Find local 2017 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. This is one of the most popular haunt attractions in the country.
Farmington Fright Night - Farmington, MN
Opening night this season is October 6th. 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. See webpage for details.
Fright Farm Haunted House - Maplewood, MN
Opening night is October 6th. 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. 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 13th this season. Haunted Shack has been open for more than 20 years. It features a haunted hayride and a haunted house. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7 pm for the hayride and 7:30 for the shack. Open Friday, Saturday nights starting in October. Check website for other Thursday and Sunday dates they are open.
Haunted Ship - Duluth, MN
Be ready for a real scare starting October 5th. There are paranormal sights and investigations aboard the William A. Irvin ship. During October the ship becomes a haunted house full of zombies. Tickets are $12. The haunt is open beginning open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The hours are 6:30 pm to 10 pm most weekend nights.
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 every Friday and Saturday nights. 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 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.
Rochester Fright At The Farm - Rochester, MN
Opens this season on October 6th. 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 most Thursday’s, and 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 date 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 29th 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 and Saturday 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 2017. 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
A corn maze attraction starts on the farm in early September. The popular haunted Stalker’s Corn Maze will be back next year. The new Cemetery Trail will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Ticket also includes the non scary corn mazes. Check their web page for details.
The Haunting Experience - Cottage Grove, MN
The season kicks off on September 15th. 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. There are lots of scary tales about that winter. This is their 30th 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 13th. Trail of Terror is a full night entertainment experience. Basic tickets are $20-25 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. 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…. For ages 14 and up – $20/person. Also available for additional cost: Concessions, Zombie shoot with paint balls (opens at 5:00 PM). Parking is $5/vehicle. Save $5 if you buy tickets online before 9/29. 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)
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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