Halloween Haunted Houses in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities Metro Area

Haunted Basement
The Soap Factory's Haunted Basement. Courtesy of Soap Factory

A list of Halloween haunted houses in Minneapolis, St. Paul and around the Twin Cities metro area - several of these are not appropriate for children, and some only admit those older than 18.

Opening hours are generally evenings throughout October, but visit their website or call for admission times and prices.

FYI, if you are reading this at work, many of the haunted houses' websites play music or spooky sounds.

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    Minneapolis art gallery the Soap Factory terrifies guests with twisted artist-designed horrors in their Haunted Basement. Over 18 only. Buying advance tickets at the Soap Factory's website is recommended.

    The Haunted Basement is open most nights from October 3 - November 3.

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    A way out of the Metro Area in Sauk Rapids, but remote locations are always bigger, and spookier.

    Molitor's Haunted Acres is open on weekends and selected other nights, from September 28 until October 31.

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    Two haunted barns, haunted hay ride, cage maze, and a beer tent at Running Aces in Columbus, just by I-35, about 30 minutes north of Minneapolis.

    The Nightmare Hallow-Scream Park is open weekends and select week dates from October 4 until November 2.

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    The Twin Cities' newest Halloween attraction. Before the snow starts falling, ski hill Buck Hill converts into a large scare zone with four haunted houses.

    Frightmares is open select dates from October 11 until October 27.

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    One of the Twin Cities largest and scariest: Scream Town has the Twin Cities largest haunted corn maze, a haunted forest, as well as three haunted houses.

    Scream Town is open weekend and select dates from October 4 - November 2.

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    At the ValleyFair amusement park. This is the perfect combination: thrill rides and four haunted houses for twice the screaming! The entrance price seems expensive but you get the thrill rides as well as the haunted houses for the money. Over 13s only.

    ValleyScare is open Fridays and Saturdays, from September 21 - October 26.

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    From the producers of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, so you can be assured of good costumes. This is another large event, with a huge corn maze, haunted houses, rides, and other attractions and events like their own zombie pub crawl. Recommended for over 13's only.

    Trail of Terror is open Thursdays through Sundays from October 11 - October 27.

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    After the sun sets, visitors can be scared witless in the huge house of horror, the 3D house of horror, and on a mile-long hayride of terror. There's also a corn maze and scary movies.

    Haunting Experience is open Wednesday through Sunday, plus the whole of Halloween week, from September 27 - November 2.

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    A local favorite. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Department runs Fright Farm in a century-old barn, and all proceeds go to D.A.R.E.

    Fright Farm is open Friday and Saturdays beginning October 4 - October 26, plus October 27, 30 and 31.

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    Not technically a haunted house, but just as scary.

    Shafer Corn Maze lets the spooks and ghouls out after night falls, for their haunted maze experience, Stalkers of the Corn. Friday and Saturday nights, October 11 - October 26. The regular and more family-friendly corn maze is open weekends until November 3. In Shafer, MN, near Taylors Falls.

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    TerrorFest - Blaine

    A homegrown Halloween maze in Blaine - TerrorFest lets you know big and bold on their website that they will not be held responsible for any vomiting. Presumably it's scary. Terrorfest 2013 dates TBA.

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    A fundraising event, the Haunted Acres took a break in 2012, but promise to return in 2013. Watch their website for the latest information.