3 Events To Celebrate Halloween In Boise

Dated: 10/02/2015

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The Old Idaho Penitentiary hosts an annual Halloween party that's to die for. Photo by Charles Knowles.

'Tis the season for scary movies, candy, and pumpkins!

Now that it's October, there are a ton of fun activities to celebrate Halloween in Boise. If you love a good scare (or not!), you'll find something to enjoy in one of these three Halloween events.

1. Tour Around on a Trolley

A trolley is a great way to see Boise, it's even better when it's the holidays! The Boise Trolley Tour gets a Halloween makeover for the month of October, offering not only a unique experience, but a bit of the Halloween magic. The 75 minute tour will run Friday and Saturday, beginning October 9. Starting October 24, the Halloween tour will run every night. Regular tour tickets are $18 per person. The October 30th tour is a special three hour tour and is $30 per person (13+). It includes a ticket to the Frightened Felons event at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. The October 31st tour is $35 and for adults only (21+). It also includes a ticket to the Frightened Felons event, along with alcohol and sandwiches served on board.

2. Get a Little Wild at the Zoo

This event is perfect for animal lovers of all ages. This not-so-scary walking tour is a fun way to see the zoo at night (but be warned! Not all animals will be viewable), while getting in the Halloween spirit. Participants will be able to interact with a few animals, enjoy Halloween decorations and activities, as well as a Halloween dance party! The walking tour will take an hour at the most, and is open 6pm to 9pm, October 16, 17, 23 and 24, and 5:30pm-8pm on October 18 and 25.

3. Stop the Walking Dead in Their Tracks

No kids? No problem. Older kids? Even better. Even if you aren't a major fan of the zombie genre, you'll still have a good time at True Paintball's Zombie Hunt. This is a great option for those who would like to try out paintball, but would rather avoid getting shot. The goal here is to work together and aim for the zombie infested, rather than competing against another team. Try your hand at saving humanity by taking down the walking dead, making it to the decontamination zone, and retrieving the antidote. The Zombie Hunt starts at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, October 9th through October 31st.

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