Fright or fun – take your pick of Halloween adventures
By Patte Smith; courtesy photos
Trick or Treat Street(s) will be on October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shops and businesses along Castle Pines Parkway and also at The Village at Castle Pines shopping center, 858 West Happy Canyon Road. Kids dress in sassy, sporty or scary Halloween costumes and have fun running business to business getting treats. For more information, visit www.castlepineschamber.com.
For a haunting, howling and horrifying Halloween experience, carefully enter the Castle of Terror at the Fire Department Training Tower, 303 Malibu Street in Castle Rock. If you frighten easily, be sure to creep through the tower with a fellow soul to ward off the spirits hidden deep inside the stronghold. No one younger than 13 is admitted without an adult because ghouls, zombies and poltergeists haunt the hallways 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Enter if you dare on October 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28. Proceeds from the event benefit the Fire and Police Explorers. Admission is $10, cash or check only. Call 303-663-3103 for more information or visit www.crgov.com.
Spooktacular at the Miller Activity Complex (MAC) is a fun and safe Halloween event for the entire family. There will be games, bounce houses, face painting, prizes, food and, of course, candy. Kids can come in their costumes, adults too. Join the fun at the MAC, 1375 Plum Creek Parkway in Castle Rock on October 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.crgov.com.
Learn about mysterious stories and ghostly happenings in the local history of Castle Rock and the surrounding areas on October 12 from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Douglas County Libraries – Philip S. Miller in Castle Rock. Senior Archivist of the Douglas County Libraries, Sean Boyd, will tell tales of spooky events of the past and how researchers try to record these events today. Jake Jacobs from Colorado Paranormal Investigators will be on hand with paranormal research equipment. Refreshments will be served. Contact 303-814-3164 for more information or email email@example.com.
Ride the rails behind a historic Denver & Rio Grande steam locomotive “Trick or Treat Train” in vintage passenger cars with conductors and engineers at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Kids can visit the “town’s” special stops to fill their treat bags and tickle their funny bones at the “not so spooky” Haunted Railcar and the Olde Railroaders’ Silly Graveyard. This fun event is being held on October 28 at 10 a.m. and October 29 at 4 p.m. The museum is located at 17155 West 44th Avenue, Golden. Visit www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org for more information.
Take off to Hauntings at the Hangar at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on October 29 from noon to 4 p.m. Wear a freaky, fun, or friendly costume and hover around sci-fi characters or possibly real aliens. Get a real treat as you take a picture with “Star Wars” characters and other popular super heroes. There will be carnival games, a bounce house, a jumbo slide, pedal planes and movie-themed cars. Located at 7711 East Academy Boulevard in Denver’s Lowry area, you can visit wingsmuseum.org/event/hauntings/ for more information.