Haunted Houses in Missouri for Halloween 2016
Funtober was shocked to find Halloween haunted houses in Missouri are some of the best in the country for 2016. Always fan favorites these scary Halloween attractions feature frightening haunted houses, haunted hayrides, haunted trails, scream parks, and more with lots of zombies, creatures, monsters, clowns, and witches running about. Kansas and Missouri have some the best haunts you will find on the Funtober 100 list of America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos).
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You will not be disappointed with the Halloween fun in St. Louis or Kansas City. The haunted houses in Missouri are worth the drive with plenty of animatronics, air blasters, live actors, scary makeup, and thrills and chills. We have separate attraction links and listings for haunted houses USA, haunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintball, haunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.
Kansas City Haunted Houses
Also known as the Heart of America, Kansas City has some killer haunted houses with plenty of blood and gore this Halloween.
The Beast – 1401 West 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64102
The Beast is one of America’s largest haunted houses. Founded in 1991 it takes approximately 40 minutes to go through the various haunted attractions at The Beast. The scares are Werewolf Forest, Storm Scene, Jack The Ripper, and the Swamp (featuring blood thirsty alligators and man-hungry lions). The Beast is open beginning Friday, September 11th. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Closing times are 1:30 am. Check their webpage for schedule information. There are a number of combo ticket options. The Beast or Edge of Hell ticket is $27 on weekends. Choose the any night combo ticket for $45.
Edge of Hell – 1300 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64101
The Edge of Hell is located near The Beast attraction. There is a combo ticket option with the Beast available online. It originally opened in 1975 and as actively been scaring folks in the area with an emphasis on phobias. For example a centerpiece attraction is their reticulated python. Opens September 11th, 2015. Basic ticket price is $27.
The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe – 1100 Santa Fe Street, Kansas City, MO 64101 (Closed for 2015.)
It features an emphasis on paranormal activity and a four story window leap. Poe’s madness is well symbolized in this attraction.
Macabre Cinema – 1222 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64101
Image a 1930’s movie theater playing haunt movies and terrifying guests and you have Macabre Cinema. Doors open September 11th. Most nights the attraction runs from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. Combo tickets and passes are available with The Beast, Edge of Hell.
Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt – 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64161
The Halloween Haunt at Worlds of Fun is beginning Friday, September 11th. Tickets options include the full park. Check their website for advance purchase discounts. World of Fun Haunt transforms into a horror filled nightmare on weekends. It features terrifying creatures and spooky thrill rides that will haunt your dreams. This is a Cedar Fair park so you know it must be good. Save money, online 2015 ticket price is $34.99.
St. Louis Haunted Houses
St. Louis is home to the Gateway Arch, which commemorates the men and women who pushed the frontier of the United States westward. Those who died during the journey, however, often choose to haunt St. Louis. We think you’ll like the haunted houses here.
ScareFest (3 Haunted Houses) are The Darkness, The Haunting of Lemp, and Creepyworld which are shown below. As a group this is a Funtober Favorite 100 and one of the 100 most popular haunt attractions in the country.
The Darkness is one of the Scarefest trilogy of haunted houses in Missouri. Darkness is located at 1525 South 8th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63104. More intense than ever the attraction has lots of new rooms, scares, and updates to its zombie theme. The Darkness has 3 attractions named Darkness Haunted House (zombie attack), TerrorVisions 3D Haunted House (3D Clowns), and Monster Museum (wolfman, Frankenstein).The Darkness begins Friday, September 25th. It is open every night at 7 pm. Tickets are $25. You can purchase a combo to the other Scarefest locations for $40-60 total. Oh did I mention there are live reptiles, snakes, scorpions, spiders and animatronic 20 foot snakes, tarantula’s and gators that try to attack you?
The Haunts of Lemp Brewery is another Scarefest attraction. It’s located at 3500 Lemp Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118. A five story attraction all underground deep into a limestone cave. What drove William Lemp mad? Tickets are $25 or get the Scarefest combo. Lemp Brewery is open beginning Friday, October 2nd. It is then open every night around 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Check their website for special days and hours.
CreepyWorld is another Scarfest attraction located at 1400 S. Old Highway 141, Fenton, MO 63026. It is advertised as the World’s Biggest Screampark. This year it has added two completely new attractions called Saint Lucifer’s Hospital, Supermax Riot at Rikers. In total there are 12 attractions at this huge screampark. CreepyWorld opens Friday, September 25th. It opens every night at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 or check out the Scarefest combo.
Panic Fest – The Cobb Factory, 14 Keeteman Rd., Old Monroe, MO. The Cobb Factory is set to open in 2015.
Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis – 4900 Six Flags, St. Louis Railroad, Eureka, MO 63069
Fright Fest opens October 2nd for 15 terrifying nights in October. Buy your tickets online to save money without the haunted houses or with the haunted houses. You save $15 or more from at the door prices. As with all Six Flags this is their Halloween haunt and entertainment event for October. While a little on the expensive side with multiple haunted houses and exciting thrill rides it will be something you will remember the rest of your life. Lots of entertainment value and fun at Fright Fest. The entertainment includes Deadman’s Party, Love at Frist Fright, Final Freakout, VooDoo Comedy Hypnosis Show, and Freak Out Circus. Their frights include Insanity Alley, Zombieville, Zombie Paintball Apocalypse, The Slaughter House, Sinister Clowns, and Blind Fury. Many of their rides have been re-themed for Halloween.
Red’s Corn Maze Massacre – 8004 Twin River Rd., Eureka, MO.
Red Slaughter inherited this property. A prosperous farm until a nearby chemical factory spill ruined the countryside. Red is still out there. Visit Red’s Corn Maze and Farmer Rob’s Haunted Hayride. Over 22 acres of terror in the fields. The theme is Fear the Farm. Tickets are $13 for one ticket or $20 for the combo package. Red’s Corn Maze Massacre opens October 2nd for Friday and Saturday nights in October. Attraction is open from 7 pm to midnight. They also have daytime activities at Brookdale Farm including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, pony rides, zip line, hayrides, campfires, and pumpkin slingshot.
The Retribution Haunted House, 211 N Spring, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Now themed The Retribution the former Butchers Hollow is a haunted house inside a massive 22,000 square foot warehouse. It is a terrifying 30 minute thrill along with 3D experience. Come face to face with grisly murders, graves, demented clowns, zombies and unspeakable evil. Tickets are $13-15. Butchers Hollow is open 2015 on Friday and Saturday nights from October 2nd through October 31st. Visit anytime from 7 pm to midnight.
Springfield Haunted Houses
In 1865, the Davis Tutt was killed in a famous quick draw duel of Wild West proportions with Wild Bill Hickok here in Springfield. You might just see his ghost stalking victims at one of these haunted houses.
Hotel of Terror – 334 N Main Avenue, Springfield, MO 65806
Hotel of Terror has been scary for over 30 years. It is open Friday and Saturday nights starting September 11th and most nights in October. Lots of other weekday nights available including every night from the 8th through 31st. Tickets are $14 for Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12 for Sunday through Thursday nights. A scary and exciting place to visit. Don’t fear they still have you escape down the 96 foot slide.
Branson’s West Haunted Adventure Park – 16430 Highway 13, Reeds Spring, MO 65737
Branson’s Haunted Screampark has four haunted attractions at one location. It opens October 2nd and runs Friday and Saturday nights plus some Sundays. Doors open at 8 pm. The main haunt price is $15 or all four haunts for $20.. The haunts are Branson’s Haunted Adventure, The Terror Tales, Slashers, and Insanitarium.
Deadly Dungeons Haunted House, 302 South Clarke, Clever, MO
The Awakening continues in 2015. They open at 7:00 pm and stay open until the last soul is taken. They have a 9000 square foot haunt and put on what is considered an extreme haunt experience. Opens starting October 2nd.
Ozark Nightmares Haunted House – 22599 E. Hwy 32, Lebanon, MO. Yes they are open for their Carnival of Fear 2015.
Haunted Hill, 22235 Redwing Road, Waynesville, MO 65583
Haunted Hill is open every Friday and Saturday night from September 25th. The doors are open from dark until 12 am. Lots of untamed creatures and horrifying screams.
More Haunted Houses In Missouri
Exeter Corn Maze – Exeter, MO – Features both a Haunted Barn and Harvest of Terror attraction. Enjoy 7 acres of twist and turns at one of the area best corn mazes with much more fun. Exeter Corn Maze has a huge pumpkin patch, a giant orange pillow for their pumpkin jump, a zip line, pumpkin cannon, hayride, cow train, campfires, Zombie Paintball, Haunted Barn, concessions and more. Located less than 30 minutes from NW Arkansas. Address is State Highway MM, Exeter, MO 65647. Opens around September 18th through Halloween. They have nearly 8000 Facebook likes.
Columbia Haunted Houses
Columbia is one of the most highly educated cities in the United States. So you had better be careful at these haunted houses, because the ghosts are really smart.
Fearfest Haunted House – 6402 W. Hwy 40, Columbia, MO 65202
Tickets for Cursed or the 2 attraction ticket for $20. The combo 3 attraction ticket is $25. FearFest has three haunt attractions named Forbidden, Zombie Safari, and Terror in the Woods. Built on a 46 acre farm, FearFest is open Friday and Saturday from October 2nd. Attraction is open from 8 pm until 12 am on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights.
Necroplanet – Necropolis Haunted House – 1207 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65201
The theme is based on the ruins of a now dead planet. The Pit has cannibals and Necropolis Haunted House is about torture, bloodshed, murder with hungry zombies and creatures. Lots of blood and gore for stories if you make it out alive. A ticket for The Pit is $10, Necropolis $15, or both for $20. The attractions open Friday, October 3rd. Doors are open from 8 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday or 11 pm on Sundays.
3rd Dimension Haunted Attraction – 906 Elm Street, Mountain View, Missouri 65548.
Now celebrating their 15th year. Proceeds this year donated to help the Wounded Warrior Project.
Haunted Ozarks Descent – Hollister, MO 65672.
Attraction lost their lease and therefore is closing permanently.
The Manor Haunted Attraction – 4706 Gateway Drive, Joplin, Missouri.
All newly expanded with 3-D for 2015 is The Manor. Attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights starting October 9th. Expect more monsters, more gore, and a much more intense attraction. Haunt doors are open 7 pm until midnight. Admission is just $15.
The Twisted Forest – 601 Reddings Road, Joplin, MO 64804.
Attraction is open Friday and Saturday October 2nd through October 31st. It is open from dark until midnight. Tickets are $15 each night. Expect a harrowing walk through trail 6/10 of a mile long. Featured along the way is a 3,000 square foot maze and live actors at every twist and turn. Beware of the people of the forest.
Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House – 320 S. 3rd Street, Hannibal, MO
Back again for 2015 is the Warehouse of Nightmares. Attraction is open every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7:00 PM to Midnight. Lots of new scares and attractions including a new fast pass ticket, The Last Ride, and Zombie Apocolypse.
State By State List of Halloween Haunted Houses
We’re not sure why you would ever want to go to a haunted house outside Missouri. But if you did, we’re sure it would be because one of these was the closest to you.
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