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Map shows haunted houses, corn mazes for Halloween hangouts in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – It's time for the frights, sights and sounds of Halloween.

The San Antonio area offers several venues to get a good scare, including some reported haunted locations KSAT is visiting.

31 of the most haunted places in South Texas

KSAT's Halloween Spooktakular

This family-friendly event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Sunset Station.

Get ready for food, face painting, pumpkin decorating, costume contests, kids activities, the human claw, live music, carriage rides, photo walls, goody bags and more.

Tickets are available online here.

13th Floor Haunted House

The 13th Floor Haunted House is once again open in the downtown area in the 1200 block of E. Commerce Street.

The popular attraction features favorite icons from years past and opens Friday.

Local legend suggests a group of children haunt the hotel following a fatal bus crash in the 1940s that took their lives.

Psycho Asylum and Slaughterhouse

San Antonio’s Psycho Asylum and Slaughterhouse opens in October at 1201 E. Houston St.

Formerly known as the River City Asylum in the 1970s, the Psycho Asylum used to house the criminally insane, the sick and people who had infectious diseases.

Eight of the most dangerous patients at the asylum escaped in 1978; three were found in the boiler room. Another two patients were found dead a month later on the top floor of the building and a human shaped stain is still visible where one of the patients was found.

The remaining three patients' souls are believed by some to still be at the asylum.

SeaWorld San Antonio Howl-O-Scream 2019

SeaWorld San Antonio is set to unearth evil at Howl-O-Scream 2019.

Haunted houses include Karver’s Kradle, Unearthed: Scarlett's Revenge, Zombie Horde and Milton Creek Manor.

Some of the attractions may not be suitable for guests under the age of 13, but there is plenty of daytime Halloween fun for young guests.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure 

Ripley's Haunted Adventure at Alamo Plaza is a renovated mansion with live actors and special effects.

Haunted legends lurk behind every corner of this creepy attraction, waiting to welcome visitors to their home.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas 

Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas features a variety of activities for the whole family.

Fright Fest haunted houses include Circus Berzerkus, Carnevil 3D Haunted House, Midnight Museum of the Macabre, Soul Harvest, Wicked Hollow and RockKill High School.

Zoo Boo! at San Antonio Zoo

Every Saturday and Sunday starting Sept. 21 through Oct. 27 (and Halloween), the San Antonio Zoo is hosting a Zoo Boo daytime event. 

This family-friendly Halloween tradition will include a hay maze, pumpkin painting, costume contest and trick-or-treating.

KSAT Original: Haunted places in South Texas

South Texas Maize in Hondo

The popular attraction is a family experience with food and fun for all ages. 

Starting Sept. 21, visitors can navigate in and out of a 7-acre corn-stalk maze that reaches 12 feet high. 

South Texas Maize is open through Nov. 30.

Corn Maze in La Vernia

The Circle N Maze in La Vernia includes maze access, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, petting zoo, games, food trucks and more.

The Daddy Shark-themed maze will be open weekends in October.


About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT including the Austin bombings, the mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, the Dallas police ambush and Hurricane Harvey.