20 Haunted Attractions That Aren't Scary Expensive
Haunted houses are a fun way to celebrate Halloween, but popular haunted houses can cost up to $60 a ticket. Some lesser-known and amateur haunted houses have all the spookiness with entry fees that aren't so frightful. Here are some of the best haunted attractions across the country where admission costs $30 or less.
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Dracula's Domain in Jackson features a haunted hayride, a scary Psycho Path walk, and a zombie-ridded corn maze on 66 acres. Entry to Dracula's Domain, open Friday to Sunday, costs $15 for one attraction, $25 for two, and $30 for three.
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New York City College of Technology's residential theatrical troupe Theatreworks puts on a "high tech" haunted hotel in Brooklyn. The Gravesend Inn boasts theme-park quality for a bargain price. Students pay $5, and general admission costs $10 on Fridays in October and Halloween night.
Sinister Pointe in Fullerton is a maze that breaks off into four realms. The fearless can opt for an all-night pass to experience them all or pick just one. The attraction is open through Nov. 12, and tickets cost between $18 and $44. Check the schedule for the best deal.
The Mill Creek Haunted Hollow features yard decorations throughout October, but the week before Halloween, the owners go all out with audio and light design. Admission (and a cup of hot apple cider) is free, but a donation of one nonperishable item for a food bank is requested.
DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Jonesville claims to be one of the biggest haunted houses in the Midwest, with 70,000 square feet of ghoulish fun and five attractions. A ticket to all five, including the Catacombs, the Labyrinth, and the Dark Abyss, costs $20. The haunted house is open Friday and Saturday evenings in October.
Dreadwood Haunted Forest in Hudson is in a wooded area that's pitch black at night, so costumed actors can easily spook visitors. Tickets to the attraction, open Friday and Saturday evenings in October, cost $16. Patrons who bring a nonperishable canned food item receive $2 off admission, and the proceeds are donated to charity.
Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie is a classic Halloween yard display with creepy gravestones, a haunted tree, spooky lights, and special effects. The lights are on Monday through Thursday, and the full display is active on weekend evenings throughout October. This attraction is free.
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Located in a "real" haunted woods in Denton, across from the paranormal hotspot Goatman's Bridge, the Dark Path Haunt promises visitors a terrifying experience as they walk through the dark with only one lantern per group. Tickets cost $20 ($5 off for military and first responders) on Friday and Saturday evenings in October.