The best part of October is always Halloween. What better way to celebrate than having someone try to scare the living daylights out of you. Or at least try in my case. We are known to have the best-haunted houses in Minnesota. But sometimes they don’t always live up to the hype. This is why I have the 13 of the Scariest Haunted Houses in the Twin Cities for you to check out. They are definitely adult only on the scare scale.
Scariest Haunted Houses in the Twin Cities
The Haunting Experience on Highway 61, Cottage Grove MN
They are home to Cell Block 61. Not exactly an escape room, but not a haunted house either. Navigating the winding corridors and claustrophobic tunnel of this place is going to terrify anyone that enters. It’s a 16+ experience so it’s bound to be incredibly scary. They have traditional events like a haunted house, hayride, and maze.
Tickets cost $16-$30. Open weekends September 29th – October 31st.
10900 Pt Douglas Road, Cottage Grove MN
Nightmare Hallow Scream Park, Chisago City MN
This park has a unique experience, overnight camping in some haunted wood. Depending on the tent you select, the frights may go on all hours of the night. They provide breakfast in the morning. Even if I selected the ‘Wussy Tent’, I don’t think I would get any sleep knowing, or maybe not knowing what lurks in the woods. Get your reservations early because only a limited number of campers are allowed each night.
Tickets cost $49-$69. They are open the nights of Oct 20th-21st and 27th-28th.
27500 Kirby Ave, Chisago City, MN
Scream Town, Chaska MN
Stream Town is a staple of the Twin Cities. Located in Chaska MN, they feature 8 different massive attractions. They include things like Zombie Apocalypse, Abandoned Down the Rabbit Hole and Ludicrous Labyrinth. They make the claim as one of the Largest Haunted Attractions in MN. See for yourself.
Tickets range in price from $21-$40 depending on your experience. Open Weekends September 28th – November 3rd.
7410 Highway 212, Chaska MN 55318
Fright Farm, Maplewood MN
The Ramsey County Sheriffs Foundation runs the Farm with the proceeds going to the D.A.R.E program. Their haunting experiences have been voted by Best in MN by the StarTribune and WCCO. They utilize large-scale – theatrical quality performances. It is located right in the heat of the Twin Cities.
Tickets are $12. Open Weekends October 5th-31st and on Halloween.
2020 White Bear Ave N, Maplewood MN
Walking Dead Zombie Haunt & Zombie Shoot, Wilmar MN
A fun take on Zombies the Walking dead has an elaborate storyline of domesticated zombies. The company that produces these zombies has noticed that they are soon becoming more aggressive and they need your help to irradicate them. After finding the toxin in their factory, it’s your mission to shoot them down before they get loose. This is a fun take on the zombie culture.
Tickets are $8-$10 depending on if you bring a food shelf donation. They are open Oct 14th – 31st.
801 7th St NW, Wilmar MN
The Haunted Basement, Minneapolis MN
This haunted house in Minneapolis’s mission is simple, to scare the living daylights out of every individual who descends the steps of the basement. The Soap Factory has been attracting new visual arts, designers and actors each year. Located in new space, the artists are working on new ways to terrify you, including a Blind Invocation. Unlike other haunted attractions, the staff can touch you here. The Haunted Basements also allows guest to partake in the scares.
Tickets range from $25-$30. Open Weekends, Sept 29 – Oct 31st.
Building 9 2010 East Hennepin Ave, Mpls
Real Haunted Tours and the Mounds Theatre, St.Paul MN
This is nothing like you’ve ever seen before. Forget the fake haunts. This one has real ghosts. Real Haunted Tours gives you a one-hour presentation of the Historic Mound Theatre. Along the way, find out about its’ dark past and resident spirits with paranormal investigators.
Tours cost $20-$40 depending on the length of the tour. Opened Fridays and Saturdays in October.
1029 Hudson Road, St. Paul MN
Dead End Haunted Hayride, Wyoming MN
Survivors of the Hayride are dropped off at the Asylum where their worked work tirelessly to fix peoples afflictions. If you are allowed to leave, you make your way through the wood where many people have sought refuge. Survive that and head to Pinehaven Motor Inn. Everywhere you go you will be attacked from every angle. It’s an experience to remember.
Tickets range from $16-$66 depending on your experience. Actors can touch you during this experaince. They are open Weekend September 21nd- November 3rd.
28186 Kettle River Blvd, Wyoming
Fright at the Farm, Rochester MN
This 10,000 square feet attraction of indoor haunts and a corn maze. After Halloween, they offer a variety of scare levels, including lights on for young kids, traditional and Lights out times. Check their website to make sure you go at the right time!
Tickets range from $6 – $15 at the gate. They are open weekends Oct 6-Nov 4th.
74385 Highway 52, Zumbrota, MN 55992
Molitors Haunted Acres, Sauk Rapids MN
This is one the scariest places in central MN and with good reason. Haunted Hayrides, Zombie Shoots, and Five different haunted scenes, who could ask for more! Molitors Haunted Acres have been scaring for the last 20 years.
Tickets cost $22-$35. Open every weekend in October.
3571 5th Ave NE, Sauk Rapids, MN
Valley Scare, Shakopee MN
My all-time favorite place to be scared is Valley Scare. In the Fall Valley Fair closes a few of its attractions and opens up a few new areas of the park to terrify you. Expect a few lines, but it’s worth it. Six mazes, three scare zones and three shows you’ll find something that gives you the creeps. And don’t worry; there are still 11 different thrill rides still open. Pro Tip: Arrive early in the day with your little ones for the less scary experience. Then drop them off with a sitter and head back before 7pm to enjoy the scary edition of the park!
Tickets start at $29.99 and are open September 16- October 28.
1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee MN 55379
Trail of Terror, Shakopee MN
This park is held on the ground of the Renaissance Festival. It has a few big attractions and a bunch of smaller attractions. The good thing is the smaller ‘Trailers of Terror’ never have a line. Trail of Terror’s Maze is one of the largest I’ve seen but if you are in a group, the scare factor is limited. This could be good or bad depending on the experience you are looking for. They also hold a 5K Zombie run if you are interested. It includes admission to the haunts. For more info, check out my review: http://daytripper28.com/the-metro/minnesotas-trail-of-terror/
Tickets range from $20.95-$23.95. They open weekends from October 12-28th.
3525 145th Street West, Shakopee, MN 55379
The Olson Haunted House, Chanhassen MN
The Olson Haunted house is a much smaller scale and is completely free. For 15 years, they
transform their garage and backyard into a haunted house and Labyrinth. They run it as a nonprofit with any cash donations going to Loaves & Fishes.
2432 Lake Lucy Road, Chanhassen MN 55317
As a Halloween junkie, I’d love getting into more of the scariest haunted houses in the Twin Cities. I’m hoping to hit up a few this year. If you are looking for something a little more real, check out the 13 most haunted places in Minnesota. Or if you have a little one, try some of these kid friendly Halloween attractions. Whatever your favorite way to celebrate the season, make sure to have some fun!