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 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.
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.
2021 Halloween haunted houses, corn mazes, spooky tours
(Listed roughly north to south throughout the Puget Sound region)
Frightville on Whidbey Island
Frightville on Whidbey Island is a haunted house where 100% of the proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor and actors are 100% volunteer. A lights-on event is available all the way through to a super-creepy haunted hose. 2021 brings the opening of haunted laser tag too! The house is worked on year around to get it ready for the next haunting season. Tickets start at $10.
Fort Casey on Whidbey Island
Fort Casey is a creepy, dark…and haunted…fort on Whidbey Island. Tickets” $10. PRE-PURCHASE REQUIRED at Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor or online at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com. More info: https://parks.state.wa.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=6239&month=10&year=2021&day=13&calType=0
Thomas Family Farm Fall Attractions in Snohomish
Thomas Family Farm in Snohomish offers day and night activities throughout October including a daytime corn maze, Haunted Hayride, Flashlight Corn Maze, Haunted house, plus many other activities, including fire pits for rent, food, and a beer garden. Parking is free. Nightmare on 9 is a newly renovated haunted house–the most terrifying experience in the Pacific Northwest this year. Haunted Hayride is one of the only Haunted Hayrides in Washington State.
- Free admission: Pumpkin Patch, Food Court, TVs with Live Sports, Beer Garden (21+), General Store.
- General admission ($20/person) includes: Fun Park with Super Slide, Jump Pad, Pro-Karts, Cow Train, Ball Toss, Sand Slides, Duck Races, Apple Cannon Shots, Gem Mining bag, Shots at Paintball Blast, AND FREE Corn Maze!
- Nighttime activities ($15-$26; save on combo tickets): Nightmare on 9 Haunted House, Flashlight Corn Maze, Haunted Hayride, and Zombie Paintball.
Stalker Farms Haunted Corn Trails in Snohomish
Stalker Farms in Snohomish, about 35 miles northeast of Seattle offers a mix of activities for all ages and haunted corn trails recommended for ages 12+. Other night time activities include a Corn Maze (in the dark!), games, Midway Entertainment (select nights), and other paid activities. The haunted attraction offers guests the chance to delve into horror entertainment far beyond the typical Halloween haunted attraction with original story lines, trained actors, custom-made costumes, and talented makeup artists. It is the original Haunted Corn Trails in Washington State.
Nile Nightmares in Mountlake Terrace
Nile Nightmares in Mountlake Terrace is an indoor/outdoor Haunted House where you will experience your worst nightmare at one of Seattle’s largest seasonal attractions. Face your fears as you make your way through the Nile grounds, but beware of the evils that lurk in the shadows. Escape room added for 2021 Open weekends in October and Halloween. Tickets: GA $25. Discounts: for activity duty military. KIDS DAY Saturday October 23rd 11am to 3pm $10 (adults are free).
Campfire: Improvised Ghost Stories in Seattle
Unexpected Productions Improv (UPI) in Seattle “Campfire: Improvised Ghost Stories” has been an audience favorite for over a decade dring the Halloween season. Take a trip back to the campfires of your childhood as the talented UPI storytellers spin spooky stories around the fire. They’ll gather true-life events from the audience and turn them into improvised campfire stories and hilarious scenes. Some of the stories are scary and some are funny, all of them will have you perched on the edge of your seat. More info: Campfire: Improvised Ghost Stories Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
Private Eye Tours in Seattle
Private Eye Tours. 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. Tickets: $45+ depending on the tour chosen. reopened
Spooked in Seattle
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. Prices start at $20 per person. More info: https://spookedinseattle.squarespace.com/tourshunts
Seattle Terrors offers guided walking ghost tours year-round, with stories largely rooted in history and real-world hauntings and events. This Halloween season, they have virtual and in-personal ways to enjoy Halloween. Including streaming ghost tours at home, haunted dolls, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa app! Positively spooky! Check these out:
- Seattle Terrors ghost tour is a one-hour, one-mile walk through eight sites. You’ll hear tales of the creepy and ghoulish in the city. Pets are welcome. Tours are held rain or shine and are completely outdoors so make sure to dress for the weather. Tikcets: $24.99/adult.
- GHOSTFLIX virtual ghost tours. GHOSTFLIX is an on-demand streaming platform for live video ghost tours through the streets of over 20 cities. Tickets $13. More info: https://seattleterrors.com/ghostflix/
- Lily, a haunted doll. This October, set the mood by welcoming a new friend into your house! Following a Viking tradition to ward off evil spirits, Lily is a haunted doll and effigy. Use her to ward off other ghosts and ghouls around Halloween. Set her on the porch, hang her on a door, or put her on a shelf. Just don’t put Lily in a room where you sleep! Lily Haunted Doll: $299 (plus shipping). More info: http://www.seattleterrors.com/lily
Georgetown Morgue haunted house in south Seattle
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. More info: https://seattlehaunts.com/tickets/
Wild Waves Fright Fest in Federal Way
Wild Waves Fright Fest in Federal Way transforms the amusement and theme park with a SPOOKTACULAR makeover for haunting Halloween thrills and chills. Thrill seekers will navigate through the park featuring more than 25 rides in the DARK, find nightmares come to life in bone-chilling haunted houses, and brave an outdoor haunted trail. Lots has been added for 2021! Little goblins age 12 & under can head to Booville, a kid-friendly area featuring craft making, carnival style games, and a nightly dance-a-long. Open Friday-Sunday, October 8-October 31. Single admission tickets: $49.99. Discounts: Buy advance tickets online and save. Adults (48″ & Over) $42.99 (Save $7). Children Under 48″ or age 60+ $26.99 (Save $16). Free admission to season pass holders. A pass usually pays for itself in 2-3 visits. October 29-31 proof of vaccination required to enter.
Haunted Forest at Grand Farms in Vaughn
Haunted Forest at Grand Farms 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 Tickets: $28.
Pumpkins at Titlow Beach in Tacoma
Pumpkins at Titlow Beach in Tacoma. The best viewing is after dark (sunset is around 6:40 PM) when the pumpkins are lit. More info: https://www.facebook.com/gritcitymag/posts/922912098302084 and https://www.instagram.com/p/CUybIs0Dw0N/
Frighthouse Station: Tacoma’s ultimate haunted house experience
Frighthouse Station (formerly Pierce County Asylum) is Tacoma Washington’s longest-running (and largest) haunted attraction, located at Freighthouse Station Marketplace near the Tacoma Dome. Frighthouse traces its origins back more than 40 years, evolving over the years. 100 years have passed since Handstitch Addy’s horrific experiments in reanimation, her memory buried underground and forgotten. Until now. A shadowy organization has sent a strike team – and a local historian of Tacoma’s dark past – to uncover the truth. In 2020 a unique, online interactive haunt film was added and is available again this year in addition to the in-person haunted house. In this film, YOU make choices along the way – and determine the fate of those involved. Tickets: Frighthouse Station Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite.
Maris Farms in Buckley
Maris Farms in Buckley (about 25 miles southeast of Tacoma) offers some of Pierce County’s best Halloween attractions. For thrill-seekers, brave their infamous Haunted Woods or navigate your way through the Flashlight Corn Maze–not haunted but challenging in the DARK and maybe a little scary. Advance timed tickets and face masks required. Tickets: Haunted Woods $38. Haunt & Play, $15.
Fright Factory in Buckley
Fright Factory in Buckley is a realistic and horrifying show put on as a charity benefit. This is an all updated haunt at their same location facility. Most of the haunt is indoors. Free parking. Open weekends in October and Halloween week. Tickets: GA $15, Fast Pass $25. Discount: Get $1.00 off admission with canned food donations.
My Morbid Mind in Lacey
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. Open weekends in October and Halloween week. Lights-on kids times October 30th and 31st from 5pm-6:30pm for $3 per person. Tickets: Start at $12.
2019/2020 Haunted Houses and Ghostly Tours
Last time we checked (Oct 14) the following Halloween attractions were not selling tickets in 2021.
Listed roughly going north to south.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Carleton Farm Frights east of Everett offers 4X the fright with multiple attractions including Haunted Swamp, Zombie Farm, Dark Maze, and Zombie Paintball. Open Friday-Saturday October 6-28, plus October 29 and October 31. Tickets: $13-$18 per attraction. Discount combos: $33-$49. Groups (20+) save $2/person.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Mill Creek Haunted Hollow closed indefinitely in 2018.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The Underground Paranormal Experience. Brought to you by the folks at the world-famous Underground Tour. Seattle’s Underground was created when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889. Renowned for paranormal spirits thought to be the neighborhood’s notoriously murdered, unrequited souls. Hear their stories as you roam the passageways and search for paranormal activity using the same sophisticated investigative equipment employed by trained professional paranormal investigators. A Hands-On, Lights-Off Attraction. Operates throughout the year. Tickets: $33.
CLOSED for 2021. Kitsap Haunted Fairgrounds in Bremerton boasts 22,000 square feet of indoor space spanning three buildings on the fairgrounds with concessions. The lights-on time 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm is only $5.00 and specifically for young children with the scare factor turned way, way down. Open Fridays and Saturdays in October, plus October 26 and Halloween. Tickets: GA $15.
CLOSED for 2021. Nightmare at Beaver Lake in Sammamish created by demented, dedicated volunteers who crawl out of the dark to put on this annual event to leave you screaming. Fear follows as you wind through a trail of terror nearly a mile long that leads you to a dreadful haunted house. Friday Oct 13-15, 20-22, 27-31. Tickets: GA $12. Discount: Save $1 if you bring a can of food.
CLOSED. Tacoma Ghost Tours offers several different tours and haunts featuring tales of hauntings, hexes, mummy’s in Tacoma neighborhoods. Tour prices vary depending on the tour chosen. Tickets: $8-26. Discounts: Student, senior, and military.
CLOSED for 2021. Briscot Farm historic landmark in Kent is a small family owned farm and historic landmark dedicated to connecting the community through traditional farm fun. From late September through October, they feature a Haunted House, Hay Ride, Draft Horse Ride, Concession stand, and Pumpkin Patch. Open Fri-Sun 9 am to 5 pm from late September through October. Free admission.
CLOSED for 2021. Haunted Forest of Maple Valley (formerly Dark Hallow Haunt) is an eerie outdoor haunted attraction in Royal Arch Park. This non-profit community event is a mile-long haunted trail designed to scare the heck out of you. Proceeds benefit local youth groups. Open Friday and Saturday 09/29 – 10/27. Tickets: GA $15.00. Discounts: Military $10.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Brads Boo Farm in Spanaway is located on the site of an old slaughterhouse and haunted barn and includes over 50 actors and 20 areas including the dark school house, zombie halls, clown maze, and 3D clown building with 3D glasses. Open Fridays and Saturdays in October and Halloween. Tickets: GA $6 cash only.
But wait, there’s more!
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- 100+ cheap and fun DIY ideas for Halloween costumes
- Guidelines for safe Halloween celebrations in 2020
- And here’s a list of 101+ always free things to do for fun.
- More free and cheap things to do every day: Greater Seattle on the Cheap event calendar.
- Still more ideas for frugal fun: Greater Seattle on the Cheap home page.
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Halloween events around Puget Sound
Free and cheap Halloween events and things to do around the Puget Sound region. We continue to add events through the month of October as details become available.