Haunted Houses in Kentucky for Halloween 2016
Funtober has the best information list of Halloween haunted houses in Kentucky. We list the top haunted attractions including haunted houses, haunted trails, scream parks, and haunted corn mazes. Plan an evening out with your friends around Halloween 2015 at one of these scary venues.
Funtober also has the most liked haunted attractions in the USA. Check out America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos).
Haunted Attractions in Kentucky
Northern Kentucky Haunted Houses
We’re pretty sure that spirits flee Cincinnati for Northern Kentucky as soon as they have left their bodies. They’ve taken up residence in new places for you to enjoy. Enjoy a fright night out at one of these Halloween haunted houses.
USS Nightmare Haunted House – 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071
Board a real 288 foot long ship, the William S Mitchell, often known as the Death Dredge. This steamboat was built in 1933 Is it haunted? During its long history 112 crewmembers died aboard the ship. Now the USS Nightmare serves as a haunted house each fall. The 30 minute haunt tour takes about 30 minutes to traverse. Tickets cost $17 on Wednesday or $20 on Thursday through Sunday. You will witness lots of chainsaws, evil illusions, and dozens of scary actors who may or may not ever let you leave the ship alive. Enjoy your visit aboard the Death Dredge. It is open from 7 pm to 1 am every Friday and Saturday night from September 18th. It is open 7 pm until 11 pm every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunt attraction in the country.
Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride – 4172 Bellview Rd., Petersburg, KY 41080
Shandyland Acres has two haunt attractions plus Spooky’s Gift Shop, and Auntie Susie’s concession stand. Tickets are $12 for the Haunted Hayride and $10 for Farmers Revenge. A combo ticket for both is $20. Doors open at 8 pm and close at midnight. Parking is free. Doors open at 8:00 pm until 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday. Open Friday and Saturday beginning September 11th.
Mayhem Mansion – 13966 DeCoursey Pike, Morning View KY 41063
Mayhem Mansion opens at 8 pm each Friday and Saturday night from September 19th. You will find lots of zombies but we suggest you do not drink the Bootleggers special brew. The two haunts are Hayride with a ticket price of $12 and Farmers Revenge costing $10. It takes about 30 minutes to go through each attraction. The combo ticket is $20.
Lexington Haunted Houses
The Horse Capital of the World has put to work more than a few gamblers who bet it all on a pony that didn’t finish. You’ll find them wondering the grounds at the following haunted attractions:
Screampark – Lexington, KY (Moved to Wicked World Scaregrounds)
Fright Nights at Jacobson Park – 4001 Athens-Boonesboro Road, Lexington
Fright Nights has 3 haunted attractions named Dark Forest, Zombie Mayhem, and 13 Doors. Zombie Mayhem is 15 minutes of hell in the forest. Dark Forest has scenes at Butchers Oven, The Morgue, Torture Chamber, and many sadistic freaks. Doors open at 8 pm. Fright Nights runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 1st through the 31st. Doors close at 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights.
Fright Nights At The Farm – 3898 Haley Road, Lexington, KY
The Farm has 2 terrifying hayrides. A combo ticket is $29.75. The attraction is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights beginning October 1st. Doors open at 7:30 pm.
Wicked World Scaregrounds – 5817 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40515
Wicked World opens September 25th. The two haunted attractions are Nightmare Haunted House, Quarantine and Terror on Tates Creek. Tickets are $12 for each attraction on a combo ticket for $20-25. Doors open at 7:30 pm and stay open until 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday or 10:00 pm other nights.
Louisville Haunted Houses
When the horses enter the home stretch of the Kentucky Derby, the crowd is so loud that they wake the dead from their slumber. Five months later, their still restless and eager to take their aggression out on you at one of these haunted houses.
Danger Run – Louisville, Kentucky
This is an unusual haunt adventure. It is similar to a road rally as you search in your car for clues to the answer. You start at three points and even go through two haunted houses as you look for clues. Adventure begins Friday and Saturday nights starting September 18th. Tickets are $24.95 online which gets you free food, free gas, vampire fangs, and the two attraction tickets. Starting points are Lowe’s at 501 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY; Lowe’s at 6651 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY; and Lowe’s at 1350 Veterans Pkwy, Clarksville, IN.
Waverly Hills Sanitarium – 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
More a real haunted house guided tour and paranormal investigation with a wonderful commercial type haunted house. The haunt attraction is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 25th through October 31st. Doors open at 7:30 pm and close at 11 am. Check out their website for complete details. Tickets are $20. Parking is $5 per car good towards souvenir purchase. Are you an amateur ghost hunter then this place is for you? This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and is one of the top 100 most popular haunts in the country.
Asylum Haunted Scream Park – 3101 Pond Station Road, Louisville, KY 40272
I love full entertainment parks and Asylum Haunted Scream Park fits right in as a 40 acre haunt with 4 attractions and great entertainment. The Carnival of Lost Souls midway has a fire eater, fortune teller, games, food, and live entertainment. The other haunt attractions are Darkness Falls on Asylum, Zombie City Doomsday, and Xterminite Zombie Attack. Darkness Falls features a tunnel and slide ride. Zombie City has what else but zombies. Xterminite is a 9000 square foot doom for hunting zombies. Tickets are $28 for an all access pass. All tickets get you into the Carnivale of Lost Souls for games, and sideshow performances. Asylum is open every Friday and Saturday from September 11th. The times are 8 pm to 2 am. This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and one of the top 100 most popular haunt attractions in the country.
The Baxter Avenue Morgue – 451 Baxter Avenue, Grave 200, Louisville, KY
Nightmare Forest – Otter Creek Park, Louisville, KY
Nightmare Forest has been terrifying folks around Louisville for 17 years. Both Nightmare Forest and Dead End Hotel are run by the same people. They feature four attractions for one low price at Nightmare. They have a separate attraction in Shepherdsville. Here you will find Freddy Kruger, Jason Vorhees, Leatherface, Evil Dead, and Dead Silence characters. Nightmare Forest is open every Friday and Saturday from September 18th. Doors open at dusk and stay open until 2:00 am. The haunt attractions are Nightmare Forest, Nightmare Harvest, Trail of Terror, and Drive-In. Tickets are $20 for Nightmare or $20 for Dead End. There is a combo ticket with the Dead End Hotel for $35.
Dead End Hotel = 495 South Lakeview Drive, Shepherdsville, KY.
The Field of Screams – 132 Darnall Avenue, Brandenburg, KY 40108
Visit Field of Screams any Friday and Saturday night starting September 11th. Tickets are $20 to go through the Haunted Barn and Haunted Forest from 7 pm to 1 am. There are lots of freaks and ghouls in this 6 acre haunted cornfield. Separately you can take the Hayride to Hell for another $15 or buy he combo ticket to all the attractions for $30. It takes about 1 hour to complete.
The Devils Attic – 647 West Hill Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Devils Attic tickets are $18. Gates open at 8 pm. Hell is open startng Thursday, September 17th. On Friday and Saturday Devils Attic is open from 8 pm to 12:30 am. All other nights they close at 11:00 pm. Meet classic monsters of pure evil as your childhood fears come to life.
Don’t forget Clarksville Indiana haunted houses.
Bowling Green Haunted Houses
There are several theories about why the city is named Bowling Green. Regardless of which one is correct, you’ll want to make sure that your head remains attached to your shoulders while at these haunted houses! The ghosts love to go bowling on the green!
Skeleton’s Lair – 48 Locketts Dream, Settle, Kentucky 42164
Ravencraft Haunted Sawmill hosts Skeleton’s Lair. Gates open at dark and close at midnight starting September 25th. Skeleton’s Lair features a Haunted Hayride, Haunted Woods, and 3D Zone for the ticket price of $22. Doors open at dark. A combo ticket includes above plus the all new Doomsday Doll Factory for $30.
Hill of Terror, Priceville Road, Bonnieville KY
There is no mercy at the Hill of Terror haunted attraction. It is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 18th. They start at dark and run until midnight. Tickets are $20. Now in the 5th year they have added food concessions. They are approximately 70 miles south of Louisville. Turn Right on N Dixie Highway (US 31W) then Left on Priceville Rd (KY 728).
Wingfield Haunted House – 1780 Wingfield Church Rd., Bowling Green, KY
This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department. Started back in 2005 it has been getting stronger every year. Featured attraction is their two mile ride then the tour of the haunted house and then back to the community center. Open every Friday and Saturday nights in October. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Be scared if you dare.
Cave of Fear – 119 East Main Street, Horse Cave, KY 42749
(We have no information for 2014.)
This place is so small it doesn’t garner a Wikipedia entry. Whatever you do, do not mention it if you wish to live through your trip to this haunted house.
Talon Falls Screampark – 2932 State Route 849 West, Melber, KY 42069
Talon Falls Screampark can be described as a carnival freakshow. The park opens at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $18 for Talon Falls, $12 for Dead End Haunted House, $12 for Blood Creek Haunted Hayride, and $12 for the Sinister Circus 3D. Get all 4 for the price of a $50 combo pass. Talon Falls Screampark opens September 25th. Doors open at 6:30 and close at 11 pm on Friday and Saturdays or 9 pm other nights. During daylight hours this 50 acre farm turns into Adventure Park with a corn maze, hayride, jumping pillow, pedal carts, lots of pumpkins and so much more. This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and is a top 100 most popular haunt attractions in the country.
Other Kentucky Haunts:
The Haunted Back 9 Hay Ride – Flatwoods, KY (closed for 2015)
Asylum 99 Haunted Hospital – 99 Hillview Dr., Scottsville, KY 42164
All new for 2014 the Haunted Hospital attraction opens Friday, September 25th. Gates are open from 7 pm until midnight. Tickets available and your bed is waiting.
Trails of Whispering Woods – 265 Wright Lane, Georgetown, KY 40324.
First hayride goes out at dusk around 8 pm. Tickets are $10. Attraction closes at 10:30 pm. Do not be left behind, ever. Open October 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st.
Hollow of Unrest – 151 James Ragland Road, Bonnieville, Kentucky
Tickets are $18. Attraction runs from September 25th through October 31st on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Doors are open from 8 pm until 12:30 am. All new attraction for 2015. New scares, new scenes, and new frights as you do the self guided tour of a 100 year old barn, woods, and fields.
Sinister Tombs – 3246 Meeting Creek Rd., Eastview, Kentucky
Attraction opens September 18th for 2015 season. Doors are open 7:30 pm until midnight. Is there a werewolf or big foot in the area? The town was founded in 1870 and strange deaths have been happening for over 100 years. Once the town hunted all the wolves. Afterwards the evil or wolf hunted the town. Get the story and search for your own evil. Tickets for adults are $15.
Misery Manor – 1008 Eagle Lake Dr., Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342. (No info for 2015)
More Kentucky Haunts
Fallsburg Haunted House – 5877 Kentucky 3, Louisa, KY
A remarkable haunt located near the eastern Kentucky border drew more than 17,000 visitors last year. They offer a zombie paintball wagon, a haunted corn maze, a haunted house and new this year is Appalachia Nightmare 3D and a Blackout Maze. Season opens Friday and Saturday nights starting on September 18th. Doors open at dark. They have been operating for over 25 years. Check out their facebook page.
Addresses of Haunted Houses in Kentucky
USS Nightmare – 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071
Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride – 4172 Bellview Road, Petersburg, KY 41080
Mayhem Mansion – 13966 DeCoursey Pike, Morning View, KY 41063
Screampark – 903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY
Fright Nights – 401 Athens Boonesboro Road, Lexington, KY 40509
Wicked World Scaregrounds – 5817 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515
Danger Run – 501 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40333
Waverly Hills Sanitarium – 4400 Paralee Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
The Haunted Network – 835 Springs Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47131
Asylum Haunted Scream Park – 3103 Pond Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40272
The Baxter Avenue Morgue – 451 Baxter Avenue, Grave 200, Louisville, KY
Nightmare Forest Haunt Park – Otter Creek, Brandenburg, KY 40108
The Field of Screams – 132 Darnall Ave, Brandenburg, KY 40108
The Devil’s Attic – 647 West Hill Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Sinister Tombs – 3246 Meeting Creek Rd, Eastview, KY
Skeleton’s Lair – 48 Locketts Dream, Settle, KY 42164
Hill of Terror – Priceville Road, Bonnieville, KY 42713
Talon Falls Zombie Outbreak – 2932 State Route 849 West, Melber, KY 42069
If you live in Northern Kentucky, you will also want to visit the Cincinnati haunted houses. Or, if you find yourself close to another state, you should give them a quick perusal to make sure you aren’t missing an awesome haunted attraction.
Also consider attending one of the many Halloween conventions such as the National Haunters Convention held in May.
Also you may find interesting the connection between the growth in Haunted Houses and the history of the horror movies made by Hollywood.
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