By Molly Risk
As fall is already here, and Halloween is just around the corner, there are plenty of fun and terrifying things to around the Indianapolis area. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and my personal favorite as well. With that being said, here are my top 5 best fall and Halloween activities to do in Indy.
Necropolis is a haunted house attraction in Indianapolis. It is also known as the “City of Perpetual Darkness,” and as one of the scariest haunted house attractions in Indiana, it will “ paralyze thousands of Hoosiers with terror and fear.” Necropolis has four haunted houses on their location, and it has been an attraction in Indy for 25 years. Each haunted house is unique and has a special touch or effect to ensure you don’t come out of the haunted house feeling the same as when you went in. Their main attraction is known as The House, and they have three other additional attractions: The Cemetery, The Factory, and the 3-D Museum, Hellusions. With ratings of 5 stars and comments saying that they don’t mess around, Necropolis deserves its rating as one of the best attractions in Indy for Halloween.
- Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch
Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch in Noblesville has many fun (and family-friendly) activities. You can pick out your pumpkin from countless options in the patches. You can also try to navigate your way through their two tricky corn mazes. Along with these things, they also have a mini golf course and many farm animals on the property. So, if you are looking for something less terrifying than Necropolis, Russell Farms is a fun place to go and enjoy an autumn afternoon.
- Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie
Conner Prairie is a historical living museum in Fishers. It is, in my opinion, one of the coolest places in Indy to go to in general. Their Headless Horseman program is full of games, delicious fall foods, balloon rides, and, of course, the Headless Horsemen hayride. The hayride is not terrifying, but can be somewhat jumpy, especially in the dark. The fall foods they have include yummy caramel apples, apple slushies, kettle corn, and so much more. They have fun games like karaoke and assorted Halloween-related contests. The Conner Prairie hot-air balloon glows in the dark, and offers rides at night (weather permitting of course). Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie is a wonderful and yummy time, and an excellent option for both fall and Halloween activities for family and friends.
- Stuckey Farms
Stuckey Farms Orchard and Cider Mill in Sheridan is another fall activity that I always love to do. They have a huge apple orchard, in which you can go pick your own apples of all different kinds. Their store also offers pre-picked apples, homemade cider and cider donuts, caramel apples, and other assorted treats. Not only do they have an apple orchard, but they also have a pumpkin patch and a corn maze. Everyone rates it well for its apple cider, and the wonderful and beautiful farm. That is why I love going to Stuckey Farms in the fall.
- Indy Scream Park
Indy Scream Park in Anderson is another famous and horrifying haunted house attraction in Indiana. It has six haunted houses within its location, all of which are known to leave you terrified. The haunted houses include Rage 3D, Blackpool Prison, Zombieland Apocalypse, Brickmore Asylum, the Black Woods, and, the least scary and hub of Indy Scream Park, Monster Midway. This haunted house attraction is the best way to top off your Halloween.