Scariest Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Barns and Hay Rides are Ready to Scare

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Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. – William Shakespeare

Costumes, candy, slasher movies, candy corn, apple cider, pumpkin carving, pumpkin spice, silly jokes… Sure, these are Halloween. However, haunted houses and attractions are as much a part of the seasonal landscape as Crunch Bars (and let’s face it, Halloween is the only time we get Crunch Bars). If you feel like getting the bejeebus scared out of you, nothing is better than a bunch of dressed-up people jumping at you in the dark.

At least that is the way it used to be. Haunted houses have significantly evolved in the last few years to full blow productions. And our region is replete with attractions that are more than just a quick scare; they provide a full evening of entertainment including escape rooms, outdoor and indoor options, paint ball, hayrides, concessions, and activities for kids of all ages.

Many of these haunted houses and attractions now allow for online ticketing and even have a variety of VIP and fast pass options. So if you want to get into the season, don’t just stay at home and binge-watch TWD. Get out and experience some of the best seasonal live entertainment around!

Ohio's Haunted Houses & Attractions

Lake Eerie Fearfest

Sandusky OH Weekends September 27 through October 27

  • One of the top-rated haunted attractions in the country
  • Central to Cedar Point, Great Wolf Lodge Hotel and Kalahari’s Waterpark
  • On the campus of Ghostly Manor
  • 5 haunted houses
  • Ticketing options include all 5 houses, the Manor only and fast pass option

Field of Fear

Holland, OH  Weekends September 27 through November 1

  • Haunted Hayride, Corn Maze and new this year escape rooms
  • Online ticketing available
  • Tickets include Combo, main attractions, escape trailers and VIP jump in line passes

Haunted Hydro

Fremont OH Weekends September 27 through November 2

  • Two old school haunted attractions plus escape rooms
  • Online ticketing available
  • Tickets include combo, supersize, gold band, and a Grand Hydro Experience including a meet and greet, finger foods and front of line priveledges

Terror Town / All Hallows Eve

Williamsburg OH Weekends September 6 through November 3

  • Haunted trail, retail vendors, food, drinks, live performances, outdoor theater and interactive horror games
  • Online tickets available
  • Tickets include regular, unfeigned horror (more interactive) and weekend passes

Panic in the Pines

Genoa OH Saturdays in October

  • Includes haunted hayride, trail, and a walk through a haunted woods
  • Ticketing on-site starting at 7 PM

Scream Acres

Napoleon OH Weekends September 20 through October 27

  • Attractions include haunted outdoor corn maze (Scream Acres), The Pandemonium Project (indoor scare attraction) and The Barnyard and Corn Maze, along with lots of less scary activities for younger folks
  • Refreshments on site
  • Tickets include the haunted attractions, combos, general admission for The Barnyard and kids activities, group rates, and add ons including jumping pillow, hayrides, gem mining and paintball 

Cedar Point HalloWeekends

Sandusky OH Weekends and select weekdays September 14 through October 27

  • All standard Cedar Point attractions plus added seasonal attractions for all ages.
  • Kid focussed activities by day; mazes, scare zones and adult scare shows by night
  • Online tickets available

Ghostly Manor Sandusky OH

Sandusky OH Daily through November 2

  • Full, year-round thrill center including a haunted house, escape room, laser maze, skating rink, theater, mini golf and play area
  • Ticketing ranges from all-day passes to ala carte game prices. Some passes include concession adds.
  • Full concession bar on site
  • Group Rates available

Michigan's Haunted Houses & Attractions

The Scream Machine

Taylor MI Weekends September 13 through November 2

  • One of Michigan’s longest-running attractions
  • Haunted attraction with two optional escape rooms
  • Ticketing includes general admission, skip the line VIP tickets, and two additional escape rooms
  • Online tickets available

Azra Chamber of Horrors

Madison Heights MI Weekends September 27 through November 2; Select weekdays starting October 16th

  • Rated one of the best in MI and one of the top 20 attractions in the nation
  • Located next to Escape Room Zone which includes MI first and only rage room
  • Online tickets available
  • Tickets include regular, VIP Fast Pass and Instant Access

Purgatory Haunted House

Wyandotte MI Weekends September 27 through November 3

  • 6000 square feet of haunted attraction
  • Hosted for 43 years by the Wyandotte Jaycees
  • Ticketing available online via

Woods of Darkness

South Rockwood MI Weekends September 27 through October 31

  • A unique start to the attraction as you ride through the woods to an old house
  • Onsite ticketing

Erebus Four Story Haunted House

Pontiac MI Weekends September 13th through November 2. Select weekdays starting October 16

  • Four Story Haunted house with state of the art special effects
  • Online tickets available
  • Tickets include regular, speed pass (pick a time) and VIP no wait pass

Night Terrors

Ypsilanti MI Weekends September 27 through November 2

  • Six haunted attractions in one thrill park including The Asylum, Haunted Barn, Hayride of the Lost, The Mined/Mind Shaft, Alien Caged Clowns, and Splattertown.
  • Ticketing includes single attractions pricing, combo price, paintball shooting gallery, and fast pass add on.
  • Online tickets available 

Deranged Haunt

Romulus MI Weekends September 20 through November 2

  • Five Acres of Haunted Attraction
  • General Admission and Skip the Line Tickets
  • Online tickets available


Westland MI Weekends September 27 through November 2 Select weekdays starting October 10

  • Three attractions across and expanded facility
  • Featured on USA Greatest Haunts, Business Insider and NBC
  • Tickets include General Admission, Fast Pass and Immediate Admission
  • Glow Stick Nights Nov 1 and 2
  • Online tickets available

DarkSyde Acres

Jonesville MI Weekends Sept 7 – Nov 2

  • Five large haunted attractions including indoor waiting area, bonfires and concession stand
  • 10 years of experience
  • General Admission tickets on-site including group discounts and party oportunities. Active duty military free.