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Mystical Forest: A Haunted Arboretum Drive-Through

October 31 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

Before you fill your bags with candy, fill your travel mugs with cider and come out to the Arboretum for a Halloween drive. During this daytime drive-through event you’ll creep through the Mystical Forest to view delightfully spooky scenes crafted by local businesses, clubs, and organizations with scenic fall vistas in between. Vote for your favorite sponsored scene at the end of your drive!

  • All ages welcome.
  • Costumes are strongly encouraged for all.
  • $5 per car for both members & non-members payable by exact cash at the gate.
  • Pre-register online by October 30 for a faster check-in!
  • Maximum 15 passengers per vehicle, no buses!
  • Final vehicles will be admitted into the driving loop at 4:45 PM, please plan your arrival accordingly.

Pre-sales for this event have ended! Please bring exact cash to the gate.

Participating Sponsors:

Jordan Creek Crossing Event Center at Hilton Garden Inn

Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery

Des Moines YMCA

More to be announced!

If your business or club would like to sponsor a scene, contact rentals@thebrentonarboretum.org by September 30!

Education Program Safety Policies:

The Brenton Arboretum staff continue to closely monitor national and local guidance regarding the status of COVID-19 in our community. In order to protect public health, education program participants must adhere to the following safety guidelines:

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the past 14 days, then you must not attend the program. Refunds in full will be issued upon request, otherwise fees collected will be considered donations to support the Arboretum during this time of reduced operations.
  • You must comply with current public health guidelines, which include social distancing and the use of masks under certain circumstances when on-site.

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