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Love to get SPOOKED? Here’s a list of haunted houses in Columbus Ohio this year, along with ticket information. ALL the PRO haunted houses are not for the faint of heart, or young children. Many of them are not only out to scare you out of your shoes, but are going for the gore-and-ick factor as well: Be warned. The AMATEURS are not to be ruled out! While not filled with professional actors, they’re aiming to give you a great fright…often for a lower price! Tour at your own risk…these are without a doubt the most frightening and scream-inducing venues you’ll visit all year!
(Unless otherwise marked, all of these venues are running from now until October 31st)
The Haunted Hoochie: A perennial favorite, and not to be missed by the adrenaline junkies! Truly adult content. Thursday-Saturday Opens at 8:30m. Tickets are $20 and $30 each.
Scareatorium: A great scare, and two venues in one. Also offer face-painting for an additional fee.
Thursday 7:30-10pm Friday-Saturday 7:30-12:00, and Sunday 4:30-7:00pm.
Not for young children on most days, but they do have a “Lights On Sunday” event with the venue fully lit and no actors involved that may be fun for the very brave over-six set!
From 7:30-10pm on Sundays. Tickets are $20 for both the adult and the lights-on older family versions.
6765 Dublin Center Drive, in Dublin
The TerrorFest: With a butchery theme, in both venues, this is not for the squeamish! This one was rated #7 in the nations’s scariest haunted houses by MSN.
Open Thursday-Sunday from 7:30-10pm, Friday & Saturday 7:30-12:00. Tickets are $20 and up, with group discounts available. Located behind 477 South Front St. in the Brewery District
Broadview Bloodbath: An indoor/outdoor venue, rasing money for a local dog shelter.
Open October 28 and 29, from 7-10pm, admission is free, but donations for the dog shelter accepted.
5313 Broadview Road, Columbus. Near Easton.
Trail of Fears: An outdoor haunting, with a tractor ride, haunted corn maze and forest.
Open Fridays and Saturdays unil October 29th from 8-12:00. Tickets are $15 or $20.
1859 Walker Road, in Hilliard
Walking Dead Mansion: Central Ohio’s newest haunted house, run by the Vassor Village Civic Association. Open October 27, 28. 30, and 31 from 7-10pm. Tickets are $3.
625 E Jenkins Ave, Columbus
For haunted houses with a moral message, or hauntings further afield in Ohio, click Scary Ohio.
Family Friendly Haunted Houses
Looking for a family friendly seasonal activity? This is your list! These events are all safe for most young children, and fun for the whole family. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact the venue for more information.
The Haunted Ship: Held on the Santa Maria, this seasonal adventure promises a LITTLE boo for everyone, and a great time for families.
Open October 27-9, Thursday-Saturday from 7-10pm. And it’s free!
25 Marconi Blvd, Columbus Ohio. 614-645-8760
The Haunted Statehouse Tours: Mix Ghosts and history for a fun family tour of our Statehouse!
October 21-22, 7-9pm. Tours depart every half hour, and tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children.
Downtown Columbus in the Ohio Statehouse
Scareatorium: Not for young children on most days, but they do have a “Lights On Sunday” event with the venue fully lit and no actors involved, that may be fun for the very brave over-six set!
From 7:30-10pm on Sundays Tickets are $20
6765 Dublin Center Drive, in Dublin
All Hallow’s Eve: The Ohio Village offers a traditional and family focused 19th century Halloween experience, fun for children of all ages.
Open Saturday, October 22nd, 5:30-9:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children.
At the Ohio Village, 800 E. 17th Ave, Columbus
Boo at the Zoo: This fun family even includes candy stations, fortune tellers, magicians, and a haunted train ride! All suitable for young children.
Open Friday-Sunday evenings, October 21-30, at the Columbus Zoo and Aquari