Welcome Back to another TGIF Edition of the Heartland Homes Blog

This post is dedicated to the ghostly, frightening, fun and the haunted!! We have compiled a list of the best  haunted attractions in Pittsburgh (plus a few family friendly) that you have to visit this Halloween season!

Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights

Friday and Saturday Nights:October 1 – 30, 2010, 7 PM – 1 AM

Ages 13+

The employees at Kennywood warn patrons that something ghoulish roams the park at night. The Phantom has taken control of the park’s rides, mazes, and all of the classics that are fun during the summers.  But Rider Beware! The Phantom has added scary mazes, new rides, and 3D attractions that will stop even the bravest cold in their tracks!!  (Save $3 by purchasing tickets at Giant Eagle locations)

Haunted HouseScare House

Weekdays 7-10Pm Weekends 7-Midnight

Ages 13+

I will be honest. I love this time of year especially going to haunted houses, but the Scare Houses website gave ME the chills!  Voted as one of the Best Haunted Attractions by the Travel Channel this haunted house is not for the weak.  Tickets can be purchased for $17 online or $18 at the gate.

Idlewilds’ Hallowboo

October 16 & 17, 23 & 24  11:30am – 6:00pm

Fun for All Ages! It’s the Idlewild you know and love… with a fun, happy Halloween twist!  Specially themed rides, trick or treating through Storybook Forest, hay rides, hedge mazes, costumed characters, and much more!  For park info visit Idelwild’s Website

KDKA ZooBoo For Kids’ Sake


October 23-24 & 30-31 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Join KDKA at the Pittsburgh Zoo for Kids Sake! Venture through the Zoo collecting great candy, enjoying the animals, and participating in other fun activities along the way.  Stop by your favorite haunts – Gymkhana’s Haunted hideaway and the not-so-spooky train ride.


Not So Scary: Festival of Homes

Visit 8 Heartland Homes’ Decorated Models throughout the Pittsburgh area this weekend from 12Noon- 5Pm .  The Festival of Homes will showcase forty-five new home communities in the greater Pittsburgh area, tour Pittsburgh’s most beautiful homes.  Nothing scary about these homes!!

Final Thoughts: These next two weeks are the best time of the year to step out of that safety bubble of yours.  Try one the haunted houses mentioned in the blog, or lets us know on Facebook which haunted attractions are your favorite!  Give them pleasure—the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”-Alfred Hitchcock 

About Kevin Oakley

Kevin Oakley has been involved in real estate for over 10 years and is passionate about the important role it plays in people’s lives. He understands that a home is not just the most expensive purchase of someone’s life, but that it also is where life happens and memories are made. He also enjoys all aspects of design as well as photography. Kevin currently serves as Vice President for Heartland Homes.