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Top haunted attractions in Indiana

haunted house table with cobwebs and a jack-o-lantern and a mummy in the background

Summer ended Sept. 23, which means the season of leaves changing, pumpkin picking, flannel wearing and haunted house going is upon us. Indiana is the place to be when it comes to all things spooky. Check out Indiana’s top haunted houses with family and friends and prepare to be frightened this fall!   


Haunted houses are a perfect escape from reality when you need a break. They offer a scary and exciting experience that you, your friends and family won’t soon forget. Indiana has great haunted houses located throughout the state. They include multiple levels of scare tactics and excitement for all types of thrill-seekers.  

When do haunted houses open in Indiana?   


Haunted houses in Indiana are currently open for business, but hours and days of operation may differ. That means before you get everyone packed into the car, check the haunted house’s hours of operation and guidelines first. Most haunted houses also encourage guests to purchase their tickets online before arriving, and some even offer a discount for doing so.  

What haunted houses are open right now?   


Indiana has an assortment of haunted houses for all scare fanatics. These haunted experiences offer a unique take on the classic haunted house. Want to know more about their hours, guidelines and scaring rules? Check out their websites for more information on their fright-filled entourage.   


Retired Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance employee Tom Angrick runs Fright Manor which is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Southport Little League on 350 Anniston Dr. Proceeds from the haunted house help boys and girls in Southport Little League play baseball and softball each season. This haunted house is one of the creepiest, scariest and darkest in the state. Visit their two attractions iPsychomanthium and The Manor. Each one will give you goosebumps and nightmares! Every Friday night at Freight Manor is Football Friday! Bring your high school football game ticket or receipt or your high school ID and you will receive $5 off each ticket.  


Evil on Erie, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is home to more than 15,000 square feet of pure fright! The legend behind Evil on Erie began in 1956 when a warehouse was built on the property. As time went by, more and more people reported having strange experiences while occupying the space. After a few investigations, the building was deemed to be haunted. If you’re having a hard time believing the story, maybe you should head to Evil on Erie to see for yourself. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and this is guaranteed to be a chilling experience for all who dare to enter. 


Hanna Haunted Acres, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one place you won’t want to go alone. Guests can experience its six attractions including Hanna Haunted Hayride, Acres Manor Haunted Mansion, Cannibal Chaos, The Horror Fields, Freakshow and the new attraction, Undead Underworld Dark Echoes. Want more information about these attractions? Visit their website to learn more.   


Indy Scream Park, located in Anderson, Indiana, is a classic haunted house. Located on more than 20 acres, there is no better way to get your adrenaline pumping than to go see it for yourself. Indy Scream Park offers multiple main attractions including Zombie Paintball Assault, Killgore’s 3D Circus, Nightmare Factory Blackout, Zombieland Unchained, Back Woods and the new attraction, Lockdown.     


Forbidden Hollows Haunted Farm, located in Bedford, Indiana, is a haunted house and corn maze. Open on Saturdays in October, Forbidden Hollows is host to spooktacular fall nights! A portion of the proceeds go to supporting Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County, L.I.F.E. Food Pantry and WildCare, Inc.  


Hysterium, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is where the tortured souls of patients await your arrival. These patients are eager to escape the haunted asylum, and it is your job to make it through alive. Hysterium supports, Don’t Be A Monster which is an anti-bullying program that works with haunted houses throughout the country. Support your local community by participating in the fun this fall!   


What other fun activities can I do this fall?  


If visiting haunted houses isn’t your favorite fall activity, you’re in luck. There are a variety of other options for fall entertainment that include heading to apple orchards and pumpkin patches around the state of Indiana, cooking delicious recipes with friends and family, having a fire pit outside, watching your favorite movie while bundled up under a cozy blanket or enjoying a brisk evening walk before winter arrives.   


Check out these pumpkin patches and apple orchards that are open for business in Indiana!  


No matter your preference, there are a plethora of fall activities that you, your friends and family can take part in this season!   

*The information in this article was compiled from a variety of sources and is intended to provide helpful tips only.