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WVU Fright Farm Trips and Spine-Tingling Alternatives for a Thrilling Halloween


Halloween is creeping around the corner, and West Virginia University has some fantastic treats in store for its students. Whether you're a thrill-seeker looking for a spine-tingling adventure or someone who prefers alternatives to traditional Halloween festivities, WVU has you covered. In this blog post, we'll explore the exciting WVU Fright Farm trips and two exhilarating outdoor alternatives: the Alpine Tower and the Outdoor Swing.

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WVU Fright Farm Trips: Unleash Your Inner Fear

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Every year, WVU organizes trips to the renowned Fright Farm in Smithfield, Pennsylvania, offering students the chance to experience one of the region's top haunted attractions. Fright Farm is more than just a haunted house; it's a full-blown scare extravaganza. Let's delve into what makes this trip a must-do for Halloween thrill-seekers.

Haunted Hayride: The adventure begins with a spine-chilling haunted hayride through dark and sinister woods. Unexpected scares, eerie characters, and an unsettling atmosphere will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Terror Maze: The Terror Maze is a labyrinth of fear, complete with hidden horrors and disorienting twists and turns. Can you find your way out, or will the maze consume you?

Hallow Grounds: Enter the nightmarish world of Hallow Grounds, a haunted house with intricate sets, terrifying actors, and a bone-chilling storyline that immerses you in a realm of terror.

The Clinic: For the bravest souls, "The Clinic" offers an even more intense experience, where you interact with the demented staff of a sinister medical facility, taking Halloween scares to the next level.

Alpine Tower: Scaling New Heights on Halloween

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If you're looking for an adrenaline rush that doesn't involve ghosts and ghouls, WVU's Outdoor Education Center has the perfect solution. The Alpine Tower is an exciting challenge for adventure enthusiasts. Here's why you should consider it as your Halloween alternative:

Adventure and Teamwork: The Alpine Tower is not just about conquering heights; it's also about teamwork. You'll work with your friends and classmates to navigate its intricate ropes and obstacles.

Thrilling Heights: As you ascend the tower, you'll experience the exhilaration of being high above the ground. The stunning views of the surrounding landscape add an extra layer of excitement.

Safe and Guided: WVU's trained instructors ensure your safety throughout the experience. They provide guidance and support as you tackle the tower's challenges.

The Outdoor Swing: A High-Flying Halloween

Another heart-pounding alternative to traditional Halloween activities at WVU is the Outdoor Swing. This thrilling adventure will have you soaring through the air, making it an ideal choice for those who prefer the rush of the great outdoors over haunted houses.

Free-Fall Sensation: Experience the sensation of free-fall as you swing through the open air. The adrenaline rush is unmatched, and the feeling of weightlessness is unforgettable.

Natural Beauty: Take in the beauty of the WVU Outdoor Education Center's surroundings as you swing through the trees. The changing leaves and crisp autumn air make it a memorable outdoor adventure. For our night-time programs: experience the sensation of going from an illuminated staging area to a swinging into total darkness.

Expert Supervision: Trained staff ensure your safety as you enjoy this high-flying experience. They provide harnesses and guidance to make your adventure both thrilling and secure.


As Halloween approaches, WVU offers students an array of options for celebrating the holiday. Whether you choose to venture into the terrifying world of Fright Farm, scale the heights of the Alpine Tower, or take a high-flying ride on the Outdoor Swing, WVU has something to satisfy every Halloween craving. So, gather your friends, embrace the spirit of adventure, and make this Halloween a memorable one with WVU's exciting alternatives.