Here’s our rundown of the premier Twin Cities haunted attractions: The Soap Factory Haunted Basement, Fright Farm, The Butcher Shop House of Gore and much, much more. Expect the unexpected. Keep watching, and find what terrors await you in the dark.. Boo!
So here are our top picks (alphabetical in order):
). Fright Farm Rochester Horror – 1195 West Circle Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Overview: “Come visit Southern Minnesota's most horrifying haunted attraction located at the historical George Stopple farmstead at the History Center of Olmsted County. From the street you will already wish you didn't come. It is truly designed to frighten and amuse you. Guided tours will include a look at the original farm house, barn, smokehouse, and caves…”
Cost: $13 at the door
Dates: Oct 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 & Nov
Time: 7 p.m. – 11p.m.
). Haunting Experience On Highway 61, 10900 E. Point Douglas Rd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Overview: “The Haunting Experience on Highway 61 opens up for its 28th consecutive year. There’s a reason we’ve been around this long. People love coming to see what we are up to each year with our Haunted Hayride, Haunted House, and more. This Halloween season is one that you don’t want to miss with haunts such as The Manor House, Scummo’s 3D Nightmare, and The Hayride, if you dare.We also have a bit of a vermin problem on our property that you can help us get under control with the Big Zombie Hunter Paintball Adventure.”
Cost: $13- $38
Dates: Oct , , 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31 & Nov
Time: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
). Haunted Ship Zombie Outbreak – 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, Minnesota
Overview: “Are you ready for a real scare? Each year, during October, the William A. Irvin transforms itself into a haunted ship. During the self-guided tour, your worst nightmares will come to life. You’ll see how the historic ore ship’s hauntings are not just a rumor. Mysterious sightings have been recorded through the decades. Walking through the dark, eerie hallways, you’ll get the feeling that you’re never alone, because you won’t be. In this ship, no place is safe. If you think you’re brave enough to visit the Haunted Ship, remember, only the tough ones make it through alive.” –VisitDuluth.com
Dates: October , , 9. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
Time: 6:30-10:00 p.m.
). Molitor’s Haunted Acres – 425 35th Street NE, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Review: “A perilous journey of your deepest fears through the Woods of Darkness, The Sewer, Mutant Mineshaft, The Trail of Blood, Quarry Asylum and The Funhouse Maze. On your treacherous quest, be mindful not to go mad and join the tortured souls who dwell here.”
Dates: Oct , 4, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
5). Scream Town, 7410 Highway 212, Chaska, MN
Review: “Drove 2 hours to come to Screamtown last night…TOTALLY WORTH THE DRIVE!!!”
Cost: $35 for regular ticket
When: Oct 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 & Nov 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.
6). Soap Factory Haunted Basement – 514 Second Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Review: “This is not a Haunted House, boo-scary or hands in the bowl of grapes tricks, this is a sensory screw job that turns your mind around and lets you scare yourself. –Binary Blogger
Cost: $25; $27 Friday and Saturday
Dates: Wednesdays through Sundays, now through November 2
Time: 6- 11 p.m.
7). The Butcher Shop House of Gore – 1444 E. Reaney Ave., St. Paul, MN 55106.
Review: “HOUSE OF GORE is a full-size maze-style haunted house that was constructed in the way haunted houses used to be built… black lights, rats, skulls, cadavers, ghosts, strobe lights, fog machines, rubber masks, and gallons of shocking bloody gore!”
Dates: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-31, November 1-2.
Time: 5 p.m. -11 p.m.
8). Trail of Terror, 3525 145th Street West, Shakopee, MN 55379
Review: “Come early and prepare your self for this scary haunted hayride (keep an eye out as things appear when you least expect it). Follow through a scary, unbelievable spooky maze and don’t be fooled by followers. The maze is the best part! This trail of terror was money worth spent and always be on the lookout, even when you approach your vehicle….I left spooked wanting more!” -Spookedme on Trip Advisor
Cost: Basic tickets $20
Dates: October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31, November 1
Time: 7p.m. – 11p.m.
So there you have it- a rundown of the best haunted houses in and around the Twin Cities. So brave ones, step foot inside Minnesota’s scariest haunted houses- if you dare. The original article from Funtober can be found here.