As Halloween approaches, I thought it would be fun to focus on cool stuff to do during the month of October. This last weekend, I took my 13 year old daughter to the Haunted Mines. Located on the city's North end, is the historical mining museum. It's open year-round and offers guests an eye opening tour of some existing mines. Each year at Halloween they turn the mines and surrounding property into a frightening haunted house, known as the Haunted Mines. Here is an excerpt from their web site about how the haunts work:
The Haunted Mines is an all-volunteer charitable organization that raises money for the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) and other local charities. We do this by producing a professional, thrilling Halloween event for our community’s enjoyment. We teach our volunteers valuable skills that they put to use at our events and carry with them into their adult lives.
We want to be the best Halloween haunted attraction in Colorado. We produce a thrilling and exciting event unlike any other, for adults of all ages and children (ages 13+). We use historical-based scenes and situations from the American West and America’s mining legacy as our backdrop, but with a new twist every year to keep you screaming!
It's a great activity for teens. I highly recommend it, if yours are brave enough!