Although there may be other activities and events associated with these haunted attractions, the main event is probably the terrifying, horrifying, spine-chilling haunted house(s). You'll find that typically they are not recommended for young children or people with weak hearts. Frankly, if you are squeamish or frighten easily, I probably don't recommend these at all. But if you like a good, gruesome scare, you have plenty of haunted attractions in the Phoenix area from which to choose.
The haunted attractions listed here are presented in date order. Of course, there are other ways to celebrate Halloween, and you'll find those here:
- Pick-a-Pumpkin, Harvest Festivals and Pumpkin Patch Farms
- Halloween Festivals, Shows, Concerts a Family Activities
- Halloween Parties at Restaurants and Bars
- For Your Own Party: Halloween Snack and Treat Recipes from Local Chefs
- For Your Own Party: Halloween and Fall Cocktail Recipes from Local Chefs
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Fear Farm is more than 30 acres with five horrifying experiences. This year there are five horrific haunts: Slaughterhouse, Undead, The Bunker, Mouth of Madness, and Legends: Goatman. New for 2016: Phoenix Haunted Hayride. Fast Pass and Skip the Line Passes available. Not recommended for small children. PG-13 is a general guideline.
2209 N. 99th Avenue (1/4 mile north of McDowell near the Loop 101 and I-10 Interchange
In 2016: September 23, 24, 30, October 1, 2, 6-9, 13-16, 19-31, November 4, 5
Images from Fear Farm.
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Two attractions covering 60,000 square feet, each inhabited by unfortunate souls, living and dead, will transport you to new levels of horror. Not recommended for small children. PG-13 is a general guideline. No cameras. Fast Pass and Skip the Line Passes available.
2814 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix
In 2016: September 23, 24, 30, October 1, 2, 6-9, 12-31, November 4, 5, 11, 12
See pictures of the 13th Floor Haunted House.
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An adrenaline infused experience at the return of the nightmare. Three attractions: The Crypt, The Asylum, and Chaos Maze. Not recommended for children under 10. Check online for coupon. Free parking.
Fiesta Mall, 1445 W Southern Ave, Mesa
In 2016: September 23, 24, 30, October 1, 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-31
See pictures of The Crypt from previous years.
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Featuring two haunted houses. Epic Fear plays on the dark and scary of what nightmares are made of. Slayer's Slaughter House will be a window to all that is gory and twisted. Scarizona Scaregrounds will also feature an interactive paintball attraction known as Operation Zombie Storm. Sixteen-passenger military trucks will take people on a treacherous route through a wave of zombies. The only weapons passengers will have to fend them off is a paintball gun. Live music on the weekends and, for the adults, the Cemetery Beer Garden, trivia and other entertainment. Fast Pass available. Check online for coupons.
1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa
In 2016: September 23, 24, 30, October 1, 2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Jack and Jill went up the hill but were never seen again...and you might not be either! An indoor, two-story live and story-driven frightening experience. $25 - $35 + taxes, fees. Reservation system keeps lines manageable. Parental discretion advised.
3401 W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix
In 2016: September 30, Oct. 1, 2, 6-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27-31
See pictures of Jack and Jill's Haunted Hill from previous years.
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A terrifying maze full of heart-pounding terror. The multi-level haunted house contains ground-breaking special effects, animatronics and skilled actors. The Gauntlet is not recommended for children under 13 years old or people with heart conditions. There are several areas of the attraction with small openings and very narrow walkways. The attraction is mostly indoors and is fully air-conditioned. Free parking.
Spooktacular Golf is a miniature 18-hole golf course full of spooky and festive decorations.
In 2016: September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 10-15, 20-22, 27-31
See pictures of The Gauntlet from previous years.
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A Zombie Apocalypse where you have to fight off zombies! You will hunt down those zombies in a Zombie Assault Vehicle and shoot them using special, flesh eating Zombie Paintslugz. Zombie WarZ is recommended for adults and teens, but younger kids may come if parents choose to bring them. Minimum age is 5. Ask about military/first responder discount
Near Rawhide in Chandler. Use GPS 33.257795, -111.976544
In 2016: October 1 - 31 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. November 1 - December 3 on Friday and Saturday nights. Weather permitting.
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AZ Field of Screams is a haunted corn field maze, a corn field planted over an old cemetery. Watch out for the living dead. They are now seeking revenge on anyone trespassing their grounds. Do you dare enter where your most horrifying dreams become reality?! Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for children under 10 years old (or at parents discretion - no refunds). Check online for a coupon. There is also a separate family maze.
Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale. 1/4 mile south of Bethany Home Road on the west side of 75th Ave.
In 2016: October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 31.
See pictures of AZ Field of Screams from previous years.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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The Outbreak: a disease spreading across Arizona. The Outbreak is turning people into the undead. Recent developments at Schnepf Farms have had a positive impact on the ability to fight disease because the farm grows a unique plant that has been found to be very effective in the vaccine against this deadly disease. Unfortunately, the zombies have taken over the part of the farm where the special plant for the vaccine is being grown. The crop is in danger of being destroyed! Hundreds of brave zombie fighters are needed to save the plants and our country. You will be armed with weapons (paintball guns) and asked to board 40' Zombie Combat Vehicles (hayrides) that will take you to the fields to save us all from The Outbreak. Must be 10 years of age or older to shoot the paintball guns, but younger children can ride with a parent and watch.
Schnepf Farms, 24610 S Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek
In 2016: October 1, 2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30
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A live action haunted house for people aged 10 and up. Participants get to shoot airsoft BB's at the zombies and monsters coming after them to see if they can survive the Extinction! Groups of four to six survivors at a time will participate with a guide. Extinction is completely indoors and climate controlled. Check online for discount coupon. VIP tickets allow you to skip the line and get additional ammunition.
2915 E Washington St #101 Phoenix, AZ 85034
In 2016: October 7 - 9, 14 - 16, 20-23, 27-31
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For centuries, as night falls, the creatures of the dusk have been swarming among us without any restrictions. The Glomung creatures inhabited The Darklings last year at Mount Mayhem. The result is that the children of the orphanage have now vowed their allegiances to the creatures of the Glomung. No one knows what the outcomes lies but it is certain that as the sun sets these creatures will make themselves known at Mount Mayhem. This is a family-run haunt at a private home. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge, donations accepted. Phoenix. Address will be posted at website in October.
In 2016: October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
See Pictures of Mount Mayhem from previous years.
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This is Richard Stoudt's 8th year putting on a family Home Haunt. With more than 15 live performers see if you can make it through “The Boogeyman Room” without disturbing him. A room full of evil Dolls awaken when you enter “The Possessed Doll Room.” Flesh eating Zombies surround you in “Zombie Alley” and despite Dr. Loomis warning you, Michael Myers from the classic film “Halloween” will be on the prowl. Are you scared of clowns? The “Killer Clowns” area will send you screaming into the night! Your flesh will crawl when you attend “Funeral at Dark Moor Manor.” Beware of a live Scarecrow waiting to pounce, and a walk through a Haunted Graveyard. Admission is free, but cash donations are appreciated with partial proceeds going to Tempe Community Action Agency. Also, non-perishable food items will be collected to help the needy this holiday season.
511 E. La Donna Dr., Tempe
In 2016: October 28, 29, 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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