Find local 2018 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.
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?
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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 USA, haunted corn mazes, haunted trails, haunted zombie paintball, haunted forests, haunted hayrides, and ghost tours.
Dead End Haunted Hayride - Wyoming, MN
Advertised as Minnesota’s Ultimate Horror Experience. There are three haunted attractions at Dead End Haunted Hayride for Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. The price is slightly higher on Friday and Saturday. There are online discounts. The haunt is open 7 pm – 11 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. 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. Please not you are part of the show and they can and will touch you. This is one of the most popular haunt attractions in the country. Dead End has over 75000 Facebook likes.
Farmington Fright Night - Farmington, MN
Opening night this season is October 5th. Frightnight haunted house is sponsored by the Support Our Troops Organization. It is free to military but others should offer $5 donations to the charity. Doors are open 6 pm until 10 pm. Attraction is held 4 nights at the 4-H Building at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Open nightly on October 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th. See webpage for details.
Fright Farm Haunted House - Maplewood, MN
Opening night is October 5th. 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 $12 ticket price. Open Friday and Saturday nights in October. Fright Farm has been running for over 20 years. See calendar for low scare event date.
Haunted Shack - Duluth, MN
The fun begins on October 12th this season. Haunted Shack has been open for more than 20 years. It features a haunted hayride, corn maze, and a haunted house. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 pm for the hayride and 7:30 for the shack. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights starting October 12th through 27th. Check website for other Thursday and Sunday dates they are open.
Haunted Ship - Duluth, MN
Sorry folks but the ship is closed for renovation this year. See you in 2019.
Molitor’s Haunted Acres - Sauk Rapids, MN
Molitor’s has been operating for 20 years. After going through the attractions spend some time at the bonfire pit and concession stands or hunting zombies. Open Friday and Saturday nights in October plus a few other dates.
Nightmare Hallow Scream Park - Chisago City, MN
Nightmare Hallow has 3 haunt attractions. It has operated for 25 years of fear. The scream park is open Friday and Saturday nights on October 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th. The attractions are the Double Sided Haunted House, Terror Trail, and Zombie Hunt. Various combo ticket options available. Doors are open from 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday or 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on other nights.
Olson Haunted House - Chanhassen, MN
Open on October 27th and Halloween night. We had around 600 people go through on Halloween last year. Admission is free, but we encourage cash donations which all goes to support Loaves & Fishes. For 16 years, the Olson Haunted House in Chanhassen, MN, has been the highlight of Halloween for thousands. Each year, the Olson garage is transformed into a maze of horror and is considered by many to be the best haunted house in the area. As a non-profit haunted house, we waive your admission fee, but respectfully ask that you to bring a cash donation. You can also donate via Venmo to @OlsonHauntedHouse. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Rochester Fright At The Farm - Rochester, MN
Opens this season on October 5th. Tickets available at the door or online in advance to Fright Farm, southern Minnesota’s most horrifying haunted attraction. Doors open at 7 pm. Enjoy all Friday and Saturday nights. 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 dare at your own risk. They operate both a haunted corn maze and a haunted house attraction.
Scream Town - Chaska, MN
The screams begin on September 28th this season. Scream Town is an amazing haunted attraction. Tickets are $30-36. Gates open at 6:30 pm. Parking is free. The attraction is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October. 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 new attractions for 2018. 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.
Shafer Haunted Corn Maze - Shafer, MN
Due to a death in the family the property has been sold. The owner might reopen in 2019.
Terrorworld Haunted Attraction - Minneapolis, MN
Terror World is an all new for 2018 haunted attraction in Northeast Minneapolis. This 35,000 square foot haunt attraction will turn your worst fears into nightmares. Three haunted attractions under one roof in their massive building. The main feature is Bloody Acres Estates. Experience Hell in this hair raising 1920’s plantation. Meet the mentally ill and deranged in the Oak Hill Asylum. Finally we go 3D with deadly clowns at the 3-D Circus of Death! If you can’t make it through this disturbing freak show remember we warned you.
The Haunting Experience - Cottage Grove, MN
The season kicks off on September 29th. 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 plus Big Zombie Paintball. 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. Ticket prices vary depending on attraction. Save money and buy online. This area was first settled nearly two hundred years ago by people who ran into a very rough winter and resorted to cannibalism. Open every Friday and Saturday in October plus lots of Wednesday and Thursday nights. See web site for details. There are lots of scary tales about that winter. This is their 31st year of terror. As an attraction, the working farm hosts a daily separate corn maze which runs from 11 am to 6 pm.
Trail of Terror - Shakopee, MN
The season opens October 12th. Trail of Terror is a full night entertainment experience. Basic tickets are $18-24 which covers basic haunted houses plus the midway which has food, beverages, and souvenirs. You can join the Zombie Pub Crawl for an additional price. 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. Also lots of fun with zombie paintball. Finally roam through Crystal Caverns, Chuckles Pizzeria, and Harmony’s Department of Corrections. The attractions are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Woods of Terror - Hugo, MN
Prepare to be terrified and scared to death on this 30-45 minute walk through the haunted wood, inspired by the haunts and horrors movies of the 70s, 80s, 90s. Enter at your own risk. Tickets are $20-25. Also available for additional cost: Concessions, Zombie shoot with paint balls (opens at 5:00 PM). Location: Woodloch Stables. Hours: Sept 29 – Oct 31 (7 days a week, 6:30 – 10:00 PM (Sun-Thurs), till 11:00 on Fri-Sat). Opens starting on October 18th. Runs Thursday through Sunday nights plus nights before Halloween,
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.
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