ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The leaves are crunching underfoot and the spirits of Halloween are out and about -- it might seem like the perfect time to get scared silly at a haunted house. And why not? The ghastly creatures who take delight in making you scream will be just fine with you going home safe and sound to tell others about how they made your blood run cold.
So where to go? Here are some ideas on where you can go for a horror-filled good time.
Monster BashHarmony Community Center225 3rd Ave. SWHarmony, MN
This Spooktacular Haunted House features an elaborate haunted house, refreshments, and t-shirts for sale. The first night (October 18th) will be purposely less scary for young children and adults who want to enjoy the fun without the fright. The first half hour on every night will also be less scary! Presented by the Fillmore Central High School Music Department, the Monster Bash 2013 proceeds will go directly into student band and choir accounts for upcoming performance trips in 2014.
Dates & Times
Friday, October 18 4:30 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 19 7 - 11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20 - Thursday, Oct. 24 7 - 9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 26 7 - 11 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27 - Wednesday, Oct. 30 7 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, October 31 7 - 10 p.m.
Admission: $8 per person, $20 for families of 5 or larger in single family group
FRIGHT at the FARM 2013 George Stoppel Farmstead History Center of Olmsted County 1195 West Circle Drive SW Rochester, MN 55902
Come visit Southern Minnesota's most horrifying haunted attraction located at the historical George Stopple farmstead at the History Center of Olmsted County. From the street you will already wish you didn't come. It is truly designed to frighten and amuse you. Guided tours will include a look at the original farm house where you will meet the frightening inhabitants of the property. Your tour guide will lead you on a horrifying tour of the property including the cemetery with the Haunted Hearse, the Witches Lair, the Headless Horseman Stables, the Zombie Express (HAUNTED BUS), the Maze of Terror, Underground Clown Town, the Theatrical Thriller in the barn, the Butcher Shop, and the Spider's Den. Do you dare enter???
Dates & Times
Oct. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 Nov. 1, 2
7 p.m.-11 p.m.
Lights-On Family Friendly Visit
October 17 & 26, 4pm-6:30pm
November 2, 4pm-6:30pm
$10 Advanced Tickets Available at History Center & Halloween Express
$10 Advanced Online Tickets (Pay pal)
$12 At the Door (cash, check, credit card)
Spook City in the Woods27436 790th AvenueRacine, MN
2nd Annual Anti-bullying fundraiser for PACER near Racine sponsored by Roger Nelson Electric LLC. Free will donations, refreshments served afterwards.
Dates & Times
October 18th and 19th
8:30 - 10 p.m.
Haunted High Ropes Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center 28097 Goodview Dr. Lanesboro MN 55949 507-467-2437
Encounter goblins, pirates, and vampires as you traverse through the spooktacular ropes course. These friendly characters will ensure a safe, fun, and candy filled adventure for all. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Helmets and harnesses provided.
*Kids aged 6 - 10 must have an adult accompany them on the course.
Every half-hour from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
October 25, 2013 / $20 per person
ValleySCARE Valleyfair Amusement Park One Valleyfair Drive Shakopee, MN 55379 952-496-5330
The masters of ValleySCARE shiver when they consider that their frightening creation might be "the largest and most intense Halloween attraction than any other in the Upper Midwest." It features 10 mazes and scarezones, including two new mazes; London Terror and Zombie High, and a new scare zone, Carnevil: Ringmaster's Revenge. Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE is not for the weak. Guests will submerge themselves in a world where fears and phobias come to life and horror has no limits. Featuring more than 300 vile creatures lurking in the shadows, 10 bloodcurdling haunted attractions, heart-pounding live entertainment, and signature thrill rides that brings terror to a whole new level.
Returning mazes and scare zones include Mangler Asylum, Camp Wekilou, Hellside Farm, Mr. Cleaver's Bloodshed, Chateau du Damné, Abnormal Alley, and Blood Creek Cemetery.
The Halloween Haunt at ValleySCARE is open every Friday and Saturday night through October 26, with bonus Thursday night, October 17. Halloween Haunt attractions open at 7:00pm on Thursday & Friday nights; Saturdays the Park opens at 12:00pm for Planet Spooky, daytime non-scary Halloween with the transformation into Halloween Haunt beginning at 6:00pm.
Halloween Haunt includes graphic scenes, suggestive themes and intense imagery and is intended for mature audiences; not recommended for children 13 years of age or younger.
Haunted HallwaysGolden Hill Building2220 3rd Avenue SERochester, MN
The Third Annual Haunted Hallways is a fundraiser of the Rochester Public School Foundation, with 100% of the net proceeds benefitting Rochester Public Schools. Visit the Hall of Fun—for little ghouls it's just right… enter the Hall of Haunts if you dare, or the Hall of Horrors that torment and terror! But watch your back.
*Parental discretion is strongly advised in the Hall of Horrors, it is not suitable for young children.
Thursday, October 24
Hall of Fun 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hall of Haunts 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hall of Horrors 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, October 25
Hall of Fun 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hall of Haunts 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Hall of Horrors 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, October 26
Hall of Fun 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Hall of Haunts 12 noon – 11 p.m.
Hall of Horrors 12 noon – 11 p.m.
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