The haunters at the haunted houses in Michigan are pretty fierce. They have lived among the Wolverines, after all. Actually wolverines are afraid of Buckeyes as well as zombies, devils, vampires, witches, aliens, and creatures that come from Ohio. America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). If you prefer something more mild, I suggest you abandon your search for Michigan haunted houses and look for something in Ohio instead. They are pretty tame down there.
Detroit Haunted Houses
As the car capital of the world, the Motor City has been delivering personal transportation to the world for almost one hundred years. But it is also haunted by the lives lost in its vehicles every year.
Erebus, 18 South Perry St., Pontiac MI
Erebus is named after “the darkness beneath the earth which the dead must pass through to get to hades.” Sounds a little scary and it is. Open since 2000, Erebus Haunted House is nationally recognized as one of the largest and scariest haunted houses in Michigan and the country. It is 4 stories of state of the art special effects terror. Lots of zombies, ghouls, and creatures of the underworld. At Erebus you can expect to travel the terrifying journey through Dr. Colber’s time machine. View experimental surgery, the dead stalking the living, and extremely long outside wait lines to enter. Erebus is located at 18 South Perry Street, Pontiac, MI 48342. Erebus is open Friday and Saturday on September 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28. In October it is open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 2nd through November 2nd. Sundays from 6 pm to 11pm, Friday’s and Saturday’s until 1 pm and the rest of the week from 7 pm to 11 pm. Depending on the date tickets run $23 to $28. Erebus is a Funtober Favorite 100 and one of the top 100 most popular haunt attractions in the country.
The Realm of Darkness, 37 Turk, Pontiac, MI 48341
The Realm of Darkness features the evil wizard. The attraction is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 20th to November 2nd plus Thursday nights October 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. Also the dates of October 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th. The times are Friday and Saturday nights in September from 8 pm to 12am and during October from 7 pm to midnight. Tickets are $22. A ticket for Carnevil 3D is $10. The combo ticket is $28.
Holly Shop of Horror, Highland MI (not being held in 2013)
Blake’s Halloween, 71485 North Avenue, Armada, MI 48005
Blake’s has operated the farm, greenhouses, and cider mill for over 20 years. This is one of the largest cider mills and activity centers in Michigan. I used to live near Detroit and this became one of our family’s favorites in the fall. Blake’s Halloween runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from September 20th through October 27th. They have a live DJ, food tent, and free cider and donuts. The haunted attractions are Spookyland 3D Maze, Zombie Paintball Safari, 3-Story Haunted Barn, and the Nighttime Spooky Hayride. Tickets have several pricing combinations based on how many attractions you want to go through. The basic package costs $18. I highly recommend Blake’s for lots of fun.
Slaughtered at Sundown, 71800 Romeo Plank Road, Romeo MI
There is both a Haunted House and Haunted Hayride at Slaughtered at Sundown. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 for each attraction or both for $25. You can wear costumes but no masks at Slaughtered. Slaughtered at Sundown is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th plus the 20th, and 27th.
Tunnel of Terror, Rochester MI
Presented by the Rochester Area Jaycees, Tunnel of Terror is a haunted house maze of mayhem, darkness, and horror. The address is Rochester Municipal Park at 816 Ludlow, Rochester, MI 48307. Tickets are only $15. Open every Friday and Saturday in October 2013 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Panic at Proud Lake, starts at Heavner Canoe Rental.
Panic at Proud Lake starts with a walk through the haunted trail. Then you take a short canoe ride across the lake. Finally you complete a hayride through the haunted forest. Tickets are $12 on Friday and Saturday and $7 on Sunday. The times are 8 pm to 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 1pm to 4 pm on Sunday. You will need to have or purchase a Michigan Park Passport for your vehicle. The attraction is open on Friday and Saturday on October 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th and a kids friendly day on the 27th.
Corn Fun Corn Maze - 9391 Lindsey Lane (29 Mile Rd.), Casco, MI 48064
In 2013 there will not be a haunted event. They are continuing the family fun attraction corn maze. It operates every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning September 20th. They feature two corn mazes, a petting zoo, daytime hayrides, evening courtyard fun and bonfires.
Haunted Farm of Terror, 28405 26 Mile Road, Lenox Township, Macomb County, MI
The Haunted Farm of Terror has operated for over 10 years on this 20 acre farmland. There is both a haunted hayride and haunted house as one attraction and then a Paintball Zombie Shoot as a second attraction. There is also a Road Kill Café and Gift Shop onsite. Some say ” the haunted hayride is to die for”. The attractions run on Friday and Saturday nights between September 20th to November 1st plus the 6th, 13th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th, 29th, 30th and 31th. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 1 am on Friday and Saturday and 11 pm on other nights. Tickets are $22.
Panic at Pine Stump Hollow, 6310 Gratiot Avenue, St Clair, MI 48079
It takes about 30 minutes to go through Panic at Pine Stump Hollow. It runs on Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through the 26th. Doors are open from dusk to midnight. Tickets are $12 for the haunted house, $10 for the haunted forest, and $20 as a combination ticket.
Salem’s Haunted Barn, Capac MI
Salem’s Haunted Barn is a haunted hayride and haunted house in Capac. Capac is a small town with only 1900 people about an hour north in the country from Detroit. How does a haunt survive in a small town? It’s real scary and lots of fun. It has been around a long time and people come from all over. It costs $10 for either the hayride or barn haunt or $18 for both. Kids are even less. The place is open from 8 pm to midnight each Friday and Saturday from the last weekend in September 27-28 through November 2nd. The address is 5411 Hickman Road, Capac, MI 48014. “Terror Has Come To The Country.” I highly recommend the combo attraction. For years Salem’s has taken a working farm and converted it for Halloween. They know how to do it right.
The Fear Factory, Mount Clemens MI
Held at the popular Gibraltar Trade Center, Mount Clemens, MI 48043 , The Fear Factory is approximately 30 minutes of relentless terror. “The fear stops only after your heart does.” Fear Factory opens in September with $13 tickets. October tickets are $17. November tickets are $13. This haunts opens at 7:30 pm. Expect to see terrible clowns, blood, creepy creatures, and some undead victims. They are open September 20-22, 27-29. In October they are open on 4-6, 10-13, and everyday 17-31. Also open November 1-2.
Lansing Haunted Houses
Expect the Maize and Blue to bury the Spartans this year, making the haunted houses around East Lansing ripe with the fresh souls of student athletes.
Terror on 27, 8691 S. Bagley Road, Ashley, MI 48806
Do not take a wrong turn onto Terror on 27. There are three attractions. Insanity is the original house of terror now featuring a tunnel of delirium which takes you to the gates of hell. Entanglement is a mineshaft featuring a waterfall of blood. Animosity is a haunted maze attraction. Terror on 27 runs from Friday and Saturday October 4th through the 26th plus the 13th, 20th, and 27th. The times are Sunday from 7 pm to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday until midnight. Tickets for one attraction is $7. Two attractions are $12. All three attractions cost $15.
Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze, Fowlerville, Michigan
Slaughterhouse Adventure is described as a blood bath and beyond for their 30 minute ride. It is located at 5781 Grand River, Fowlerville, Michigan, 48836. It is open on Friday and Saturday in October between 6 pm to 11 pm. Expect to experience a tree falling, killer chase scene, flying saucers, a dragon, car wreck, machine gun, and a 40 foot firewall. Tickets for the Slaughterhouse attraction are $13. The Haunted Maze is $13. The Haunted Hayride ticket is $13. You can purchase a combo ticket of 2 attractions for $23 or all three for $30. Parking is free. The Grand River corn maze opens on September 20th. The Haunted House kicks off on September 28th. The Haunted Corn Maze and Hayride opens on October 4th.
Shawhaven Haunted Farm – 1826 Rolfe Road, Mason, Michigan, 48854
Shawhaven Haunted Farm is open on Friday and Saturday from September 27th through November 2nd. The times are 7 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $10 to the Haunted Barn, $10 for the Wagons of Fear, and $10 for Dead Maze Corn Maze. A combo ticket runs $25 for all three.
Battle Creek Haunted Houses
Cereal City keeps the ghosts happy with a good breakfast, so you’ll have to go to this nearby haunted house to find some scares.
Haunted Trail River Walk, 900 S. Marshall, Marshall, MI
Haunted Trail is located at Marshall’s River walk. It runs October 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th from 7:30 pm to 11 pm. It has operated for over 20 years. Tickets are just $9.
Haunted Adventure at Turkeyville - 18935 15 1/2 Mile Road, Marshall, MI 49068
Cornwell’s turkeyville is open Saturday and Sunday in October. Tickets are $10. They feature a corn maze, Ghoulish Hay Ride, House of Illusions, and a Spooky Train Ride. Also check out the pumpkin patch. They are open 11-5 pm on Sunday and 11-7 pm on Saturday.
Grand Rapids Haunted Houses
Better watch your seat at these haunted houses. The ghosts of Grand Rapids know fine furniture when they see it. They’ll remove your chair from underneath you because they spent their lives making it.
The Haunt – 2070 Waldorf Street, Walker, Michigan 49544
Rated as one of Michigan’s best attractions The Haunt is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from October 4th through November 2nd plus the 23rd, 28th, 29th, and 30th. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $20. The Haunt is a terror filled 20,000 square foot compound of fear. Open for more than 13 years it expects to make you scream. This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and one of the top 100 most popular haunt attractions in the country.
Forest of Fear – 8758 Patterson Avenue SE, Caledonia, Michigan 49316
The Kentwood Jaycee’s Forest of Fear is open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 4th through the 31st plus November 1st and 2nd. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $13.
Moonlight Manor – 5420 Fieldstone Drive SW, Wyoming, Michigan 49418. Moonlight Manor will not open for 2013 season.
Witch’s Walk (corn maze), Grand Rapids
Witch’s Walk runs on Friday and Saturday from September 27th through October 26th. The times are dark until 11 pm. Tickets are $11. They also run a daytime haunt on October 19, 20, 26, and 27 for $5 before the ghouls and ghosts come out.
Witches of New Salem, Dorr MI (corn maze/forest) – 4516 24th Street, Door, Michigan
Witches runs each Friday and Saturday from September 27th to October 26th. The times are dark to 11 pm. Tickets are $15 for Witch’s Wood, $15 for Night in Corn Maze, or $25 for both. Lots of corn maze and daytime festival activity during daytime hours for the whole family before the night fright begins.
Wicked Ranch, 5900 Water Road, Rothbury, MI 49452
A fantastic Muskegon haunt with single attraction tickets of $15 and combo ticket price of $20. Attractions include Nightmare at the Bunkhouse, Town of Terror, and Wicked Woods. Attraction is open Friday and Saturday night from September 27th through October 26th. Attraction opens at 7 pm.
Crane Orchards (haunted corn maze), 6054 124th Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408
Crane’s Orchard is open on October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th. It runs from dark until 10 pm. This is a 15 acre haunted corn maze. Tickets are $14 and includes admission to both the maze and a 3D special effects barn.
Traverse City Haunted Houses
These ghosts are downright mean. If they don’t like you, they might throw some of Traverse City’s leading tart cherries at you. And let me tell you, being pinged with cherries is a fate worse than death!
Scream in the Dark - 3606 Blair Town Road, Traverse City, MI 49685
Ann Arbor Haunted Houses
These ghosts bleed maize and blue. Best not to mess with them. Colors to avoid are scarlet/grey and green/white.
The Bone Yard, 5010 Green Road, Stockbridge, MI 49285
The Bone Yard is a 33 acre haunt with 3 attractions located in Stockbridge just west of Hell. Doors open at dusk every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 4th through November 2nd. Tickets for the Hayride and Haunted Trail are $5. A combo $15 ticket include the Pandemonium and Swamp attractions also.
Brandywine Cemetery - 2727 Brandywine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Brandywine Cemetery is open October 30th and 31st between 7 pm and 9 pm. It is a non gory haunt attraction. Emphasis is on story telling and creepiness through sound, lighting, and attention to detail.
Terrorfied Forest, 145 Swarthout Road, Pinckney, Michigan 48169
The Terrorfied Forest is almost a one mile 40 minute walk. Tickets are $9 for the Manor at Hillcrest Sanitarium and $18 for the Forest. A combo ticket is $25. The dates are Friday and Saturday from September 13th through November 2nd plus the 13th, 20th, 27th, 30th, and 31st. The times are 8 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday and until 10 pm on all other nights.
Erwin Orchards Nighttime Frights, 61475 Silver Lake Road, South Lyon, MI 49701
At Nighttime Frights, tickets are $14 for The Barn of Horrors and $10 for the Corn Maze Fright Night. The combo ticket is $22. The times are 7:30 pm to 11 pm. Nighttime Frights runs Friday and Saturday October 4th through the 26th plus Sunday the 27th.
Northern Lower Peninsula
A few hours from civilization, among the forests of the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, some ghosts maintain a fall home to scare away tourists who have overstayed their welcome.
Halloween at Tee Lake - 3987 Tee Lake Road, Lewiston, MI 49756
Tee Lake Resort operates a Drive Thru musical haunt attraction, a haunted house, and a themed Witch’s cottage rental during Halloween season. The drive thru is free. The haunted house is $5. A two night cottage rental is $110 per night. The drive thru and cottage attraction is open from September 27th through November 2nd. The haunted house is open October 19th, 25th, 26th, and November 1st from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Dark Minds, Located at National Guard Armory, 1st Avenue and Water Street, Alpena, MI
Dark Minds is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 4th through the 27th plus the 30th and Halloween night. Tickets are $9.50 per person. The theme is based on experimental testing. Care to volunteer as a patient?
Mackinaw Manor, 114 S. Huron, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
A fully automated haunted attraction featuring some of the latest animatronics. It is open during the summer tourist season. It is also open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights during September. Tickets are $7. It is not open in October.
Flint Haunted Houses
Nowhere are the ghosts of the auto industry more evident than in Flint. Michael Moore’s first film, Roger & Me, was set there. The ghosts of past autoworkers are still terrorizing the city.
St Lucifer’s Scream Park - 5290 S. Dort Highway, Flint, MI 48507
St. Lucifer’s Haunted Asylum is located in Playland Park. The haunt runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 4th through November 2nd plus September 13th, 14th 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th and October 30th. Doors open at 8 pm in September and 7 pm in October. Tickets are $18 for St. Lucifer’s haunt and $15 for 13 Feet Under attraction. A combo ticket for Friday and Saturday is $30 and for Thursday and Sunday it is $28.
Bates Saw Mill of Torture - 7240 State Road, Millington, MI
The Bates Saw Mill is a 20,000 square foot attraction with 30 scenes based around a man with an appetite for human flesh. Yes bloody and gory is the norm. It run Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th. The times are from 7:30 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $11.
Exit 13 Haunted House - 6069 N. Saginaw Street, Mr. Morris, MI
Exit 13 is open weekends September 13th, 20th, 21st, and every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from September 27th until October 27th plus the 30th, 31st and November 1st and 2nd. Doors open at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and 8 pm on other nights. Tickets are $18.
The Crypt Haunted House – Flint, MI
Experience the black hole of The Crypt Haunted House. An in your face haunted place with actors, state of the art sound and special effects. Genesee County’s scariest haunt. Located at 4247 S. Dort Hwy., Burton, MI 48529. Open every Friday and Saturday from October 4th through the 26th plus the added dates of the 13th, 20th, 27th, 29th, 30th, and 31st. Tickets are $15. Attraction runs dusk to midnight on Friday and Saturday or until 11 pm on other nights.
Past Tense After Dark - 1965 Farnsworth Road, Lapeer, Michigan
What happened at the hotel? Learn more at the 3 haunts that make up Past Tense After Dark. This attraction features the Hayride of Despair for $5, the Corn Maze of Fear for $5, and the House of Horror for $10. It runs every Friday and Saturday from September 20th through October 26th. The doors open at 8 pm. Past Tense also runs family events including a fall festival, Halloween events, a country store, a corn maze, cider mill, flowers, and Christmas activities. Worthwhile fall excursion for the family during any fall weekend. Especially nice drive when the leaves are changing.
McCurdy’s Revenge, Corunna MI (Closed for 2013)
Jackson Haunted Houses
Every year, Democrats visit Jackson to haunt residents of the city where the first official meeting of a group calling itself “Republican” happened.
Jackson’s Underworld - 1318 Wildwood Avenue, Jackson, MI 49202
Stop by Jackson’s Underworld for an exciting and modern scary haunt. This is a 30,000 square foot haunt filled with fantastic scenes and scary animatronics that takes about 40 minutes to complete. Tickets are priced at $20. It opens at 7 pm and closes on Friday and Saturday at 1 am and all other nights at 11 pm. It is open September 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th. In October it is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 3rd until the 13th. It is then open every day from October 17th until November 2nd.
Darksyde Acres Haunted House, 11375 Rowe Road, Jonesville, Michigan, 49250
Darksyde Acres with 38 acres and 70,000 square feet is one of the biggest haunted houses in Michigan. It features 7 attractions full of mazes, monsters, and mayhem. Darksyde Acres is open September 13th, 21st, 27th, and 28th plus Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through the 26th plus the 30th and 31st. Also open November 1st. They have nightly bonfire, refreshment stands, and a gift shop. Tickets are $20 for the combined Catacombs, Rusthole, and Dark Abyss attractions. Tickets are $7 each for The Labyrinth, the Haunted Hayride, The Dark Abyss. Tickets are $20 for the Zombie Paintball (100 shots).
Kalamazoo Haunted Houses
Every ghost eventually goes “From Timbuktu to Kalamazoo”. So we think you’ll find some famous ghosts at these haunted houses.
Niles Haunted House, 855 Mayflower Road, Niles, Michigan 49120
Niles Haunted House has 44 acres and 150 to 200 scary actors to scare the yell out of you. The waiting area has photo opportunities, a paintball shooting gallery, and a basketball shoot. Niles is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 14th through November 2nd plus the dates of the 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, and 31st. The doors open at 8 pm in September and 7 pm in October. Tickets $12 for the Maniac Maze Haunted House, $7 each for the Dark Territory Haunted Hayride, Voodoo Bayou, Biological Terror, and $10 for the Field of Screams. A combo ticket runs $23. This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and one of the top 100 most popular haunt attractions in the country. Funtober named Niles Scream Park the #1 Haunted House in Michigan.
Phobia House, 84 North Douglas, Plainwell,, Michigan 49080
Phobia House is open Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through the 26th plus the added dates of the 17th, 24th, 29th, 30th, and 31st. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Saginaw Haunted Houses
Once a thriving lumber town, too many lumberjacks spun off their logs and hit the water in Saginaw. It scared the ghosts away. So you’ll have to go to Bay City for your haunted attraction.
Haunted Temple - 700 N Madison, Bay City, MI
Located in the Old Masonic Temple building this attraction is sponsored by the Bay Arts Council of Bay City. It is created by over 100 local youths who volunteer their time and energy in creating this wonderful haunt. It is open Friday and Saturday nights of October 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26.
Haunted Farm / Corn Maze (Haunt is closed for 2013. The Corn Maze is open.)
Crane Orchards - 6054 124th Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408
Includes both a corn maze and 3D special effects barn. It is open October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26. It opens at dark.
St. Charles Village of the Living Dead - 400 E Water Street, Saint Charles, MI 48655
Tickets are $7 and the Village of the Living Dead opens at 7 pm. The haunt is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from October 11th through November 2nd plus the 30th and 31st. Doors close at midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday.
The Thirteenth Realm, 5267 Dort Highway, Flint, MI 48507
The Thirteenth Realm has two haunt attractions. Tickets are $13 for the claustrophobic maze the Twisted Wicked. Tickets are $13 for the one half mile wooded trail called Nocturnal Nightmare. You can get a combo ticket for both attractions for $22. They are open Friday and Saturday nights.
Trail of Terror
Attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th plus the 20th and 27th. Tickets are $15 or a combo with the corn maze is $20.
Miller’s Big Red Haunted Hayrides – 4900 32 Mile Rd., Washington Twp., Michigan
Millers has operated around the Utica, Sterling Heights, Washington Township area for many years. They are open for the Big Red Haunted Hayride on Friday and Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26 plus Sundays on October 13th, 20th, and 27th. Doors open at 8 pm.
More Haunted Houses
If you live in Southern Michigan, there may be a closer haunted attraction to your south if you live near the border. You might want to also check out these states in addition to the Michigan haunted houses.
Find other fall fun things to do in Michigan in October:
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