Halloween conjures up images of scary jack-o'-lanterns, cool costumes, trick-or-treating, and bags loaded with candy. But there's nothing that (literally) screams Halloween more than haunted houses. If you love that adrenalin rush, you have lots of opportunities to get it in the Little Rock area. Just be sure you're ready to have your socks scared right off of you.
Scary Spots to Haunt Your Halloween
If you want to scare up a little more fun on the biggest fright night of the year, check out one or more of these haunted houses if you're in Little Rock for All Hallow's Eve.
- Haunted Hotel: You'll get freaked out just looking at the Facebook page for this super-scary haunted hotel in Little Rock. Check out the website close to Halloween night for date and time specifics.
- The Reaper Haunted House: This is a maze-type haunted house with more than 15,000 square feet of horror with 30 scenes that include live actors. The founders promise " blood, gore, and mayhem", so it's not exactly kid-friendly. However, the venue but is not so over-the-top that older kids wouldn't have a good time.
- Creepy Works Haunted House of Conway: Conway is about 32 miles from Little Rock, and this haunted house has a mixture of actors, animatronics, and scenery. It's one of the best in Arkansas, especially for the price which is under $15.00—you get a lot of fright for a little green. Creepy Works is open weekends in October and every day close to Halloween.
- Fear Factory 501: Fear Factory 501 is in Jacksonville, about 17 miles north of Little Rock. It's open every night close to Halloween, and it's having an extra-special bash on Halloween night. Its 3-D attractions, monsters, haunted house, and torture room might be too much for some. If you enjoy being terrified, this is the event for you.
- Haunted Cathedral: Ghouls, zombies, and monsters stalk the corridors of the Haunted Cathedral in downtown Little Rock every year for two weeks leading up to Halloween in one of Arkansas' most scary Halloween happenings. Check the website as October approaches for the specific dates and times.
- Empress of Little Rock: For an extra special treat, spend the entire night in an inn that is rumored to be haunted. For real. The Empress of Little Rock is a bed-and-breakfast housed in the former Hornibrook Mansion. That mansion is legendary for rumors that it's haunted. Booking a stay on an October weekend is one of the best times to visit. Each Friday night in October, Haunted Tours of Little Rock offers tours of the inn. You can draw your own conclusions about whether it is haunted based on what you see and hear.
- Boo at the Zoo: Each year the Little Rock Zoo transforms after closing into a spooky spot for adults-only. There is a haunted train, haunted house, the venue is decorated in ghoulish decor and, guests trick-or-treat for drinks instead of candy. Participants must be over the age of 21.