Find lots of Halloween haunted houses in Ohio for 2018. Funtober lists all the haunted houses, haunted corn mazes, haunted hayrides, scream parks and more for your October enjoyment. Long has “Oh Hi Oh” been a sounding cry for those from the buckeye state. Each Halloween season those turn to screams of terror. Haunted attractions feature Hollywood type set designs, live actors, creative costumes, air blasters and more. Expect to find some zombies, witches, vampires, devils, and clowns among your local haunts.
Besides the many haunted houses in Ohio you can visit you might want to take a side trip to Canton for the Pro Football Hall of Fame or Cleveland for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But don’t let their apparent friendly nature fool you.
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13th Floor Columbus - Colmbus, OH
New name and all new haunt attractions brought to Columbus by the world famous 13th Floor Haunted Houses. Enjoy the fun starting September 21st. Doors open at 7:00 PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Also open most nights in October. Expect lots of scares with live actors in professional make-up working hard to make you jump out of your skin. Tickets available at the box office or online. Get ready for the most fun you’ve ever had getting scared this Halloween season when the world-famous 13th Floor Haunted House comes to Columbus! In most buildings, the 13th floor doesn’t exist–but here, in Columbus, it’s terrifyingly real. Located in the Northland Plaza Shopping Center, the legendary 13th Floor has been praised by and featured on America Haunts, Travel Channel, MTV, Haunt World Magazine, and USA Today calls it “One of the best haunted attractions in the US. TICKETS & INFORMATION: Purchase tickets early as Columbus’s largest haunted house is expected to sell out! Located in Northeast Columbus at the Northland Plaza Shopping Center.
7 Floors of Hell World of Nightmares - Middleburg Heights, OH
Their haunt season begins on September 21st. A new name and now 7 great haunted attractions. They advertise themselves as the largest haunted event in the world. Tickets are $28 online. Doors open at 7 pm and close at midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on six other nights. 7 Floors runs every Friday and Saturday night through October plus a couple added dates near Halloween. 7 Floors of Hell has over 65000 Facebook likes.
Carnival of Horrors - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Extremely scary fun begins on September 28th. Located at the Blossom Music Center ask yourself are you afraid of clowns? The Carnival of Horror attractions are Insane Asylum, The Fun House, The Wicked Woods, and The Freakshow 3D. Visit any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night in October. A ticket is $22-23. The times are 7:30 pm until midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on Sunday. There is a food court onsite. Carnival of Horrors has over 27000 Facebook likes.
Cedar Point’s Hallo Weekends - Sandusky, OH
Lots of fun begins on September 14th this fall. Hallow Weekends has run for 20 years of monster fear. Cedar Point operates 10 haunted houses that are free with the park ride admission. Hallo Weekends hours are Friday night from 6 pm to midnight. Saturday runs from 11 am to midnight. Note the park operates their daytime Great Pumpkin Fest on Saturday and Sunday the same weekends. Check the website for a variety of ticket price options and discounts.
Dayton Scream Park - Dayton, OH
The season begins on September 14th. All new attractions, trails and scares for 2018. What are you doing on Friday and Saturday nights between September 14th through October 28th? Perhaps you should visit Dayton Scream Park. Take the Hillbilly Hay Ride attractions. For a real fright spend 30 minutes going through the Haunted Trail with 30 scenes and 40 live monsters. A $20 combo ticket will get you into the hay ride, trail, and Rat Trap Maze. Enjoy Friday and Saturday nights from dark to midnight. “Remember this ain’t no walk in the park.”
Factory of Terror - Canton, OH
Opening night is September 21st. The Factory of Terror with 160,000 square feet is advertised as the “World’s Longest Haunted House.” It takes about an hour to go through the four attractions. A $25-30 ticket admits you to the Portal To Insanity, Industrial Nightmare, Massacre on Mahoning, and Judgement Day in 3D. Attractions are open Friday and Saturday in September and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October. The times for Sunday are 6 pm to 9 pm. The times for Friday and Saturday are 7 pm to midnight. Check web page for additional open dates. You can wear costumes however masks or makeup are not allowed. This very popular attraction has over 79000 Facebook likes.
Fall Fear Fest - Chardon, OH
Twelve scary nights at Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park, starting September 22 and 29th and running every Friday and Saturday night after 7pm in October! 2018 attractions (North East Ohio’s Largest Collection of Extreme Haunts) include Night Fright Trail of Terror (their premiere attraction) Corn Creepers, Cabin of Carnage, Killaways Freakshow & Deads End Haunt. You can also enjoy food, beers on tap, arcade games, and music.
Fear Forest Haunted House & Hayride - Youngstown, OH
It all begins on September 28th. Fear Forest has two haunted attractions plus a great haunted hayride and cornfield. It is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Fear Forest opens at 7 pm and closes at 12 am on Friday and Saturday and at 10 pm on Sunday. A ticket for the hayride is $10 per person. Buy a combo ticket to go through Insanitarium, Psycho Path Haunted Trail, and ride the hayride for just $25. More combo packages available. The hayride is 1 mile long. They have 68 acres of sheer terror.
Fortress of Fear - Garretsville, OH
Experience Fearanoia and Cagemaze at the Fortress of Fear Screampark. Park is open from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights or 10 pm other nights. Halloween is black-out night. The fear begins on October 5th.
Halloween Haunt At Kings Island - Mason, OH
Halloween season begins on September 21st. Kings Island Haunt takes over the theme park on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through October 31st. The Friday times are 6 pm to 1 am. Most Saturday times are 11 am to 1 am. Caution since zombies, psychotic clowns, and twisted souls take over the park it is too intense for children under the age of 13 at night. Enjoy the park rides, featured haunts, mazes, and shocks. New attractions for 2018. If you have a Gold Pass season ticket you get in for free. Students can get $17 off on Friday nights with Student ID. Check web page for full list of prices.
Haunt on Williams - Conneaut, OH
This is a family haunt that runs the week before Halloween. Its been operating for over 26 years. This year it is open on 9 dates beginning October 20th.
Haunted Cave at Lewisburg - Lewisburg, OH
Get ready for the Haunted Cave opening on September 14th. What’s scarier than a real cave? The Haunted Cave at Lewisburg has added unusual cave creatures to their Water Monsters, and Great Maze attractions. Tickets are $18-22. Visit on Friday and Saturday nights every weekend. The times are 7 pm until midnight.
Haunted Farm - Pleasantville, OH
An annual haunt for over 18 years. It features a haunted barn, corn maze, and haunted hayride. They have vendor concessions and lots of live entertainment on select night. Doors open at 7:30 pm and runs until 11:30 most nights. Experience the fear of the evil on the farm. Hear tales of mass murder, torture, and what ever happened to the Wilson family? Find out if you dare. Open Friday and Saturday nights in October beginning September 28th.
Haunted Hoochie Dead Acres - Pataskala, OH
Their season begins on Thursday, September 20th. Haunted Hoochie is advertised as “The Worlds Most Extreme Haunted House”. This is a strange haunted attraction that is working hard to make you sick. This is not your typical haunt attraction. It is very “hands on” and you should expect to be touched, grabbed, and maybe even choked or dragged. The unusual house opens Friday and Saturday from 8:30 pm until after the bars close. Thursday from 8:30 pm to midnight. While there check out the food and souvenirs. So it is open Thursday through Saturday nights. Check Facebook for details. Haunted Hoochie has over 108000 Facebook likes.
Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park - Fremont, OH
Attractions opens September 28th. This place is incredible. The Haunted Hydro has been unique for 27 years. The theme is based on movies of the Silver Scream. The two attractions are the classic Haunted Hydro themed “A Night at the Os-SCARES”. The second attraction is Crazy Bob’s Santarium & Psycho-path. Also they have a live preshow on the midway called Ghoul-A-Bration. Also enjoy the food concessions and fire breathing fright. Doors open at 7 pm and close at 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 10:30 on all other nights. Tickets available for multiple attractions. As a real haunted house they also offer the opportunity for 4 – 10 people to stay overnight each night in October as part of their Ghost Hunter Overnight Package.
Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory - Akron, OH
This popular haunt is open for the season on September 21st. Open for more than 40 years the Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory has a combined 7 floors of terror. The haunt is a classic in the industry and still supports 50 actors providing lots of frights. It is open every Friday and Saturday nights after September 21st plus plus most Sundays and some Thursday nights. It opens nightly at 7:30 pm and closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on other nights.
Hauntville - Elyria, OH
Opening night is September 28th. A Hauntville ticket is $20 but there are vip, combo packages and discounts available. Hauntville is located in the Midway Crossing Shopping Center. It is advertised as “Ohio’s First 4D Haunted House”. It has 5 attractions plus an all indoor waiting area. The attractions are Psycho Manor, Wicked Clowns 4D, Butch’r Barn, Zombie Hunt Paintball, and Cellblock 13. Each attraction has a storyline and every attempt is made to prevent you from making it out alive. It opens at 7 pm and closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday or 10 pm on all other nights. Hauntville is open every Friday and Saturday nights. Also open most Thursday and Sunday nights in October.
Hudson Haunted House - Hudson, OH
Opens for their season on September 21st. The Hudson Jaycees have been sponsoring this attraction for the last 46years. Ticket prices are $12 but specials are available. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through Halloween.
Lake Eerie Fearfest - Sandusky, OH
Two attractions open on September 28th. Ghostly Manor and Lake Erie Fearfest. They run every Friday and Saturday nights plus some Sundays through Halloween. Tickets are $22. Opens nightly at 7:30 PM.
Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park - Middletown, OH
Open nightly every Friday and Saturday starting September 1st. Plus open Thursday through Sunday nights in October. What has live spooks, madmen, and lunatics with chainsaws? Of course it’s Land of Illusion. The five attractions are Haunted Trail, VooDoo Bayou, Killer Klowns, Temple of Terror, and Dr. Psycho’s Haunted Estate. When done with the five haunts enjoy the DJ, live music, bonfire, and stage show. Stay until 2 am on Friday and Saturday or 11:30 pm on Sunday. Several ticket options available starting at $39.99 – 49.99. An amazing attraction with about 6 hours of entertainment in the park. Tickets include admission to music concerts. Also new is a talent singing contest with real prizes. Land of Illusion has over 72000 Facebook likes.
Portsmouth Jaycees Haunted House - Minford, OH
It is a monster infest maze and terrifying yard. An annual charity haunt put on by the Portsmouth Jaycees.
Riverside Jaycees Haunted Castle - Dayton, OH
The Jaycees have operated the Haunted Castle for 30 years. The nights and times are Friday, and Saturday from dark until midnight and on Sunday nights until 10 pm. They feature both the haunted castle and a haunted trail.
Seneca Witch Haunted Woods - Bloomville, OH
Attraction opens October 5th. New location. Tickets are $20 to the night time Haunted Woods. Food vendors and a gift shop are onsite. The box office opens at 6:30 pm while the attraction starts at 7 pm and closes at midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 10 pm on Sunday.
Sidney Haunted Woods - Sidney, OH
For 17 years the nearby folks have enjoyed the Sidney Haunted Woods. A terrorized trail over a half mile long. Doors open at dusk. They are open every Saturday night from September 22nd.
Spooky Ranch - Columbus Station, OH
The spooky fun begins on September 22st. New haunt attractions for 2018. Spooky Ranch has five haunt attractions for one low price. It has operated for over 28 years. The attractions at Spooky Ranch are Crazy Clowns 3D, The Famous Haunted Hayride, The Haunted Barn, and Funny Farmhouse, and the all new feature attraction Bloody Mary’s Revenge Haunted House. Tickets are $25 for the most popular 5 attraction combo package. Gates open at 7 pm. Attraction closes at 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday or 9:30 pm on other nights. It operates every Friday and Saturday nights in September plus most Thursday through Sunday nights in October. During the day you can visit the Old West Pumpkin fest running from noon to 5 pm. There is a family friendly Halloween trail with most attractions being suitable for children.
The Dent Schoolhouse - Cincinnati, OH
Back to school at Dent starts September 14th. Tickets are $20-25 for The Dent Schoolhouse. The two attractions with 55 actors are the Dent Schoolhouse and the Detention Hall Maze. Open every Friday and Saturday nights in September plus every Thursday through Sunday nights in October. Check web page for schedule. The weekend times are 7:30 pm until 12 am. This is an amazing haunt and should be on your list of things to do this fall. If you have never been there then this is the place to go for a great scare. There are food concessions and souvenirs available onsite. The Dent Schoolhouse has over 55000 Facebook likes.
Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride - Wilmington, OH
Their season begins on September 22nd. Experience The Ride, Terror in the Corn, Nightmare Penitentiary, and Slaughter Hotel at one of the state’s top haunts. Don’t miss the excitement as fire breathing Semi’s chase unsuspecting victims. The attractions are open every Friday and Saturday nights. Get all four haunts for one low $25 “combo” price or buy them as individual tickets. Sorry, cash only. VIP available.
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?
Ohio borders a number of other states with a lot of haunted houses. So you might also want to consider the haunted attractions in these states in addition to the Ohio haunted houses.
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