Halloween Haunts for a Scary Good Time

By Lexie Broemmer

As Halloween approaches, there is no shortage of fall and holiday-themed events around the area.

Haunted Houses

Haunted Hollows Haunted Trail

  • Palmyra, MO
  • Friday and Saturday nights in October from 7:30 to 11:00
  • Tickets: $10 per person
  • To get there from Hannibal, take Highway 61 North
  • From Palmyra, take Highway 61 South
  • Then, turn on to Highway F and look for signs


Hannibal Haunted Church

  • 515 Lyon Street, Hannibal, MO
  • Friday and Saturday nights in October and every night Oct. 27 to Nov. 1 from 7:30 to midnight
  • Tickets: $10 per person ($7 for 12 and under)


Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House- Warehouse of Nightmares

  • 320 South 3rd Street, Hannibal, MO
  • Open Friday and Saturday nights in October from 7:30 to midnight
  • Zombie Paintball as well as The Last Ride, where you can see what it feels like to be buried alive, are also available
  • Tickets: $10 per person for the house only

Haunted House and 40 paint balls: $15; additional games of  paintball cost $5

Haunted House and Last Ride: $15

  • Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here


Hannibal POPS Club’s Haunted Woods

  • 12957 South Highway 61 New London, MO
  • Open Saturday nights in October from dark until 11:00
  • Tickets: $10 per person
  • Food, drink and a fire also available


Pumpkin Patches and Mazes

Mill Creek

  • 2833 South 48th Street, Quincy, IL
  • Open weekends in October from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free hay rides and corn maze


Parker’s Corn Maze

  • 5532 Highway 61 North, Hannibal, MO
  • Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Nov. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Night maze will be open on Saturday, Oct. 22, and Saturday Oct. 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $8 per person on for regular times; $10 per person for night maze


Miscellaneous Events 

Woodland Cemetery Tours

  • 1020 South 5th Street, Quincy, IL
  • Presented by The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County
  • Guided tours on Oct. 15 and 31 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Full ghost tours on Oct. 22 and 29 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Prices range from $5 to $10
  • For more details, call 217-222-1835


JWCC Zombie Obstacle Run

  • 1301 South 48th Street, Quincy, IL (JWWC Campus)
  • Held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Runners can dress up as zombies
  • $40 registration fee
  • Fill out a registration form here and return to JWCC’s Business Office or register online


Halloween Art Crawl

  • Hosted by Quincy Art Center
  • Held on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  • 18 local venues in Quincy, IL, and Canton, MO, will feature local artists and offer programming or entertainment
  • Free of charge to participate, but some venues may charge for activities and/or refreshments


Haunted Hannibal Ghost Tours

  • Tours depart from 220 North Main Street, Hannibal MO (Hannibal History Museum)
  • Open nightly at 7:00 p.m. from May through October.
  • Tickets: $15 per person
  • Tickets can be purchased from the History Museum
  • Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (573) 248-1819


90s Dance Pre-Halloween Party

  • One: Restaurant and Bar, 600 Hampshire Street, Quincy, IL
  • Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Featuring the band Fool House


Ghouls Night Out with Burnin’ Down the House

  • One: Restaurant and Bar, 600 Hampshire Street, Quincy, IL
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Featuring 80s cover band, Burnin’ Down the House
  • Best costumes will win prizes and giveaways


If you’re up for a little bit of a drive, check out these other haunts.









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