When you want a Halloween fright, St. Louis has plenty of scary haunted houses (and real haunted places) for you to visit. Temperatures in October are cool, but not cold, making it a great time for some fall fun during the day and into the night. So put on a spooky costume, grab your friends, and check out St. Louis' top haunted attractions. These haunted houses offer more than just the average spooking with rollercoasters, paintballs, and in-the-flesh monsters.
Some of these haunted houses may not be opening in 2020 or will have social distancing measures in place, so be sure to check the official websites of each for the latest details.
The Darkness haunted house in Soulard is one of the most popular Halloween attractions in St. Louis and ranked among the best haunted houses in the country. The two-story building is filled with room after room of ghouls and gore. There are also additional attractions outside the house including an escape room and zombie laser tag.
The Darkness will be open from October 2 through November 3, 2020, on weekends and the week leading up to Halloween, but some aspects of the typical entertainment may be closed.
From the same production company as The Darkness, Creepyworld is St. Louis' largest haunted theme park with thirteen scary attractions in one. If you plan on visiting both The Darkness and Creepyworld, you should look into purchasing a combination ticket for both haunted houses.
Creepyworld will be open from November 2 through November 7, 2020, but social distancing will be in place and the haunted midway will be closed.
To get your pulse racing, Hallowfest at Six Flags is always a sure bet. After dark, the park turns into a giant haunted adventure land. You can take a walk through haunted houses and monstrous mazes, see spooky street entertainment, and even ride your favorite roller coasters at night.
Hallowfest is on for 2020 at Six Flags St. Louis from October 2 to November 1, but reservations will need to be made in advance.
Instead of being scared of the monsters, why not fight back? At the Haunted Paintball Park, you can fight off zombies and ghouls using paint. General admission includes the Haunted Paintball Hayride, Haunted Trail, rental gun, and 100 paintballs.
In 2020, the park will be open on select days between October 9 and October 31, with social distancing measures in place.
Demonic spirits are haunting the cornfields near Eureka, Missouri (40 minutes from St. Louis), and terrorizing the town at an attraction known as the Corn Maze Massacre. If you make it through the corn maze, you can also take your chances on Farmer Bob's Haunted Hayride.
In 2020, the maze will be open Fridays and Saturdays beginning in late September and lasting until the end of October.
Raven's Curse is a haunted attraction located 50 minutes by car from downtown St. Louis. It's located on the outskirts of town in an area that's been taken over by an evil spirit known as The Raven. The site includes a haunted house, escape room, and a zombie outbreak obstacle course.
This haunted house has not announced plans to reopen for 2020.
At the Lemp Brewery, there are plenty of spooky scenes and special effects, but the true fright may be the real ghosts that lurk in the caves and caverns underneath the building. Here, brave visitors can find an authentic scare throughout October up to Halloween.
Lemp Brewery's haunted house will not be open in 2020, but is set to return in 2021.