Before doing the research for the 2013 haunted houses in Idaho, I thought the only thing to come out of Idaho was potatoes. But I found something else while exploring the Idaho haunted houses. Humans and zombies both flee as well. Particularly after going to one of these haunted attractions. I found some witches, vampires, and werewolves in Idaho.
Best Haunted Houses in Idaho
Post Falls Lions Haunted Houses - Post Falls, Idaho
Located at 4th Avenue and Post Street the Lions have been donating to the community for years. Attraction is open from 6 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturdays from October 4th through the 26th. It is open from 6 pm until 10 pm on October 27th through Halloween night. Tickets are $7.
The Haunted Mill – Teton, Idaho (see below)
The Theater of Lost Souls – 186 S. State Street, Shelley, Idaho 83224
One of the best haunts is located at the old Virginia Theater in Shelly. The owners have run this scary haunted attraction for over 10 years. Tickets are priced at $9. They are open October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th and every night but Sunday from October 16th through November 2nd. Closing time on weekends is 11 pm, weeknights at 9:30 pm. Special longer hours on October 25th, 26th, and 31st.
Theater of Lost Souls is a real haunted place. If you are over 18 years old you can attend an After Hours event for $15. Do your own paranormal investigation armed only with a glow stick as you explore the true stories that haunt the Virginia Theater. Check out their website or facebook page for information.
Grandstand of Terror - Blackfoot, Idaho
Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds houses the Grandstand of Terror haunted house attraction at 97 Park Street, Blackfoot, ID 83221. It costs $10 to enter daily from October 10th through Halloween 2013 at 7:30 pm nightly. The course features freaks, spooky mazes, strange noises and darkness. Add some murdering clowns, ghosts, and ghouls and you will be scared. The haunt closes at 11 pm on weekends or 9:30 pm weeknights.
Spooky Lane Haunted Farm
Nightmare on Grelle Avenue - 2621 Grelle Avenue, Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Tickets are $10. Nightmare on Grelle Avenue is open from 6 pm to 10 pm nightly. Opening night is September 13th. The attraction is then open September 20-21, 27-28, October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26.
Haunted Mansion of Albion - 401 E North St., Albion, Idaho 83311
What was left behind at the old college? Today there are 5 haunted attractions called School of Chaos, House of Clowns, Zombie Academy, Trail of Terror, and Paranormal Investigations. Tickets are $20. Attraction is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from September 26th through November 2nd. Doors are open 7 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday or until 10 pm on Thursday nights.
Coeur d’Alene Haunted Houses
Barbara Walters called Coeur d’Alene a “little slice of heaven.” But the visitors to the Post Falls Haunted House aren’t likely to see that side of Northern Idaho in Post Falls. Residents of the area will find more haunted houses in Spokane.
To the north in Teton:
Haunted Mill grinds out a menacingly good time. The Haunted Mill opened in 1890. It closed in 1994. In 1997 it opened as one of the great haunted houses in Idaho. Located at 95 N 2400 E, Teton, ID 83451 it runs nightly from 7:30 pm until 10 pm or midnight on weekends. Tickets cost $10 for the fright of your life. The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th plus the additional dates of October 21-24 and 28-31. There are discount ticket specials on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights.
There are many legends about the old miller and the many unexplained deaths that occurred in the nearby forests and fields of the Haunted Mill. The themes are the Slenderman, Lady in White, masks of Fastelavn, blood falls, widow maker web, psychotic suspension bridge, and the Labyrinth.
South of Idaho Falls in Shelley, the Virginia Theater is transformed into a haunted theater called The Theater of the Lost Souls. And a hop skip and a jump farther south, closer to Pocatello, the Grandstand of Terror transforms the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot into a haunted attraction.
Idaho gained fame when Judy Garland sang “Born in a Trunk” about the Princess Theatre in Pocatello, Idaho.
Bellevue Haunted Forest - Howard Preserve, Elm Street Gate, Bellevue, ID 83313
Tickets are $7.50 per person and the attraction frequently sells out in advance. Gates open at 5:30 pm and closes at 9:15 pm. Attraction runs only on Tuesday and Wednesday nights on October 29th and 30th. Proceeds benefit the Howard Preserve. They advise people to bring their pampers. Tickets are on advance sale at the Bead Shop in Hailey.
Boise Haunted Houses
Across the border in Nyssa, Oregon is the Spooky Lane Haunted Farm.
Additional Haunted Houses
Haunted houses in other states that may be close to your location if you are near the border of Idaho.
Find other fall fun things to do in Idaho in October:
Also consider attending a 2013 Halloween convention such as the National Haunters Convention held annually in Philadelphia.
Did We Miss Something?
Have you been to one of these haunted houses? Future readers would love to hear what you thought. Did you have fun? Was it worth the price? Would you recommend it to your friends? Any suggestions to maximize the experience? I’ll gladly publish what you send me and give you a virtual hug.
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