JOPLIN, Mo. —
Many area haunted houses and Halloween attractions are entering their final weekend of business for this year’s season. Other events are being held for Halloween.
Those events include:
~ Historic Ghost Tours presented by the Dream Theatre Company.
The guided walking tour takes about 90 minutes and includes tales and re-enactments of Joplin’s violent mining past, Ozarks folktales and legends, haunted homes and -- in one case -- a stop at an epicenter of paranormal activity. Tours are $10 per person, with tickets available for purchase starting at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October at the booth set up in front of the Newman Innovation Center, 407 Pennsylvania Ave. The tours will begin at 7 p.m.
Details: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or look up the “Historic Ghost Tours” page on Facebook.
~ Raycliff Manor and the Raycliff Carriage House on Highway 71B at 4706 Gateway Drive in Joplin, just 3.5 miles south of I-44 on Range Line Road.
The event will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 30. Hours of operation are from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 6 to 10 p.m. on Sundays.
Tickets are $13 for the manor and $7 for the carriage house. Tickets for both features are available for $17.
Links for the attraction’s Facebook and Twitter pages are on its website, raycliffmanor.com. Details: 417-624-1414.
~ Arwood Family Farms Fall Festival, south of Joplin.
The family event includes pony rides, corn crib play area, hay maze and a hayride to see new baby calves and feed goats.The event is open 1 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Sundays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30.
Admission is $5 for age 3 and older, free for children 2 and under. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Seneca Food Pantry.
Directions: From Joplin go six miles south of I44 on Highway 43 to BB Highway, then east one mile to Crow Road, then 1/2 mile north. Details: 417-825-4259 or 417-499-2141.