For those of you who enjoy being spooked, there are quite a few haunted attractions open for business here in Eastern Iowa! Here's a rundown of the places you should visit:

  • Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction
    • Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City
    • Open October 12-13, 19-21, and 25-28 from 8 p.m. to midnight
    • Three attractions
      • Circle of Ash
      • Frightmare Forest
      • Pandemonium
    • General admission tickets are $20 and a fast pass ticket is $35 - get yours HERE
  • Scream Acres Haunted Attraction
    • Bloomsbury Farm in Atkins
    • Open Friday and Saturday nights in October from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Four attractions
      • CELL BLOCK Z
      • The Cornfield
      • Carnival Chaos
      • The Slaughterhouse
    • Tickets are $20 for two attractions, $30 for four attractions, or $45 for VIP - get yours HERE
  • Dark Chambers Haunted Attraction
    • 11764 John F Kennedy Rd in Dubuque
    • Open October 12-13, 18-20, 25-28, and the 31st
    • "Light Fright" from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Full Scare from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • Admission is $15 for the full scare or $10 for the "Light Fright"
    • Fast Pass is $25
  • Marengo Haunted Barn
    • 802 W Main St in Marengo
    • Open Friday and Saturday nights through the end of October from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    • They also offer a lights-on version (per request) for families with younger kids
    • Tickets are $8 per person
    • Bring a non-perishable canned good and receive a dollar off your admission
  • Panic Park Haunted House
    • 5932 N Union Rd in Cedar Falls
    • Open October 18-20, 25-27, and the 31st
    • Hours
      • Thursdays/Halloween from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Fridays/Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Admission is $15 per person
    • Bring a non-perishable food item and receive $2 off your admission
  • Thrashers House of Terror
    • 405 E Threshers Road in Mount Pleasant
    • Open October 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, and the 31st
    • Hours
      • Thursdays/Halloween from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Fridays/Saturdays from 6 p.m. to midnight
    • Tickets are $10 per person or $15 for a fast pass
  • The Heart of Darkness
    • 5111 Osage Road in Waterloo
    • Open October 11-13, 17-20, 24-27, and the 31st
    • Hours:
      • Wednesdays/Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Fridays/Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
      • Halloween from 7 p.m. until traffic stops
    • Tickets are $20 Thursday through Saturday and $15 on Wednesdays (or $10 with a student I.D.)
  • Nevermoor
    • 4444 1st St NE in Cedar Rapids (the old Planet X building)
    • Hours
      • Thursdays/Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Fridays/Saturdays 6 p.m. to Midnight
    • Two haunted attractions (about 10-12 minutes each)
      • The Seventh Seance
      • Temple of Souls
    • There is also a 15-minute escape room experience
    • Tickets are $20 per person for the haunted attractions and an additional $10 for "The Shed"
  • Feargrounds Haunted Barn
    • Delaware County Fairgrounds in Manchester
    • Open October 13, 20, 26-27
    • Hours vary by weekend.
    • Light Fright is $5
    • Full Scare is $10