Here are some of the haunts, pumpkin patches and corn mazes to help you make the most of autumn.
Camp Fear, Riverwest Park, 233rd Street and West Maple Road. Watch horror movies and camp overnight in total darkness. Double feature horror movies start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 12. $5 per person, $10 per tent for overnight camping. Information: www.riverwestpark.com.
Cobweb Castle, Omaha Children's Museum's Not-So-Scary Haunted House, 500 S. 20th St. Open through Oct. 31 during regular museum hours and free with regular admission. Information: www.ocm.org and 402-342-6164.
Gateway of Chaos, 1605 Main Street, Malvern, Iowa. Haunted house. Open Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 18. and Oct. 19 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The haunted house will open at 7 p.m. for no-scare time on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26. Admission for this is $5. Regular admission: $9 general admission or $7 with two cans of food; fast pass tickets are $15. Information: gatewayofchaos.com.
Haunted Hollow, 120th Street and Old Giles Road, La Vista. Three-story haunted house, bridge, maze, hearse show, Island of the Dolls, redneck roller coaster and more. Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $20. Information: www.hauntedhollowomaha.com and 402-896-1920.
Mystery Manor, 716 N. 18th St. Haunted house. Admission: $12 or $20 for front-of-the-line access. Information and schedule: www.mysterymanoromaha.org.
Nightmare on Q Street, 7003 Q St. Attractions include Raven's Nightmare, Phobia: The Money Back Haunt and Chaos Maze. Admission: Raven's Nightmare, $13; Phobia, $10 to participate or watch; Chaos Maze, $7. Information and schedule: anightmareonqstreet.com.
Ranch of Terror, Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion. Haunted hayrack ride and haunted walk. Open through Nov. 2. Hours: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 hayrack or ranch of terror, $18 combo ticket for both. Information: ranchofterror.com or bellevueberryfarm.com.
Scary Acres, 17272 Giles Road. The Haunted Woods ($8), House on the Hill ($10), The Master's Castle ($11). All three attractions, $25. 7 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sundays. Information: www.scaryacres.com.
The Shadow's Edge, 3457 S. 84th St. (Mangelsen's parking lot). Open Friday through Oct. 31. Hours: Dusk to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; dusk to 12:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission: $11, $6 on Mondays. Information: theshadowsedge.com.
PUMPKIN PATCHES AND CORN MAZES
Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion. Fun barn, ziplines, slides, climbing nets, 50-foot obstacle bounce house, hayrack ride, pirate cove, enchanted forest, haunted cave and spooky forest. Daytime activity hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission: Monday through Friday, $6; Saturday and Sunday, $8. Information: www.bellevueberryfarm.com and 402-331-5500.
Bloom Where You're Planted Farm, 911 108th St., Avoca, Iowa. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn box, nature trails, hay climb, farm animals, play areas, kids' corral, rubber duck races and two-story store with antiques and vintage merchandise. Hours: Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $5; children younger than 2 are free. Information: www.bloompumpkinpatch.com and 402-267-4104.
Camp Fontanelle, 9677 County Road 3, Fontanelle, Neb. Ten-acre corn maze and pumpkins (for a donation). A section of the maze is reserved for lazer tag ($3 for 10 minutes) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. during regular hours. Pony rides ($2). Hayrides, sandbox, inflatable castle and jumping pillow. Ride on 700-feet of zipline ($10). Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Nov. 3 or by reservation. Haunted nights Oct. 19, 25 and 26, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Trick or treating in the maze, Oct. 20 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Information: www.campfontanelle.com and 402-478-4296.
Ditmars Orchard, 19475 225th St., Council Bluffs. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, pick your own apples, tractor rides. Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: tractor ride, corn maze and playground are $5 for kids, $2 for adults. Information: ditmarsorchard.com and 712-256-7053.
Korner Pumpkin Patch, 6696 E. U.S. Highway 136, Beatrice, Neb. Pumpkins in all shapes, Indian corn, straw bales, cornstalk bundle, gourds, dried gourds, squash, garden produce, apples and crafts. Hours: Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 402-223-5050.
Pioneer Trail Orchard and Pumpkin Patch, 21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs. Pumpkin patch, apple orchard, haunted house and barn, hayrack rides, play areas for kids. Open starting Saturday. Wednesdays and Thursdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sundays noon to 7 p.m. Admission: $6, children younger than 2, free. Information: ptapples.com and 712-366-1505.
Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze, 3935 Hwy. 133, Blair, Neb. Ten-acre corn maze, pee wee maze, Jeffy's Pumpkin Patch, hayrack rides, mad cow ride, Nerf gun war zone, face painting, Eerie Trail and more. Saturday nights are Haunted Night, live scares in the corn maze. Hours: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission: Monday through Thursday, $10; Friday through Sunday, $13. Children younger than 2 are free. Information: www.skinnybonespumpkinpatch.org and 402-426-2295.
Uncle LeRoy's Pumpkin Patch, 2555 S. Highway 59, Denison, Iowa. Two-acre corn maze, haunted house, petting zoo, craft barn, tepee. Hours are 3 p.m. to dark Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; noon to dark Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $5. Information: www.UncleLeroysPumpkinPatch.com and 712-263-6063.
Vala's Pumpkin Patch, 12102 S. 180th St., Gretna. Train ride, corn maze, hayrack ride, haunted farmhouse, live shows, pig races and more. Open through Oct. 31. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission: Fridays through Sundays, $14.99 per person, $12.88 with September weekend discount; Mondays through Thursdays, $9.99. www.valaspumpkinpatch.com and 402-332-4200.
Wenninghoff's Pumpkin Patch, 85th Street and Sorensen Parkway. Petting zoo, playground, corn maze and hayrides. Admission: $6; children younger than 2 are free. Information: www.wenninghoff.com and 402-571-2057.
Bellevue's Buried History Cemetery Tour, Bellevue Cemetery, Franklin Street about 1 mile north of Mission Avenue, Bellevue. “Bellevue's Buried History Cemetery Tour: Honoring Our Military,” Oct. 6, 1 p.m. Tours of the gravesites of those who served in wars. Hayrack ride to help public travel through the cemetery. Admission: $10 per person, $30 for a family. Active and retired military receive half-price discount on their ticket with military ID. Information: bellevuesburiedhistory.org and 402-292-1880.
Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. “Goose Bumps: The Science of Fear,” exhibit starts Saturday, runs through Jan. 5. The Moving Company performance of “Thriller,” Saturday at 11 a.m., Oct. 13 and 27 at 3 p.m. General admission: $9. durhammuseum.org and 402-444-5071.
Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N, Bellevue. “Spooky Stories,” Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Storytellers will tell a number of scary stories. Admission: Adults, $7; Students, seniors, Fontenelle Forest members and Nebraska StoryArts members, $5. Information: nebraskastoryarts.org and 402-551-4532.
Haunted Victorian Ghost Walk, Plattsmouth, Neb. Twelve-block haunted walk through Plattsmouth. Make reservation with Sandra Allgeier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-296-2249. Purchase tickets at Antiques Off Main, 125 S. Fifth St., Plattsmouth. Admission: $20. Information: 402-296-3113.
Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St. “Spooktacular,” Oct. 18 through Oct. 20, Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m. “Haunted Safari,” Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, 6 p.m. $15 for Zoo members, $20 for nonmembers, children younger than 2 are free. “Haunted Safari Family Campout,” Oct. 12, $45 per person. To register for either event, call 402-738-2049. Pre-registration is required. omahazoo.com and 402-733-8401.
Homestead National Monument of America, 8523 W State Hwy 4, Beatrice, Neb. Howling Homestead 2013, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Features music, storytelling, night hike, experiements and more. Admission: Free. Information: www.nps.gov/home/index.htm or 402-223-3514.