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2017 Halloween events in and around central Indiana

The list includes family friendly attractions as well as Indy's most terrifying parks and haunted houses.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Indianapolis Zoo's beloved Halloween event is back for another season. The Zoo is opening every day starting at 9am, but Zoo Boo events are from 2-7pm, Oct. 26 - Oct. 29. Zoo Boo will include decorations scattered throughout the zoo, Halloween crafts, face painting and, of course, a backdrop of all the animals the zoo has to offer. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite wild costumes and bring a reusable bag to gather a few goodies along the Trick-or-Treat Trail.

Connor Prairie will transform into Connor Scairie, a tradition held for more than 3 decades. The event will run from Oct. 26 - Oct. 29 from 6 - 9 pm. Families can participate in spooktacular events like the haunted hayride, "a tractor-pulled hay wagon that winds through 1836 Prairietown and includes up-close experiences with the Headless Horseman himself." New to Connor Scairie this year is a 7-acre corn maze, which will be free for attendees. Other activities during the event include a “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” puppet show, a spooky scarecrow trail, storytelling, magic shows, fortune telling and more. Advanced tickets are available to purchase on Connor Prairie's website.

The Children's Museum 54th annual Haunted House presented by Old National Bank offers haunting rooms to explore in two unique experiences. Attendees can also experience the "Wiked Woods" — filled with creepy campfires, cabins and creatures. Both events will run from Oct. 24 through Oct 29, with an additional day on Halloween. These are all day events. Admission to the museum is $8 and up. For children who scare easily, check the Children's Museum website for IPL's "Lights On" hours. The Children's Museum is located downtown at 3000 N. Meridian St.

Explore Indiana's most haunted places with paranormal investigators. Historic Indiana Ghost Walks and Tours are centered around cities which are the most haunted in the state. Private group walks, private bus tours and private paranormal investigations are available. Call 317-840-6456 for details. The tours begin at P.O. Box 687 in Westfield.

Open for its 39th season, Nightmare on Edgewood is one of Indy's scariest haunted houses. The haunted house areas will include escape rooms, dark mazes, a cinema-themed double feature, which brings victims face-to-face with their favorite scary villains and a Karnival section where those who are afraid of clowns should beware. Nightmare on Edgewood will be open from Oct. 26 - Oct. 29 and on Halloween. Weekday and weekend hours vary. Nightmare on Edgewood is located at 6004 Camden Ave. in Indianapolis.

Hanna Haunted Acres is known for being one of the scariest Halloween haunted attractions in central Indiana. Attractions include a haunted hayride, "Carnevil," "Field of Fiends" and "Outbreak" among others. Hanna Haunted Acres is open from Oct. 24 through Halloween. Ticket prices vary. The park is located in Indianapolis at 7323 E. Hanna Ave.

The spooky yet charitable event known as Haunted Angelus Indy is returning this season. The event raises money for The Angelus, a cerebral palsy group home in Florida. Tickets price are $22 and up. The house is open Oct. 25 - Oct. 28 and Oct. 30 - Oct. 31. Hours are 7 to 10 pm on weekdays and 7pm - 1 am on weekends. The Haunted Angelus House is located at 8829 E. Washington St.

Everyone has heard of Indy Scream Park. With a total of five haunted houses, it has been voted the #1 haunted house in America! From the moment you step foot into the park, prepare to be scared. The five haunted houses on the property are Brickmore Asylum, Rage3D, Pandemic: Mutation, Zombieland: Unchained and Back Woods. The park is open every night through Halloween. Hours and ticket prices vary. America's most frightening park is located at 5211 S. New Columbus Rd. in Anderson, Indiana.