Haunted Houses and Spooky Tours


Are you ready for a bone-chilling time? These haunted houses and spooky tours will leave you with a thrill. Beware….

Haunted Houses and Spooky Tours 2021

Teenagers / Adults Only


  • This event is new this year at Zoombezi Bay.
  • Open Friday-Sunday from September 17, 2021 – October 31, 2021 and on select Thursday nights in October.
  • There are several different haunted houses and scare zones.
  • Six different rides are open.
  • Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic options) are available.
  • Discounts available for Zoombezi Bay and Columbus Zoo members.

The Haunted Woods of Shawnee Hills

  • This is a 3/4 mile grassy trail through the woods with spooks along they way.
  • Dates in October: 15, 16, 22, 23, 30, 31
    • On 10/31 there is a no-scare trick or treat
  • Located down a wooded residential road with parking past the red gate.
    • Just a short drive from the zoo.

Haunted Hoochie / Dead Acres

  • Described as the world’s most extreme haunted attraction!
  • A “touch” haunt where they are allowed to touch, push, etc (must sign a waiver)
  • See website for ticket information due to COVID-19
  • Open Thursday through Saturday starting September 16, 2021- October 30, 2021. Parking opens at 6:00 p.m., tickets open at 7:00 p.m. and haunt opens around 8:30 p.m.
  • Pataskala, Ohio
  • Rating: R

Pataskala Haunted Forest

  • Longest running haunted attraction in Ohio
  • Open every Friday & Saturday night in October starting at 7 pm.
  • Tickets in 2021 will be available online on September 27, 2021.
  • Costumed volunteers inhabit the roles of the fictional Murdock family. They roam the paths and buildings inside the forest, jumping out of the darkness with chainsaws and painted or masked faces.
  • Rating PG-13
  • Proceeds go to the local Lions Club and Youth Organization

Fear Haunted House(Previously 13th Floor Haunted House)

  • Located in Columbus, Ohio
  • Featuring multiple immersive attractions under one roof, photo ops, a retail store, endless scares, dozens of highly trained actors, elaborate costumes and makeup, a state of the art sound system, professionally designed lighting, movie quality set design and the best customer service possible!
  • Real former institution
  • Tickets are $19.99 but you can also purchase a premium ticket to scream past the line!
  • PG 13

The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek-Field of Fright

  • Milford Center, OH (close to Plain City)
  • The Field of Fright begins October 8– 30, 2021, Friday & Saturday nights, beginning at nightfall
  • Rated PG 13
  • For less scary and daytime fun, visit the many attractions. See the list here: The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek

Dublin Ghost Walk

  • Meet in front of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce (129 S. High Street)
  • This walking tour takes about 2 hours and is a distance of a little over a half of a mile.
  • For September the tour is on Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. In October, the tour is on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. (Check-in starts at 7:00 pm)
  • $10 cash only
  • Rated PG

Escape From Blood Prison

  • Open Friday-Sunday (October 1- October 31, 2021)
  • Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield
  • According to their website its, “heart-stopping fear inside a real prison.”
  • PG 13 or scarier

Cedar Point: Trick and Treats Fall Fest 2021

  • September 18, 2021- October 31, 2021
  • Trick-or-treating is definitely on the agenda at Tricks And Treats Fall Fest, so kids – wear your Halloween costumes and go candy hunting! With specially designed sanitation processes and social distancing measures in place, you can count on Cedar Point to bring this Halloween tradition to life in a fun new way.
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Rated PG
  • Everyone in the family will have a spook-tacular time! Trick-or-treating is definitely on the agenda at Tricks And Treats Fall Fest, so kids – wear your Halloween costumes and go candy hunting with us! With specially designed sanitation processes and social distancing measures in place, you can count on Cedar Point to bring this Halloween tradition to life in a fun new way while being as safe as possible.

Haunted Houses

Lake Eerie Fearfest at Ghostly Manor

  • 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky (Close to Cedar Point)
  • October 1– October 30, 2021
  • Friday–Saturday 8:00 pm-midnight, Sunday 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Ghostly Manor is the original year-round haunted attraction, recognized by The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been” series and rated one of FORBES Top Ten Great Haunted Attractions.
  • Lake Eerie Fearfest is a seasonal haunt that contains six attractions in one! Named #1 in Ohio by Haunted Attraction Magazine.
  • Rated PG-13

Haunted Houses

                                                Photo Courtesy of: Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Kings Island: Halloween Haunt

  • Halloween Haunt returns!
  • September 24, 2021- October 30, 2021
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • The fully transformed amusement park features bone-chilling scare mazes and scare zones, sinister live entertainment and hundreds of horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park waiting for you. Haunting Halloween activities plus some of the most exhilarating night rides in the country, including The Beast, Orion, Diamondback, Mystic Timbers and Banshee make this one of the best things to do for Halloween in the Cincinnati area.
  • Rated PG-13

Carnage Haunted House

  • 30 room indoor Haunt features over 15,000 sq ft of innovative, scary and exciting new ideas that have been brought to life! Food trucks and outdoor movies to entertain those outside as well.
  • Open again 2021!
  • Columbus, OH
  • Rated PG-13

Terror Maze

  • You will see ghostly scenes of Murder and Mayhem including Dental Death, the Blood bed and The Chain Saw Death Box. You will be shocked and terrified. Your trip through the Terror Maze will take approximately 30 minutes. The Terror Maze is open even if it rains. All paths are covered to prevent a muddy walk.
  • Largest backyard haunt around
  • Open Fridays & Saturdays, September 24, 2021- October 30, 2021 beginning at 8 pm
  • Springfield, OH
  • Rated PG-13

Carnival of Horrors

  • It was closed last year but is open again this year. October 1, 2021 – Halloween.
  • New Location at Stark County Fairgrounds!
  • One of the top 5 scariest haunted houses!
  • 4 haunted houses for the price of one. Speed tickets are available!
  • Rated R

Dent Schoolhouse 

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Attend the haunted house or haunted walk!
  • This is a guided tour in the dark with a glow stick in your hand!
  • Ratings range from PG – R depending on the experience you choose

Factory of Terror

  • September 25, 2021 – November 6, 2021
  • Canton, OH
  • Five full-length attractions, 3x Guinness World Record Winner for one of the largest, indoor, haunted houses in the world!
  • Escape rooms and axe throwing for an additional charge.

Haunted Wagon Rides- Young’s Jersey Dairy

  • It’s back!
  • Yellow Springs, OH
  • These scary stories are designed for families, but they are spooky. The ride goes into a dark cornfield where various monsters and goblins will jump out. They don’t chase, run or grab anyone.
  • Typically Friday and Saturday nights in October
  • Rated PG

Escape Rooms

These Escape Rooms are open year-round and aren’t exactly haunted houses. They are a bit spooky, challenging, and fun so we added them to the list! Some are even offering a virtual experience in 2021!

Be sure to check out the trunk-or-treat guide for more family-friendly events.