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Beyond the Gates

Beyond the Gates is a Haunted Attraction located in Merced, CA.


900 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Merced, CA 95341

Special Directions:
Located at the Merced County Fairgrounds. Temporary location due to remodeling.

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About This Attraction:

Haunt Types:

Multiple Haunts1HauntedHouse1ZombiePaintball

# of Attractions: 3

Min. Recommended Age: 12


Snelling’s Ranch of Horrors is changing their name to Beyond the Gates. We are pleased to announce our new name Beyond the Gates! Beyond the Gates is a Haunted Halloween Attraction located at the Merced County Fairgrounds in Merced, CA, featuring the intense GATES OF TERRORS haunted house, the GATES 13, a hike through a mining camp that is inhabited by mutants, the one-of-a-kind paintball hunt, GATES 51, a mission to save mankind from an Alien Invasion. Only the brave survive! Special events and contests are announced on our social media pages. Be sure to follow us for freebies and updates on year-round horror!


Free Parking, Restrooms/Porta Potties On-Site, Food/Concessions, Gift Shop/Souvenirs, Special Events, Original Characters, Uncovered Outdoor Waiting Line


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