The Ultimate Halloween in Minnesota!

One of the best things about fall in Minnesota is Halloween. From finding the perfect pumpkin to contriving a creepy costume, all aspects of All Hallows’ Eve delight folks in the North Star State. Here are our suggestions for making Halloween in Minnesota a truly spooky one! 

1. Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, Jordan, MN

That big yellow barn-like building near the apple orchards and pumpkin patches southwest of the Twin Cities? It’s Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store. This is the place to go to stock up on treats for all those potential Halloween tricksters. They also sell pie, pumpkins, and boast the largest soda selection in the state.

Candy!

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2. Halloween Grand Day Parade, Anoka, MN

What would Halloween in Minnesota be without a visit to “The Halloween Capital of the World”—Anoka. For nearly a century, the town has celebrated Halloween for nearly a month, and the festivities culminate on Grand Day, which includes a parade, coronation of Halloween royalty, and a tent party. 

3. Trail of Terror, Shakopee, MN

The Trail of Terror is the largest Halloween attraction in the Midwest. Horrifying hayrides and harrowing hikes along the banks of the Minnesota River are punctuated with different events every weekend leading up to the 31st. Play zombie paintball or join the ghouls at the annual Phantom’s Feast.

Happy Halloween everyone! 💀👻

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4. Father Hennepin Bluff Park, Minneapolis, MN

Father Hennepin Bluff Park, across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis, is generally considered one of the state’s most haunted places. Legend says that when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shifted the river to create the land on which the park now sits, they destroyed a Native American burial site. Throw in the abandoned mills, buildings more than a century old, and other scary happenings, and there’s no wonder the readings for paranormal activity are off the charts in the park. Midnight stroll, anyone?

5. Twin Cities Magic & Costume Co., West St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities Magic & Costume Co. is a family business that’s kept Minnesota in properly attired for Halloween—and any other event require costumes or magic—for decades. Not only do they have a tremendous selection of costumes on their racks and shelves, they will find or custom build costumes that you can’t find.

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6. The Real Ghost Tours, Minneapolis, MN

The Real Ghost Tours was the first such enterprise in Minneapolis and the only one that operates year-round. Tours start at St. Anthony Main, in the city’s oldest neighborhood, and take you through the nooks and crannies occupied by ghosts and prowled by poltergeists.

7. Pier B Halloween Party, Duluth, MN

Folks in Duluth who are looking for an awesome Halloween party should head over to the Pier B Resort, where they pull out all the stops to get you in the spooky spirit. Stop by the haunted ship William A. Irvin, which is docked nearby, to get your scare on before hitting the party.

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8. Haunted Basement, Minneapolis, MN

In Minnesota, few Halloween attractions are intensely scary. However, none comes anywhere close to the level of fear Haunted Basement manages to evoke in visitors who dare to enter. Seriously, if you’re looking for a laugh, Haunted Basement is not the place to go. 

9. Zombie Pub Crawl, Minneapolis, MN

Perennially one of the world’s largest zombie pub crawls—it has held the world record on a couple occasions—the Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis is massive fun for folks who like to shuffle down the street and drink while undead. It usually takes place in mid-October, so be sure to check the site or social media for details.

See you tomorrow... OR ELSE!

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10. Fright at the Farm, Zumbrota, MN

In October, the town of Zumbrota is the scariest place in Southeast Minnesota. This is because the folks at Fright at the Farm, a few minutes outside of Rochester, go all the way to send shivers up your spine and wring paranoia from every step you take.

DRACO

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