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The headless horseman and a haunted house along the shore of the Provo River are part of the CLAS Ropes Course Halloween Cruise where people are taken down the river on a boat. The trip takes 25 minutes.
The headless horseman and a haunted house along the shore of the Provo River are part of the CLAS Ropes Course Halloween Cruise where people are taken down the river on a boat. The trip takes 25 minutes.
Dan Lund, for the Deseret Morning News

Big Foot Corn Maze, through Nov. 1, 362 N. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove (just south of State Street). A six-acre maze for families and older children. A smaller corn maze for children, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and more. Ticket prices vary. Open 4-11 p.m. Monday-Friday; 2-11 p.m. Saturdays. Visit

Haunted Forest, through Nov. 1. Located off I-15 exit 279, American Fork. Journey through five acres of dungeons, swamps and terrors. Tickets are $7 for children, $12 for adults. Visit

The Haunted Hospital, through Oct. 30. 206 E. State, Lehi, at the old Lehi Hospital. The Haunted Hospital proceeds will help with restoration efforts for the building, built in 1891. Cost is $7. Haunted Hospital hours are Monday-Thursday from 6-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Michael's Arts and Crafts Store, 321 E. University Parkway, Orem, is offering a special family "Haunted Gingerbread Castle" class Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spend time building and decorating this spook-tacular Halloween centerpiece — no baking necessary. Call 225-1085 for more information. Cost is $12.50 plus kit for three-hour class.

Hee Haws Corn Maize, Haunted Barnyard and Pumpkin Patch, through Oct. 30, 700 S. 45OO West, Pleasant Grove. The corn maze features the faces of President Bush and John Kerry. The Haunted Barnyard is a 30-minute hayride through a century-old barnyard. Open 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Call 489-6915 or visit

Nightmare Mansion, through Nov. 1,300 N. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove. Visitors explore the legendary paths of Nightmare Mansion and the woods that surround. Tickets are $10. Visit

Haunted Canyon Train, Oct. 3-4, 10-11,17-18, 24-25, 31. Trains depart Vivian Park to explore the Haunted Provo Canyon at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available through SmithsTix 801-888-8499 or visit, or call the Heber Valley Railroad 435-654-5601.

Spooky Tales, Oct. 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27.The third annual Spooky Tales storytelling festival at Thanksgiving Point's Children's Discovery Gardens from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children. Call 768-6439 for more information.

Barnyard Boo, at Thanksgiving Point's Farm Country. Bring the family and enjoy fun activities such as Halloween crafts and games. Decorate a cookie or go on a haunted hay ride with the Headless Horseman. Participate in the Costume Contest and more. Mondays and Saturdays Oct. 9, 11,16, 18, 23, 25 and 30 Monday from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. UEA weekend Oct. 28, 29 and 30 from noon to 8 p.m. $5 per person or $20 per family (up to six people).

Halloween Adventure Cruise, Oct. 11-31.More than 100 pumpkins reflect off the water on this riverboat ride on the lower Provo River. The trip includes scary stories, songs, pirate attacks and candy. The round-trip ride takes 25 minutes, with departures every half hour. Boarding locations at CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 W. Center, Provo. Tickets are $15 per family or $5 per person. Weekdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Call 373-8897 for more information.

Museum Super Saturdays at Thanksgiving Point. Oct. 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children's holiday activities include face painting, making crafts, pumpkin painting and having an old fashioned Halloween Party. Call 766-5013 for more information. These activities will be free with admission ticket to the Exhibit hall or mammoth Screen Theater.

Halloween at South Ridge Farms. Through Oct. 29 at 300 W. 900 South, Santaquin (take exit 245 then turn north on frontage road one mile). Monday-Friday from 3:30-7 p.m.; Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hay rides leave every 15 minutes to the pumpkin patch. $2 per person, $1 per child (10 years and under).

Halloween Festival in downtown Payson, Oct. 30.Pumpkin carving and costume contests, trick-or-treating and door prizes. Call 465-5200.

Trick-or-treat in downtown Provo, Oct. 30. Children can trick-or-treat to merchants along Center Street and University Avenue from 3-6 p.m. Free carnival games and activities. Call 377-5700 for more information.

Fax information about Halloween activities to Genelle at 437-7624 or by e-mail to