ROCK SPRINGS – As zombies, ghosts and other frightening things prepare to take to the streets, residents have the chance to get a little scare while helping a worthy cause.
The annual haunted house at the Rock Springs Civic Center is back to give residents a good scare. Residents can pay a dollar to experience the transformed city center or can donate a can food item to enter. Donations will be given to local food banks to help during the upcoming holiday months.
The fun begins Oct. 24 starting at 4 p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, the scares continue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The haunted house will continue during the week, concluding Saturday, Oct. 31. On Monday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Oct. 29 the haunted house will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. On Oct. 30 the scares will run from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and finally on Saturday, residents can visit the haunted house a final time from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The Rock Springs Civic Center has a few guidelines and important notes to parents. The first hour during opening weekend and the first half hour of the haunted house on Monday will feature non-scary tours.
Staff said non-scary tours can be requested the rest of the week but all lights and sound effects will remain on.
Children under seven are free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Rock Springs Historical Museum
Another popular Halloween destination in Rock Springs is the Rock Springs Historical Museum. Each year, the staff at the museum adds a little scare to local history.
The historical jail in the basement of the museum is scary enough, but the museum takes it to a whole new level during the holiday.
The museum is always free and is open for visitors Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The museum will also play a big part in this weekend’s annual Halloween Stroll. This free event kicks off Oct. 24 in historic downtown Rock Springs. Start at the museum, where you can pick up a bag and a map, and visit the local downtown vendors.
This year’s stroll will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event is fun for the whole family and pets are welcome to participate.