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2018 Halloween Haunts

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

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Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids and adults alike: Kids get candy from strangers (not advised any other time of the year), and adults get to enjoy the fall weather while giving out treats to the adorable goblins and ghouls.

But teenagers often get left behind, either considered too old to trick or treat, or having lost interest in walking house to house altogether.. Thankfully, things like haunted houses and corn mazes are great alternatives to dressing up.

One of the most well known haunted houses in Sioux Falls is the Jaycees Haunted House located at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds. This haunted house is open almost the entire month of October; its final days of operation are Monday the 29th, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm; Tuesday the 30th, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm; and Halloween night, Wednesday the 31st, from 7:00 until the crowd clears. Admission is $15, but only $12 if visitors bring 3 canned food items that will be donated to Feeding South Dakota.

An attraction that is more kid friendly is the Zoo Boo at the Great Plains Zoo. The Zoo Boo allows kids to walk through the decorated walkways and exhibits in a non-frightening environment and receive candy and trinkets from the variety of treat tents. Other highlights include the Extinct Species Graveyard, the Creepy Carousel and the “Hall of Flames,” an area illuminated by over 300 hand-carved jack o’lanterns. Admission is $5 for zoo members and $7 for non-members.

Corn mazes are a quintessential part of the fall season, and around Halloween, the Heartland County Corn Maze gets a little creepy. The seemingly innocent labyrinth of grain transforms into a haunted corn maze on Oct. 26-27 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under, cash or check only. Remember to bring your flashlights and courage.

However you decide to spend your spooky season, remember to stay safe and have a happy Halloween.

Elizabeth Boysen, Staff Writer

Elizabeth Boysen is a first year writer on the Statesman and also participates in varsity gymnastics and cheer at Lincoln. Boysen is a crop top enthusiast...

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