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Haunted Houses in Iowa for Halloween 2016

Find all the best 2016 Halloween haunted houses in Iowa.  Funtober’s directory of haunted houses lists commercial and charity haunted houses, haunted hayrides, haunted trails, haunted corn mazes and fun haunted attractions in Iowa.  We have the most complete list of dates, locations, and prices in the internet.

Iowa haunted houses use all the animatronics, Hollywood set designs, live actors, air blasters, and scent dispenser you might expect from some of the best scary entertainment venues in the USA.  Expect to be terrified by your choice of ghosts, vampires, witches, zombies, creatures, Freddy’s and Jason’s.  Plan a full night of fright with your friends and visit one of these exciting Halloween haunted houses.

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Cedar Rapids Haunted Houses

There’s no doubt in my mind that the city which was once home to Ashton Kutcher has a fun haunted house or two.  In 2015, it has more than a few ghosts running around.

Circle of Ash is closed for rebuilding in 2015.  The haunted house is in the West Medical District of Cedar Rapids which puts on three haunted attractions over the course of the year. Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction is located at 412 7th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401.  They have provided 14 years of fear for the community.

At Scream Acres, two indoor haunts and a haunted corn maze await you in Atkins, west of Cedar Rapids.  Scream Acres is located at 3260 69th Street, Atkins, Iowa 52206.  Enjoy Curtain Chaos, The Slaughterhouse, and the Haunted Corn Field.  Visit between the hours of 7 pm until approximately 12:00 am.  Tickets are $20.  It takes about 40 minutes to go through all three attractions.  It is open every Friday and Saturday night in October beginning October 2nd, 2015.

Harris Haven Funeral Home – 3767 Lafayette Rd., Evansdale, IA 50707
Nothing is more frightening than a funeral home and demented caretaker.  Tickets to Harris Haven are $13.  It is open from 7 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday.  It also has some Thursday dates.  Attraction opens October 2nd.

Dark Chambers – 121 E. 4th Street, Dubuque, IA
Now in it’s fourth season Dark Chambers brings terror to the city of Dubuque.  Tickets are $10.  The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights from October 2nd plus the 22nd, 25th, and 29th.   The attraction runs a full scare from 7 pm until 11 pm.  They operate a lighted scare attraction from 6 pm to 7 pm for $5.

Des Moines Haunted Houses

As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines has played a critical role in burying the hopes of more than a few presidential candidates. Their spirits remain in the vicinity of Des Moines, which has five Halloween haunted houses.

The Haunted Barn – 3215 SE 72nd Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50021
Tickets for the Haunted Barn are $20 with an opening date of October 2nd.  Doors open at 7 pm.  All new surprises and added scenes for 2015.  Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October.

Sioux City Haunted Houses

The only fatality during the two and a half year Lewis and Clark expedition happened in Sioux City. Though we aren’t sure if the soul of Sergeant Charles Floyd haunts the area, there are more than a few haunted attractions for you to visit.

Scare Central
Scare Central operates Nightmare on 4th Street at 1227 4th Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51101.  Fear Factory at the same address.   Both attractions have  $9 ticket price each or a combo price of $15.  Nightmare on 4th and Fear Factory are open on Friday and Saturday starting September 25th.  Doors are open from 6:30 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Spencer Iowa Jaycees Haunted House – 507 Grand Avenue, Spencer, Iowa
This is an all volunteer charity haunted house doing good work for the community and  highly rated scare attraction.

Davenport Haunted Houses

Davenport lies on the mighty Mississippi river, which frequently attempts to flood Davenport and wash its dead downstream. As such, the ghosts are a hardy sort and these haunted houses should only be visited by the bravest living creatures. The largest of the Quad Cities, thrill seekers should also check out haunted houses in Illinois – specifically Moline.

Haunted Carter Farms – 28322 Great River Road, Princeton, Iowa
Haunted Carter Farms is advertised as the Original Haunted Corn Field Maze.  They operate The Amazing Haunted Maize Maze and The 3rd Dimension attractions.  It has been in operation for over 18 years.  Tickets are $12.  The attraction is open every Friday and Saturday from October 2nd.  The times are 7 pm to 10:30 pm.

Davenport Jaycees Haunted House – Davenport, IA
They did not open in 2014 but they appear to be open starting September 25th for 2015.

Field of Screams – 2991 Blue Diamond Rd. SW, Iowa City, IA
This is a haunted corn maze put on by the Iowa City Coraville Jaycees.

Garrison’s Haunted – Main St, Garrison, Iowa
The Garrison Fire Department sponsors a haunted mansion for four nights in 2015 between 7 pm and 11 pm.  Admission is $10. Proceeds go towards equipment for the firefighters. Garrison is located between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.  Open October 16th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th.

Napoleon’s famed defeat happened in Europe, but Napoleon’s ambitious plans for world conquest surely mean the ghosts of him and his soldiers occasionally travel to Waterloo, Iowa, to scare those who would mock his greatness.

The Heart of Darkness – 5111 Osage Road, Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Heart of Darkness is 20 minutes of absolute fright through a 22,000 square foot field haunt.  It features a monster midway with games and entertainment.  It starts on October 2nd.   Doors open at 7 pm.  Buy your tickets online and save.  Tickets online are $10-13.

Panic Park Haunted House – 5932 North Union Road, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Panic Park tickets are $15 per person.   Friday and Saturday nights the attraction opens at 7:00 pm and  closes at 11:00 pm.  Open starting October 2nd, 2015.

Malvern (near Omaha)
Malvern was established as the village of Milton in 1869. But they didn’t do their research, and it was discovered that there was already a Milton, Iowa. Malvern’s early residents have never been able to rest due to the embarrassment from their mistake.

Gateway of Chaos – 61317 315th Street, Malvern, Iowa 51551
An all new location at the Mills County Fairgrounds will help Gateway of Chaos support the Malvern Area Betterment Association.  Proceeds stay in the local community. Ticket are $10 and includes free parking.  Gateway of Chaos is rated one of Iowa’s best haunted houses.  Over 50 amazing volunteers come primarily from East Mills and Glenwood high schools.  Haunt is 100% indoors.  It is open from 8 pm to 11 pm.  Opens starting October 2nd.

More Haunt Attractions

The Bloody Barn – Cass County Fairgrounds, Atlantic, Iowa
This is a non-profit attraction based on the fear of the unknown.  What lies around the corner or behind the door.  Find the zombie, psycho clown, mass murderer, crawling critter, or chainsaw.  (We do not have any 2014 or 2015 information about this attraction.)

The D and D Ranch Haunted Hike – 2532 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake, Iowa
Tickets are $10.  The times are 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  The hike begins in a Halloween museum with a history of classic horror characters.  Groups will be guided through the haunted town and into eight acres of pasture where unexpected terror awaits.  Terror fun it has run for the last 14 years.  Opens Friday and Saturday starting October 9th.

Thrashers House of Terror – 405 E. Thrashers Road, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641
Thrashers House of Terror is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting October 8th.  Doors open between 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $10 per person.

List of Haunted Houses In Iowa 2015

  1. Circle of Ash – 412 7th Avenue Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  2. Scream Acres Maze – Atkins, IA
  3. Garrisons Haunted
  4. Sleepy Hallows Haunted Scream Park – Des Moines, IA
  5. The Slaughterhouse – Pleasant Hill, IA
  6. The Haunted Barn – Ankeny, IA
  7. Zombies House of Horror – Pleasant Hill, IA
  8. The Asylum Haunted House – Indianola
  9. Rockwell City Haunted House – Rockwell City, IA
  10. Nightmare on 4th Street – Sioux City, IA
  11. Fear Factory – Sioux City, IA
  12. Haunted Forest – Lawton, IA
  13. Scarecrow Farm – Lawton, IA
  14. Briar Cliff Haunted Tunnels – Sioux City, IA
  15. Spencer Iowa Jaycees Haunted House – Spencer
  16. Haunted Carter Farms – Princeton, IA
  17. The Heart of Darkness – Waterloo, Iowa
  18. Harris Haven Funeral Home – Waterloo, IA
  19. Panic Park Haunted House – Cedar Falls, Iowa
  20. Gateway of Chaos – Malvern, Iowa

State By State List of Halloween Haunted Houses

More Haunted Attractions
In some instances, the nearest haunted house to you may be in another state. If you find yourself by the border, or that is where the closest big city is, there should be a haunted house there worth visiting. I’ve located these other states with haunted attractions for you to also view in addition to the Iowa haunted houses.

Haunted Houses in Illinois
Haunted Houses in Minnesota
Haunted Houses in Missouri
Haunted Houses in Nebraska
Haunted Houses in South Dakota
Haunted Houses in Wisconsin

Find other fall fun things to do in Iowa in October:

Oktoberfest in Iowa
Iowa Festivals
Iowa Corn Mazes
Iowa Ghost Tours
Iowa Pumpkin Patches

Haunted Houses in Iowa

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