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Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park

  • Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
  • Address: 4051 Dean Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317
  • 7 pm - Midnight
  • Price: $19 - $38

Sleepy Hollow’s Haunted Scream Park is a collection of haunted houses, haunted walks & other attractions including:

*Black Ops: Zombie Paintball. Hop on a bus equipped with paintball guns to — according to Sleepy Hollow’s website — “help save humanity from attacking zombie hordes.”

*Castle of Blood featuring a torture chamber & vampires.

*Chaos, which the website describes as “Dark, loud & scary. Walk through morgues, execution rooms, catacombs & even a mind-boggling spinning tunnel."

*Club Blood. Vampire-themed dance club, free with any ticket package.

*Freak Show featuring a variety of terrifying “freaks & carnies.”

*Infection Laser Tag. In this eight-minute game of laser tag you can choose to hunt down the zombies or your friends.

*Nightmare Estates, home to a “crazy hillbilly family” who desperately wants to chase visitors off their property.

*Twisted Tales: The Next Chapter. Think bloody Snow White & creepy Pinocchio.

*3-D Gallery: Aliens Attack. Wear 3-D glasses to navigate a Martian planet. Included free with any ticket package.

*13 Gates Maze, which Zombie Hollow claims is its most elaborate maze yet.

*A beer garden & several food vendors.

Ages: In theory the 3-D Gallery & 13-Gates Maze are kid-friendly, but you never know when a creepy character from one of the other attractions is going to wander through. If your kids are old enough to shoot paintball guns, they’re probably old enough for Zombie Paintball. The other attractions are pretty intense, gory, and scary — likely not appropriate for small children.

Where: 4051 Dean Ave., Des Moines

When: Oct 7-8, 14-15, 20-22, and 27-31; 7 p.m. to midnight.

Cost: Tickets available at the gate range from $19 to $38 depending on age & package you select. Lines are generally very long to buy tickets at the gate, and tickets will not be sold once capacity is reached. Discounted tickets for a specific date and time frame allow you to skip the long line and go right in to the park; available at http://sleepyhollowscreampark.com/tickets/.

For more information: www.sleepyhollowscreampark.com/ or www.facebook.com/sleepyhollowhauntedscreampark.

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park