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Halloween in Niagara Falls

Welcome to Halloween in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada!

Group of people going through Nightmares Fear Factory

There’s a lot of bright lights and fun stuff around the place (especially in Clifton Hill) so we’ll get you started with a quick run-through of the attractions here in Niagara Falls around Halloween. Don’t worry, they’re all either a short walk or an even shorter taxi ride away from our Howard Johnson by the Falls hotel.

Any visit to the Clifton Hill area of Niagara Falls, where all the best attractions are located, would be totally unfinished without a visit to Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, Niagara Falls’ local wax museum. Inside, you’ll find breath-taking likenesses of characters from movies and music, as well as heroes, villains, and celebrities. Great for costumed selfies.

After that, right next door, you have Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not museum, whose staff, and I quote, “scour the globe for unbelievable exhibits.” Perfect for Halloween, which goes together with weirdness like dark nights and black cats. Within the Odditorium, you’ll find some unbelievable stuff from the most mysterious ends of the Earth—and just as a warning: do not touch the shrunken heads. Because you never know, right?

As your night deepens on Halloween in Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, you should make your way over to the Haunted House. An atmospheric display of lurking terror driven by sound and smoke and all-out improbable strangeness, the Haunted House is a work of art. It forces you down claustrophobic and narrow halls and drives you forward through its sinister and darkened depths where you will begin to understand the true meaning of fear in Clifton Hill.

The Haunted House, Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not, and Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum are all very child-appropriate, of course. Whether you take them to the next attraction or not is up to you, but bear in mind that this next horror is a major league.

The Nightmares Fear Factory is an interactive and whole-heartedly insidious and almost infectious exercise in scaring the living daylights out of anyone who enters. The performers are professional, the atmosphere is pitch-black and as silent as the grave. Then walls have a disturbing tendency to collapse. Making it through the Fear Factory on Halloween is a trial in willpower.

These are the four main places in Clifton Hill to visit on a Halloween night.

Good luck.