Halloween in Kansas City:
Halloween these days is much more than dressing up and decorating a pumpkin. Many venues around town have family friendly Halloween events for the whole family to enjoy. Head to one of these great Kansas City Halloween Events which are guaranteed to be a spooktaculary ghoulish time.
Halloween Haunts at World's of Fun:
World's of Fun, the midwest's largest theme park, brings back Halloween Haunts weekends throughout September and October.. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday ghouls and ghosts swarm the park while guests enjoy over 175 acres of Halloween themed thrill rides and attractions. With Asylum Island, extreme haunts and Camp Snoopy's Magical House on Boo Hill-- Halloween Haunts has something for everyone.
*Many Scare Zones are not open on Sunday.
*Not recommended for children under 14 after 7pm. *
Cocoween at Coco Key Water Resort:
Coco Key water resort offers its kid-friendly 'Cocoween' in 2010. The indoor water park has over 55,000 square feet of unscary fun for the whole family. Go trick-or-treating, partake in cool kid crafts and even enter their costume contest to win some great prizes.
For more information, call 877-425-2746
Hoots and Early Howl-O-Ween and Boo at the KC Zoo:
Boo at the Kansas City Zoo has something for kids both big and small in October. Check out the Hoots and Early Howl-O-Ween throughout October. Get spooked with your family with the Zoo's Boo at the Zoo which includes their famed Trick-or-Treat village, Jack-o-lantern walk or ride the Scarecrow Express Train. (816-513-5700, www.kansascityzoo.org) Enjoy over 900 animals from six continents. Boo at the Zoo is free with paid zoo admission.
Jack-o-Lantern Walk at Powell Gardens:
This self-guided walk through beautiful Powell gardens is guided by the spooky lights of more than 100 uniquely carved Jack-O-Lanterns. Head to Powell Gardens for an evening of Halloween fun. Reservations not required. Regular Garden admission applies.
Visit the Powell Gardens website http://www.powellgardens.org/ or call Phone: 816-697-2600
Independence Halloween Parade:
The Annual Independence Parade is one of historic Indpendence's longest running traditions. Floats line the streets of the parade which starts on Independence Square.
- October 27th, 2012
Children may trick-or-treat on the square at 1pm, parade at 3pm.
- Call 816.252.4745 for further information.
Ft. Scott Ghost Tours:
The town of Ft. Scott, Kansas is rumored to be spooktacularly haunted, so hop aboard the Ft. Scott Ghost trolley and learn of the town's 'unexplained paranormal'. Visit the city park, drive past historic homes and cruise through the haunted cemetary all while listening to the ghoulish legends and tales of Ft. Scott's spooky past by resident Ghost Hostess.
Tickets may be purchased at the Ft. Scott Visitors Center, call in advance. Tours start @ 7pm.
Call 1-800-356-FORT for details.
Old Shawnee Town Historical Hauntings:
Historic Shawnee Town recreates life of prairie settlers during Halloween with spooky stories, trick-or-treating and a costume contest. Check out the City of Shawnee website www.cityofshawnee.org or call 913-631-2500 for details.
Enchanted Forest in George Owens Nature Park:
This non-scary event at the Enchanted Forest in George Owens Nature Park, (1601 S. Speck Road, Independence) is held October 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th, 2012. Families can meet story book, nursery rhyme and comic book characters on a walk through the forest.
Call 816-325-7370 for details.
Atchison, Kansas has long been known as the most haunted town in all of Kansas with stories of unexplained phenomonon and ghosts galore. This years festivites include the famed Creepy Crawly Trolley Tour that pass by historic homes where paranormal has occurred, psychich readings, 'History & Mystery' walking tours. Events are offered throughout September and October. Reservations required.
Visit the Haunted Atchison Website http://www.atchisonkansas.net/v_haunted.htm or call 800-234-1854.