The Ultimate Halloween in Idaho!

Idaho is home to innumerable candy shops, haunted attractions, and ghostly spirits. In other words, the state has all the makings for a fun, fright-filled Halloween. Let us help guide you on this spirit tour with the following 10 must-stop locations and spooky events for the perfect festive experience.  

1. Idaho Candy Company, Boise, ID

Halloween isn’t Halloween without candy, and in Idaho, that means the Idaho Candy Company. Founded almost 100 years ago, the Idaho Candy Company makes candy bars, tubs and bags of sweet goodness, and various kinds of toffee.

2. Dr. Slaughter’s House of Terror, Idaho Falls, ID

Dr. Slaughter’s in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is the largest non-profit, indoor haunted house in Southeast Idaho. Visitors will enjoy over 30,000 square-feet of mazes and monsters. The attraction provides financial support to the local D.A.R.E program, so you know your money is going to a good cause.

3. Monster’s Ball, Coeur d’Alene, ID

The Resort of Coeur d’Alene offers various Halloween-inspired events, including a moonlit horror cruise, trick or treating, and the annual Monster’s Ball, for adults age 21 and up. The party includes a live DJ and a costume contest. Stay overnight at the resort and receive a VIP gift bag. 

4. Five Nights at Fattys, Boise, ID

If you’re 21 or over, then Five Nights at Fattys at the end of October might be the perfect bar experience. From their website, Five Nights at Fattys is “five nights of terror coming to you from the best club in Boise. Get your costume game on point!”

5. Poindexter’s Costume Shop, Twin Falls, ID

Poindexter’s Costume Shop in Twin Falls, Idaho, has a huge selection of masks and costumes available for sale, ranging in price and quality from one-off pieces to movie quality. You can rent or buy, and layaway is available.

6. Old Idaho Penitentiary, Boise, ID

Normally, we don’t include two spots in the same location, but for the Old Idaho Penitentiary, we can make an exception. The building looks like something out of a Stephen King novel and has been featured on the Travel Channel. The building has held many of Idaho’s most notorious criminals, and has had hauntings on the grounds since 1957. 

7. Walking Ghost Tour, Lewiston, ID

Lewiston, Idaho, offers two unique ghost tours, one by foot and the other by trolley. Tour attendees will be taken to the historic downtown, explore beneath the sidewalks, and enter historical buildings known for paranormal activity.

8. Stricker Ranch, Hansen, ID

Hansen, Idaho, is home to the Stricker Ranch, known for ghost cowboys and other paranormal activity. This Halloween, they’re offering candlelit tours of the site and of the Oregon Trail. 

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9. Squealer’s Corn Maze, Rigby, ID

This Halloween, lose yourself in the Squealer’s Corn Maze. Located in Rigby, Idaho, the maze is part of the larger amusement park and has plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes.  

10. Zoo Boo at Zoo Idaho, Pocatello, ID

Finish up the Halloween season with Pocatello, Idaho’s annual Zoo Boo party. The zoo hosts trick or treating, games, crafts, a costume contest, and much more. Open to visitors of all ages.

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