The following list of Seattle and Puget Sound Halloween attractions and haunted houses are very scary and intended for adults and teens. Some of these attractions are indoors, some are outdoors, and some are a mix. Those that are indoors are often in unheated buildings. It you are looking for corn mazes, check out our list of corn mazes (scary and friendly) in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area.
Below, we begin with a list of “Tips for visiting haunted houses”. If you are familiar with haunted houses, you can probably skip this. But if you are going for the first time or what to try something scarier this year, you may want to read these recommendations.
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Tips for visiting haunted houses
Things to know before you go:
Not cheap. Our threshold is $15 regular adult admission in order for admission to be called “cheap”, which most haunted attractions are not. We post them anyway. You know, to scare you. (Menacing laugh here.) Some do have advance purchase and special days discounts. So look for these to lower your costs. A few are cheap and some are even free—though at these locations people can mysteriously disappear and don’t report back…so we’ve heard. (More menacing laugh.)
Not for kiddos (12 or under). Most of these attractions are NOT recommended for children 12 and under. Some corn mazes are not haunted but are dark and can be scary for young children. Use common sense. Some locations offer a special “kid’s” time, when the lights are on and the scare-o-meter is turned off. So if you must take children 12 or younger, these are the ones to consider
Not for those with health issues. Haunted houses and other scary Halloween attractions are not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with a physical condition who may be adversely affected by being surprised or frightened. In addition to the fright factor, effects such as strobe lights and fog machines may be used. Check with your healthcare provider.
Save online fees by buying your tickets at the venue or paying cash, if these options are available. Many accept credits cards, but some accept only cash, and few (if any) have ATMS.
Pre-show. Some venues have snacks, concessions, and/or food trucks, entertainment or other distractions while you are waiting in line
Restrooms or porta-toilets. Maybe, maybe not. Check. It is not recommended to go with a full bladder. Or a big meal for that matter. Just sayin’.
Parking. Many have free parking but be sure to confirm the situation and plan accordingly.
Waiting outside. Waiting lines are often outside; so, bring an umbrella or hood or hat if rain is predicted. In other words, dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes.
Long waiting lines. The lines waiting to get in at haunted houses are longest on weekends and the week before Halloween. To avoid long waits, plan to go early in October, early on weeknights, or later on Sunday night. Some venues also offer a “fast pass” ticket, which lets you skip the waiting line to get in. However, this makes haunted attractions even more expense than they already are. We say save the money, plan ahead, and bring patience.
Length of attraction. Haunted attractions take varying amounts of time to go through, from 15 to 90 minutes depending on the size of the event and your speed. It can be faster if you are walking at a quickened pace (for example, due to terror). It can be slower also due to terror as well as for those who stop to laugh hysterically at the illusion of the event. Only you will know.
No refunds, no exceptions. Every attraction has a strict NO REFUNDS policy. The number one reason people request a refund is because they were too scared. Well, duh. If you leave in the middle of the attraction because it’s too scary for you, or don’t use the ticket due to illness or death (whether yours or a family member), or don’t show up as assigned for timed tickets, or the weather is bad, or any other reason you or Mother Nature can conjure up, you will not receive a refund on advance purchase tickets. No refunds, no exceptions.
2023 Halloween haunted houses, corn mazes, spooky tours
Know before you go!
Some venues are cashless, others are cash only and may or may not have ATMs on-site. Some do not sell tickets on-site, others only sell tickets on-site, and still others require reserved timed entry tickets.
If available, we recommend buying tickets in advance as it may save you time from standing in line and/or guarantee you can get in. Advance purchase ***may*** also save you some money. Also look for special days and discounts on their ticket page.
So, check their website before you head out and reserve your fright for the haunt.
Halloween attractions north of Seattle
(Listed roughly north to south throughout the region)
Whidbey Island Twisted Barn | The Roller Barn | Oak Harbor, 98 NE Barron Drive, Oak Harbor WA 98277. Offers four experiences weekends from late September to early November. This is a high scare haunt, with a focus on loud noises, flashing lights, quick motion props, phobias and gore. The matinee does have a lower scare factor, however many of the features in the haunt may still scare small children. When: Weekends late September – early November, plus Halloween week. Tickets: $15-$22. Price increases the closer we get to Halloween.
Stalker Farms in Snohomish, about 35 miles northeast of Seattle. The seasonal outdoor event includes a midway space and two haunted attractions called Slasher Family Homestead & Pogo’s Funny Farm, plus a large daytime corn maze and a non-haunted nighttime corn maze. The two haunts require you to move through real corn paths (not mazes) and creepy scenes at your own pace. Other activities include giant jumping pillow, ball toss zone, farmer foosball, food zone, Clown Shot Paintball, and fire pits for rent. When: weekends in October. Tickets: $29-$50. Discounts: save with advance online purchase.
Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish offers day and night activities throughout October. Daytime: Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Fun Park (15+ activities), Escape Rooms, Beer and Wine Garden. Nighttime: Zombie Paintball, Nightmare om 9 Haunted House and Haunted Trail, Flashlight Corn Maze, Night Pumpkin Patch. When: Friday-Sunday in October (not all activities all days).
- Free admission: Pumpkin Patch, Food Court, TVs with Live Sports, Beer Garden (21+), General Store. Single activity tickets: $5-$8/activity.
- General admission tickets ($22/person) includes: Fun Park activities and Corn Maze.
- Nighttime activities ($31): Nightmare on 9 Haunted House, Haunted Hayride, Zombie Paintball, and Flashlight Corn Maze.
Nile Nightmares in Mountlake Terrace includes EIGHT haunted attractions, Food trucks, Carnival Treats Available, Beer Garden (21+). When: weekends in October, plus Halloween. Tickets: $40-$45/door. Price higher on select nights. Discounts: save with advance online purchase. Active Military Discount using Promo Code: FREEDOM23 (must have Military ID available upon request).
Seattle Halloween attractions
(Listed roughly north to south in Seattle)
Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-up is an award-winning Halloween pop-up experience that will take place at Rob Roy cocktail bar from September 26 – November 4, 2023. Guests can fully immerse themselves with twisted and spooky environments, including dark, dungeon-like decorations with skulls, coffins and other elements that pay homage to goth, horror and all things Halloween. The drinks menu goes alongside the eerie decor, serving up six eerie elixirs. More info: Events | Rob Roy (robroyseattle.com)
Seattle/Laurelhurst Haunted House is closed in 2023.
Private Eye Tours. in Seattle offers scenic, historical, and entertaining tours of Seattle’s dark history, mysteries, true crime, and hauntings. These are driving tours, riding in a comfortable van, with stops at locations that involve limited walking. The tours are available year-round by reservation only. When: selected tours and dates in October. More info: Private Eye Tours – Home (rezgo.com) Tickets: $45.
Seattle Terrors offers guided walking ghost tours year-round, with stories largely rooted in history and real-world hauntings and events. Peer deep into Seattle’s ominous past with a unique assembly of captivating hidden history and accounts of hauntings, revealing what makes Seattle one of the most compelling haunted locations in the country. From the old Squamish Burial Grounds to the Northwest’s first elevator for corpses, experience why- and how- the dead persist in haunting our beloved Cloud City. Ghost Tour Meeting Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Union Street, Seattle WA, 98101. When: available nightly. Tickets: $25.
Unexpected Productions Improv (UPI) in Seattle
- Horror Unexpected: Stories Grimm. An exciting, improvised horror show featuring new fairy tales created with your help. Experience the woods come alive with thrilling tales. When: Sunday, 10/1-10/29 at 7:00m. Tickets $15/GA: Horror Unexpected: Stories Grimm Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
- Poe Unexpected: Edgar Allen Poe Improvised. Discover the lost tales of Edgar Allan Poe! UP’s talented improvisers take inspiration from Poe’s literary masterpieces and your ideas to create the perfect blend of comedy and darkness that will have you in stitches. When: Friday-Saturday, 10/6 – 10/28 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $15/GA: Poe Unexpected: Edgar Allan Poe Improvised Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
Spooked in Seattle offers online and in-person tours and ghost-hunts around the Pioneer Square area. Guests will hear ghost stories and see spooky sites around town. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather as many of the tours are outdoors. Limited availability.
Rainier Valley Historical Society annual Comet Lodge Cemetery Tour (2100 S Graham St) focuses on the history of the cemetery and the people buried there. Tickets are limited and sell out early. When: Halloween weekend. Tickets: $15.
Georgetown Morgue in south Seattle is one of Seattle’s scariest haunted houses created by the professionals at Seattle Haunts. The one-time actual morgue has a history of thousands of funeral preparations and cremations, as well as the processing of animal carcasses and some other colorful and gruesome events. The show changes every year, although some of the more popular scenes are carried over. All tickets have timed entry. The first two hours of each day, you may purchase a walk through ticket–this is a self-guided tour of the Georgetown Morgue haunted house with no actors–just animatronics. When: weekends late September – early November plus Halloween week. Tickets: $35/GA. Discounts: Sundays if you donate 4 cans of food. Groups of 15 or more.
Halloween attractions south of Seattle
(Listed roughly north to south throughout the region)
The Veil (dachatheatre.com) in Burien at the historic Forestledge Mansion. Created and directed by Nathan Whitehouse. Long ago, a secretive gathering of occultists, magicians, scholars, and seekers of worlds beyond our own discovered a secret best left forgotten. Discover the truth of what happened at that fateful gathering – and shape the future for those who remain. When: October 13 – November 5, 2023. Tickets: PWYC $1-$60 at The Veil Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
Haunted Forest of Maple Valley (formerly Dark Hallow Haunt) is a mile-long indoor/outdoor attraction held in the “haunted trails” of the Royal Arch Park in Maple Valley, WA. Proceeds benefit local youth groups like DeMolay, Girl Scout troops, Jobs Daughters Int’l, Boy Scouts, Venture crews, a variety of Masonic Lodges, Eastern Star, and many other charities. When: weekends in October. Tickets: $20.
Wild Waves Fright Fest in Federal Way transforms the amusement and theme park with a SPOOKTACULAR makeover for haunting Halloween thrills and chills. Enjoy Family-by-Day activities for little goblins and FRIGHT BY NIGHT in the evenings when the monsters come out to find their prey. Fright Fest is included with a Season Pass or daily admission. When: weekends October 6-29, 2023. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Tickets: $49.99/daily admission. $69.99/2024 season pass. For a limited time only, buy or Renew your 2024 Season Pass and get FREE Fright Fest in 2023 & 2024, FREE Upgrade to Gold Pass, Plus FREE 2024 Parking, and more!
My Haunted Forest in Vaughn, WA (about 14 miles west of Gig Harbor) is open every Halloween season on the Key Peninsula in Pierce County. Brave the haunted forest……if you dare! Your nightmares take shape on the haunted trail as the bone-chill of fall has settled in and distant screams fill the air. This is an outdoor unpaved muddy nature trail in the woods. When: weekends in October. Tickets: $28. Discounts: purchase early bird online (limited).
Tacoma Haunted House | Frighthouse Station (tacomahaunts.com) (formerly Pierce County Asylum) is Tacoma Washington’s longest running (and largest) haunted attraction, located at the Freighthouse Station Marketplace near the Tacoma Dome in the dark underground where spirits walk, lights fade, and hopes dwindle. Why face the horrors of reality when you can confront the horrors waiting inside? When: weekends in October. Tickets: $17-20/advance. Discounts: prices higher at the door (if available)
My Morbid Mind in Lacey began as a residential yard haunt but moved to a barn in 2008, complete with multiple rooms, props, animatronics, pneumatics, and special effects. Considered one of the region’s best haunts, with improvements continually over the years. Come on down…if you dare…! When: weekends in October. Tickets: $23-25. No scare walkthrough Oct 28 from 5-6:20, $5. Prices increase weekends and as Halloween approaches.
Fright Factory in Buckley (about 25 miles southeast of Tacoma) is a realistic and horrifying show rated as one of the scariest most realistic haunted attractions in the Puget Sound area, though not necessarily considered ‘spooky’ or ‘halloweenie’. When: weekends in October. Tickets CASH ONLY: $20. Discount: Get $1.00 off admission with canned food donation.
Maris Farms in Buckley (about 25 miles southeast of Tacoma) offers some of Pierce County’s best Halloween attractions. Laughter by Day, Screams by Night. Explore, Play & Eat. Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Haunted Woods. When: weekends in October. Tickets: we couldn’t figure it out, their ticket page has tons of info and there didn’t seem to be a Haunted Woods price yet. 2022 was around $30. Discounts: purchase in advance online.
Other Halloween haunted houses, corn mazes, spooky tours
The following Halloween attractions are permanently closed.
Permanently closed. Nightmare at Beaver Lake | Facebook
Permanently closed. Tacoma Ghost Tours.
Permanently closed. Brads Boo Farm website no longer exists.
Closed in 2018. More info: Mill Creek Haunted Hollow | Facebook
Closed in 2019. More info: Frightville going out with a scream | Whidbey News-Times (whidbeynewstimes.com)
No update since 2021. Pumpkins at Titlow Beach in Tacoma. More info: https://www.facebook.com/gritcitymag/posts/922912098302084 and https://www.instagram.com/p/CUybIs0Dw0N/
Closed for 2022, no update as of 10/26/2023. Kitsap Haunted Productions – Bremerton, WA
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