or we’ll leave you to the wolves. That’s what friends are for, right?

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Bonnie Screams

Going to a haunted house in the city is scary enough, but what if we told you that we have haunted ghost towns that turn into haunted towns at night? Oh don’t mind us, we’re just walking into a warped abandoned house filled with ghosts from the wild west days. Did we forget to mention there is no cell service to call 911? Consider us shook. Bonnie Screams is located in an old abandoned ghost town (Bonnie Springs) right next to Red Rock Canyon. But, wait it gets scarier. You can also purchase a separate ticket and hop on board the old rickety bus that transports you into the middle of the desert. Soon as you find your seat, you’ll be handed a paintball gun and a drill sergeant-like guy will bid you “good luck.” As you drive out of town, zombies will come at you from every direction, and your mission is to shoot them all down. Once you arrive at your destination (aka the middle of nowhere), they send you into the zombie-infested field so you can go all Daryl Dixon on them and wipe them out. We’re not worried, paint kills zombies right?

Photo Credit: Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum

Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum

Was it just us or did you also use to play in your grandma’s basement at 3 a.m. until you saw a ghost? Well, get ready to relive your scary memories as you head into Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum in downtown Las Vegas. If seeing that ghost didn’t give you nightmares into your late adult years, this place sure will give you a lifetime full of them. You’ll step into more than 30 rooms, which if you think about it, means there are 30 opportunities in which a spirit can attach itself to you and follow you home. Not only does this museum have the most haunted artifact in the world, the “Dybbuk Box,” but it’s also home to the “Peggy the Doll.” For all of you who don’t watch “Myth Busters” on the daily, a dybbuk is a restless, malicious evil spirit that is believed to have the ability to haunt, and even possess the living.  Oh and don’t think we forgot about the creepy doll! “Peggy the Doll” aka the heart attack doll is known to give her victims nose bleeds, increased heart rates and headaches. We’re not the only ones curled up into a ball thinking about this stuff, right? Enter if you dare, all we’re saying is you better buy that sage for later, Grandma’s basement ghost followed us around too long last time.

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Fear the Walking Dead Survival

Yeah, call us crazy for thinking the zombie apocalypse is coming, but at least we’re more prepared than ever after going through Fear of the Walking Dead. This downtown Las Vegas attraction is more than just a zombie prep class. You’ll also get to solve a puzzle, walk through a pit of infected bodies and even shoot some zombies in their 3D motion sensor arcade game at the end. Heed our warning, the zombie apocalypse is going to happen. We’ve already started gathering materials for survival, are you with us or not?

If you’re not a fan of being scared half to death, check out these other Las Vegas attractions.


I’m sexy, I’m cute, I’m popular to boot…oh wait, this isn’t the intro to Bring It On. Hi, my name is Shaun and I’m a walking ‘90s cliché. Born and raised in Vegas, I’ve seen more casino implosions than most. You could call me an O.G. Vegas native because I’ve been here longer than Celine Dion (and that’s long). The ever changing scene keeps me on my toes and I’m always looking for those hole-in-the-wall experiences most veteran visitors don’t have till their 10th trip. If this were a superhero movie, I’d be the perfect sidekick during your Vegas vacay – you brought your tights, right? Let’s conquer this city, who’s with me?