17 Haunted Attractions That Aren't Scary Expensive

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Haunted houses are a fun way to celebrate Halloween, but popular haunted houses can cost up to $60 a ticket. Some lesser-known and amateur haunted houses have all the spookiness with entry fees that aren't so frightful. Here are some of the best haunted attractions across the country where admission costs $30 or less.

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AMHURST ASYLUM, INDIANA

The premise of the Amhurst Asylum attraction in Valparaiso: Dr. Amhurst performs experiments on deranged patients with the assistance of mutilated nurses. Tickets cost $25 -- and $5 less when using the code "fear" -- and the haunted asylum is open Friday through Sunday until Oct. 29, as well as the Thursday before Halloween.

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DRACULA'S DOMAIN, NEW JERSEY

Dracula's Domain in Jackson features a haunted hayride, a scary Psycho Path walk, and a zombie-ridded corn maze on 66 acres. Entry to Dracula's Domain, open Friday to Sunday, costs $15 for one attraction, $25 for two, and $30 for three.

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INSANITARIUM HAUNTED ATTRACTION, ALABAMA

In Pinson's spooky Insanitarium, visitors meet monsters, undead creatures, and the demented doctor behind it all. The attraction is open Friday through Sunday evenings, plus Halloween night. Tickets cost $15.

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GRAVESEND INN HAUNTED HOTEL, NEW YORK

New York City College of Technology's residential theatrical troupe Theatreworks puts on a "high tech" haunted hotel in Brooklyn. The Gravesend Inn boasts theme-park quality for a bargain price. Students pay $5, and general admission costs $10 for its nine-day run between Oct. 19 and Halloween night.

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13TH FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE, ARIZONA

The 13th Floor Haunted House in Phoenix, open weekends and various weekdays throughout October, has one walk-through with mummies and another with zombies. General admission on most days is $27 to $30, though there are three weekend days that jump to $34.

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ZOMBIE JOE'S UNDERGROUND THEATER, CALIFORNIA

Presented by Zombie Joe's Underground Theater Group in North Hollywood, Urban Death is a haunted theater attraction that incorporates music and humor. Performances on Friday and Saturday evenings through Oct. 31 cost $15.

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TERROR ON 20TH, FLORIDA

Terror on 20th is a home haunt produced annually in Cape Coral. Although it's an amateur production, the Terror on 20th has smoke machines, actors, chainsaws, and more. It's open on Halloween night only, and the cost of admission is a nonperishable food item for charity.
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HELLSCREAM HAUNT, COLORADO

The Hellscream Haunted House in Colorado Springs is a multi-floor attraction with scary themes including a zombie house of horrors, a "screamatorium," and a torture dungeon. General admission tickets cost $20 to $22. There are also laser tag and escape room options, and a sister location premiering this year called the Sinister Haunted House.

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UNDEAD CEMETERY HAUNT, GEORGIA

The UnDead Cemetery Haunt in Guyton is free to the public, although the all-ages team behind it requests donation of a nonperishable item for a local food bank. The haunt has eight different "scare zones," as well as a haunted yard for kids. It's open on Halloween night only.

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DESTINATION HAUNT, MAINE

Located in Lebanon, Destination Haunt has themes ranging from a cemetery to a haunted boatyard and a clown house. The attraction is open most weekends in October and general admission is $20.
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DARKSYDE ACRES HAUNTED HOUSE, MICHIGAN

DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Jonesville claims to be one of the biggest haunted houses in the Midwest, with 70,000 square feet of ghoulish fun across six attractions. A ticket to all six, including the outdoor maze and KlowneTowne, costs $22. The haunted house is open Friday and Saturday evenings through Nov. 4.

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DREADWOOD HAUNTED FOREST, WISCONSIN

Dreadwood Haunted Forest in Hudson is in a wooded area that's pitch black at night, so costumed actors can easily spook visitors. Tickets to the attraction, open Friday and Saturday evenings in October, cost $16. Patrons can get $3 off admission on some dates if they have a printed coupon, and there's $2 with the donation of a nonperishable canned good. Proceeds go to charity.

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DAVIS GRAVEYARD, OREGON

Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie is a classic Halloween yard display with creepy gravestones, a haunted tree, spooky lights, and special effects. The lights are on Monday through Thursday, ramping up to a full display on weekend evenings throughout October. This attraction is free.

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NIGHTMARE DUNGEON, SOUTH CAROLINA

The interactive Nightmare Dungeon and Abandoned Cabin attractions in Greenville feature 20 scenes along dark tunnels and maze-like rooms filled with scares, open every night in October. General admission tickets are $30. Tickets for kids 10 and under are $20.

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DARK PATH HAUNT, TEXAS

Located in a "real" haunted woods in Denton, across from the paranormal hotspot Goatman's Bridge, the Dark Path Haunt promises visitors a terrifying experience as they walk through the dark with only one lantern per group. Tickets cost $20 ($5 off for military and first responders) on Friday and Saturday evenings in October.
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SCREAM TOWN, MINNESOTA

Scream Town in Chaska has eight attractions, from the Circus Asylum to the alien-themed Crop Spawn. Buy tickets online for $30; onsite they rise to $36. There are coupons at Minnoco gas stations that lower the price to $21.

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HAUNTED ASYLUM AT CAMP FRAME, WEST VIRGINIA

At this Haunted Asylum, on a 4-H camp in Hedgesville, zombies and asylum patients give visitors a fright. The attraction is open Friday and Saturday evenings during October. The cost of entry is a $15 donation that benefits the American Cancer Society.