Every October, places we would normally consider serene and architecturally alluring (like Riverfront Park’s Pavilion) transform into maniacally evil dens of drudgery. Filled with witches, men with sickles, and the occasional Freddy Krueger-look-a-like, these local haunted dungeons attract thousands of local visitors looking for a fright for just a few dollars. We’ve compiled a list of local attractions that offer this sort of freakish thrill. It’s your choice if you actually go or not. So don’t say we didn’t warn you to bring an extra pair of pants.
RIVERFRONT FRIGHT The Pavilion is now haunted. Now through Halloween from Wednesday-Sunday in Riverfront Park the goblins and ghouls will be let out. Cost: $8.
CREEPY HALLOW Northwest of Spokane, in Nine Mile Falls, the locale that is normally reserved for the annual Renaissance Festival becomes the haunted village in October. Full of crazy characters, this haunted attraction is certainly the most entertaining. While you wait stand by the fire or get a Tarot Card reading. Cost: $5.
SCARYWOOD Our local version of Knott’s Berry Farm Haunt. Some of Silverwood’s theme rides are now tours of terror, Thunder Canyon is a haunted house, and the normally docile train ride now travels to a zombie war zone. Cost: $25.
LION’S CLUB HAUNTED HOUSE This annually feared favorite is located on the corner of Post and Fourth streets in Post Falls, Idaho. Open Tuesdays-Thursdays from 6-10 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 6 pm-midnight. Cost: $6