October 20, 2017
Writer: Mackenzie Holbrook
A new haunted attraction is available to anyone in Eastern Idaho looking for a scare from now until Halloween.
The Haunting of the Milmor Hotel in Blackfoot, Idaho, is a haunted house based on ghost stories from the actual building.
"We're trying to take the history of the building and combine it with the haunting of the building," said Sharon Hoge, the director of the Haunt, who previously ran The Grandstand of Terror.
According to Hoge, construction on the building began in 1916, and Hotel Ecceles opened in 1919. It served as a hotel until 1964 when it was converted into apartments and was renamed The Milmor.
In the mid-80s, the building was abandoned when it was declared too rundown for habitation.
Tickets for the attraction are sold down the street at the Nuart Theatre where guests wait to be escorted to the hotel.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. each night until Halloween, and the haunting starts at 7:30.
Tickets are $10 per person at the door, with an option to purchase Zombie Apocolyze Lazer Tag for an additional fee.
For more information about The Haunting of the Milmor Hotel, visit their Facebook page.
Student reporter Mackenzie Holbrook explored the haunt for BYU-Idaho Radio's Scare Week.
Check out her story by clicking on the link below.