What to do instead of staying home this Halloween weekend




Don’t know what to do for Halloween?

A recent Excalibur Twitter poll suggests that most students prefer to stay at home this Halloween season. Of the options in Wednesday’s poll, including haunted houses, watching horror movies, going to pumpkin patches/corn mazes, and staying home, 37 percent of respondents voted to stay at home. The next most selected option was watching horror movies at 24 percent.

“I literally have no plans but probably going to my friend’s house,” freshman Catherine Krieger said. “Later we’re probably gonna say we’re going trick or treating but bail at the last second.”

But if you’re looking for something different to do this Halloween weekend, here are some activities to do instead of staying at home.


Events at GSR:

Grand Halloween Fun

  • Where: At Fun Quest
  • When: October 28, 4-6 P.M
  • Why: Safe place to go Trick-Or-Treating
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes for best Halloween costume!
  • Take your picture with Wobbles, the GSR bowling pin!

Vampires vs. Mortals Laser Tag

  • Where: Fun Quest
  • When: Friday, Saturday, and Sundays in October. 6-10 P.M.
  • Why: Save mankind from blood sucking beasts? Or defend the army of the undead? The laser tag gods will decide!
  • How much: 2 rounds for $10
  • Must be at least 42” tall to play

Ultimate Rush

  • What: Experience an adrenaline thrilling ride on the Ultimate Rush
  • Where: outside the GSR
  • When: Friday nights from 5 P.M. to closing
  • How much: $15 per flight $10 per re-flight
  • Must be at least 42” tall to fly

Graveyard Minigolf

Puzzle Room



  • What:The Puzzle Room is a new escape room that challenges participants with brain teasers and puzzles in order to “escape” themed rooms such as an asylum, a lost cabin, or an underground tunnel.
  • Where: Downtown near the Parking Gallery
  • When: The Puzzle Room is open until 11 p.m., but you have to book an appointment ahead of time.
  • Why: There are several theme rooms that would be perfect for the Halloween weekend.
  • How much: $23 per person.
  • Website: puzzleroomreno.com

Andelin Family Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze


Corn maze at Andelin Family Farms. Photo via Andelin Family Farms website.

  • What: Pick your own pumpkin and try your hand at navigating the corn maze. Andelin Family Farm is also home to the only haunted attraction in a corn field.
  • Where: 8100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV
  • When: Pumpkin Patch hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. The Corn Maze is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Why: The haunted corn maze is the best of both a haunted house and a maze.
  • How much: $12 per person for a combo pass to the pumpkin patch and corn maze
  • Website: http://www.andelinfamilyfarm.com/attractions/

Slaughterhouse at Greater Nevada Field

  • What: Slaughterhouse is Reno’s largest haunted attraction. It also includes “The Terror Train” a 10-minute “frightening train ride through the interior of Greater Nevada Field.”
  • Where: Greater Nevada Field
  • When: Thursday – Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Why: Because you’re just as curious as we are about how they got a train ride inside the ball park.
  • How much: The $30 Ultimate Slaughterhouse Experience includes a ticket for the haunted house and terror train.
  • Website: renofrightfest.com

Outlet at Legends Safe Trick-Or-Treating

  • What: Safe environment to go Trick-Or-Treating around the stores at Legends


  • When: October 31st from 5 – 6 P.M.
  • Cost: FREE!

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