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Spooky Destinations Around Boise to Visit This Halloween

Requiem Haunted House

The Requiem Haunted House in downtown Caldwell is not for the faint of heart. Featuring 13,000 square feet of scares, the Requiem Haunted House is a multi-level haunting experience immersing its visitors in a horrifying story line.

It takes roughly 30–45 minutes to wind through the three floors of terrors.

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Admission is $20 for 13 and over, $15 for 12 and under, though is not recommended for young children. Each group must have a minimum of two people and a maximum of six and waivers must be signed before entry.

Haunted Halloween Trolley Tours

Learn about some of downtown Boise’s haunted history aboard the Boise Trolley.

This 90-minute tour will run at 7pm on Friday, October 7th, Saturday, October 8th, and nightly from Friday, October 14th through the 31st.

Tours leave from Joe’s Crab Shack and make several stops, including the Old Penitentiary (ticket prices include tickets to the Old Pen). Halloween night tours are 21+ and include wine and sandwiches served onboard.

Paranormal Investigations - Old Idaho Penitentiary

A year-round program, Paranormal Investigations explore one of Idaho’s most haunted destinations, the Old Idaho Penitentiary.

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Using equipment and knowledge from Big River Paranormal, participants attempt to connect with prisoners and guards of the past.

Dates this fall 2022 are Saturday, September 24th, and Saturday, October 22nd.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Doors open at 9:15 pm, and tickets are $35.

Self-Guided Haunted Boise Tour

There are a number of haunted spots in Boise that are still in operation today–go check them out for yourself and see if you spot any spooky sights! Start by visiting the Egyptian Theater in downtown Boise, which opened in 1927.

Visitors and employees over the years report disturbances like doors opening and closing on their own, lights turning on and off, and strange noises and voices. It is believed the theater is haunted by a projectionist who died in the 1920s while working there.

A skeleton with gray hair holding a skull

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The Idanha Hotel is another long-standing monument to Boise’s history. Built as a boarding house in 1890, it is now used as apartments, and numerous tenants report weird occurrences in the building, including an elevator that moves on its own and sights of the spirit of a murdered woman.

Other similarly haunted places in Boise include The Hoff Building, Boise State University’s Communication building, The Owyhee, China Blue, Hannifin's Cigar Store, and the Basque House.

Treasure Valley Escape Rooms

At Treasure Valley Escape Rooms, you’ll find several options for scary scenarios to escape. Try “Captured: Doctor Fear.”

It’s 30 years after the Pennhurst Asylum closed its doors due to mistreatment and neglect of patients. Now, one of the doctors still continues with his human research, and you are his latest victim, found in a cell.

You have one hour to escape before he comes back to experiment!

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