Find Haunted Houses Around Minneapolis for Halloween 2012
Halloween lasts all month at some of these local haunts.
Looking for a fright, or just a Halloween-themed good time in Southwest Minneapolis? The Soap Factory's famed haunted house may be sold out already, but check out these haunted houses around town.
Did we miss any good ones? Add your tips and favorites in the comments section below!
Minnesota Streetcar Museum
Where: Board all rides at Streetcar Museum's Lake Harriet station at 2320 West 42nd Street.
When and Why: The museum is offering a number of different events this October.
- Farmer Ken's Pumpkin Patch with face-painting, trolley rides, and pumpkins. Oct. 13 and 14, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- Ghost Trolley, a scary nightime Halloween adventure with some things that do indeed go bump in the night. This year, it's "Snakes on a Streetcar." A bonfire, hot cider, and 'roast your own' marshmallows and hotdogs follow. Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Trick 'r Trolley: A streetcar ride with a stop for a story from a noted children’s author. Each child receives a Halloween treat bag. Tickets available at Wild Rumpus. Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Price: Varries by event, please check the museum's website for more details.
Tangletown Haunted House Walking Tour
- When: Oct. 28, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Where: Meet at Washburn High School. A full route map is available here.
- Why Go: According to the Tangletown Neighborhood organization, two tours will be offered: A daytime tour geared to families with small children. If you have them, you're encouraged to bring strollers or waggons to help the kiddos make the full trek. A second, nighttime tour for adults and older children will be much scarier, but walking shoes are mandatory. Awards for Best Lights, Special Effects, Scariest, Most Creative, Best Pumpkins, Kids' Choice and Best In Show will be given to participating houses.
- Price: Free
Elsewhere In the Twin Cities:
Blackout, Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America, Bloomington
When: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 26-27
Where: Mall of America
Why: There will be black-lighting, fog effects, a live DJ, costume contests and no lights on rides. The first 1,000 people to buy ride tickets will receive a treat bag.
Price: $19.99 for a wristband and $3 for a flashing bracelet
Frightmares at Buck Hill, Burnsville
When: 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 17-21, 25-28
Where: 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville
Why: Live music and several attractions, including “The Inferno,” “Fright Factory” and “The Bellharm Lovejoy Asylum.”
Price: $18 on Sundays and $20 on Wednesdays through Saturdays
Scream Town, Chaska
When: Oct. 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28
Ticket booths and gates open at 6:30 p.m., and attractions open at 7 p.m.
Where: 7410 Highway 212, Chaska
Why: There is a haunted corn maze and five haunted attractions, including “Circus Asylum,” “Redneck Resort” and “Rabid Alley.”
Price: See the website for ticket information.
Tickets can only be purchased with cash at the gate.
Greystone Manor Haunted House, Minnetonka
When: Check Facebook for times.
Where: 5510 Mahoney Avenue, Minnetonka
Why: The Greystone Manor, returning for its 16th year, is a family-run haunted house with the goal of collecting donations for the local food shelf.
Price: Free with a donated non-perishable food item.
Trail of Terror, Shakopee
When: 7-11 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until Oct. 28
Where: 3525 145th Street West, Shakopee
Why: There is a mile-long haunted walk in the woods, a haunted maze and several attractions, including “Grubbs Pest Control,” “Crystal Caverns” and “Chuckles Pizzeria.”
Price: See the website for ticket information. Discount tickets are available at Walgreens and Papa Murphy’s.
When: 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and 12 p.m. to midnight Saturdays until Oct. 27
Where: 1 Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379
Why: There are nine haunted attractions, rides, mazes and a “Fright Feast.” “Planet Snoopy” is open during the day for all ages.
Price: See the website for ticket information.
Shadows and Spirits of the State Capitol, St. Paul
When: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27
Where: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
Why: Visitors will meet actors dressed as “spirits” from Minnesota’s history.
Price: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and college students, $9 for children ages 6-17; there is a $2 discount for Minnesota Historical Society members.
Victorian Ghost Stories, James J. Hill House, St. Paul
When: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28, 31
Where: 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
Why: Costumed actors will read ghost stories from Edgar Allen Poe, Edith Wharton and The Brothers Grimm.
Price: $12, or $10 for Minnesota Historical Society members
Dodge Nature Center Halloween Extravaganza
When: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct 26
Where: Farm Entrance at 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul
Why: Walk the friendly trick or treat trail, or, if you dare, the scary trail along the ghostly pond and haunted prairie.
Price: $9, or $6 for Dodge Nature Center members
Disturbia in Suburbia
When: 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 27, 28 and 31
Where: 12215 60th Pl N Plymouth
Why: This year’s theme is “The Sunnydale School For Children.” The haunted house is done at the family’s own home every year and has a different theme. Professional actors and set designers come together to create a fun-filled, family, but scary house for all to enjoy.
Price: Free (food donations encouraged)