Haunted Houses And Halloween Fun In Austin

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					Halloween in Austin is a busy time of year. There is so much going on in the city
during the last few weeks of October, it can be hard to keep up with everything. This
time of year truly brings out one of the citys mottoes Keep Austin Weird! Weird, scary
and spooky is the name of the game in Austin during Halloween. Here are some of the
best places to find Halloween fun.

-Sixth Street (downtown)

On Halloween night, normally busy Sixth Street is even more active during
Halloween. On Halloween night, the side streets are closed down early to make way
for pedestrian traffic. People in costumes fill the streets to enjoy the Halloween party,
which normally results in a crowd of more than 100,000. The bars and restaurants are
all open and there is lots of live entertainment. Visiting Sixth Street is free, but be sure
to get there early.

-Wild Basins Haunted Trails

Wild Basin is a beautiful nature preserve for eleven months out of the year, but during
October it becomes a spooky tour through a graveyard setting. This event is limited to
ages 13 and up, and teens between 13 and 16 have to be accompanied by an adult.
The total hike is 60 to 90 minutes, so be sure to wear your walking shoes and
comfortable clothes. Live ghoul performers and other spooky decorations will meet
you along the trail. The price ranges between $25 and $40 for tickets.

-Mansion of Terror

Located in the Northcross Mall on West Anderson Lane has two different haunted
tours to scare and delight you. A haunted wax museum and other creepy locales are on
the tour of two different scary journeys. You can choose one to tour or go for both for
a discounted price. Theres a $15 charge for one attraction and $20 if you opt for both.

-House of Torment

Right behind the Highland Mall is this haunted house for ages 13 and up. The
zombies in this house come at you from all direction. It recently expanded to two
different ghost tours and has a single admission for $14.99 and both tours for $19.99.
This year the two themes are House of Torment: Rise of the Abominations and
Illusion Manor: The Phantasm Curse.

-Austin Ghost Tours

Did you know there are over 40 haunted sites in Austin? Why go for people in
costumes when you can meet the real thing? Austin Ghost Tours operates year round
but it really shines during October. There is a special Halloween tour, in addition to
their regular tours. Tours start at 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm each night
from the Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill. Tickets for the Halloween tour are only $20,
while other tours cost $30. For more details, visit their website for more details on this
unique look at Austins history.

Austin is a great place to be during October and on Halloween. These locations just
scratch the surface of whats available in Austin this Halloween. In addition to these
spooky tours, you can find pumpkin patches and traditional trick or treating.