It's that time of year when ghosts and ghouls walk among the living. There are several places across North Texas to have a little Halloween fun and experience the thrill of a lifetime.
Here is a list of some of the highest-rated haunted houses and family-friendly places even the kids will enjoy.
Cutting Edge Haunted House
1701 E Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth
Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (except Oct. 4) from 7 p.m.
General admission tickets for adults are $29.95 (plus $2.75 service fee from ordering online), children’s tickets are $24.95. SpeedPass tickets are $49.95.
Located in an abandoned meat packing plant built in 1908 now known as “Hell’s Half Acre,” the downtown Fort Worth location is home to a two-story house of horrors. In 2009 it took the Guinness World Record of “The Longest Walk-Through Haunted House.”
Reindeer Manor Halloween Park
419 Houston School Rd. in Red Oak
Open every Friday (8 p.m.) and Saturday (7 p.m.) in October and Sunday Oct. 25 (7 p.m.).
Tickets are $35 All Shows Combo ($20 for children under 9). $25 Pick Two Shows ($15 for children under 9). $15 Pick One Show ($10 for children under 9).
Constructed on a property that hosts its own horror stories, Reindeer Manor has a special kind of feel, or maybe it’s just the spirits that refuse to leave. A gruesome past haunts the property making for a unique experience to those who dare to visit.
SixFlags Fright Fest
2201 Rd to Six Flags St. in Arlington
Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Oct. Also open Monday, Oct. 12 and Thursday, Oct. 29.
General admission $68.99 ($53.99 for children under 48”).
During the Halloween season SixFlags transforms into a haunted theme-park with spectacles galore, or a-gore if you will. During the day time the park is family-friendly but come nightfall the real terrors come out to play…and feast. With over 23 different attractions, Fright Fest is definitely a spooky adventure for the not-so-faint of heart.
Moxley Manor Haunted House
510 Harwood Rd. in Bedford
Open every Friday (8 p.m.-12 a.m.), Saturday (7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.), and selected weekdays and Sundays from 8-10 p.m.
Admission is $17 and $25 with a FastPass. Parking is free.
Based on true events of murder and mystery the Moxley Manor is a truly creepy place to visit. Though the location of the theme park is not the original location of the Moxley mansion, the story and spirit lives on during Halloween. Boasting reviews saying “One of Dallas’ scariest haunted houses,” from the Dallas Observer and many more from patrons, this haunted house is sure to bring a horrific smile to those who dare venture the scene.
Chaos Crew Presents
7829 FM 917 in Alvarado
Open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.
Single person admission is $15 ($2 off with donation of a canned food).
Not recommended for children under 12, pregnant women or people with heart conditions. Strobe lights give a glimpse of the horror that awaits patrons brave enough to venture the Chaos Crew. Generally the attractions are outside and closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Hangman’s House of Horrors
4400 Blue Mound Rd. in Fort Worth
Open every Friday and Saturday in October from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Also open Oct. 11, 27, 28, and 29.
General admission is $25 (FastPass is $35)
Hangman’s House of Horrors claims the title of the top charity-benefiting haunted house in the world for the last 27 years. Over half a million patrons have been scared and entertained and the house has donated close to $2 million to local charities. There are three separate attractions on site: Hangman’s House of Horrors, 3D Wonderland, and Zombie Outbreak. The 19-acre property is also transformed into a festival styled area featuring live music, food trucks, free photos, festival activities and novelties.
Dinosaur Valley’s 15th annual Haunted Hike
1629 Park Rd 59 in Glen Rose
Admission is $7 and all proceeds go to The Friends of Dinosaur Valley State Park Store.
The haunted festivities are held Oct. 24, starting at 6 p.m. During the light hours is a costume contest, pie eating contest, face painting and more. After the sun sets the real haunting begins with a special hike through dinosaur valley. “We take them to the woods and scare the begets out of them,” Kathy Lenz, DVSP park interpreter, said. “It’s like a haunted house but in the woods.”
Spooky Scarecrow Village at Clark Gardens
567 Maddux Rd. in Weatherford
Admission is $9 per adult, $7 per senior, $5 per child and free for children three and under.
One of the largest and best scarecrow displays in the state of Texas will be available throughout October that is said to delight and inspire visitors as they stroll through the garden’s winding paths.