Tourism Division promotes Halloween activities

The Tourism Division released a list of Legendary places to get “spooked” in North Dakota. Here’s its list. Do you recommend any others?

1. Haunted Places

Legend says the ghost of Libbie Custer, Lt. Col. Custer’s widow, torments the rebuilt “Custer House” at Fort Abraham Lincoln where she and the Lt. Colonel lived before his tragic death. See her and the spirits of the Seventh Calvary soldiers at Fort Lincoln’s Haunted Fort.

In Devils Lake, the Haunted Hotel’s guests who checked in, but never left, will surely provide a frightening experience. Get ready for a hauntingly good time at the Acres of Terror in Leonard or the Legends of Terror haunted house in Grand Forks.

2. Mazes and Patches

Get lost – literally – at Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. See how long it takes to escape this maze near Emerado. Then tour the Gruesome Granary Halloween exhibit. Berry Acres west of Minot is an eight-acre corn maze sure to test your navigational skills, and Papa’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze in the trees in the Missouri River Valley north of Bismarck has enough fun and games to keep children and adults busy the entire day.

3. Halloween for the Grown-ups

What do grown-ups do for Halloween? The same things kids do – they have fun. Their outfits may be a little more elaborate, but the fun of the season doesn’t change. The All Hallows Eve Ball at the Former Governors Mansion State Historic Site is one such monster mash.

4. Jaunts and Haunts

Work off Halloween candy by participating in the Empire Arts Center’s Halloween Howler 5-K & Munchkin Mini Mile in Grand Forks. Wear your costume for a chance to win some “spooktacular” prizes. Looking for a slower pace? Try Fort Buford’s Cemetery Walks. Visit some “ghostly” former residents of Fort Buford during an evening walk through the old fort cemetery.

5. RU Afraid of Ghosts or in Search of One?

R U up for a REAL haunting experience? It could be at a local attraction, fort, school or library near you. We challenge you to find the ghosts of North Dakota! Several websites can get you started on your way to a possible paranormal experience.

Real Haunts – Home Sweet  Home, Minot

Ghosts of America – Harvey Public Library, Harvey

Ghosts of America – Argusville High School, Argusville

The Shadow Lands – Haunted Places in North Dakota

6. Trick or Treat

Those looking for a more family-friendly Halloween outing won’t lack activities. Gateway to Science in Bismarck uses All Hallows Eve as a learning experience at Haunting Arts and Spooktacular Science. Night Eyes at Red River Zoo, Fargo, gives kids a chance to trick or treat with the animals, while some communities like Dickinson offer parties for youths.

7. It’s a Parade

Kids of all ages will dress up in their costumes to parade down Main Street in Cavalier and then receive a bag of goodies.Bring your favorite pumpkin for the pumpkin decorating contest, following the parade. In Fargo, Broadway is the site of the Boo-Galoo parade with decorated floats and costumes.

2 thoughts on “Tourism Division promotes Halloween activities

  1. Hello,
    Jamestown has opened their Frontier Village for a number of years from 5-7 pm for little people (12 and under) and their families. We get about 1,200 people through the gates in two hours. It’s a huge success. All the buildings have volunteers who give out candy, etc. New last year is a Haunted Village for the older kids. This year it will run Oct. 28th from 7 pm to 11 pm and Oct. 29th from 8 pm to Midnight.
    Please include us in your promotion and thanks!

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