Find all the best 2020 Halloween haunted houses in Iowa. Funtober’s directory of “haunted houses near me” lists commercial and charity haunted houses, haunted hayrides, haunted trails, haunted corn mazes and fun haunted attractions in Iowa. We have the most complete list of dates, locations, and prices on the internet. Iowa haunted houses use all the animatronics, Hollywood set designs, live actors, air blasters, and scent dispenser you might expect from some of the best scary entertainment venues in the USA. Expect to be terrified by your choice of ghosts, vampires, witches, zombies, creatures, Freddy’s and Jason’s. Plan a full night of fright with your friends and visit one of these exciting Halloween haunted houses.
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Charlotte Haunted House - Charlotte, IA
Charlotte Haunted House has announced that because of the virus and safety issues they will not open this fall season. They hope to see all of us next year. Expect lots of bloodthirsty actors with weapons ready to inflict harm and jump you from the shadows.
Circle of Ash - Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County Fairgrounds hosts Circle of Ash for another year. Complete with 3 rides and 3 full length haunts on 7 acres including their Escape Room. Open Friday and Saturday nights beginning in late September plus some additional nights. Check their web page for dates. They have provided 20 years of fear for the community. Tickets are $20.
Dark Chambers Haunted Forest - Dubuque, IA
Now in it’s 10th season Dark Chambers brings terror to the city of Dubuque. Dark Chambers Haunted Forest is the tri-state’s most exciting haunted attraction experience. Their move to the YMCA Union Park Camp will include two separate indoor attractions and two haunted trails that will more than double the size of your adventure. Resurrecting the Haunted Forest and combining it with all the scares you love, dark turns and terrifying sights that will get your heart pounding. Grab your friends and anyone else you think will help you make it out and come test your mortality inside the Chambers… Tickets are $15. The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights around the middle of October plus a few additional evenings near Halloween. The attraction runs a full scare from 7 pm until 11 pm. They operate a lighted scare attraction from 6 pm to 7 pm for $5. Check their web page for more details.
Eldora Haunted Hospital - Eldora, IA
An Eldora Rotary sponsored community fundraising event every Halloween season in October. It runs the last 3 weekends on Friday and Saturday in October.
Garrison’s Haunted - Garrison, IA
They may or may not be holding this annual charity haunt. They have recently cancelled other activities because of the virus safety issues. The Garrison Fire Department sponsors a haunted mansion for four nights between 7 pm and 11 pm. Open on late October weekends. Admission is $10. Proceeds go towards equipment for the firefighters. Garrison is located between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. The fire department and emergency services sponsor and host a number of events of all types throughout the year. If you are nearby check their web page.
Gateway of Chaos - Malvern, IA
Sorry folks but Gateway of Chaos has now permanently closed. They will be missed.
Harris Haven Funeral Home - Evansdale, IA
Harris Haven returns every Friday and Saturday in October for this haunt season. Nothing is more frightening than a funeral home and demented caretaker. New attraction is Jakob’s Playhouse. Tickets to Harris Haven are $25. It is open from 7 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday. It also has additional dates on Sundays and before Halloween.
Haunted Carter Farms - Princeton, IA
Haunted Carter Farms is advertised as the Original Haunted Corn Field Maze. They operate The Amazing Haunted Maize Maze and The 3rd Dimension attractions. It has been in operation for over 20 years. Tickets available. The attraction is open every Friday and Saturday in October. Also they have zombie laser tag.
KW Paintball Zombie Shoot - Waterloo, IA
Welcome to KW Paintball Zombie Shoot, where the undead reside and the humans try to survive! Visitors will take a ride on our custom trailers through our Paintball Park, taking out the zombies that are lurking throughout. Once human beings like the rest of us, these zombies have been transformed after being infected, and now it’s up to you and your crew to shoot them with special neon-filled toxic bullets to destroy them and save what’s left of the human race. Open Friday and Saturday nights the last three weekends in October.
Nightmare on 4th Street - Sioux City, IA
This popular haunt opens every Friday, Saturday, and most Sunday nights starting in early October through Halloween. Expect the unexpected! Nightmare On 4th Street is packed with animatronics and actors that will interact with you on an up close and personal level. What evil lurks around the next corner? Will you find your way out? How much terror can you face? Every year we add names to the list of those brave souls that just couldn’t handle it. Can you?
Panic Park - Cedar Falls, IA
RC Haunted House - Rockwell City, IA
Scare Central - Lawton, IA
Put on by Scarecrow Farm as Scare Central this attraction is separate from Nightmare on 4th and Fear Factory. They run on a farm and feature their Haunted Forest as the main attraction. It is open every Friday and Saturday beginning the middle of October. This fall, spend a night at the farm! It’s the return of the Haunted Forest and Scary Corn Maze at Scarecrow Farm!!! If you thought going into a dark forest at night was frightening before, tempt your fate and summon your courage, as the creatures of The Haunted Forest await your arrival! A walk through the Haunted Forest will bring you face to face with Old Man Ripper’s legion of evil scarecrows, gigantic creatures, blood thirsty werewolves, and ghostly spirits. Even the trees themselves challenge all who enter to escape with their lives. The Haunted Forest at Scarecrow Farm is an outdoor walk-thru haunted attraction. We will be open for six nights this Halloween season. Our hours of operation are from 7:00PM until 11:00PM. Finding us is easy! We’re located just four miles East of Sioux City, Iowa on US Highway 20.
Scream Acres - Atkins, IA
Join in the fun this October at Scream Acres. Two indoor haunts and a haunted corn maze await you in Atkins, west of Cedar Rapids. Scream Acres is located at 3260 69th Street, Atkins, Iowa 52206. Enjoy Curtain Chaos, The Slaughterhouse, and the Haunted Corn Field. Visit between the hours of 7 pm until approximately 12:00 am. It takes about 40 minutes to go through all three attractions. It is open every Friday and Saturday night beginning in October. With over 75 creepers, clowns, and zombies – and FOUR haunted attractions, Scream Acres Scream Park offers an all inclusive haunted house experience for all ages each October.
Spencer Iowa Jaycees Haunted House - Spencer, IA
This is an all volunteer charity Jaycees haunted house doing good work for the community and highly rated scare attraction. Opens in October for several dates near Halloween from 7 pm to midnight. Tickets are $10. Check their facebook page for dates in October.
The Heart of Darkness - Waterloo, IA
The Heart of Darkness returns for fright fun in early October. It is 20 minutes of absolute fright through a 22,000 square foot field haunt. It features a monster midway with games and entertainment. Doors open at 7 pm. Buy your tickets online and save. Open every Friday and Saturday nights beginning in October through Halloween plus most Wednesday and Thursday nights.
The Nightmare Haunted Hike - Clear Lake, IA
The times are 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Open every Friday and Saturday nights in October. The hike begins in a Halloween museum with a history of classic horror characters. Groups will be guided through the haunted town and into eight acres of pasture where unexpected terror awaits. Terror fun has run for the last 19 years.
Thrashers House of Terror - Mt. Pleasant, IA
Open for the season starting in early October. Thrashers House of Terror is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights starting the second weekend in October. Doors open between 6:00 – 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Lots of fun for over 14 years. The Thrashers House of Terror will deliver the most terrifying and bone-chilling sounds in Mount Pleasant that’s sure to terrify you. Located on the grounds of McMillan Park.
Bloomsbury Farm – Atkins, IA
They start their fall festival event in the middle of September. They are open every day. A popular place last year with their festival themed corn maze. They start the fun after Labor Day and includes a wonderful pumpkin patch, activities, weekend events, wine tastings, and more. They also host a separate haunted attraction called Scream Acres Maze. Their address is 3260 69th Street, Atkins, IA. It is about 16 miles west of Cedar Rapids.
Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Patch – Council Bluffs, IA
They open late September for daily fall activities through October. Featured are their pumpkin patch, apples, orchard store, and fun shop. At night they also feature a separate haunted house attraction. Their address is 21534 Chestnut Rd., Council Bluffs, IA.
Carter Farms – Princeton, IA – 4 Acres
A haunted corn maze open Friday and Saturday nights in October, plus Halloween.
Location: 28322 Great River Road, Princeton Iowa
In some instances, the nearest haunted house to you may be in another state. If you find yourself by the border, or that is where the closest big city is, there should be a haunted house there worth visiting. Check out nearby state listings here: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
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