The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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October 19, 2006

Variety of spook houses, kid events planned for Halloween

From staff reports

Are you looking to have your pants scared off or just a safe trick-or-treating venue for the kids?

Area groups and organizations are offering a variety of spook houses and events for kids this year that are designed to scare up a good time for all ages.

“Frightmare — It’s Just a Bad Dream, Or Is It?” is now open.

When: Open at dusk today through Sunday, and Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27-31.

Where: On 20th Street, 3.6 miles east of Range Line Road (look for the sign).

Cost: $8.

Information: (417) 317-1048.


The Gates of Hell spook house features two stories of “pure evil.”

When: Open nightly beginning at 7 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 4.

Where: Go west on 32nd Street from Schifferdecker Avenue seven-tenths of a mile to Crane Drive, turn left on Crane Drive and go one-half mile south.

Cost: $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 and under. Large-group discounts are available.

Information: (417) 768-0306.

What you’ll find: The spook house features a two-story slide, and is not recommended for children under 7. A special event for children 12 and under will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Kids can see how the spook house is set up and participate in a costume contest.


Wolfman’s House of Screams will benefit the Shriners’ Children’s Hospital.

When: 7 p.m. to midnight today and Saturday; 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7 p.m. to close on Friday and Saturday; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31.

Where: Go north on Highway 43 from Stone’s Corner, west on Highway 96, north on County Road 260, then west on King Lane.

Cost: $8 per person.

Information: (417) 825-2005 or (417) 437-5306.


JASPER, Mo. — The Jasper Junior Commerce Club is sponsoring Barns on Haunted Hill.

When: 7 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 27-31.

Where: 23162 Maple Road; at the junction of highways 43 and 96, look for signs.

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