17 Haunted Attractions That Aren't Scary Expensive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.