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OT: Have You Ever Taken Your Kids Anywhere 'Creepy'?

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2014 at 1:38 PM
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5 Creepy Family Vacation Destinations Everyone Will Actually Love

by Adriana Velez 

Looking for a fun, out-of-the-ordinary travel experience with your kids? How about a destination that will scare them? We're not talking dangerous. Just a little bit creepy. Here are 5 fabulous vacation destinations that will give your kids the chills, in a thrilling way, of course. They'll be talking about these trips for years.

Salem, Massachusetts. Here's where the Salem witch trials took place back in 1692. Learn about this haunting piece of American history at the Salem Witch Museum. Go on the Salem Witch Walk. And enjoy other, less scary historical attractions.

Winchester Mystery House, California. This was the home of Sarah Winchester, widow of the founder of Winchester rifles. And it's just plain weird. The eccentric home has funky details like a staircase that goes up 7 steps and down 11. There's a seance room, secret passageways, and possibly even ... ghosts!

Alcatraz, San Francisco. Just off the coast of San Francisco is an island that houses one of the most infamous prisons in American history: Alcatraz. Tour the cells and hear all the exciting escape stories and chilling ghost stories. Plan ahead because tour tickets sell out fast. And just a tip: They lead tours at night, too.

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico. Where are the most spectacular caves in the U.S.? It's hard to say, but a big favorite is the Carlsbad Cavern at this national park. The stalagmite- and stalactite-filled limestone "Big Room" is 225 feet tall at the highest point and is the fifth largest cavern in North America. Another exciting cave to visit is Meremec Caverns in Missouri.

Tarantula Trek in Mount Diablo State Park, California. This park is a spectacular destination on its own. But in October, it's tarantula mating season. Eek! During the season, Mount Diablo runs tarantula hikes designed to give kids a safe, up-close look at these hairy spiders.

Did you ever go anywehre creepy when you were a kid?

Have you taken your kids anywhere creepy?

by on Apr. 30, 2014 at 1:38 PM
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Apr. 30, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Ummm, no. My youngest acts tough but is terrified of ghosts...and spiders....so that would be an epic fail for a vaca ... Lol

jwhit8791
by Jessica on May. 1, 2014 at 7:47 AM

LOL, yeah I think that I will skip the hike to see (mostly) harmless spiders.  Just my luck the ones we see, wouldn't be. ;)

elizabooks
by Member on May. 1, 2014 at 8:18 AM

We went into the crypts of a Catholic Church once. Does that count as creepy?

Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on May. 1, 2014 at 10:18 AM
I have been to Alcatraz, it wasnt spooky or creepy. Maybe they do the night time tours differently and put a creepy spin on it.

Winchester house sounds fun.
Leissaintexas
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2014 at 10:52 AM
My mom took my kids to Jefferson, tx last summer, which is said to be the most haunted small town in the state. They do ghost tours every night. Myb kids loved it! They stayed in a haunted hotel and learned some awesome history along with it.
tuffymama
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2014 at 8:19 AM
My mom took me to Waverly Mansion in Mississippi when I was little. It's a supposed haunted mansion. My oldest and I just aren't easily creeped out or spooked by things, so it's not something we ever sought out. The little monster, on the other hand, is very hinky and dramatic, and almost five now, so EVERYTHING is spooky to him. Seriously. Eggplants are purple ghosts and the sound of a car in front of the house is a monster. I can only imagine the hearing loss I'd suffer if I took him to an intentionally creepy place.
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