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October 23, 2008
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Grand Junction-area haunted houses in full swing

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. " What did the pirate say at the haunted house?

ARRRRRRGHHOOOOMYGOD.

OK, sorry.

But it's haunted house season and all, and Mesa County Partners' Ray Coca says they've added a new spooky pirate ship to their latest house, which is at a new location this year: the former Western Colorado Conservation Corps building at 735 South Ave.

New rooms, new props, same volunteers busting their butts to make it happen.

"They're pretty ingenious when it comes to making up new stuff," Coca said. "It's a smaller location from last year, bit more compact rooms."

Try it out for yourself starting tonight. The house opens today, Oct. 24, and Oct. 25. It opens again on Wednesday, Oct. 29, and wraps up on Halloween night.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and close at 10. Tickets are $6 for adults 13 and over, $2 for children 12 and under.

Coca said visitors are encouraged to park on the south side of the building. Info: 245-5555.

Other area haunted houses include:

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Trail of Terror, 601 Pitkin Ave.

Scary cheerleaders working in an old warehouse! The trail is the work of the Express All-Stars and proceeds benefit the local group. Twenty-five rooms, a ghost, goblin and a perhaps a dead cheerleader or two.

It's open Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. to midnight, as well as next Monday through Halloween.

Tickets are $10 per person.

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Haunted Acres, 2465 I Road

What's scarier than running around the sticks? It takes about 30 minutes and takes indoors and out. Run for your life. It's open Oct. 24-25 and Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $7. Children under 5 years old get in free.

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Grand Junction Jaycees Haunted House, 2830 North Ave.

It's open 7 p.m. to midnight most days. Admission is $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at any City Market. There's also a special family price of $20 for a family of five, available at the door.


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