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 ghosts that may just actually be real.
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 is open Thursday through Sundays from the beginning of October to November 3, 2019.
Address1400 S Old Hwy 141, Fenton, MO 63026, USA
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. This haunted house is open on weekends from September 20 to October 20 and then every night from October 24 until November 2, 2019.
Address3500 Lemp Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118, USA
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. The House of the Occult will be open on weekends from September 27 to October 20 and then every night from October 25 until November 2, 2019.
To get your pulse racing, Fright Fest 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. Fright Fest is on Fridays through Sundays starting September 27 to November 3, 2019.
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. The park opens on select days between October 4 until October 26, 2019.
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. It's open on weekends from September 27 to November 2, 2019.
Demonic spirits are haunting the cornfields near Eureka, Missouri (40 minutes from St. Louis) and terrorizing the town in an attraction known as the Corn Maze Massacre. If you make it through the corn maze, you can also take a chance on Farmer Bob's Haunted Hayride. The maze will be open Fridays and Saturdays beginning in late September and lasting until the end of October.