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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 24, 1997)
Haunted houses provide
howling fun, good times
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By Jen Hayduska
With ghouls, goblins and weirdos sure to make any 5
year-old wet his pants, Lincoln’s Halloween is sure to keep
some looking over their shoulders.
Various haunted activities take place throughout the
Halloween season. Here is a run-through of the ones that’ll
make the skin crawl and put you in the mood.
Howlooseanation, a local performance troupe freak
show, is having an 8:30 p.m. party Oct. 31. Not your regular
folk, the show will feature interactive singing, acting, body
painting and a seance for Bubbles, a dead dog. The howling
good time will be at the Wagon Train Project, 504 S.
Club 1427, 1427 O St., is bringing back its Halloqueen
Ball for a third year. Cross dressers of all persuasions are
invited to the Halloween night gender-bender bonanza.
Admission is $4, and the costumeless need not apply.
“The New Face of Fear,” sponsored by the Lincoln
Jaycees, is one of Lincoln’s few haunted houses. In its 23rd
year, the hysteria haven has been renovatedto assure maxi
mum thrill and chill for the buck. The haunted house opens
at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Tuesday through
Oct. 31. Five dollars will get you a really dark maze and
other spooky haunted house treats.
Mueller Planetarium is featuring a family-oriented
Halloween laser show Sunday at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Marilyn
Manson laser shows will also run on Halloween and Nov. 1
at 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Duggan’s Pub, 440 S. 11th St., is featuring a benefit for
KZUM, 89.3 FM. Some of Lincoln’s best blues musicians
will attend this first-ever Blues Bash Oct. 30. With artists
Chris Sayer, Blue Tango, Alias Jane, Leroy and the Gypsies
and the Heartmurmurs, it’s sure to be a thriller. Tickets are
$8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Draqula’s Lair, featured at Laser Quest, 6802 P St., has
declared itself the only true haunted house in town. Visitors
must complete a quest in the 8,000-square-foot arena, com
plete with blacklights, fog and towers. The arena has been
spruced up for a boodacious Halloween effect. Draqula’s
Lair is open through Oct. 30 and costs $3.
Neihardt Residence Center, 540 N. 16 St., is
doing its part to strike fear on campus. A Monday
walk through the halls and folklore of City
Campus’ most infamous haunted house is free and
begins at 9 p.m. Meet in the blue TV lounge, if you
Those with weak hearts and even weaker blad
ders may want to opt out of the above and celebrate
the holiday by attending the following
Halloween attractions instead.
Places to buy pumpkins:
■ Grandpa John’s Pumpkin
Patch, 4801 N.W. Highway 34,
has pumpkins, a giant corn
maze, putt putt golf, a haunted
schoolhouse and a scarecrow
contest. The patch is open
from 9 a.m. to sunset, Call
(402) 470-2450 for more
■ Roca Berry Jarm
as well as farm animals, a 5-acre jungle maze, a haunted
forest ride and a candy-cane bouncer. General admission is
$2.50, a super pass is $5. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to sun
set. Call (402) 421-2255 or (402) 421-2933 for directions.
Hayrack rides, zoos and miscellanea:
■ The Acreage Zoo, 2601 Saltillo Road, features an
historic Jamaica haunted forest hayrack ride along
Foggy Creek and farmyard petting corral. Rides at
the zoo, which is open until 11 p.m., cost $3.50.
Call (402) 420-2500 for more information. ^
■ Lincoln Halloween Spooktacular at
Pioneers Park Nature Center is offering non- I
scary educational centers and skits and guided hikes
along candlelit trails. Cost is $5 per person, and the fes
tivities run 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Call (402) 441-7895 for directions and more infor
■ Boo at the Zoo at Folsom Children’s Zoo, /
1222 S. 27th St., has lots of spooky stations with ^
characters in costume and the Train of Screams.
The boo zoo is open through Thursday from 5:30
p.m. to 8 p.m. Call (402) 475-6741 for more
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boys, Halloween won’t be a
Whether you’re in the
mood to cross-dress
or a sing along with
the scarecrow band,
you’ll certainly find
what you’re looking
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