Utah can be translated from its origins in the Ute language as people of the mountain. So we don’t understand why there are any haunted houses in Utah 2013. Shouldn’t all of the ghosts be living in the mountains? America’s Best Top 100 Haunted Houses in 2013 (with videos). But nevertheless, they have taken up occupancy at Utah haunted houses. And they are pretty buzzworthy in the Beehive State. Here are some for you to consider visiting.
Salt Lake City Haunted Houses
We’re not even sure what Mormon ghosts look like. If you visit any of these attractions, please let us know.
Nightmare on 13th - 300 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
Ranked as one of the top haunted attractions in America, Nightmare on 13th is both scary and fun. They bill themselves as the scariest haunted attraction in Salt Lake City. The attraction is all new for 2013. Ticket at $20 get you through all three haunted houses which take about an hour. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Look for Dr. Nightmare around the building. Everyone gets a free online photo taken with one of the haunted characters. Nightmare on 13th is open Friday and Saturday nights beginning September 13th and every day but Sunday from October 1st through November 2nd. Expect to find a zombie attack in Zombie Apocalypse, childhood dream horror in Cirque Du Fear, and beasts ruling in Netherbeast. Scary, yes very scary for both adults and children. This is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Castle of Chaos - Three Locations: 168 East University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058, 5576 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT 84123, and 1134 West Riverdale Road, Riverdale, UT 84405.
Castle of Chaos is the “home of hands on horror”. One ticket get you into all three location on up to 3 separate nights. Orem is known for Cam Evil 3D, Blackwood Estates, Bedlam Hospital for the Criminally Insane, and Phobias Research Center. It is located at 168 E University Parkway, Orem. Salt Lake attraction is known for The Mansion, The Caverns, Nightmare in 3D, X-Scream Dungeon. It is located at 5600 S. Redwood Road., Salt Lake. Riverdale is known for Hands of Horror, Carnival of Chaos, Screamatarium, and Six Feet Under. The attraction is located at 1100 W. Riverdale Road, Riverdale Castle of Chaos is open Now. They are open every Friday and Saturday in September from the 6th. Doors open at 7:30 until 11 pm or midnight. they are open from October 2nd through Halloween except for the 7th and 8th. Again the attraction opens at 7:30 pm and runs until 10 pm, 11 pm, or midnight depending on the night. Note the Salt Lake – Taylorsville location is the only one open on Sundays.
Fear Factory - 800 S. and 666 W., Salt Lake City, Utah
A paranormal hotspot this former cemetery factory has a history of twisted and unusual accidents. Workers remained dismembered, burned, beheaded and dead. The factory’s history is littered in corpses. The deadly history dates back to 1894. Fear Factory is open Friday and Saturday nights in September beginning on the 13th and every Thursday Friday and Saturday from October 3rd through November 2nd. They are also open on October 21-23rd and 28-30th.. This haunted house opens at 7 pm nightly. Expect a full entertainment experience with live DJ’s or bands playing, concessions, and a few undead. Only street parking is available. It takes about 45 minutes to go through Fear Factory. Tickets are $25. Fear Factory is a Funtober Favorite 100 and a top 100 most popular haunted attraction in the country.
Asylum 49, 140 East 200 South, Tooele, Utah
Asylum 49 is a haunted hospital and complete entertainment haunt. Great entertainment encompassing a 38,000 square foot facility. Tickets are $20. The scary characters include the Leprechaun, evil elves, Jason, Jack the Ripper, clowns, Michael Myers, demons, and children of the corn. The Asylum is open September 20-21st and 27-28th. In October is it is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from October 1st through November 2nd. Doors open at 7 pm. Be aware the actors at Asylum will Touch You, scare you, chain you to a bed and do all sorts of crazy, scary things to you. Scary yes, you bet it is.
The Haunted Woods - Mill Creek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, Utah
Camp Tracy Lodge will host their annual haunted attraction on October 28th, 29th, 30th and November 1st. The theme is “Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts”. All proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts of America. The doors are open from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Described as spooky fun for everyone so bring the family and enjoy.
Haunted Kays Cross - 388 Boynton Road, Kaysville, UT
Tickets are $19 for this popular haunt attraction. It runs Friday and Saturday nights from September 13th through November 2nd plus the nights of the 16-17, 23-24, and 28-31. Doors open at 7 pm and close at midnight.
Zombie Village at Benson Grist Mill - 325 State Rd Hwy 138, Tooele, UT 84074
Attraction is located at old Benson Grist Mill. Doors are open from 6:30 pm until 10:30 pm. Tickets are $16. The dates are October 3-5, 10-12, 24-26, and 29-31.
Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus, 98 East 13800 South, Draper, Utah
A former traveling circus, Strangling Brother Haunted Circus is a freak show with a thirst for blood. You will find clowns, freaks, and ghouls. Many consider this the “scariest haunt on earth”. This haunt opens on September 13th on weekends and in October 2013 every night except Sunday. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Check out this You Tube video about Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus.
Provo Haunted Houses
The home of Brigham Young University loses some of its students temporarily to missions every year. We’re wondering which students drew the duty to persuade the ghosts of the haunted house to convert.
Anguish Asylum - Provo Town Center 1200 Towne Center Blvd, Provo, UT
Located in the parking garage below Cinemark theaters . Anguish Asylum is open from September 20th through November 2nd. It is open weekdays from 7 pm to 10 pm and on weekends from 7 pm until 11:30 pm. Expect to be scared. It features horrible clowns, a cemetery, a funeral parlor, disease and death. Oh did I mention the chainsaws run by the criminally insane? If you make it past the zombies you might get out.
Ebelleste Forest - 15 E 500 N., Brigham City, Utah 84302
Brigham City Bowling has put together a 9 hole miniature golf course full of black lights, spiders, ghosts, and a spooky ancient castle. Tickets are $7. The attraction is open every night but Sunday from September 13th through October 31st.
Haunted Forest - I 15 Exit 276, American Fork, UT
Ongoing for 24 years this is the final year at this location. Attraction runs September 13th and 28th plus October 1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, and 28-31. Tickets are $20. It is open 7:30 pm to midnight on weekends or 10 pm on weeknights.
Haunted Hollow - 1900 West 1550 South, Ogden, UT
Tickets are $20 for this popular attraction. It runs on September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, and October 2-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, and 28-31. Doors open at 7:30 pm and close at midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights. New for 2013 is Zombie paintball.
Logan Haunted Houses
Logan is the home of Utah State University, a fine insitution that supplies a steady stream of interesting students to visit this haunted house. A few even make it back to take their final exams!
Dark Meadows Manor – Has moved to Preston, Idaho.
Additional Haunted Houses
If you can’t find the haunted house that you would like to visit in Utah, why don’t you consider searching in one of these nearby states.
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Help Me Out
Have you visited one of these haunted houses? I would love to hear 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 an over the internet hug.
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