Spooks and frights are in the air as the cold sets in here in Colorado Springs, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you have kids or just want to go out for a thrill this upcoming Halloween, Colorado Springs is sure to have an event that suits your needs. Find out which of these Colorado Springs Halloween Events are the best for you:
Halloween Events For Kids
Boo at the Zoo
Get your boys and ghouls dressed up to visit the animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! This annual event is a howl for the whole family! Check out the animal displays, take a walk through the haunted house, visit the spooky pumpkin patch, and much more!
Dates: October 21 – 23 and 28 – 31, 2016
Time: 4 – 8:30pm
Cost: $17.75 per person, $15.75 for military and seniors.
This event is perfect for kids who love to explore and learn! Create spooky goo and creepy crawlies with the mad scientists, then join the costume parade for the chance to win the scariest, funniest, most creative, or the best dinosaur costume contest.
Date: October 29, 2016
Where: The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
Time: 1:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $10.50 for adults, $7.50 for kids ages 5+. Military discount is $1 off adult admission.
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
Carving pumpkins is one of Halloween's greatest rituals, and what makes it even better is if you can pick it yourself! Less than an hour from Colorado Springs are many family-friendly farms with loads of fun activities. Get lost in the corn mazes, hop on a hayride, get creative with arts and crafts, and pick out your very own pumpkin! Here are some of the area's greatest harvest season hotspots to check out this year.
One of the best places to go for Halloween fun and on the big day is actually the mall! This year, Citadel Mall and Chapel Hills Mall are hosting Mall-o-ween extravaganzas filled with candy, activity, and fun contests!
Date: October 31, 2016
Fun Halloweeen Activities For Adults & Teens
Zip or Treat
Adventures Out West Ziplines in Manitou Springs is offering up a some high-flying fun for those looking for adventure this Halloween. Bring your costume and enjoy some s'mores around the campfire after your two-hours of zipping and soaring across the mountainside.
Emma Crawford came to Manitou Springs in the 1800s hoping for a cure for tuberculosis. She passed away in 1890 and was buried at the top of Red Mountain. In 1912, a railroad company began building a line to the mountain top and moved her coffin to the south slope of the mountain. Several years later, heavy rains caused Emma's remains to slide down into the canyon where she was found by two young boys. To honor her story in a lighthearted way, a parade is given followed by teams of racers--one "Emma" in a coffin and four runners—compete for a chance at winning for speediest racer, Best Entourage, Best Coffin, and a Miss Emma.
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