Pittsburgh October 11, 2017
7 Spooktacular Ways To Celebrate Halloween In Pittsburgh This Year
Halloweeen isn’t just a day. It’s a state of mind. A celebration for an entire season. Pittsburghers have plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween in Pittsburgh. Here are seven spooktacular ways – some bone chilling, some just relaxed – to celebrate the most haunted of seasons in the Burgh.
1. Zip through town on a trolley of terror.
Discover the spirits that lurk in all corners of Pittsburgh. Molly's Trolley "Terror Trolley" will give you a close up look at the city's haunted history. The trolley leaves the station at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during October. Tickets cost $25.
2. Climb aboard a Nightmare Bus Tour.
Enjoy an evening of chills and thrills in nearby Zelienople and Harmony. The Nightmare Tour will take you, by bus, to the area's scariest, most haunted spots. Tours set off on the last two Friday and Saturday evenings of October and on Halloween night at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $11 for kids 12 and under.
3. Creep through a haunted house.
Step inside what just might be America's scariest haunted house. The ScareHouse promises frights - some in 3D - around every corner. Beware, however, once you enter the haunted house, you can leave but you can't return without paying admission again. ScareHouse welcomes guests every Thursday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and every Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. through October 29.
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4. Go on a haunted hayride.
Spend an evening around a private campfire
you've returned from a spooky hay ride. Haunted Hills Hayride, open select evenings throughout October, features plenty of ghost stories, thrills, and chills. After the ride, take a walk (for a separate admission fee) along the Valley of the Darkness Haunted Walking Trail.
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5. Stop by Phantom Fright Nights –
if you dare.
Enter the terrifying world of Phantom Fright Nights at Kennywood Park. The annual Halloween celebration features plenty of entertainment, including the Haunted Ark, a showing of Friday the 13th in 4-D, haunted houses, and Kennywood Cemetery. Phantom Fright Nights is open Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. through October 28, 2017. Or, stop by Sunday, October 8 or 29, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $33.99 at the gate.
6. Cruise the Three Rivers on a Boo & Brew Cruise
Dance the night away as you sail along the Three Rivers on the Boo & Brew Cruise. The Gateway Clipper Fleet's Halloween event sets sail on October 28, 2017 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Snacks and drinks from the full bar will be available for purchase. Take part in the costume contest and dance to the music spun by a local DJ.
7. Enjoy a train ride to the pumpkin patch.
Travel to nearby Hollidaysburg for a picturesque train ride to a pumpkin patch. Everett Railroad Company's Pumpkin Patch train ride promises spectacular views of the fall foliage and a stop at the pumpkin patch. Climb aboard the train on October 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2017. Departure times vary.
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You’ve got plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween in Pittsburgh this year. Have you decided what you’ll do? Here are some pretty
amazing hay rides you might want to check out, too.