Spooktacular Things that Thrill and Chill and Are Just Plain Fun
The middle of September means it’s time to prepare for Halloween in Cleveland. There are so many Halloween events in the area, it’s hard to choose which attractions to visit. Let this guide help you..the best of Halloween in Cleveland!
Let’s start with the most infamous haunted house in Cleveland: Bloodview. Located on Towpath Road in Broadview Heights, this haunted house features not one, but three spine-tingling areas: the original haunted house, Cemetery Woods, and the new “Gore House.” I have been to this haunted house many times because it’s the scariest one in Cleveland by far. The group that puts on Bloodview, the “Legion of Terror”, are pros at what they do–you cannot tell that the horrible ghouls are actually real people under the gory costumes. Admission is 15.00 per person, but you can purchase unlimited repeats for 5.00 for the night. I’ve only ever gone in twice in one night..it’s that scary! Hours of operation are September 18th and 19th: 8 p.m. till midnight. October hours of operation: Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m. till midnight; Thursdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. till 10 p.m. Halloween night and November 1st: 8 p.m. till midnight. For more information, please call 440- 526-9148
If you’re after more thrills, head on over to 2250 Barlow Road in Hudson, Ohio, to find the Hudson Haunted House. In operation since the 1970s, this is the grand-daddy of all haunted houses in Cleveland. It doesn’t look that ominous from the outside, but once you are in, watch out! The long, winding corridors and spooks chasing and grabbing for you are sure to scare the wits out of you. This haunted house is not for the faint of heart, but children are welcome to the “lights on” trick or treat on October 12th and 26th from 1-4 p.m. Hours for haunting are: October 3rd to November 1st, Sundays through Thursday from 7:30 till 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 pm till midnight. Admission to the haunted house is 15.00, 5.00 for children below 48 inches tall. I would recommend leaving the children at home for this one, it can be too much fright for the little ones. For more information, visit www.hudsonjc.com
An attraction with something for the whole family is HalloWeekends at Cedar Point amusement park on the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. Running from September 18th through November 1st, kids and grown-ups alike can experience the fun of Halloween through haunted attractions like Boo Hill, a kiddie haunted attraction with 7 theme rooms inside. The Monster Midway Parade and Celebration has floats, giant balloons, friendly monsters, and surprises to delight the whole family. At night, adults can test their fear limit on the haunted houses that are available in the park. Hours of park operation: Fridays, 6 p.m. till midnight with limited ride availability; Saturdays from noon till midnight; and Sundays from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. Admission prices are 25.95 on Fridays, 43.99 for an all day pass on Saturdays, with junior and senior admissions being 19.99. For more information, please visit www.halloweekends.com
If pumpkin patches are more your thing, then be sure to visit the Jahn Family Patch, located at 1390 E. Aurora Road in Macedonia, Ohio. Pick and paint your own pumpkins and enjoy the Halloween festivities including a corn maze at this fun family event. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. till 4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. till 9 p.m. For more information, please call 330-467-2722
Halloween is a fun holiday for people of all ages, so you will be sure to find something to do that has just the right amount of thrills, chills, and fun for you!