Could you survive these Haunted Attractions?

The Slaughterhouse: It’s a personal favorite and each year has something new to offer! The slaughterhouse reenacts the bone-chilling story of a family based out of the book, “The Biggs: A Family Affair: A Tell-All Account of America’s Most Heinous Cannibals.”

Staff will be taking COVID safety measures as directed by the CDC. Guests will be checked for face masks upon arrival and asked to follow local guidelines for face coverings.


Address-500 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Price- $30 per ticket (buy on-line)

Hours-Friday Oct 01, 7:00 pm – Sunday, Oct 31, 11:45 pm

Haunted Forest: If you’re looking for something that’s not a haunted house, here’s a haunted forest! The theme of this haunted forest is a young man named Vincent who was obsessed with horror movies and would stay up late watching them. He grew up and worked in a movie theater, but then a fire broke out. The news saw him as a hero. Eventually, he was sent to the hospital and released, and ever since then, he’s been wandering the woods going insane and living through his own horror movie. There are no COVID restrictions listed on their website.

Address-1400 S 4th St, Ames, IA 50010

Price- Admission is $25 and an on-line discount is available

Hours- Open 7 pm to 11 pm Friday & Saturday nights in October

Linn’s Haunted House: They have been operating for 37 years in the basement of Linn`s supermarket. This is a classic haunted house that focuses on darkness and jump-scares. They were closed last year due to COVID, however they are reopening this year! They haven’t posted what they will be doing for COVID restrictions.

Address- 3805 6th Ave Des Moines, IA 50313

Price- $20 per person

Hours- Fridays/Saturdays in October starting at 7:00 pm

Tormented Souls Haunt and Scream Park: This is not your typical haunted house experience. They have a haunted maze where you walk through a chilling surprise. They also have a haunted paint-ball area where you can kill “live” zombies! They do require face masks on the bus and at the attraction.

Address- Catch the terror bus at Edgewood Park in Madrid

Price- Haunt Maze – $19.00, Zee-Apocalypse Paint-ball Hunt on the Zombie Hunting Rig – $29.00, 7th Sin Combo Discount Package – $43.00

Hours- Fridays/Saturdays in October starting at 7:15 pm-11:45 pm

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park: At the beginning of the haunted attraction, you get on a bus ride that takes you up  a hill and then you start your journey through the five haunted houses with a bonus new attraction called the The Island of Dr. Demonic!

I attended this haunted theme park last year during COVID. The wait was a bit long but that was due to all the restrictions put in place. They highly encourage you to buy tickets on-line for a faster time. They will be following CDC guidelines with six feet distance and enforce face masks.


Address-4051 Dean Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

Price- Adult VIP ticket $48, Adult ticket $30

Hours- Openly nightly in October 7:00 pm

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