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Sprawling across a combined 50,000 square feet, Buffalo’s revamped House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs delivers fright after fright for those brave enough to enter their doors. Foggy hidden passageways cradled in darkness give way to a menagerie of monsters, from zombie soldiers wielding sledgehammers to demonic surgeons hungry for the under insured. An occasional strobe light illuminates secret passageways and a maze of doors designed to befuddle visitors as the house’s demons circle ever closer. Once through the labyrinthine hallways of the House of Horrors and Haunted Catacombs, thrill-seekers can tread carefully through additional attractions including Hellhouse: Possession, Bodyharvesters: Bloodfeast, Wicked Freakshow in 3D, and Killer Theater.
3757 Union Road
Cheektowaga,
NY
US
Almost every step reveals some new horror within the spooky confines of Frightworld America's Screampark, which the Travel Channel's America's Scariest Halloween Attractions described as "a macabre circus of shocks." It typically takes around two hours to navigate the labyrinth of ominous hallways and monster-infested rooms. The park consists of five themed attractions?with new frights introduced each season?which are all connected to create one massive, pulse-elevating experience. The designers base these frightening exhibits on inherently unnerving locales?such as an abandoned asylum, an isolated cabin, or a hotel room without access to HBO. In each setting, costumed actors lie in wait to burst forth and startle passersby. After successfully braving all five areas, groups can spend the evening swapping stories of their favorite scare while enjoying a bite from Frightworld's concession stand.
3097 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo,
NY
US
After spending hours on the faces of outdoor boulders and overhangs, the crew at Niagara Climbing Center brings back inspiration as a souvenir. With toughened fingers and memories of these natural rock formations, they return to their indoor facility to lay climbing routes on 6,000 square feet of vertical terrain. The gym's walls reach up to 20 feet above the ground and their features include bulges and slopes to help climbers prepare for real rocks or real trophy rooms of big-game rock hunters.
1333 Strad Ave
North Tonawanda,
NY
US
A pirate ship sways back and forth, whisking youngsters away on virtual high-seas adventures. Elsewhere, inflatable jumping castles invite bouncers to defy gravity while contemplating future positions in parliament. In the free-for-all Fun Game Zone, carnival mirrors distort giggling guests’ reflections, and ping-pong and air hockey test competitors’ skills. These are just a few of the many activities that fill the days at Family Fun Fest, an annual family-friendly extravaganza that entertains and enchants its myriad visitors. As youngsters and their parental units explore the various areas of the gargantuan indoor playground, they can make a pit stop for live entertainment. Helmed by the titular Trevor, The Trevor Show dazzles audiences with interactive song and dance numbers, followed by Doo Doo the clown, who had no choice but to become a clown, what with the name Doo Doo.
6815 Stanley Avenue
Niagara Falls,
ON
CA
Niagara Falls North KOA attracts tent-toting campers with its numerous amenities and proximity to popular attractions, including Niagara Falls. With a fire ring and picnic table, each campsite affords campers the opportunity to cook and eat their dinner rustic style (additional charge for firewood). Outdoor adventurers can plug in their hair dryers, phone chargers, or cotton-candy machines with the included electricity, and clean campground restrooms and showers and free WiFi help ensure a pleasant overnight experience.
1250 Pletcher Road
Youngstown,
NY
US
At RockVentures, climbers of all ages and experience levels scale challenge-filled walls lining the 18,000-square-foot facility. Classes impart students with surefooted spirit and fundamental climbing skills such as anchoring the rope for comrades. In addition to individual challenges, the center hosts several group events, ranging from team-building weekends to kids' birthday parties and summer camps. Rock Ventures grants discounted admission to veterans and their families with advance reservation on Saturday mornings, and helps disabled climbers conquer the rocks by using block-and-tackle systems to hoist themselves up. Owner Kent Winchester informs his work at RockVentures with a multifaceted history of leadership and team-building experience, including a stint in the Peace Corps.
1044 University Ave.
Rochester,
NY
US
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