Favorite Autumn Haunts

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As summer fades into fall, the kiddos can smell the candy corn in the air. Put your scarecrows on the porch and start planning for the spooky season. If yours is a family who thinks it’s fun to be a little scared, check out these scary vacations and not-so-scary vacation homes.

Unfortunately, this haunted mansion is not a vacation home

Baton Rouge, Louisiana is home to 13th Gate Haunted House, one of the best in the US. The theatrics are nothing short of Hollywood professional and the set design is chock full of spooky gory detail. Some of the highlights include a real snake-infested Louisiana swamp, nightly voodoo shows, hidden subterranean passages, and even a prehistoric ice cave.

When you’re ready to return to civilization, head “home” to this quaint vacation townhouse. The community is perfect for families traveling with children and features a swimming pool and a pond stocked with fish. You can continue the scare-fest on the waterfront. Bring your fishing poles and tell spooky stories at dusk when the fish are biting. This vacation home sleeps 7 and has 3 full baths making is plenty spacious for families.

Fishing pond with Fountain

If ghost hunting is your thing, grab your EMF detector and head to Galveston for the Ghost Tour experience of a lifetime. This walking tour is spooky and intellectually stimulating. Your family will get a more than a glimpse into the nation’s past; this is a real history lesson. The Secret Society Cemetery Tour is also a history filled haunt-hunt that illuminates some truths that are stranger than fiction.

Keep the theme of history going throughout your vacation in this gorgeous Victorian vacation home. The home is completely updated with top of the line kitchen and bath amenities yet is decorated and outfitted with elegant Victorian luxury at every turn. From the 1000 square feet of outdoor living space to the over-stuffed Victorian bedrooms, this home will feel like a resort. The perfectly designed pool area is another bonus.


Missouri is home to the Glore Psychiatric Museum, a creepy display of medical science proven inaccurate and . . . well . . . creepy! From electroshock treatments to dioramas that walk you through brain surgery, this museum is sure to satisfy the goriest spook seekers.

Kansas City is a great vacation destination. You’ll be just a short drive to the Glore Museum in this uptown loft. With great city-living amenities like off street parking and in-unit washer and dryer, this is a cozy respite for the uptown traveler. You’ll also have roof access to enjoy the city lights at night.

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