Summer is now over, school is in session, and the cold weather is starting to settle in. Before you start hibernating this winter, bundle up and venture outside for some fun Halloween and autumn events! This October, I’ll be posting some spooky fun events for the whole family in Utah Valley! Be on the lookout for a new installment each week.
Utah is known for having the best and scariest haunted houses in the country. Many of our haunted houses have won national awards. With our rich history and fascination with old-fashioned medical practices for the mentally ill, Utah provides the perfect backdrop for a scary Halloween.
The Anguish Asylum in Provo forces you to confront your worst fears. Scary clowns, chainsaws, an insane asylum, zombies, and a gas chamber bring your worst nightmares to life. Anguish Asylum perfectly combines the fictional monsters of Halloween with terrifying serial killer horror stories in reality. This haunted house even pushes the envelope by making you relive the trauma of your own birth. For more information, check out http://www.anguishasylum.com/.
The Haunted Forest is having its final year in American Fork, and is making it the scariest year yet. Corpses, monsters, savage animals, and creepy crawlies accompany you through your walk in the dark Haunted Forest. This Halloween adventure takes an hour, twice as long as any other haunted attraction. New this year is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, an attraction that takes you through the abandoned Texas house and to Leatherface himself. Visit the website for more info: http://www.hauntedutah.com/haunted_forest_index.html.
Zombie War Z scares you while allowing you to fight back. In this frightening adventure, you’re put in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and forced to fight the monsters off with paintball guns. Zombies lurch at you from all directions. If you’re looking for a different kind of Halloween adventure this year, check it out at http://www.hauntedutah.com/zombie_war_z_index.html.
Camp Floyd is a state park by day, but is it secretly haunted at night? Find out with The Ghosts of Camp Floyd. Explore the grounds for paranormal activity with experts. Learn more about ghost hunting and take pictures of strange findings at this old army camp turned museum. Details here: http://www.utahvalley.com/events/details.aspx?ID=856.
Do you have any favorite scary locations in Utah Valley? Tell us all about it!