In 2014, Halloween haunted houses in Arkansas are very scary entertainment. Haunted attractions have lots of zombies, demons, chainsaw murders, and aliens come out around Halloween. Most haunts have animatronics, quality Hollywood type sets, air blasters, costumed actors, and professional makeup. Just visit one of the many haunted attractions around Little Rock, Hot Springs, Fayetteville or Jonesboro to know that. They’ve exported one of the scariest business known to humankind to the rest of the world: Walmart. So in October avoid the Arkansas haunted houses at all costs. Unless you are up for a good scare at Halloween!
Funtober on separate pages also has information on pumpkin patches, corn mazes, ghost tours, home haunts and Halloween fun.
Little Rock Haunted Houses
The capital of Arkansas and its largest city is surrounded by haunted attractions.
The Scimitar Shriners Temple of Terror - 1 Scimitar Circle, Little Rock, AR scares at the Scimitar Shrine Temple. Temple of Terror tickets for this attraction are $10. It features scenes of horror, plus concessions, and food. The dates are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights October 17-19, 24-26, and 28-31st plus November 1st and 2nd. Doors open at 7 pm.
Fear Factory – 25120 Highway 107, Jacksonville, Arkansas
Fear will frighten you. At the Fear Factory 501 tickets are $13 for ”a place where fear is made”. There are 3 horrifying haunted attractions at this one location. It is open September 13, 27-28, October 4-5, 11-12, 17-19, 24-26, 29-31, and November 1st and 2nd. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 12 am. Lots of screams here plus bloody paintball.
Night Terror 13 Haunted House - 14810 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock, AR
Horrific and gory this is one scary haunt. It features live special effects, computer animation, and over 10,000 square feet of terror. Attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights beginning October 11th plus other nights TBD. Call 501-398-FEAR for more information.
Haunted Hotel - 3117 Joshua Street, Little Rock, AR 72204
Attraction is open every night on Monday through Saturday from October 16th until November 2nd. Doors open at 7 pm until 10 pm weeknights or later on Friday and Saturday.
Old Haunted Warehouse – 3400 Brown Street, Little Rock, AR 72202
In the second season they take you through a heart pounding trip into a twisted world of serial killers and blood drenched walls. Tickets are $12. Attraction runs every Friday and Saturday night from October 4th through 26th plus the 30th and 31st. They also have special performance on November 1st and 2nd. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 11 pm.
North of Little Rock is Conway, Arkansas. Don’t forget, listed in the Fayetteville section is the Fort Chaffee Haunted Warehouse.
Creepy Works #150 Highway 286E, Conway, Arkansas. Creepy Works is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from September 27th through November 1st. plus the 20th, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th of October. The times are 7 pm to 12 am. Tickets are $9. Seasoned staff provide realistic terror. You will be drawn into the depths and lose control of rational thoughts.
Dead End Zombie House – 115 N. Main St., Beebe, Arkansas.
Tickets are $10 for the zombie house. Attraction is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from October 5th through November 2nd plus the 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th. Doors are open from 7 pm until all victims have been served.
Southeast of Little Rock
In addition to the haunted houses in Hot Springs and Malvern, there’s also a Benton tradition.
Torture Chamber – 3805 Benton Parkway, Benton, Arkansas.
The Torture Chamber located at Party Central has operated for 8 years. They are in the scream business. At Torture Chamber you will need to be able to crouch, crawl, and beg for your life. They are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 17th through November 2nd plus the 30th. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 12 am on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights.
Jonesboro Haunted Houses
Arkansas State University attendees will find some scares in Valley View.
Scared City Haunted House – 8076 Highway 49, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Scared City operates 4 haunted attractions. A ticket for the Haunted Farmhouse is $10. Slaughtershed is $7. Neon Demon 3D Funhouse is $5. The Last Ride is $5. A combo ticket for all four attractions is $25. It is open September 20-21, 27-28, and every night from October 1st through November 2nd. Doors are open weeknights until 10:30 pm or on weekends until between 11-12 pm. Call 870-219-0810 for more information.
Horror in the Hollow – 671 County Road 336, Piggott, Arkansas.
You’ll hear the screams from the Forest of Fright, the Butcher Barn and the Frighthouse Farmhouse. Horror in the Hollow is at 671 County Road 336, Piggott AR 72454. Three great haunts priced at $15 each, two for $20, or all for only $25. Open Friday and Saturday from the last weekend in September through November 2nd and yes it also is open on Halloween. Hours are 7 pm to 10 pm. Forest of Fright has twisted in-breds and cannibals waiting. You pay to get in and pray to get out. Bubba’s Butcher Barn has gut gripping fear. The butcher is waiting for fresh meat. Frighthouse Farmhouse was the home to mortician Dr. Soares. The gates are chained shut to keep something (the undead) inside.
Fayetteville Haunted Houses
Named for the French general who aided the Americans in the Revolutionary War has probably brought a few different ghosts to the northwest corner of Arkansas, where you’ll find a few different haunted house options.
Ozark Haunts – 300 E. Main Street, Farmington, Arkansas 72730.
Tickets are just $12 to see Karver’s Hollow. Combine a haunted house, a small cemetery, some local woods, Freddy, Jason, with some local murderers and local victims for the scare of your life. Open every Friday and Saturday from October 4th through November 2nd plus Halloween night. Ozark Haunts is a great date night entertainment treat. The The haunted house is open from 8 pm to midnight.
Asylum Haunted House – 165 S. Main Street, Cave Springs, Arkansas.
Asylum is an annual haunted house in Lowell, Arkansas. Tickets are $10. The Asylum runs from 7 pm to midnight. It is open every Friday and Saturday in October plus the 30th, 31st and November 1st and 2nd.
Nightmares Haunted House – 13080 North Hwy 71,Bentonville, Arkansas. Attraction proceeds support the Bentonville Breakfast Lions Club charities. Nightmares Haunted House has operated for 26 years. Attraction is operated by the local Lions Club. Tickets are $13 at the booth. Nightmares is open October 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 31st and November 1st. It is open from Sunset until 11 pm.
South of Fayetteville, the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club puts on a wonderful scary haunted house.
Haunted Warehouse – 7704 Fort Chaffee Blvd., Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.
Located near Fort Smith this attraction has run for twenty years. Tickets are $12. This attraction is open from 7 pm until midnight. They also feature different local live bands onsite from 8-10 pm. They are open Friday and Saturday, October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, and the 27th, 29th, and Halloween night.
Hot Springs Haunted Houses
Hot Springs has four haunted attractions nearby, probably the result of tourists lost in the natural springs that the area is named for.
Magic Screams – 1701 E. Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901.
Your park admission to Magic Springs Water and Theme Park also gets you access to their Halloween event, which in past years has included a haunted house, haunted trails, and a spooky hayride. They will be open October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27. They close at 11 pm on Saturday and 9 pm on Sunday nights.
READ Haunted House - 123 Locust St., Malvern Arkansas 72104.
To the east of Hot Springs, The READ program hosts an annual haunted house in Malvern. Read raises funds for their literary education efforts, which assist children and adults with reading literacy. Tickets are $7. Doors are open nights from 7 pm until the last victim is served. Attraction runs October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, and 31st.
Best Haunted Houses in Arkansas
- Creepy Works Haunted House of Conway | Conway, Arkansas
- The Torture Chamber | 3805 Benton Parkway, Benton, Arkansas 72015
- Horror in the Hollow | 610 CR336, Piggott, Arkansas 72454
- Ozarks Haunts | Farmington, Arkansas
- The Asylum Haunted House | 727 N. Bloomington, Lowell, Arkansas 72745
- Nightmares Haunted House | Bentonville, Arkansas
- Haunted Warehouses | Fort Chaffee, Arkansas
- Read Haunted House | Malvern, Arkansas
- The Fear Factory | 25120 Hwy 107, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076
- Night Terrors 13 Haunted House, Little Rock, AR
- Haunted Hotel
- Old Haunted Warehouse
- Dead End Zombie House
Additional Haunted Houses
Sometimes the best haunted house for you is across state lines. If you find yourself close to the boundary of Arkansas, or that is where the nearest metropolitan area is, there probably is a haunted house that is worth visiting there.
I’ve identified these border states with haunted houses for you to checkout in addition to the Arkansas haunted houses.
Find other fall fun things to do in Arkansas in October:
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