Haunted Houses in Iowa for Halloween 2018

Find all the best 2018 Halloween haunted houses in Iowa.  Funtober’s directory of haunted houses 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 in the internet.

Also check out our list of the Top 100 Haunted Houses 2017 in America.  Is your favorite haunted attraction on the top 10 and top 100 state list?

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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Circle of Ash - Cedar Rapids, IA
Back for another year at the Linn County Fairgrounds. Complete with 3 rides and 3 full length haunts on 7 acres. Open Friday and Saturday nights plus some additional nights. Check their web page for dates. They have provided 16 years of fear for the community.

Dark Chambers - Dubuque, IA
Now in it’s 7th season Dark Chambers brings terror to the city of Dubuque. Tickets are $10. The attraction is open Friday and Saturday nights starting late September 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.

Garrison’s Haunted - Garrison, IA
The Garrison Fire Department sponsors a haunted mansion for four nights between 7 pm and 11 pm. Admission is $10. Proceeds go towards equipment for the firefighters. Garrison is located between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo.

Gateway of Chaos - Malvern, IA
Attraction opens on October 6th.  Again located at the Mills County Fairgrounds will help Gateway of Chaos support the Malvern Area Betterment Association. Proceeds stay in the local community. Ticket are $10 and includes free parking. Gateway of Chaos is rated one of Iowa’s best haunted houses. Over 50 amazing volunteers come primarily from East Mills and Glenwood high schools. Haunt is 100% indoors. It is open from 8 pm to 11 pm.  Some non scary one hours available certain nights at 7 pm.

Harris Haven Funeral Home - Evansdale, IA
Opening September 29th for this haunt season.  Nothing is more frightening than a funeral home and demented caretaker.  New attraction is Ravenhurst Manor. 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 some Thursday dates.

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 19 years. Tickets available. The attraction is open every Friday and Saturday in October.

Scare Central - Sioux City, IA
Operates 4th Street at 1227 4th Street, Sioux City, Iowa 51101. Fear Factory at the same address.  Nightmare on 4th and Fear Factory are open on Friday and Saturday. Doors are open from 6:30 pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Scream Acres - Atkins, IA
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

Spencer Iowa Jaycees Haunted House - Spencer, IA
This is an all volunteer charity haunted house doing good work for the community and highly rated scare attraction.

The D and D Ranch Haunted Hike - Clear Lake, IA
The times are 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 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 16 years.

The Heart of Darkness - Waterloo, IA
Heart of Darkness 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.

Thrashers House of Terror - Mt. Pleasant, IA
Open for the season starting October 5th.  Thrashers House of Terror is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in October. Doors open between 6:00 – 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person.  Lots of fun for over 10 year.  Located in McMillan Park.

State By State List of Halloween Haunted Houses

More Haunted Attractions
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. I’ve located these other states with haunted attractions for you to also view in addition to the Iowa haunted houses.

Haunted Houses in Illinois
Haunted Houses in Minnesota
Haunted Houses in Missouri
Haunted Houses in Nebraska
Haunted Houses in South Dakota
Haunted Houses in Wisconsin

Find other fall fun things to do in Iowa in October:

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

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2 thoughts on “Haunted Houses in Iowa for Halloween 2018

  1. Justin says:

    You forgot about one.

    The D and D Ranch Haunted Hike
    Website http://www.thedanddranch.com


    Conveniently located off Interstate 35 in Clear Lake, Iowa, The D and D Ranch Haunted Hike has been handing out terrorizing fun for all ages for the past thirteen years. Premiere actors from Iowa and Minnesota bring both classic and current horror figures to life in this award-winning Halloween attraction. The hike has also been featured in a number of local newspapers and television stations.

    The hike begins in the Halloween museum featuring classic characters throughout the years. Once you finish there, a haunted, wild west town awaits the brave. This year, groups will be able to guide themselves through the haunted town and into the ranch’s eight acres of pasture where unexpected terrors await. The hike lasts about twenty minutes, leaving people screaming for more!

    We are reconstructing the front of the haunt with a elaborate archway and turning the entire western town into a ghost town from the 1800’s. Our cornfield is moving locations and expanding into the haunt and around the outside of it. Be prepared for an all-new, creepy show.

    October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31: 7-11pm
    November 1: 7-11pm

    Admission is $9 per person.

    If you dare, we WILL scare!

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