BOSS Haunted House opens Oct. 25; Several surrounding venues are open now
Haunted houses, trails and attractions: Just like dressing in costume, going trick-or-treating or watching scary movies, they’re an October tradition for fans of horror and Halloween.
On Fort Leonard Wood, the BOSS Haunted House is the destination of choice for those who like to be scared.
Each year, dozens of volunteers with the Better Opportunities for Single Service Members program spend several weeks planning, constructing and decorating the haunted house billed as “not for the weak of heart.”
This year’s BOSS Haunted House will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and 27 in Buildings 723, 724, 727 and 728, located on West 12th Street behind Cunningham Gym.
Admission is $5 per person. Visitors who arrive in full costume can receive a discount.
The haunted house is open to the public and to all ages, but parental guidance is strongly recommended.
For details, call 573.563.5967.
If you crave more scares after visiting the BOSS Haunted House, communities surrounding Fort Leonard Wood have a variety of haunted houses, trails and attractions to choose from:
— Rising Haunted Attraction, 25238 Raleigh Road in Waynesville, is open from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October and on Halloween. The venue bills itself as “Mid Missouri’s largest and most frightening Halloween haunt.” Admission is $13 per person. Visit the Rising Haunted Attraction Facebook page for more information.
— Ozark Nightmares Haunted House and Corn Maze, 22599 East Highway 32 in Lebanon, is open from 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October and on Halloween. Now in its 13th year, the haunted house includes 17 rooms with more than 30 actors portraying an array of ghosts and ghouls. Admission is $6 for the haunted house, $6 for the corn maze, or $10 for a combo ticket. Visitors can also play a variety of carnival games at the site’s “Carnivorous Carnival.” For more information, call 417.532.1002 or visit the @OzarkNightmares Facebook page.
— The Haunted Mine at the Missouri University of Science and Technology Experimental Mine, 12350 Private Drive 7002, off Bridge School Road in Rolla, is open from 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31. Mining engineering students have transformed the mine each Halloween since 1997. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for children ages 9 and younger, Missouri S&T students and military service members with valid ID. Visitors can also receive a $1 discount for each canned good they bring, up to $3 per person. For more information, call 573.341.6406, or email Stephen Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Carnival of Freaks, 18205 Whitlock Road near Licking, is open from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays now through Nov. 3. Tickets are $13 per person. The business typically only accepts cash. For more information, call 573.201.8991 or visit the @CarnivalofFreaks Facebook page.