Colorado has quite a diversity of haunted houses available to choose from, especially in Denver, but finding corn mazes in Colorado is a different story. There’s nothing quite like a corn maze at Halloween as an iconic autumn experience, but the Colorado landscape doesn’t lend itself as well to this sort of activity as Nebraska’s landscape does. In Nebraska corn mazes are dotted throughout the state along with pumpkin patches and other agri-tourism-related activities like petting zoos and pony rides. If you live in Colorado, you might struggle to find a corn maze. Colorado is more about mountains, but that’s okay. Maybe it’s time to take a road trip and try something new like School District 13 Haunted Attraction in Brule, just a few miles from the Colorado-Nebraska border.
Lots of people from Denver visit Ogallala, NE each year to take in the sun and sand at Lake McConaughy. On their way, they pass the small town of Brule, NE along I-80 just a few moments before they reach Ogallala, but few of these Denver locals realize that Brule is a Halloween mecca. It’s not the typical Nebraska agri-tourism affair, though there’s still a haunted corn maze on offer. Rather, in Brule, the haunted attraction (which includes a corn maze) takes over the whole town (population 400). While Denver urban-dwellers who refuse to leave the familiar city streets may spend hours trying to get from one of the haunted houses in Denver to another, you could hop on I-80 and travel just 3 hours to a haunted city where there are FIVE haunted houses in one location.
So if you’re looking for corn mazes in Colorado, consider a trip just 20 miles past the Colorado-Nebraska border for an experience that will give you a real escape from the city. For the sake of convenience, it may sound cool to find an urban corn maze. Denver isn’t likely to offer the same kind of eerie, backwoods, middle-of-nowhere setting that you’d get to experience at School District 13 in Brule, though.
There are tons of haunted houses in Colorado. In nearly every neighborhood there are haunted houses in Denver. But urban haunted attractions may be widely spaced apart with significant drive-time in between them and lots of long, frustrating lines to wait in once you arrive. Colorado haunted houses are cool, but the traffic between them may be enough to inspire you to just stay home. And not very many people realize how easy it is to get to School District 13, one of the biggest and most unique attractions to go to on Halloween in the USA. The drive is easy, nearly traffic-free (compared to Denver, that is), and once you arrive, you’ll park the car and walk or take the free haunted bus (Coach Slappy’s haunted bus ride) through Brule. Stand by the bon fires and roast marshmallows or s’mores with your group in the brisk autumn air before you hit the five haunted attractions throughout town.
There are few places where you can really experience all of the different facets of Halloween in America from the kid-oriented Great Pumpkin idealism to the blood and gore of a haunted house. School District 13 in Brule is one of the few places on earth where these two aspects of Halloween coexist peaceably. It might be worth the drive to experience it for yourself.