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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Outside waiting. 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 scare. 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.
Seattle Haunted Houses and Ghostly Tours
Market Ghost Stories, led by the talented and knowledgeable members of Unexpected Productions Improv, take you through the Market’s unusual arcades and alleys while sharing the darker history of Seattle. The Market is different at night. There are the remnants of several graveyards, a former brothel that still stands with its original sign, the nation’s first mortuary, and stories around every corner. By connecting each building, each landmark to ghost stories, you will see the Market in an entirely new way. Tours run throughout the year. Tickets: GA $20. Discounts: Groups of 12 or more, student, seniors, and military $16.
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.
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: $30-$35, depending on the tour chosen.
Spooked in Seattle has been telling the REAL stories of haunted Seattle and presenting evidence collected on actual paranormal investigations. Founded by Ross Allison in 2001, it is the oldest paranormal investigation group in the Pacific Northwest and has been featured on CNN, ABC Nightline, the Sy-Fy Channel and Evening Magazine. It is a walking tour to various haunted locations, detailing the history, deaths that occurred, and present evidence from investigations of each place. Tours operate throughout the year. Tickets: $17-25 depending on tour chosen.
Georgetown Haunted House aka Georgetown Morgue in south Seattle is one of Seattle’s scariest haunted houses:
Haunted houses north of Seattle
Listed roughly going north to south.
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. The house is worked on year around to get it ready for the next haunting season. Tickets: $13.
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.
Stalker Farms in Snohomish features two outdoor haunted attractions:
Thomas Family Farm Haunted House and Corn Maze in Snohomish includes Zombie Paintball hayrides, Flashlight Corn Maze. Open weekends in October and Halloween week. Tickets: $14-22.
- Nightmare on 9 also at Thomas Family Farm. The Snohomish Slaughter & Rendering Plant was built in 1935 by the Thomas brothers, Sam and Dean. It was closed in 1975 when one of the brothers was tragically torn in half by one of the meat grinders. There is still speculation as to whether Sam tripped or was shoved to his gruesome death. What was left of his upper body was never found…. Hours: Open weekends in October and Halloween week. Tickets: $20. Discounts: Save with advance purchase, $10 beginning August 1.
Mill Creek Haunted Hollow closed indefinitely in 2018.
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. Survivors can catch their breath in the Food and Fear Garden featuring award-winning food trucks and adult libations. Open weekends in October and Halloween. Tickets: GA $22. Discounts: Groups (20+) $18. KIDS DAY Saturday October 27th 12pm to 4pm $10 (adults are free).
Haunted houses west of Seattle
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.
Haunted houses east of Seattle
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.
Tacoma haunted houses and ghostly tours
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.
Frighthouse Station is Tacoma’s longest-running (and largest) haunted attraction with two separate haunts:
Haunted houses in south Puget Sound
Listed roughly going north to south.
In 2017, www.screamparkseattle.com sold tickets to an attraction in Auburn: https://www.facebook.com/screamparkseattle/. The problem? IT DOESN’T EXIST. Worse, they gave NO REFUND, instead promising to honor the tickets “next year”. If you bought tickets and were refused a refund, file a complaint with the Washington State Attorney General’s office: http://www.atg.wa.gov/file-complaint. We checked their Facebook page and website in August 2018 and still don’t see a valid location or site. So beware.
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.
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.
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 cash only. Discount: Get $1.00 off admission with canned food donations.
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. Tickets: GA $10. $1.00 off coupon by taking a selfie-sponsor photo (details on their website).
Maris Farms in Buckley (about 25 miles southeast of Tacoma) offers some of Pierce County’s best Halloween attractions:
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