Find lots of Halloween haunted houses in Ohio for 2020. 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 houses near me” 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 haunt attractions brought to Columbus by the world famous 13th Floor Haunted Houses. Enjoy the fun starting in late September. 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 around the middle of September. Back again with 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.
All Hallows Eve Terror Town - Williamsburg, OH
All Hallows’ Eve foundation is horror and Halloween. Our Venue is based in the 19th century. We have several events that will be happening at our venue. Right now, TERROR TOWN is our primary focus as it is our next event. At TERROR TOWN’s haunted attraction here near Cincinnati Ohio, We base the horror around Folk Lore. Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from early September through the first weekend in November.
Blood Prison - Mansfield, OH
Nothing like being scared. This old prison is all about horror. It once housed some very violent prisoners. Many died here. Some may be still here. Visit every Thursday through Sunday nights starting in early October. Tickets are $25. Wander in terror through the Ancient Gothic structure of the Haunted Ohio State Reformatory, Survive your incarceration…if you can! BLOOD PRISON is waiting for you…ENTER if you dare, Escape if you can. For the first time ever Blood Prison welcomes HELLZAPOPPIN CIRCUS SIDESHOW REVUE which is included with your Blood Prison ticket!
Brimstone Haunt - Wilmington, OH
The Brimstone Farm was once a prosperous family farm. Now open every Friday and Saturday night from late September through Halloween. It is a place full of long-lost memories, stories, and curses. Many horrors have been reported in these fields but not many are willing to talk about the events that occur in the corn. Come see what’s waiting for you around every twist and turn. This is no ordinary woods walk. The Forgotten Forest is a place shrouded in mystery. Many people have gone searching for answers to the unnatural events that occur in and around the forest but none have ever returned. Only the bravest should dare enter these trees and IF you make it back out, you will not be the same as when you went in. Tickets are $15 for the haunted hayride or a combo ticket for $27. Save money with online discounts.
Buzzard Cove Screampark - Hinckley, OH
Buzzard Cove and Hinckleys Haunted Barn are open every Thursday through Sunday nights from early October. Tickets are $20 for the barn. They are returning with a new Scarecrow Alley Haunted trail and Hayride attraction. They are guessing they will have to make some changes to attractions because of virus concerns.
Camp Deadwood - Loudonville, OH
Enter Camp Deadwood, located on the grounds of an abandoned haunted camp, where the creepiest of creatures reside. Visitors will arrive at the gate and give a group name and phone number, then head to the parking lot where there’s food trucks, carnival games, face painting and more. Enjoy some fun while waiting to take on the terror that awaits! Once it’s your groups turn to enter, your group will receive a text message and a bus will transport you to the middle of nowhere. Good luck – as groups will have to navigate their way through the haunted camp, which takes about a half hour to complete… that is, if they can find their way out!
Carnage Haunted House - Columbus, OH
Tickets are just $20 per person. Carnage offers 30 highly-detailed rooms guaranteed to scare. Come feed your soul at the Carnage GORE-met Shack while enjoying Horror movies and live music on select nights, ensuring you will have a bone chilling time! Open every Friday and Saturday nights starting in late September through early November plus some additional Thursday and Sunday nights in October.
Carnival of Horrors - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Extremely scary fun begins in late September. 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 fall fun begins around the middle of September at Cedar Point. Because of the virus Hallow Weekends will change this year to Tricks or Treats Fall Fest. Check the website for a variety of ticket price options and discounts.
Dayton Scream Park - Dayton, OH
The season begins in late September. Back again with fun attractions, trails and scares. What are you doing on Friday and Saturday nights between this fall. 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 in early October. 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 $24-25 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 Nightmare - Chardon, OH
Ten scary nights at Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park, running every Friday and Saturday night after 5pm-11pm Pay Per Play then 8pm-Midnight for haunted houses in October! Attractions (North East Ohio’s Largest Collection of Extreme Haunts) include
Fear Forest Haunted House & Hayride - Youngstown, OH
It all begins in late September. 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 - Alliance, OH
Come visit their location at 12175 State Street, Alliance, OH 44601. Experience Fearanoia and Cagemaze at the Fortress of Fear Screampark. Check web page or Facebook in late September or October for schedule dates this season.
Ghoul Brothers House of Horrors - Akron, OH
Open every Friday and Saturday nights starting in late September through early November. Tickets are just $20. Located in the Acme Plaza near Portage Lakes.
Halloween Haunt At Kings Island - Mason, OH
Halloween season begins in late September. A special Tricks and Treat Fall Fest will take place this year given the virus concerns. Their regular haunt will return next year. Kings Island Haunt takes over the theme park on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through early November. The Friday times are 7 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. If you have a Gold Pass season ticket you get in for free. Students can get a discount 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 30 years. This year it is open on 9 dates beginning in October.
Haunted Farm - Pleasantville, OH
An annual haunt for over 20 years. It features a haunted barn, corn maze, and haunted hayride. They have vendor concessions and lots of live entertainment on select night. 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.
Haunted Hoochie Dead Acres - Pataskala, OH
Their season begins around the middle of September. 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. Note they are adjusting their show to adhere to virus and social distancing concerns.
Haunted Hydro Dark Attraction Park - Fremont, OH
Attractions opens in early October. This place is incredible. The Haunted Hydro has been unique for over 31 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 in early October. Open for more than 47 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 and Sundays in October. 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 in late September. 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.
Highway 50 Fright Field - North Bend, OH
Sorry folks but this haunt will not be open this fall due to virus concerns. Highway 50 Fright Field is a haunted trail and woods located on a real haunted 1830’s farm. Live haunts throughout will bring mayhem to all. Get your scream on! Our haunted adventure is located on a REAL HAUNTED 1830’S farm near a real Indian archaeological site! Be ready for an entertaining, wild experience. You’ll run into live haunts all along the way…we hope you survive the journey! While here you can visit the Haunted Trail & Woods, the Operation Termination Zombie Paintball Gallery, and the NEW Corn Cob Cannon as well as visit our gift shop & museum on the same property, Buckeye Trading Post.
House of Damnation - Maumee, OH
If you thought you could get rid of us, you were wrong! We are back at the Rec Center in Maumee again this year to terrify you and maybe even take your soul!!! If you think your brave enough to make it through House of Damnation, keep on eye on our web page.
Hudson Haunted House - Hudson, OH
Opens for their season in late September. The Hudson Jaycees have been sponsoring this attraction for the last 47 years. Ticket prices are $12 but specials are available. Open Friday and Saturday through Halloween.
Lake Eerie Fearfest - Sandusky, OH
Two attractions open in late September. 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 around the middle of September. 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.
Lewisburg Haunted Cave - Lewisburg, OH
Get ready for the Haunted Cave opening around the middle of September. 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 in September and October. The times are 7 pm until midnight. Very popular with over 100,000 Facebook likes.
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall - Mount Healthy, OH
Hall opens in late September and runs every Friday through Sunday nights in October. Help celebrate over 30 years of fear. Hall typically has a number of classic favorites such as Wolfman, Frankenstein, and Zombies. The Haunted Hall also prides itself on its original props and scenes such as Bug Boy and the Reverend Emmett Rotts. This year the Haunted Hall features more than 20 scenes with several new scenes you won’t want to miss! In addition there will be old favorites returning including the Hellavator, Dracula, and the Bate’s Motel. We have lots of other surprises in store for you this October! The Haunted Hall is sponsored by the Madonna Council Knights of Columbus and assisted by youth organizations. The Haunted Hall benefits these groups and other charities.
Panic in the Pines - Genoa, OH
Sorry folks but Panic in the Pines is closed this fall due to virus concerns. Attraction is located deep within a 150 year old farm. Climb onto the hayride that takes you out into the Forest of Pines where flesh eating zombies are lurking around each twist and turn…waiting for the right victim. Enter if you dare into the Haunted Woods….where a crazed Psych Doctor and his staff work to keep the current patients locked up and try to pick out a few new ones to stay! The Haunted Trail will take you back to what you may believe to be happy memories of childhood play. BUT games can be misleading and not what they seem. Haunt ticket booth opens at 7PM! Panic in the Pines is located at Country Lane Tree Farm in Genoa, Ohio. You may look at our animals at the farm or grab a bite to eat while waiting for the haunt to open.
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.
Purgatory House of Unrested Souls - Findlay, OH
Purgatory ( House of unrested souls) Haunted Attraction has invaded Fear Factory! Outdoor haunted trail. You won’t be disappointed, since this is our 16th season of successful scaring.( $12.00). Located at 12630 County Road 216, Findlay, Ohio.
Riverside Jaycees Haunted Castle - Dayton, OH
The Jaycees have operated the Haunted Castle for 35 years. This year’s theme is Castle of Carnage. 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. The fun begins the last weekend in September.
Sidney Haunted Woods - Sidney, OH
For 19 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 late September. Note they have asked for some help keeping their family farm from being grabbed by Chase bank. Read about it on their Facebook page and help if you can.
Spooky Ranch - Columbus Station, OH
The spooky fun begins in late September. Spooky Ranch has five haunt attractions for one low price. It has operated for over 30 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 Chippewa Lake Slaughterhouse - Chippewa Lake, OH
Slaughterhouse opens in late September and runs most Friday and Saturday night through October plus Halloween night and some additional October and November nights. Prepare yourself for the most realistic Haunted House experience Ohio has to offer! This haunted attraction is located inside the historic Chippewa Meat Factory and delivers high-quality set designing and professional actors. This is not your typical Haunted House, this is as real as it gets! Over 50,000 square feet of horror awaits you.
The Dent Schoolhouse - Cincinnati, OH
Back to school at Dent in late September. Tickets are $20-25 for The Dent Schoolhouse. The two attractions with 55 actors are the Dent Schoolhouse and the Detention Hall Maze. Open 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 57000 Facebook likes.
Wells Township Haunted House - Brilliant, OH
This haunt opens on Friday and Saturday nights starting in late September and running through early November. Online combo ticket is $20. Wells Township Haunted House is one of a handful of Haunted Attractions known throughout the country. You should not miss the opportunity to visit the desired destination of haunt enthusiasts from all over the United States, Canada and even overseas! This Old School style haunted attraction has over 10,000 square feet of scares, fun and excitement. The outside atmosphere is one the most unique in the industry, featuring all your favorite characters and live bands on the outdoor stage. They feature a guided tour and zombie challenge. This 6000 square foot maze is full of zombies. You get a flag football belt, see if you can make it through the maze before the zombies get your flags. We are an interactive extreme haunted attraction. We can touch you but you can’t touch us. There are times where you will be part of the show. Please come prepared for the unexpected! Note for safety reason during the virus concern you should expect some changes to how the haunt is operated.
Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride - Wilmington, OH
Sorry folks but the Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride has been canceled for this fall season due to the virus concerns. 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.
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