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Halloween Haunted Houses in Minnesota

Find local 2015 Halloween haunted houses in Minnesota.  This October take your friends to one of the many Halloween attractions in the land of 10,000 lakes.  Funtober lists all the current haunted houses, haunted trails, haunted hayrides, scream parks, and more.  Get more than a little scared by zombies, devils, demons, witches, and vampires.  Funtober also lists America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos).


Find lots of fun at haunted houses this Halloween. It is the gopher state, after all, but these Minnesota haunted houses are all above ground, to the best of our knowledge.  They do have live actors, animatronics, costumes and makeup, air blasters, scent dispensers, and more scary type fun.  Even a few Freddy’s and Jason’s roaming about.  We have separate attraction links and listings for haunted houses USAhaunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintballhaunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.

Minneapolis Haunted Houses

It should come as no surprise that the ghosts in the Twin Cities are popular fun around Halloween.  Scary haunts provide lots of scary fun.

Scream Town, 7410 Highway 212, Chaska, MN
Scream Town is an amazing haunted attraction.  Tickets are $25.  Gates open at 6:30 pm.  Parking is free.  The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights from October 4th through November 2nd plus the nights of the 17th, 20th, and 27th.  Check their website for discounts on some nights. The attractions are Terror in the Corn, Redneck Resort, Circus Asylum, Oak Blood Forest, Funeral Home Visitation, Rabid Alley, and Sasquatch Investigation.  Take your time and enjoy each of these attractions.  There are 4 all new attractions for 2013. Scream Town is a bit unusual in that guests may re-enter any of the attractions multiple times on the same ticket.  Also most haunted houses allow visitors in line to go through the haunts even after the normal closing time.  Not at Scream Town.  They close each night at 11 pm sharp.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16-19, 24-26, 31
November 1

Frightmares at Buck Hill, 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville, MN 55306
Frightmares has a restaurant, full bar, live bands, and hall of magic entertainment.  It is open 12 nights starting on October 3rd.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Tickets are $22 on Friday and Saturday nights.  The haunt attractions are Under Bellharm, Fright Factory, Orchard Manor, and Haunted Hollow.  The Haunted Hollow was an area where lots of people where buried but who are not resting peacefully.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 31
November 1

Nightmare Hallow Scream Park - 15201 Zurich Street NE, Columbus, MN 55025
Nightmare Hallow has 3 haunt attractions.  It has operated for 23 years of fear.  The scream park is open every Friday and Saturday nights starting October 3rd.  The attractions are the Double Sided Haunted House, Terror Trail, and Zombie Hunt.  Combo tickets are $18 on Friday and Saturday or $16 on Sunday and Thursday nights.  Single attraction tickets are $7.  Doors are open from 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday or 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on other nights.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23-26, 29-31
November 1

Dead End Haunted hayride, 28186 Kettle River Blvd., Wyoming, MN 55092
There are three haunted attractions at Dead End Haunted Hayride for the low ticket price of $17 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.  The price is $20 on Friday and Saturday.  There are online discounts.  The haunt is open 7 pm – 11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights from September 26th.  The attractions are open from 7 pm – 9 pm on other nights.  The haunt attractions are Sunnyvale Asylum which used to house the freaks and outcasts.  Dead End Hayride, Departed Oaks Haunted Trail, and Site 66 Haunted Cornfield has lots of chainsaws and mazes.
Dates Open in 2014:
September 26, 27
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31
November 1

Fright Farm Haunted House, Maplewood MN
This location was the former poor farm for indigent and elderly people.  Lots of ghosts roam the area.  Fright Farm Haunted House operates a Halloween Horror Show in October for a $10 ticket price. 

Molitor’s Haunted Acres - 425 35th Street NE, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Molitor has been operating for over 15 years.   After going through the attractions spend some time at the bonfire pit and concession stands.

Deadview Cemetery - 8839 96th Street South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016.

Haunted Hallways - 2220 3rd. Avenue SE, Rochester, MN.
The Butcher Shop House of Gore - 1444 E. Reaney Ave., St. Paul, MN 55106.
Attraction is open October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-31 plus November 1-2.  Doors are open from 5 pm until 11 pm.  Tickets are $5.

Nightmare Grove - 9042 Upper 81 Street South, Cottage Grove, MN
A home haunt only open 3 nights Halloween week.

Haunting Experience On Highway 61, 10900 E. Point Douglas Rd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Another full entertainment with movies, bonfires, live entertainment, a Ghoul Grill restaurant, beer tent, and Club Scream dancing.  The Haunting Experience on Highway 61 has two haunted attractions.  Schummo’s Clown House and The Hayride.  Doors open at dark and close at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday or at 10 pm on all other nights.  Tickets are $19 at the door or $17 online.  This area was first settled nearly two hundred years ago by people who ran into a very rough winter and resorted to cannibalism.  There are lots of scary tales about that winter.  As an attraction, the working farm hosts a daily separate corn maze which runs from 11 am to 6 pm.
Dates Open in 2014:
September 27
October 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31
November 1

Trail of Terror, 3525 145th Street West, Shakopee, MN 55379
Trail of Terror is a full night entertainment experience.  Basic tickets are $19.95 which covers basic haunted houses plus the midway which has food, beverages, and souvenirs.  You can join the Zombie Pub Crawl for an additional $20.  Psychic Readings are $10 and Carnival Rides are $2. The Trail of Terror includes Howling Pines Woods Walk which covers a one mile walk through terror.  Hotel 66 is a haunted corn maze.  Grubbs Pest Control has all the spiders, snakes, flies, and roaches you ever want to see.  Finally roam through Crystal Caverns, Chuckles Pizzeria, and Harmony’s Department of Corrections.  The attractions are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning October 10th.
Dates Open 2014:
October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
November 1

Soap Factory Haunted Basement - 514 Second Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Soap Factory runs art exhibits and theater events.  During October they convert the basement into a haunted attraction with the remarkable assistance of local artists.  Soap Factory is open nightly beginning October 3rd.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 1-31
November 1, 2

Shafer Haunted Corn Maze - 16800 Quinlan Lane, Shafer, MN 55074
A corn maze attraction Zombie Attack 2014 starts on the farm October 10th.  The haunted Stalker’s Corn Maze runs on Friday and Saturday nights.   Tickets are $12 which also includes the non scary corn mazes.  The attraction runs from dark to 10 pm.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Haunted Shack - 2590 Guss Road, Duluth, MN 55810
Haunted Shack has been open for more than 20 years. It features a haunted hayride and a haunted house.  Tickets are $12.  Doors open at 7 pm for the hayride and 7:30 for the shack.  Saturday, October 25th between 11 am to 1 pm they have a special kids attraction for $8.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31

Farmington Frightnight - 4008 220th Street, Farmington, MN 55024
Frightnight is sponsored by the Support Our Troops Organization.  It is free to all but $5 donations to the charity are encouraged.  Doors are open 6 pm until 10 pm.  Attraction is held at the 4-H Building at the Dakota County Fairgrounds.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 3, 4, 10, 11

Rochester Haunted Houses

We have Rochester and one of its residents, Dr. William W. Mayo, to thank for creation of the Mayo Clinic. But, unfortunately, even great doctors can’t save everybody. And there’s a few ghosts wandering around Rochester in 2013 as a result.

Fright Farm Rochester Horror – 1195 West Circle Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Tickets are $13 at the door or $10 online in advance to Fright Farm, southern Minnesota’s most horrifying haunted attraction.  Doors open at 7 pm.  Enjoy every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from October 9th.  The scary entertainment includes riding the hearse, the Haunted Bus, the all new Guillotine Room, the maze of terror, the Underground Clown Town, the Butcher Shop, and the Spiders Den.  Enter if you date at your own risk.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 29-31
November 1

Duluth Haunted Houses

The ghosts of Northern Minnesota have been protecting The Untold Delights of Duluth for years. Against encroachment by railroads, tourists, and weak minded residents. So you had best beware at these haunted houses. The ghosts are ready to scare you good.

Haunted Ship Zombie Outbreak – 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota
There are paranormal sights and investigations aboard the William A. Irvin ship.  During October 2014 the ship becomes a haunted house full of zombies.  Tickets are $10.  The haunt is open beginning October 3rd.   The hours are 6:30 pm to 10 pm most weekend nights.
Dates Open in 2014:
October 3, 4, 9. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31

Home Haunt (New List of Home Haunted Houses for Halloween 2014)
Owatonna – Pumpkinmans Lair 726 E. School Street, Owatonna

State By State List of Halloween Haunted Houses

More Haunted Attractions
Don’t drive hours to a haunted house when there’s one right across the Minnesota border in another state. After you have considered the Minnesota haunted houses, consider whether one of these might be close to you as well.

Haunted Houses in Iowa
Haunted Houses in North Dakota
Haunted Houses in South Dakota
Haunted Houses in Wisconsin

Find other fun things to do in Minnesota in October:

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

Haunted Houses in Minnesota

Halloween Haunted Houses

Did We Miss Something?
Have you been to one of these haunted houses? I would be interested in hearing what you thought. Did you have a good time? Was it worth the money? Would you recommend it to others? Any suggestions to maximize your experience? I’ll gladly publish what you send me and give you a virtual hug.

If you are the owner or employee of a haunted house on this list, or one I missed and need to add, I would love to have more information about the haunted house, photos, dates/times/hours for 2015, etc. Use the contact form to get in touch and I’ll tell you where to email your answers to these questions.


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