I decided I had to return to The 13th Gate
this year after a friend of mine told me a story about a family with four small children leaving before even getting into the Hellivators. That sounded awesome, yet a bit hard to believe. I had to see for myself. What I saw amazed me; I didn't see children running out, I saw groups of teenagers giving up before the first gate after paying $15 dollars (USD) a piece! That has to be a pact of secrecy. Either that or they're all planning on transferring to different schools after this experience. How could you ever
live that down? I mean, really! To top it all off, they have posters in the lobby that explicitly state that they aren't going to touch you. In fact, the only person that bumped into the three of us - and pretty hard, at that - was some ditsy high school girl who was obviously scared out of her gourd at the idea of going in and was rushing towards the gate, past us as we entered to try to stop her friend from going in. I swear she acted as if she feared for her friend's life
I thought that $15 USD per person was a bit steep, but around half way through it, I figured I had gotten at least $12.98 worth, and it just kept getting better.
If you're in the Baton Rouge area or anywhere near, for that matter, and you can get a chance to check out The 13th Gate, I highly recommend it. We had an awesome time.
If you want to ramp it up a bit, try going on November 1st - 3rd, for "Flashlight Night"... you go through The 13th Gate in complete darkness... with a single flashlight for your group. Sounds scary. I intend to try that out, too.
September 20th - October 20th
- Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7pm-11pm
October 25th-November 3rd
- Open Every night 7pm until the last victim gets in!
832 St Phillip Street
Downtown Baton Rouge, LA
Under the I-10 River Bridge
Next to Belle Casino and Pastime Restaurant
November 1st-3rd Flashlight Night! 7pm-until
If you want to know more about it, check out The 13th Gate
's website below for information (and pictures) on the different gates and their themes.