The chilly air of late October is only heightened by the other chill shivering up your spine—it’s almost Halloween! The time has come for tricks and treats and frights alike, so if you’re looking for some spooky ways to celebrate before All Hollows’ Eve check out some of the following attractions that range from mild enough for the little ones to downright terrifying.

Haunted Houses
We’re in the thick of haunted house season and the choices of where you can visit will make your head spin. Classic dreadful destinations like Batesville, Indiana’s Fear Factory and the USS Nightmare are in full swing while more extreme spots like All Hollows’ Eve Terror Town and Dent Schoolhouse await those who aren’t faint of heart. Want to mix it up? Brimstone Haunt in Wilmington and Middletown’s Land of Illusion Scream Park each offer several scary scenarios in one location!

Family-friendly Frights
If you’ve got little ghoulies who want to get in on the Halloween fun but aren’t ready for the big scares just yet, try one of the more kid-oriented haunts around town!
Haunted Village at Heritage Village Museum serves up mild creepiness with spooky stories, wagon rides and more, perfect for kiddos who want some light scares. For the little ones, the scare-free events at Jack O’Lantern Junction and HallZOOween offer trick-or-treating, train rides, mazes and animal encounters that the whole family can enjoy together!

Paranormal Places
Not satisfied unless it’s the real thing? Tours of haunted places around greater Cincinnati are becoming more popular, giving you the chance to play ghost hunter! Many know about the sordid legends surrounding Bobby Mackey’s in Wilder, Kentucky but you can sign up for your own private tour of its most haunted spots through Gatekeeper Paranormal, the nightclub’s official paranormal team. Up in Middletown, Poasttown Elementary opens up for spooky public investigations during many weekends through the year. Or, if you want to join experienced guides, Haunted Cincinnati Tours does private and public events, including overnight ghost hunts at creepy places like the Old Licking County Jail!