The 5 Most Haunted Places and Halloween Spots in and Around New Orleans

October 19, 2016

Haunted_Halloween_NOLA.jpgHalloween is just around the corner, and the New Orleans area has begun to celebrate with haunted attractions, spooky festivities, and more. Whether you love a good scare or prefer a more subdued celebration, here are some events to consider attending.

1. The Mortuary Haunted House
4800 Canal St
New Orleans
30 minutes from Springs at Fremaux Town Center

It's hard to imagine a scarier location for a haunted house than inside a real mortuary. This adrenaline-filled adventure takes place in a home that was used as a mortuary about 100 years ago. You'll be screaming your head off as you wander through the spooky, maze-like haunt where ghosts, morticians, bats, roaches, and other creatures of the night roam.

2. Rise Haunted House
10342 Hwy 224
30 minutes from Springs at River Chase

The undead abound at this zombie-themed haunted house filled with spine-tingling scares. Wandering through the maze-like attraction inside an abandoned bed and breakfast, you'll wonder if you're going to make it out alive. There's also a zombie paintball experience, where you're armed with a zombie-killing paintball gun and loaded on a "troop carrier" to shoot as many zombies as you can. Tickets are $15 per person for zombie paintball and $20 for the haunted house. Visit any weekend between now and November 5.

3. Trickin' and Treatin' at the Covington Trailhead
419 N New Hampshire St
15 minutes from Springs at River Chase

This trick-or-treating event is a safe, fun-filled way to celebrate Halloween with your little ones. Kids can wear their most creative costumes and go trick-or-treating at booths set up by local organizations along the Covington Trailhead. There will also be an interactive performance of the Wizard of Oz and a pumpkin carving contest (bring your pre-carved pumpkins to enter). The event is scheduled on Thursday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, and admission is free.

4. Boo at the Zoo
6500 Magazine St
New Orleans
45 minutes from Springs at Fremaux Town Center

Head to the Audubon Zoo to enjoy trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed carnival games, and more. You and your little ones can all wear your costumes and choose between scary and non-scary haunted houses to walk through. You can also enjoy a ride on the zombie-themed Ghost Ride train and see Star Wars characters wandering through the zoo. Admission is $17 per person, and the event repeats on October 21, 22, 28, and 29.

5. Krewe of Boo
Along Decatur and St. Peters St
French Quarter
35 minutes from Springs at Fremaux Town Center

Krewe of Boo was named the "Official Halloween Parade of New Orleans" in 2007. As it winds through the French Quarter, the parade features paper mache floats, fiberglass props, and of course, people in all sorts of Halloween-themed costumes. Parading participants will toss candy, beads, and little toys into the crowd as they pass. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at dusk, finishing around 8 p.m. at Howlin' Wolf on St. Peters Street.

Have you attended any of these Halloween-themed events in the past? We'd love to hear about your experiences in our comments section!

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