by Molly Priesmeyer - 262 Reviews - 117 List
A guide to Halloween's best costumes, biggest scares and greatest gatherings across the Twin Cities area.
Updated: October 01, 2009
There's no scarier place in the Twin Cities than the basement of this old soap factory turned art gallery?and that's during the rest of the year. But during October, local artists and actors turn this dark, dank and definitely haunted space into a super-creepy haunted maze, full of frightful moments, ear-piercing screams and nightmares come to life.
Whether you plan to go as a living celebrity, a dead one, a California raisin or a zombie, Arc's Value Village is sure to inspire costume ideas on the cheap. The store is loaded with weird wares and vintage finds, and all for a fraction of the price you'll find elsewhere.
This 12-year-old corn maze in Shakopee always provides a new, fun theme every year. Last year, the giant maze spelled out ?Vote 08? under a corn image of the White House. But it's more than an amazing maze?Sever's includes a slide and petting zoo for the kids as well as an appearance from pirate ?Jack Sparrow.?
Every year this amusement park turns into ?ValleyScare,? where ghouls and goblins take over and turn the park into a creepy cemetery. Mazes, family fun zones and performances provide a great fall party for kids and adults alike.
Costumed adults and kids can get into the Science Museum for free on October 31, when the Museum hosts its ?Boo-ology? event from 1pm-4pm. Activities will have a Halloween theme, and kids of all ages can enjoy the spooky fun.