Situated on 20 acres of dense, isolated forest in Bastrop County (149 Split Rail Lane in Smithville), Scream Hollow consists of five horrifying haunts (Mansion of Terror Coven, Lost Pines Asylum, Sinister Circus, Hell on Wheels Haunted Hayride and Wicked Darkness: The Maze) across multiple buildings. During a visit here, you should be prepared for a thrilling, highly interactive experience where you may have to work with your environment to find a way out. Admission varies based on how many of the five haunts you want to brave.
Fall is upon us, and for Austinites, that means a bunch of awesome happenings. The heat has subsided and all can finally enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors; beer lovers can gather and guzzle hops in Oktoberfest style; and though outside nature at this time’s greener than ever, it's orange all the way inside (i.e., pumpkin spice and everything else nice). The main event though, is always going to be Halloween because it's when we can combine all the above perks with a spooky coating. Going to a haunted house is a tradition in many a Texan household, mostly after candied or boozy treats, because who doesn’t love a voluntary jump and a scream? Here are the best haunted houses within reach of Austin, that range from adults-only freaky to friendly-ghost-cute for folks with young kiddos, and there’s even a Harry Potter special in there. They’re ready to serve just the thrill y’all need this Halloween and beyond.
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