October 12TH, by Jason Tiemeier, No Comments

Haunted Houses and Spooky Places to Visit in Austin this Halloween

Halloween is, for some, the most anticipated event of the year and for those who think that there is nothing better than a good scare, here are a few creepy spook-fests you just can’t miss:

1. House of Torment: One of the best-loved haunted houses in Austin, House of Torment is guaranteed to thrill all horror-seekers. The attraction is known for its highly detailed and fully interactive shows – but it’s definitely not recommended for little ones or adults who scare easily. Check their calendar for hours, tickets, special groups, and other details. If you’re looking for a unique team-building event, this might be just the thing!

2. Scream Hollow: A 20-acre Halloween park in Smithville, TX, Scream Hollow is a short 45-minute drive from Austin, but you won’t be disappointed. It’s a fully interactive scare-a-thon, and for an extra $20, you can even camp on the grounds – if you dare!

3. Austin Ghost Tours: Wednesday through Saturday nights in Austin, you can join a walking tour of the city’s most haunted places. Austin Ghost Tours offers several options to choose from, taking you through historic and haunted locations throughout downtown Austin.

Other haunted places in Austin that we love:

The Driskill Hotel is probably the most famous—or infamous—haunted place in Austin. Built in 1886, it houses the ghosts of Driskill himself, and some guests report that they can even smell his cigars. A little girl haunts the stairwells, and room 525 remains the most haunted room in the place – a location where two newlywed brides committed suicide, 20 years apart.

Littlefield Home, now owned by the University of Texas, remains the home to its original owners – Alice and Major George Washington Littlefield. According to the staff, Alice can be seen around the grounds and heard playing piano at all hours of the night and day.

Austin Pizza Garden in Oak Hill is housed in a building that was built and used for various purposes since the civil war. Reputed to be home to several different poltergeists, employees don’t like to be alone in the place at night due to the lingering presence. Scare up some pie, anyone?

The Museum of the Weird is located in the back of Lucky Lizard Curios & Gifts, offering strange and macabre displays of shrunken heads, mummies, wax figures, and movie monsters – plus a read sideshow, included with your admission.

Buffalo Billiards used to be a boarding house and occasionally a brothel, back in the mid-1800s. To this day, patrons and staff alike see and experience supernatural activity such as glasses or pool cues/balls being moved about.

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