Are you ready to be spooked…from the comfort of your car? You don’t have to go inside haunted houses or into Halloween parties to experience Halloween. Whether you’re up for a road trip or looking for something close by, simply take a drive with your family and see all the spookiness that surrounds you!
Halloween Light Displays
The Andersons’ Halloween House
14125 Avalon East Drive, Fishers, IN 46037
Nick Anderson has been making spectacular Halloween light displays at his family’s home since 2017. For the past few years he’s shared a 13-minute light show synced to music on 100.1 FM. It even has a two-story talking face. Check out a previous show here. This year’s show is ready by October 9 . Hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 7:30-10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 7:30-11 pm. The last night for the show will be October 31.
Dead End Cemetery Show
2684 Tristan Drive, Lafayette, IN 47909
Since 2016, this home has featured Halloween and Christmas light shows synced to music on 93.3 FM. The Dead End Cemetery is the name of the kid-friendly Halloween show and has displayed themes such as “Werewolves of London” in 2019 and “Monster Mash” in 2018. The only request of the maker of this display is that you dim to parking lights when viewing it and be mindful of the neighbor’s property. Updated information on days and hours along with past light display videos are posted on their webpage.
Spooky Spots to Visit
3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222
This mansion, now on the grounds of Marian University, was built from 1911 to 1914 for James Allison. Allison was the founder of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Allison Engineering Company, now Rolls-Royce. His ghost is said to haunt the property, rearranging furniture and books in the library.
The Grave in the Middle of the Road
6844 East 400 South, Franklin, IN 46131
Nancy Kerlin Barnett died in 1831 and lore says that her last request was to be buried by the grassy hill near Sugar Creek. Johnson County decided to build a road through her gravesite in the early 1900’s. Her grandson protected her site with a shotgun in hand. The road had to bulge outward on either side and the grave was marked with a National Historic Marker in 1912.
3801 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Take a drive-by this 24-room mansion built in 1858 for Alexander Hannah, an Indiana state legislator. Known for being a part of the Underground Railroad, it is said to be one of the most haunted places in the midwest.
Crown Hill Cemetery
700 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Founded in 1863, Crown Hill encompasses 555 acres and 25 miles of road. On the cemetery’s website, you can download a visitor’s guide to find the graves of famous Hoosiers such as James Whitcomb Riley, Col. Eli Lilly, President Benjamin Harrison, and John Dillinger.
The Tibbs Drive-In
480 S. Tibbs Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241
The only remaining drive-in theater in Indianapolis, Tibbs features four screens. The drive-in is planning a family and adult Halloween screens throughout the month of October. Pricing is $11 for ages 13 and up, $6 for ages 4 to 12, and ages 3 and under are free. Check their Facebook page for finalized movies, dates, and times
Drive Thru Trick or Treat
Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis
Head to the stadium Wednesday, October 20th for a FREE Colts Drive-Thru Halloween Celebration! This event is open to all Colts fan-kids and their families and will take place in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. This family Halloween event will feature exclusive giveaways, the chance to virtually meet Colts players, and take a photo with Colts Mascot Blue.
Boyd Pumpkin Display
6265 East County Road 920 North, North Vernon, IN 47265
Over 300 hand-carved pumpkins are displayed at the Boyd House each year. Family and friends of the Boyds carve all the pumpkins using stencils and even free-hand carving techniques. This display will run from October 23-31, 2021. You can view their Facebook page for more details.