The perennial local favorite, if the hourlong maze lines are any indication. Like nearly every other theme park in the country, Circus Circus’ Adventuredome makes a killing every October dressing itself up in spooky, gory drag. For its 15th anniversary, Fright Dome has gone big with the 15,000-square-foot Zombie City; impressively updated the scare zones you must walk through to navigate the park; and devised the terrifying Lights Out, where you’re sent into the pitch black by yourself and with only a flickering flashlight (pro tip: Do what you’re told). Through October 31; 7 p.m.-midnight; $38-$150; frightdome.com.
Need something toned down for the kiddies? The 10th-annual Springs Preserve boo-fest sticks to trick-or-treating, live shows, storytime, crafts, games and Ghostbuster training, along with the ever-popular train rides ($3-$5 tickets purchased separately). October 27-29, 5-9 p.m., $8, springspreserve.com.
The Red Rock Canyon-adjacent Halloween tradition does something none of its competitors can do: use the expansive, isolated and eerily quiet environs of Bonnie Springs Ranch to spook kids and adults alike. Don’t sweat the haunted houses—it’s the trail walk and train ride you should dread. Bonus: Bonnie Springs’ year-round Zombie Paintball Express is also offered ($30 tickets purchased separately). Through October 31, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, $30, bonniesprings.com.
Freakling Bros’ Trilogy of Terror
Also celebrating a big milestone: the Freakling Brothers’ pioneering multi-trailer haunts, now in its 25th year and as frightful as ever. The boys have touched up favorites Castle Vampyre—still the most detailed and climatic haunt in Southern Nevada—and the R-rated Gates of Hell. But the sleeper here is the newer Coven of 13, where the dimensions of some of the rooms are unconventional and, um, fluid. We’ll leave it at that. Through October 31; doors open at 7 p.m., closing hours vary; $15-$39; 4245 S. Grand Canyon Drive; freaklingbros.com.
Las Vegas Halloweenville
Wet ’n’ Wild’s new, family-friendly—and dry—Halloween event allows patrons to, yes, slide, climb through tunnels and obstacle courses, ride trains, dance and purchase add-ons like trick-or-treating and zombie paintball. Through October 31; doors open at 5:30 p.m., closing hours vary; $8-$12; lasvegashalloweenville.com.
Las Vegas Haunts
Remember your first haunted house—those neighborhood trailer mazes right outside the mall, filled with looping sound effects and the screams of your high-school classmates? Relive your adolescence here with Asylum and Hotel Fear. Through October 31; doors open at 6:30 p.m., closing hours vary; $15-$35; Meadows Mall; lasvegashaunts.com.