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4 Fall Attractions You Must Visit in 2016

Features & Advice | Patrick Clarke | September 22, 2016

4 Fall Attractions You Must Visit in 2016

Photo via Flickr/Lauri Vain

Autumn is the season of pumpkins, corn mazes, fall festivals and of course Halloween.

That said, there are a handful of limited-time attractions that should be on travelers' radar this season.

Here are four seasonal attractions worth planning your next trip around.

Halloween Horror Nights

 Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort

Whether you visit Universal Orlando or Universal Studios Hollywood this fall, Halloween Horror Nights should be somewhere on your itinerary. Horror houses and attractions at Universal Orlando for 2016 include "American Horror Story," "The Walking Dead" and "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," among others.

What's more, visitors will have access to virtual reality experiences this year.

In Hollywood, Universal Studios visitors can explore up to seven spooky mazes in addition to a series of rides, attractions and scare zones. The truly brave will want to check out the Terror Tram.

Richardson Adventure Farm

If you're visiting Chicago or Milwaukee this fall, be sure to stop by Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois. The farm is home to one of the world's most intricate corn mazes spanning 33 acres.

The maze features three wooden bridges and two dozen hidden checkpoints and this year's maze design will celebrate 50 years of Star Trek. 

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Even if you happen to find your way out in under an hour, the farm boasts a 50-foot-long tube slide and a bungee enhanced bouncer known as X-Treme Air.

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular 

Photo via Flickr/Lou Oms 

Visitors to Louisville, Kentucky, this fall are guaranteed to be amazed by the annual Jack O'Lantern Spectacular. This year's event will once again feature more than 5,000 carved pumpkins spread out across a one-quarter-mile walking trail through Louisville's Iroquois Park.

The 2016 Jack O'Lantern Spectacular will run from Oct. 13 through Nov. 6.

Wurstfest

 Photo via Flickr/mike.

This 10-day festival outside of San Antonio, Texas, in New Braunfels kicks off Nov. 4 and features tons of live music and a craft beer garden as well as a plethora of food trucks and carnival rides. 

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The best part is that tickets to the annual Salute to Sausage cost no more than $10 and there's no shortage of hotels and other accommodations in the area to chose from, which is important since visitors will want to stick around to try both delicious German and Texan beers.

Unless you're headed to Germany, you won't find a better Oktoberfest in America.

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