10 Best Haunted Houses In Denver For True Halloween Horror Fans Only
Only true Halloween horror fans may enter! Check out Denver, Colorado's 10 best haunted houses.
- Denver is a Halloween hub with intense haunted house attractions that cater to genuine horror fans seeking a thoroughly terrifying experience.
- The 13th Floor is the most popular haunted house in Denver, offering a variety of scary attractions, horror-themed bars, and axe-throwing.
- Other notable haunted houses in Denver include the Haunted Field of Screams, The Frightmare Compound, Terror in the Corn, Extinction Haunted House, City of the Dead, Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion, HellScream, The Asylum, and Fright by Night at Elitch Gardens. Visitors should prepare for intense scares and check specific hours and admission prices for each attraction.
These are not your ordinary, kid-friendly Halloween haunted houses. Denver, Colorado, has become a Halloween hub that is obsessed with all things scary, including over-the-top haunted houses. While some people may not be into spooky Halloween traditions, some genuine horror fans out there seek the thrill of being thoroughly terrified.
Luckily, Denver is home to some truly terrifying, intense haunted house attractions that take Halloween to the next level. Everything from zombies to scary clowns to deranged psychopaths are just waiting to become guests' worst nightmare. Keep reading to find the best-haunted houses in Denver.
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10 the 13th floor.
By far the most popular haunted house in Denver, The 13th Floor definitely delivers on Halloween horror. Due to the high volume of visitors, The 13th Floor has expanded to a larger venue and added more scary attractions. Guests can pick which haunted attractions to visit and even enjoy horror-themed bars and axe-throwing!
- Cost: Tickets start at $24.99 per person , but guests also have the option to pay more for a FastPass.
- Location: 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
- Hours: 7-10 p.m.
9 Haunted Field of Screams
The Haunted Field of Screams is a bone-chilling experience that takes guests down Riverdale Road, the most haunted spot in Colorado. This is also the largest haunted attraction in Colorado , with a 40-acre cornfield filled with nightmarish monsters and special effects that are sure to leave guests scared to the core. Haunted Field of Screams is only open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October and
- Cost: General admission is $34.99 per person
- Location: 10451 McKay Road, Thornton
- Hours: 7-11 p.m.
Before purchasing tickets, visitors must sign a waiver that includes a warning about what to expect. This event is outdoors, subject to bad weather conditions, and also includes intense effects that may be overwhelming.
8 The Frightmare Compound
The Frightmare Compound, Denver's first-ever haunted house, has been haunting since 1983. Its creator, Brad Holder, died 16 years after it was first built. The rumor is that he is buried somewhere in the haunted house.
Voted as one of the scariest haunted houses in Denver, The Frightmare Compound continues to terrorize its victims even after 40 years. Beware the ghosts of the humans and animals buried under the haunted house!
- Cost: Tickets start at $29.99 per person
- Location: 10798 Yukon St, Westminster
- Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
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7 terror in the corn.
Trying to find the way out of this horror-stricken cornfield is not easy. Terror in the Corn is an insanely scary haunted experience , and those who aren't afraid to enter will be met with whatever monsters lie in wait for them! Terror in the Corn haunted attraction is open from September until October 31st and visitors can also check out their escape rooms and zombie paintball events.
- Cost: Tickets are $30 Friday- Saturday and $27 on Thursdays and Sundays
- Location: 6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie
- Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.; Thursdays and Sundays 7-10 p.m.
6 Extinction Haunted House
Do visitors have what it takes to make it out of this haunted house alive? Extinction Haunted House is a live-action haunted house experience where guests have the chance to fight back against the monsters. Armed with paintballs and BBs, visitors will have to fight their way through this extreme haunted house and survive the post-apocalyptic world.
- Cost : General admission tickets are $25 per person
- Location: 5095 Peoria Street, Denver
- Hours: 7 days a week, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
5 City Of The Dead
Even though the City of the Dead is a drive-in haunted house, it's still considered one of the best-haunted houses in Denver . Located next to The 13th Floor, visitors can experience a full immersion in the haunted house scene without having to leave their cars. Real actors combined with a fright show broadcast make this a truly terrifying experience.
- Cost : Tickets start at $20 per person
- Location: 7007 E 88th Ave. 80640, Henderson
- Hours: Thursdays and Sundays, 7-10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
4 Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion
Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion is unique in that it's both a costume store and a haunted house attraction. "The world's greatest Halloween store" completely transforms into a thrilling, illusion-like haunted house from September 28th to October 31st and keeps visitors coming back for more. Guests can enjoy the self-guided tours of the Reinke Brother's Haunted Mansion and even get a behind-the-scenes look at how the haunted house is made.
- Cost: Tickets start at $20 per person, $35 for VIP
- Location: 5663 S. Prince Street, Littleton
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 6-10 p.m., Friday 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 3-10 p.m.
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HellScream Haunted House is not for the faint of heart. This uniquely-themed haunted house is filled with skilled actors, detailed designs, and an eerie quality that makes it a stand-out haunted house in one of the spookiest cities in the U.S. This attraction has been open for 15 years and continues to thrill audiences with its horrific atmosphere. Visitors will have to face their biggest fears in order to make it out alive!
- Cost: Tickets are $24 Sunday-Thursday and $27 Friday-Saturday
- Location: 3021 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs
- Hours: Friday & Saturday 7-11 p.m., Sunday 7-10 p.m.
2 The Asylum
The Asylum is the second haunted house that's connected to The 13th Floor, and it does not disappoint. This asylum is hardly a place of refuge. Visitors are immediately confronted with gory scenes of insane patients in the psych ward waiting to jump out and scare guests. While this haunted house is intense and terrifying, it focuses more on immersing guests in the story, which they have to escape.
- Cost: Tickets start at $20 per person
- Location: 6100 E. 39th Ave, Denver
- Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 7- 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday: 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
1 Fright by Night
Fright by Night is a culmination of haunted houses and other spooky attractions into one, horror-filled amusement park. As soon as the sun sets, the terror begins! Fright by Night in Denver is open from September 29th until November 2nd. Visitors can purchase a season pass to get access to the entire amusement park or just day tickets for $49.99. Fright by Night at Elitch Gardens will be a blood-curdling night that guests will never forget!
- Cost: Day tickets are $49.99 per person, and Season Passes are $64.99
- Location: 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver
- Hours: 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Denver’s best haunted houses, creepy mazes and hair-raising theme parks
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Are you in the mood for a good scare? Here are Denver’s most scary haunted houses, hair-raising theme parks and creepy mazes. If you dare, check out these Halloween attractions for lots of terrifying thrills.
13th Floor Haunted House
Scare-lovers can get into the spirit of the season with three new attractions inside this popular haunt. Begin with Frostbite in a Cryogenics lab that is reanimating the dead, then stroll through the abandoned house of a deceased Doll Maker whose collection of Victorian dolls still fill every inch of every room. Finish with Bad Blood where the ancient feud between Vampires and Werewolves rages within the shadows of today’s city streets. This year haunt-goers can check out new Thirteenth Floor Entertainment attractions on-site including Blitz Bowl, an outdoor activity that combines football, bowling, and a dash of corn hole, Class Axe Throwing, and Shriekeasy Bar (21+). Additional add-on options include Mini Escape Rooms and Sensory Overload. 3400 E 52nd Ave, Denver, CO. 13thfloorhauntedhouse.com
The Frightmare Compound
Haunted Field of Screams
Reaper’s Hollow at Fright Acres
Horror Theater Haunted House
This immersive and free haunted house, located just south of Denver, is packed with the lingering souls of its tortured victims. Filled with Hollywood quality sets and props, the house is sure to conjure more than a few screams from anyone who dares enter. Free Admission, donations are encouraged but not expected. 4504 S. Independence Street, Denver. horrortheaterdenver.com
Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens
Family by day where little ghosts and goblins can enjoy free candy on the Trick-or-Treat Trail and Fright by Night when Fright Fest comes alive and creatures lurk around every thrilling corner. Get terrorized with three haunted attractions- No Vacancy, Big Top Freaks and Séance. These multi-sensory experiences thrust guests into the action as they make their way through dark pathways, explore the site of a nightmarish inn, navigate a carnival graveyard overrun by flesh-hungry clowns, and take part in bone-chilling live performances bringing stories of the undead back to life! All this, plus all your favorite theme park rides. 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver elitchgardens.com/fright-fest
World’s Scariest Haunted House
Get terrified at one of the highest-rated haunted houses in the Denver metro area. Located at Jared’s Garden and Nursery, this terrifically horrifying haunt will satisfy all your deepest and darkest fantasies and fears. Decades of Scares, Screams,Yells and full-throttle chainsaws have them confident that you will not leave disappointed. 10500 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton. worldsscariesthauntedhouse.com
Reinke Bros Haunted Mansion
This year-round costume, props, magic and Halloween superstore is great for those who don’t want to be utterly traumatized. The Haunted Mansion offers a children’s day “Lights on Tour” for kids that aren’t ready for the super scary stuff. The nighttime haunted mansion is a 50+-year-old family tradition with plenty of chills and thrills for the whole family. 5663 S Prince St, Littleton, CO www.reinkebrothers.com
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Colorado’s Best Haunted Houses near Denver
October 9, 2023 By // by Shawn Reeser
What better way to celebrate fall than getting spooked with your friends and family at some of the scariest haunted houses in Denver?! The Mile High City boasts some of the best array of haunted houses and Halloween-themed fun.
Haunted houses in Colorado range from family-friendly, open to the kids, to more adult-oriented, maybe pee-your-pants terror. Parents usually can make their own judgment, as age recommendations are merely that. Below, we’ll let you know what ages are suggested by those running it.
Most Halloween venues are only open on weekends at sundown, and of course, on Halloween Night, though days and times vary so please always check with the official website. The dates listed below are ranges and do not include closed weekdays or even closed weekend days.
Remember to show up earlier in the evening if you hate waiting because these places may have long lines. Some haunted houses in Denver sell tickets online in advance and others even offer a fast pass or line skip for a fee. Ghouls, goblins, and ghosts lurk around every dark corner of these haunted houses.
Experience the supernatural this season with your closest friends. Who will be the first to scream?
The Halloween season kicks off in autumn when the nights get colder, darker, and longer. Most haunted houses are open select nights from late September through October 31st, and some up to the weekend or two after that into November. Dress casually, no need to visit a Denver Halloween costume store just for the occasion.
Here are the 2023’s top haunted houses around Denver, CO , in no particular order:
The Frightmare Compound — Westminster
The oldest and longest-running haunted house in Denver, celebrating its 40 anniversary, The Frightmare Compound has been scaring the socks off Front Range residents. There are two haunted experiences featured here, both located in Westminster.
- Freightmare Compound – Founded in 1983 by Brad Holder, this Westminster haunted house was the first. He painstakingly crafted the compound for 16 years before falling ill. They say his body is buried deep within the haunted house, making this one of the most authentic.
- Lights Out – Hosted on special nights, you and your friends are alone in the compound, lost in absolute darkness!
Select days: September 15 – November 4, 2023 | 108th & Old Wadsworth, Westminster ( Map )
13th Floor — Denver
The 13th Floor boasts over 15 years of scaring Denver and has a good reputation as one of Denver’s scariest. It’s open for two weekends after Halloween and is recommended for children over 11. This year’s attractions include The Deadlands, Repossessed, FairyTale Nightmare.
Choose from the aforementioned three attractions, and also enjoy Class Axe Throwing, Blitz Bowl, a Shriekeasy Bar with food and adult beverages, and mini escape games on the property. This year they are offering private cabanas to rent if you’re coming with a group.
Select days: September 15 – November 5, 2023 | 3400 East 52nd Avenue, Denver ( Map )
Haunted Field of Screams—Thornton
This huge corn maze is home to one of Colorado’s largest Halloween scream parks, the Haunted Field of Screams . All children under 13 must be chaperoned by an adult. It’s located just north of the Mile High City in Thornton .
This year boasts the largest single haunt experience ever. Instead of multiple options, all guests will take a ride to the Riverdale Gates of Hell. This infamous 11-mile stretch of road is well known for its scary sights and sounds.
Witness the walking dead as strange, violent mysteries unravel around you. A hayride will transport you to where a woman in white awaits her revenge on her husband who burned down her house…or anybody else passing by.
Select days: September 29-October 31, 2023 | 10451 McKay Rd, Thornton ( Map )
HellScream Haunted House — Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs boasts the bone-chilling HellScream Haunted House . It starts Saturday, September 23rd, and runs on various dates through November 5th, 2022. Another Springs’ Halloween staple is the Haunted Mines , located inside of the larger Fear Complex. It starts on September 30th and runs until November 5th. They boast it as bigger, darker, and more terrifying than ever!
Select days: September 22-November 4, 2023 | 3021 N Hancock Ave, Colorado Springs ( Map )
Aftermath — Cañon City
For those that live south of Denver, you have a few options for Halloween festivities. Cañon City’s Aftermath Haunted House features one of Colorado’s best-haunted houses. Year-after-year this Fremont County venue, located about an hour southwest of Colorado Springs delivers top notch entertainment on fall Saturday nights. It’s complete with zombie laser tag.
Saturdays: October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2023 | 575 Ash St, Cañon City ( Map )
Cancelled for 2023 | Fright Acres — Parker
Although it’s been cancelled for the 2o23 season , keep this spooky spot on your radar for 2024, as it says it’s returning. With 3 completely separate attractions, Reaper’s Hollow at Fright Acres is sure to satisfy your Halloween fix. Home of Fright Acres, it’s the largest outdoor haunted attraction venue in Colorado.
It’s located southeast of Denver in the secluded, but fast growing suburb of Parker.
Cancelled for 2023—Returning in 2024 | 11321 Dransfeldt Rd, Parker ( Map )
Thanks for checking out our list of top haunted houses around the Mile High City. If you’re still looking for more, you can visit the Pikes Peak Region, as it has its fair share of terror-themed festivities. You can also uncover Colorado’s most haunted places any time of year.
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Concessions will be available at our on-site bar. Our 21+ patrons can enjoy spooky libations at the Shriekeasy before or after experiencing the haunted house! IDs will be checked on site.
The Sacred Skull: A Tiki Tarot Experience
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Around the corner tucked away inside the Shriekeasy you will find the Sacred Skull where the mighty tiki totem will ask you questions to reveal your special tiki cocktail.
No Name's Clown Chaos
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Everyone’s favorite clown has returned to 13th floor, and in big fashion. Come visit no name in his Curtain chaos attraction. Do you know how to get out? Do you know what may be lurking around the corner? Follow the music to find a special concert being played. No name is full of surprises. Which of you will come out of his curtain of chaos? Join us and see which of your friends will survive.
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Horror themed bar.
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In a dark corner of the 13th Floor, you will be lured into a secret bar, where you can cool off with a refreshing shot straight out of a nightmare fairy tale. The only spot within the haunted house where you can take a picture with our big bad wolf.
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Private indoor, heated space for up to 8 people. Free bucket of 6 beers or spiked seltzer’s of your choosing (soft drinks can be substituted). Enjoy activities like jumbo jenga and Hook & Ring game. 10 free axe throws. A visit from an Icon character with guaranteed selfies. $13 off merch. Does not include tickets to the Haunted House attraction.
The Graveyard Shift: A Zombie Shooting Range
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Welcome to 13th Floor Denver’s newest attraction, the Graveyard Shift! Here you will enter a shooting range guarded by death, where you will enter coffins and pick up a jelly ball gun. It is your mission on your shift to seek out and destroy all things that go bump in the night. Who amongst your friends will become the victor? Join us and find out.
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World’s Scariest Haunted House Denver Colorado
Location: Littleton, CO
World’s Scariest Haunted House is not only one of the most affordable haunted houses in the Denver metro area but also one of the most fun! For $20 a ticket, you’ll get 20 minutes (depending on how fast you go) of awesome practical effects and tons of jump scares.
As with most haunted houses, the environment changes as you walk through. There are plenty of twists and turns on the dimly lit path filled with really well-created sets. Our favorite part of the experience involved walking through a school bus. We’ll leave it at that as we don’t want to give too much away.
Although the environments are fantastic, it’s the actors that deserve all the credit. They are amazing and the reason this place comes to life each and every night. To the actors in the corn maze, I don’t know how you move so quickly but it made for a very creepy end to an already terrifyingly great time!
World’s Scariest Haunted house is a great destination for Families with pre-teens who want to have their first haunted house experience but also a great time for adults looking to get out and do something spooky this season.
The Scare Critic team says World’s Scariest Haunted House is a definite MUST VISIT! Tickets are available onsite only. So get there early and get in line!
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Entertainment, entertainment | 9 denver-area haunted houses, from spooky corn mazes to haunted mines, get some uniquely colorado scares this halloween at elitch gardens’ fright fest, 13th floor haunted house and more.
Colorado is home to several ghost towns , thanks to miners who settled throughout the Rocky Mountains in search of gold and silver.
But if you’re looking for a spooky experience without having to hike through a mountain ghost town this fall, hair-raising scares await at these nine haunted houses near Denver. Don’t forget to pack a mask, as COVID-19 restrictions vary and are subject to change.
Haunted Field of Screams
- When: Open some Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31
- Where: 10451 McKay Road, Thornton
- Cost: $29.99-$54.99
- More info: hauntedfieldofscreams.com
The 40-acre cornfield that comprises the Field of Screams is said to be located off one of the most haunted roads in Colorado. As the story goes, Riverdale Road is home to many restless souls, including a man who went mad and burned down his mansion with his family inside. All that’s left are the iron gates, known as the Gates of Hell, which thrill-seekers can check out along with multiple haunted houses and a spooky corn maze.
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Elitch Gardens Fright Fest
- When: Weekends through Oct. 31
- Where: 2000 Elitch Circle, Denver
- Cost: $44.99-$74.99
- More info: elitchgardens.com/fright-fest
Don your best costume and head to Elitch Gardens to enjoy amusement park rides with a side of spook. By day, the theme park is kid-friendly with costume contests and a Trick-or-Treat Trail in Kiddieland. But once the sun goes down, the ghosts and ghouls come out to scare. Walk through the multiple haunted houses (extra fee required) and catch The Enigma performing “live danger and unrated comedy” on The Big Wheel Stage, according to a press release.
- When: Select dates through Oct. 30
- Where: 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver
- Cost: $18 for members, $20 general admission
- More info: mollybrown.org/victorian-horrors
If you love ghost stories, gather ’round at Denver’s historic Molly Brown House Museum for Victorian Horrors, a ghoulish show where actors read classic horror tales such as “Frankenstein” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” New this year are two sign language presentations on Oct. 21 and 22 for those with hearing impairments.
13th Floor Haunted House
- When: Select dates through Nov. 13
- Where: 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver
- Cost: $19.99-$109.99
- More info: 13thfloorhauntedhouse.com
The monsters are out in full force at the 13th Floor in Denver this year, with three new attractions at this haunted house. First is Frostbite, a cryogenics lab where scientists are bringing the frozen dead back to life. But as many well-intentioned plans go, the experiment runs off the rails. Next, attendees can enter Doll Maker, billed as the former home of a Victorian toy-maker whose spirit inhabits the cute (creepy?) porcelain dolls. And finally, there’s Bad Blood, which brings a longstanding feud between werewolves and vampires to the city streets. Take the edge off at the Shriekeasy bar or with outdoor games available onsite.
- When: Select dates through Nov. 6
- Where: 3021 N. Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs
- Cost: $22-$56
- More info: hellscreamhaunt.com
Bring your fear of clowns to this haunted house in Colorado Springs, where a mysterious train crash has authorities searching for Jack Slaughter of the Slaughter Brothers Circus and his band of murderous clowns. The site of the crash is Dr. Von Helton’s manor, where some folks exposed to toxic waste are being sequestered on the top floor. Combo tickets ($38) are available to visit this attraction and the related Haunted Mines.
- Where: 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs
- More info: hauntedmines.org
Located beneath Colorado Springs are the remnants of an abandoned mining town, recently unearthed by excavators. But questions remain about the site, specifically why residents suddenly fled and why they buried it. So far, excavators have found unique insects such as enormous arachnids that inhabit the area and a curious note to a Dr. Von Helton that offers clues about the town’s mysterious demise. Combo tickets ($38) are available to visit this attraction and the related HellScream.
The Frightmare Compound
- Where: 10798 Yukon St., Westminster
- Cost: $29.99-$52.99
- More info: thefrightmarecompound.com
The Frightmare Compound is said to be haunted by the ghost of its founder, Brad Holder. You may encounter him in the haunted house, the monster museum or in any of the mini escape rooms. For an extra thrill, go during one of the compound’s Lights Out special events and see if you’re really afraid of the dark.
Terror in the Corn
- When: Select dates through Oct. 31
- Where: 6728 County Road 3 ¼, Erie
- Cost: $30-$48
- More info: terrorinthecorn.com
According to legend, twins Charles and Mildred Wells, the owners of the 19th century Wells Hotel in Erie, had sadistic pleasures. Guests would come for a cheap drink and room as they traveled through the area, but some were never able to continue their journeys. Instead, the siblings would set them loose in a field and hunt them during a little game they called Terror in the Corn. The site is now called Anderson Farms, but rumor has it the twins’ spirits still reside there. Join the zombie paintball hunt (extra fee) if you dare.
Monster to Midnight
- Where: 500 16th St., Denver
- Cost: $27-$35
- More info: distortionsmonsterworld.com/monster-to-midnight
Denver’s Distortions Monster Museum is a year-round home to zombies, gargoyles and life-sized ghouls. But through Halloween, it’s open after hours for those looking to indulge in spine-tingling entertainment and extra spooks.
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Jump-scares or family-friendly strolls, two Halloween attractions open with something for everyone
The 13th Floor Haunted House and Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns pumpkin trail are put on by Denver-based Thirteenth Floor Entertainment.
Tatum (4) flashes a scary Kubrick grin as she wanders into 13th Floor's Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns at Littleton's Hudson Gardens. Sept. 28, 2023.
Ominous smoke weaves its way through a field of orange pumpkins as visitors to Hudson Gardens in Littleton are embraced by the cold of an October night. The sound of dirt crunching under shoes can be heard as the visitors make their way down twisting paths and past illuminated pirate ships, dinosaurs and dragons. Trees arch and extend their limbs on either side of the trails, serving as guides to a joyous, family-friendly Halloween stroll.
This is the time of year that the night becomes a familiar friend and the Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns attraction returns to Colorado.
“We like to offer things for everyone,” said Chris Stafford, CEO and founding partner of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment. “Having offerings for folks that are all about the season but don’t particularly like being startled, that’s what Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns is. It’s for everyone to celebrate Halloween.”
Thirteenth Floor's Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns at Littleton's Hudson Gardens. Sept. 28, 2023.
The third-annual glowing trail of pumpkins is presented by Thirteenth Floor Entertainment, the nation’s largest independent haunted house operator, which is based in Denver.
To date, the Thirteenth Floor Entertainment team operates 36 attractions across the country featuring a diverse portfolio of Halloween-themed activities such as hayrides, festivals and of course, haunted houses.
“It was how we celebrated Halloween,” Stafford said. “It was fun to scare people.”
Stafford has now spent two decades building a Halloween-themed entertainment empire, introducing haunted attractions to fans across the country looking to be scared.
That empire began here in Denver.
“It’s where we are from, it’s where I live, it’s the city I love. It’s kind of like where we cut our teeth,” Stafford said. “From 2002 through 2010, we learned what worked, what didn’t work, what people like. We learned a lot of that in Denver.”
Some scary dudes in a truck at the Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns at Littleton's Hudson Gardens. Sept. 28, 2023.
Stafford and Warren Conrad operated their first temporary haunted house in 2002 called “The Asylum” out of the Thornton Town Center. The following year they’d take their seasonal setup to Northglenn’s Boondocks Fun Center for a couple of years before officially launching Thirteenth Floor together in 2008. Born in upstate New York, Stafford moved to Colorado when he was 8 years old.
“There was a haunted house in Denver called Brutal Planet,” Stafford said. “When I was a teenager, seeing their approach to how they did a haunted house was inspirational to me.”
Years later, Brutal Planet’s home on 4120 Brighton Boulevard would become Thirteenth Floor’s second location.
“It was surreal walking through that [building] and having everything come full circle,” Stafford said.
The building has since been torn down and is now home to the Mission Ballroom music venue.
A lot has changed since Stafford first got into the haunted house business.
Most notably, Stafford has seen a growing interest in immersive entertainment over the years. Attractions now pay more attention to scenic elements: props, costumes and makeup. Everything has become more theatrical, Stafford said.
“I joke with people and say, ‘We’ve been doing live immersive entertainment since before it was cool,'” Stafford said.
Lots of year-round planning goes into the curation of scary spaces run by Thirteenth Floor Entertainment. According to Stafford, their full-time staff spend several weeks on each attraction to ensure the best Halloween experience. It also means learning lessons each year that can be carried over to the next year.
“As we started to grow the business, one of my biggest surprises was remarkably how similar people are all over the United States in what they like and what they don’t like,” Stafford said. “For the most part, if it worked in Denver it works in San Antonio. If it works in San Antonio, it works in Phoenix.”
They’ve also learned that seemingly “easy” haunted house clichés like scary clowns and chainsaws aren’t always a bad thing.
“I learned very early that you have to give the customer what they want to see so that you can then in turn design things the way you want them to be,” Stafford said. “If you don’t have those basic, visceral items that haunted house goers expect then you’re doing it wrong.”
Some of the carved, fake pumpkins on display Thirteenth Floor's Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns at Littleton's Hudson Gardens. Sept. 28, 2023.
Over the years, Thirteenth Floors haunted houses have attracted a core audience of teenagers and 20-somethings, but Stafford has also seen older generations come back with their own kiddos to experience the joy of jump scares. Stafford’s teenagers even work at Denver’s 13th Floor Haunted House.
“I think the employee part of the business has always provided a really cool, fun experience for young people to come together and make friends,” Stafford said. “That’s really my goal: to create those types of experiences so that people can get together. I think haunted houses are one of the best and economical ways to do that.”
Many, many carved and illuminated (and fake) pumpkins on display 13th Floor's Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns at Littleton's Hudson Gardens. Sept. 28, 2023.
Few things scare Stafford anymore (except for the dark). But this time of year, while he’s touring Thirteenth Floor attractions across the country dishing out the scariest scenes Halloween has to offer, he is often reminded why he got into the business of scary entertainment.
“I may not get scared now but it’s certainly rewarding to see people reacting to what we put together,” Stafford said. “We need reasons to come together and share experiences in person. That’s the beauty of live entertainment.”
📍 Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns is on display at The Hudson Gardens in Littleton until Oct. 31. Tickets start at $15 for kids and $20 for adults on select nights through Halloween night. Children 2 and under will not require a ticket to enter. Click here to purchase tickets .
📍 The 13th Floor Haunted House will run select nights through Saturday, Nov. 11. 13th Floor Denver will also debut all-new Behind The Screams tours, where guests can get a backstage view of the haunt and learn all about how the horrors come to life each night. Tickets start at $20. Click here for more information .
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Colorado has a ton of haunted houses to visit each year. So gather up some friends and seek some scares…if you dare. Below is a roundup of some of the most chilling haunted houses (and more) that Colorful Colorado has to offer. Some are close to campus, while others may require some travel time. Regardless, you’re guaranteed to have a boo-tiful time.
3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver $24.99–$99.99 The 13th Floor haunted house is named after the unlucky number 13. This year’s attractions are called, The Deadlands, Repossessed and Fairytale Nightmare. In the Deadlands, participants will find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world trying to uncover the truth of how a virus was released. During Repossessed, you will face Mara the Nun. Finally, in Fairytale Nightmare visitors face villains of the fairytale world. Additional activities include a bar, tarot reading, No Name's Curtain Chaos and more.
Horror Theatre Haunted House
4504 S Independence St., Denver Free admission If you’re tight on money this time of year, Horror Theatre Haunted House has you covered. You are allowed to enter free of charge (save for your soul). The theme of the attraction is a long forgotten movie theater, but you may just enter a horror film by mistake.
The Empty Grave
218 Kimbark St., Longmont $20–$50 Take an immersive walk through a haunted house. Lighting, animatronics, actors, special effects and more will be featured. The haunt is held at the abandoned Longmont Foods Co. processing plant. Here, it is rumored that the plant was processing something other than poultry.
Movie screenings, haunted halls, themed activities at the Rec and more—there are tons of options for celebrating Halloween and scoring free candy this month. Check out upcoming Halloween events for students .
Haunted Field of Screams
10451 McKat Road, Thornton $29.99–$39.99 The Haunted Field of Screams backs Riverdale Road, a famously haunted pathway in Thornton. This 40-acre corn field has plenty of uncharted territory to weave through. Watch out for what lurks in the shadows.
The Frightmare Compound
10798 Yukon St., Westminster $29.99–$59.99 per person The Frightmare Compound is Colorado’s oldest haunted house, and this year, they’re celebrating their 40th year of fright. When visiting the compound, you’ll find yourself wandering with no light guiding the way. With so much experience under their belt, The Frightmare Compound ensures a horrific experience.
World’s Scariest Haunted House
10500 W Bowles Ave., Littleton $23–$40 The World’s Scariest Haunted House is said to live up to its name. You may want to skip this one if you’re afraid of chainsaws. Don’t forget to snag this $3 off coupon .
301 Englewood Parkway, Englewood $25–$40 The Ritual, just south of Denver, will make you question reality. The experience begins in a rickety shack that leads to a gloomy swamp. It is said that previous victims lurk in the water, waiting to claim your soul.
Terror in the Corn
6728 County Road 3 1/4, Erie (Anderson Farms) $39–$130 While its not your average haunted house experience, Terror in the Corn may be even more frightening. In 2022, The Scare Factor rated it the best haunted house in Colorado and the third best in the nation.
Dark Side of The Abbey
3011 US-50, Cañon City $25–$40 The Dark Side of The Abbey is located in an abandoned monastery inside the grounds of the Holy Cross Abbey. Although it is a few hours away from Boulder, once you get there you will experience a thrilling, heart-racing time in a real-life monastery.
3021 N Hancock Ave., Colorado Springs $24–$64 If you’re up for a bit of a drive, HellScream provides a horrific, circus-themed experience. The house has been around for 15-plus years and has a story centered around a circus train crash, which took many lives.
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6 Must-See Colorado Haunted Houses in 2023
If you love Halloween haunted house attractions , you’ve come to the right place! We currently have 36 spooky haunts listed in Colorado , including twisted trails , haunted hayrides , home haunts , corn mazes , and more!
Here’s a list of some of our website’s most popular haunted houses you want to experience this season!
6. Hellscream Haunted House – Colorado Springs, CO
Hellscream Haunted House is a cutting-edge, multi-attraction event that has terrified and thrilled visitors for 15 years! This haunt takes place in a three-story, old medical building!
Read Team Hauntarama ‘s 2022 review HERE.
5. Scorched Earth Haunted Farm – Peyton, CO
Scorched Earth Haunted Farm is a 10,000 sq. ft. hay bale maze outside under the stars! This is a Colorado charity that donates back to the community.
4. Terror in the Corn – Erie, CO
Terror in the Corn at Anderson Farms is a mile-long attraction that offers an immersive experience into the world of the unknown. Your darkest fears await you among the rows…
Check out Team Hauntarama ‘s 2022 review HERE .
3. 13th Floor Haunted House – Denver, CO
13th Floor Denver is a world-famous haunted house and Denver’s ultimate Halloween event.
2. Creepy Walk in the Woods – Loveland, CO
The Creepy Walk in the Woods will be open on select dates in October of 2023. Are you ready to witness a supernatural event in person? This 501(c)3 charity event is wheelchair accessible.
1. The Frightmare Compound – Westminster, CO
The Frightmare Compound offers horror houses, escape rooms, a haunted museum, and more!
For a full list of all scary attractions in Colorado, please visit our Colorado Haunted House Directory
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The 15 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Denver, CO
Denver is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. It’s called the Mile High City and is located along the Rocky Mountain Front Range, so the scenery is beautiful. Denver has a strong economy and a lot of appealing elements to life there, including the beautiful weather.
According to FBI statistics, City Park, Capitol Hill, Central Park, Jefferson Park, and Montbello are the most dangerous neighborhoods in Denver. These localities consistently score highest in both violent and property crimes per capita, with rates ranging from 56 to 128 percent greater than the rest of Denver. Central West Denver, Highland, and Northern Denver are also places to avoid.
Along with crime rates, some of the factors that can play a role in the quality of a neighborhood include median household income and the median home prices. Follow along as we explore the 15 most dangerous neighborhoods in Denver, CO.
1. City Park
- Population: 8,202
- Violent Crime: 2,002
- Property Crime: 10,545
- Total reported Crime: 12,547
As the name indicates, the City Park neighborhood is adjacent to Denver’s best park, so there are perks to living there, including the expansive green space.
There are also a lot of bars, coffee shops, and restaurants, but City Park has a total crime rate that’s 306% higher than the national average. Around 66% of City Park residents are renters, and 34% are owners. Despite the above-average crime, the median home value in the City Park neighborhood is exceptionally high at $536,416, and the median rent is $1,149.
According to FBI records, there were a total of 12,547 crimes reported in City Park during the 2020 calendar year. Murder and auto theft were among the crimes committed.
There were 2,002 violent offenses and 10,545 property crimes in total. These figures are huge compared to a population of 8,202 people; the crime rate is quite high.
2. Capitol Hill
- Population: 21,726
- Violent Crime: 1,983
- Property Crime: 10,464
- Total reported Crime: 12,447
Capitol Hill is one of the most densely populated Denver neighborhoods. There’s a lot of history in the neighborhood, like the Molly Brown House. There are numerous cafes and dining options in the neighborhood, but unfortunately, the crime rate is higher than Denver as a whole. Violent crime is 351% higher than the national average, with property crime 295% higher.
The average sale price of a home in Capitol Hill, despite the high crime, is around $330,000. The average rent in the neighborhood is lower than many other areas in the city, at $1,150. Capitol Hill has a lot of professionals who call the neighborhood home, but it’s important to lock up your valuables and be careful when walking there at night, especially alone.
For the 2020 calendar year, there have been a total of 12,447 crimes reported in Capitol Hill. Murder, assault, rape, auto theft, burglary, and other property-related crimes are among them.
Property crime also outnumbers violent crime by a large margin. 1,983 violent offenses and 10,464 property crimes were reported. All of this happened in a neighborhood with a population of 21,726 people.
3. Central Park/Stapleton
- Population: 19,385
- Violent Crime: 869
- Property Crime: 7,973
- Total reported Crime: 8,842
Central Park is a Denver neighborhood once known as Stapleton. It is east of downtown Denver, and it’s located at the former site of the Stapleton International Airport. It’s the biggest residential neighborhood within the city of Denver.
There are 12 subdivisions that are part of Central Park and a combination of public and private schools, pools, and shopping and business districts. The Central Park neighborhood connects to the Denver Metro via commuter rail service.
In total, 8,842 crimes were committed in Central Park in 2020. These offenses include both violent and nonviolent crimes.
Property crimes outnumbered violent crimes. There were a total of 7,973 property offenses reported, but only 869 violent incidents. This is, nonetheless, a higher crime rate in a population of 19,385 people.
4. Jefferson Park
- Population: 5,554
- Violent Crime: 878
- Property Crime: 7,836
- Total reported Crime: 8,714
Jefferson Park is often described as an up-and-coming neighborhood, and there’s a lot of current residential and commercial development going on. West Highland and Highland neighbor it. Jefferson Park is near downtown and offers more affordable housing.
The crime in Jefferson Park is 181% higher than the national average, and violent crime is 100% higher than the U.S. average. You have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim in Jefferson Park.
While Jefferson Park is a more affordable alternative to some other nearby neighborhoods, the median home value is still $525,249, and the median rent is $1308. Most people in the neighborhood rent, and only 24% of residents are homeowners.
In the 2020 calendar year, there were a total of 8,714 reported crimes, according to FBI records. Murder and property theft were among the crimes committed.
Property crimes outnumbered violent crimes. There were 878 violent crimes and 7,836 property crimes reported per capita, and those are extremely high numbers for a neighborhood of 5,554 people.
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- Population: 30,000
- Violent Crime: 1,872
- Property Crime: 9,945
- Total reported Crime: 11,817
This neighborhood, which has a population of over 30,000 people, is plagued by violent and nonviolent crime. According to the Denver Crime Post, there were 21 reported violent crime incidents and 56 property crime incidents in June 2020 alone.
In this neighborhood, a police patrol is made of concrete. Petty theft has been reported in Montbello, making pickpocketing and mugging commonplace in congested areas.
The safety of public transit is likewise compromised. Visitors and travelers should keep their belongings and cash close at hand. The hotel recommendations are extremely disparate, with an average of 50% recommended for Denver security.
This neighborhood had a total of 11,817 reported crimes. This comprised a wide range of offenses, from murder to theft. According to FBI figures, 1,872 violent crimes and 9,945 property crimes were committed.
6. Central West Denver
- Population: 50,475
- Violent Crime: 1,709
- Property Crime: 6,703
- Total reported Crime: 8,412
Central West Denver isn’t a cheap neighborhood, with a cost of living that’s 7% more expensive than the U.S. average. At the same time, it does have some crime issues. For example, crime in Central West Denver is 173% higher than the average in the U.S., and the chance of being a crime victim is 1 in 15.
The household income is 21% lower than the rest of Colorado, and the income per capita in the neighborhood is $26,434, lower than the U.S. average. The median home value is lower than Colorado’s at $245,607, and the median rent price is only $883. Unfortunately, the high school graduation rate in the neighborhood is 24% lower than the state’s average.
In total, 8,412 crimes were committed in Central West Denver in 2020. These offenses include both violent and nonviolent crimes.
Property crimes outnumbered violent crimes. There were a total of 6,703 property offenses reported and 1,709 violent incidents. This is, nonetheless, a higher crime rate in a population of 50,475 people.
- Population: 15,265
- Violent Crime: 797
- Property Crime: 7,212
- Total reported Crime: 8,009
This is Denver’s slum district. In the 1990s, this neighborhood was plagued by crime complaints, owing to its various seedy sections. It is expected to minimize the number of reports it produces, as it now has only 15,265 personnel. The cops have been very active in their response.
Walking or riding for exploration is only done during the day in this area. Tourists and women traveling alone are less safe at night. Public transportation is associated with fewer crime complaints, which inevitably leads to a reduction in small theft such as cash mugging. This is still not one of Denver’s more family-friendly neighborhoods.
In total, 8,009 crimes were committed in Highland. These offenses include both violent and nonviolent crimes. In 2020, property crimes outnumbered violent crimes.
There were a total of 7,212 property offenses reported, but only 797 violent incidents. This is, nonetheless, a high crime rate in a population of 15,265 people.
8. Northern Denver
- Population: 25,549
There are a few different names Northern Denver goes by, including the North Side and North Denver. Several neighborhoods are part of the larger North Side of Denver, including Sloan’s Lake, West Highland, and Berkeley.
The total crime in Northern Denver is 123% higher than the National Average, with violent crime rates that are 224% higher. This part of the city has 64% more crime than the rest of Denver.
Northern Denver, which has a population of 5,549 people, had a total of 8,412 reported crimes in the 2020 calendar year. Murder, rape, assault, property theft, and auto theft are all examples of these crimes.
Around that time, there were fewer violent crimes than property crimes. Property crimes accounted for 6,703 per capita, while violent crimes accounted for 1,709.
The income per capita is lower than the U.S. average at $26,057, and the home value is 15% lower than in Colorado. The homeownership rate is only 54%, which is 16% lower than the average in the rest of the U.S. High school graduation rates in Northern Denver are 19% lower than in Colorado.
9. Alamo Placita
- Population: 11,380
- Violent Crime: 580
- Property Crime: 6,203
- Total reported Crime: 6,783
The population of this area is only 11,380 people. Despite having a livability rating of 78 percent, Alamo Placita has a crime rate that is 13 percent higher than the Denver average, adding to the reasons for it being one of Denver’s worst neighborhoods.
The patrolling officers don’t appear to be taking full responsibility for the crimes. It’s reassuring to see that these criminals are specific and don’t hang around in dark places at night. Even for females traveling alone, wandering, and exploring past daytime on foot/bike is safe. Because incidents on public transportation are not reported, it is safe to believe that they are safe.
For the 2020 calendar year, there have been a total of 6,783 crimes reported in Alamo Placita. Murder, assault, rape, auto theft, burglary, and other property-related crimes are among them.
Property crime also outnumbers violent crime by a large margin. 580 violent offenses and 6,203 property crimes were reported.
- Population: 799
- Violent Crime: 955
- Property Crime: 5,172
- Total reported Crime: 6,126
Auraria is a Denver neighborhood with a total crime rate around 101% higher than the national average. It’s in central Denver, to the west of downtown Denver.
At one point in Denver’s history, Auraria was a thriving community, but many say it never fully recovered from a flood in 1864. While crime rates are high, the cost of living is also high. For example, the median home value is $500,000, and the median rent is $1,250.
Auraria does have an urban feel, and there are some appealing things about calling the neighborhood home, despite the crime. For example, it’s popular among young professionals, and there are also a number of parks, coffee shops, and restaurants.
In Auraria, there were a total of 6,126 crimes reported in 2020. Murder and rape were among the offenses committed, as were burglary and property theft.
Property crimes outweighed violent crimes at this time. Per capita, there were 5,172 property crimes and 955 violent crimes reported.
- Population: 5,795
- Violent Crime: 737
- Property Crime: 3,992
- Total reported Crime: 4,729
Baker is a Denver neighborhood with a 30-block historic district. The historic district designation for the Baker Historic District was granted in 2000. There is a wide range of home prices in Baker.
For example, home prices range from $390,000 to $875,000, while to rent, you might find yourself paying a low of $850 up to a high of $3500 a month. The neighborhood has light rail access, which makes it convenient.
Unfortunately, the crime rate in this historic Denver neighborhood is relatively high. The total crime rate is 389% higher than the national average, with property crime 427% higher. You have a 1 in 9 chance of being a victim of crime in the Baker neighborhood.
This neighborhood had a total of 4,729 reported crimes. This comprised a wide range of offenses, from murder to theft. According to FBI figures, 737 violent crimes and 3,992 property crimes were committed.
12. Park Hill
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- Population: 28,587
- Violent Crime: 767
- Property Crime: 3,724
- Total reported Crime: 4,491
This area has a population of 28,587 residents and a livability rating of 68 percent. The total crime rate of Park Hill is 3,282 per 100,000 population, with property crimes accounting for the majority of reported crimes. This neighborhood saw some gang violence and drive-by shootings in the early 2000s. Not one of the best places to stay in Denver, it appears.
Recently, there has been a lot of gang activity, although it isn’t overpowering. The neighborhood offenders/gangsters, on the other hand, are on pins and needles as a result of the police patrol. Females and guests can safely explore during the day and at night.
A total of 4,491 offenses were reported in 2020. Murder, rape, car theft, and burglary were among the crimes committed. There were 767 violent crimes and 3,724 property crimes reported per capita out of this total.
13. Southwestern Denver
- Population: 123,093
- Violent Crime: 748
- Property Crime: 3,499
- Total reported Crime: 4,247
This densely packed neighborhood, which has 123,093 residents, is one of Denver’s high-crime districts, with numerous theft incidents. Although there is a police presence, it is not as substantial as it once was. Because the neighborhood is not particularly walkable, female travelers traveling alone will find it difficult to get around at night. They don’t attach to a group, though.
Most scenarios advise against taking the bus because cash and personal items are rarely secure. The safety of surrounding hotels is also a concern. The crime rate in southwest Denver is 20% higher than the national average.
In Southwestern Denver, there were a total of 4,247 crimes reported in 2020. Murder and rape were among the offenses committed, as were burglary and property theft.
Property crimes outweighed violent crimes at this time. Per capita, there were 3,499 property crimes and 748 violent crimes reported.
14. Five Points
- Population: 16,264
- Violent Crime: 554
- Property Crime: 3,004
- Total reported Crime: 3,559
Five Points is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver, and it’s on the northeast side of the city’s central business district. Five Points was once the home of many of the leaders of Denver.
However, in the 1950s through the 1990s, Five Points started to decline, with residents moving to newer homes in the suburbs. While there have been efforts to redevelop Five Points, it’s remained one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Denver.
Some of the redevelopment efforts of Five Points have been successful, with wealthier residents moving in, raising the median household income. There are pockets of Five Points that are considered trendy and up-and-coming for residents, and then more dangerous areas. The violent crime rate in Five Points is 672% higher than the national average, and the property crime rate is 392% higher.
This neighborhood had a total of 3,559 reported crimes. This comprised a wide range of offenses, from murder to theft. According to FBI figures, 554 violent crimes and 3,004 property crimes were committed.
- Population: 8.519
- Violent Crime: 343
- Property Crime: 1,859
- Total reported Crime: 2.203
This neighborhood has a rust belt vibe about it. Crime is rising because of the growth in bars, drunk driving, fights, and stabbings. This is one of the Denver neighborhoods to stay away from.
In this community, there isn’t much of a police presence. Larimer Street, 20th & Lawrence, the Solera, and 2020 Lawrence are all good places to visit, especially if you’re a female traveler on your own. Residents don’t fail to report the high number of bike thefts in this area.
Lodo, which has a population of 8,519 people, had a total of 2,203 reported crimes in the 2020 calendar year. Murder, rape, assault, property theft, and auto theft are all examples of these crimes.
Around that time, there were more violent crimes than property crimes. Property crimes accounted for 1,859 per capita, while violent crimes accounted for 343.
Ashley Sutphin Watkins studied journalism at the University of North Carolina. She now works as a full-time writer with an interest in all things real estate and interior design. She lives in East Tennessee and enjoys the nearby Smoky Mountains with her family.
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MISSOURI Missouri is dying to show you what evil spirits lurk in the dark. Missouri Haunted Houses are located in the prime section on Columbia. Columbia haunted house consists of NecroPlanet . NecroPlanet provides 3 attractions in one location. Haunted Houses in Missouri have great reviews. Come to Necropolis Haunted House and have the zombies devour your soul. The Pit and Chaos in 3D are also located in Columbia .
Missouri is known as the “Gateway to the West” because it was one of the main stops on the way to California. Missouri land was inexpensive and the cattle had ample grazing lands. Because of this fact, the pioneers moved here in droves. Population exploded and the riverboats transported supplies all up and down the Mississippi River. The railroad was being built from the east to the west. With the massive growth, the pioneers forced the natives to move further west. Those who stayed in here, settled near the Mississippi River. A melting pot of people moved in from the north and the south, so Missouri became a split state during war. Slavery was not a major industry in Missouri partly because they were costly and many of the Missourians were from the north. During the Civil War, when the call for soldiers came, Missouri divided its armies of soldiers. The Union Army received 110,000 soldiers and the Confederate Army 40,000. With the state being split, this divided cities and towns, neighbors and families, fathers and sons, and even brothers. Missouri saw as many as 1200 individual battles on their own land. The stench of death hung in the air as thousands of lives were lost fighting or starvation because you had to leave your home moving deeper west into the more remote areas. Many soldiers died in battle, of bloody dismemberment, infection, starvation, dysentery and brutal accidents. These violent battles of the war were over the brutality of slavery and had grown to epic proportion. The Civil War was brutal and most times fatal. From the inner turmoil to the numerous violent battles, the souls left behind to complete missions, lost between life and death now roams Missouri. Missouri is well known in the haunt world for its portals of hell and the revengeful souls who live within its confines. The intense energy these souls expel, helps the living keep they at bay for the remainder of the year. Unfortunately, they must return to do their bidding as part of their mission in purgatory. Demons and messengers of the under-lord return to experiment and do research in their dungeons and chambers in the chill of the fall during the season of Halloween, under the spells of pure wickedness. Missouri is home to many haunted attractions that are well known in the haunt world. These haunted houses are well worth the trip. These attractions have been seen on many of the local television and radio stations, magazines and newspapers. Visit this haunted world of twisted and deranged: haunted houses, forests, trails, farms, mazes, hotels, asylums, prisons, indoor and outdoor attractions. Missouri is a state at the top of the haunt world and considered the area’s best for haunted attractions. Find the most innovative animatronics, scary monsters, creepy zombies, demented demons, creatures from the depths of the underworld, cutting edge technology and have your nightmares brought to life right here in Missouri. When searching for haunted houses online, Missouri is just a click away. Don’t wait for a review, check them out for yourself.
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Top 13 places in Russia where you may face a ghost
1. Kusovnikov House in Moscow
In the 19 th century house № 17 on Myasnitskaya street in central Moscow was inhabited by a rich, but very greedy couple – Pyotr and Sofya Kusovnikov, who scrimped on almost everything. Extremely suspicious, they used to hide money from their servants in different places. Once they hid some in the fireplace, but the janitor accidentally burned it when lighting the fire. When she found out, Sofya died instantly of a broken heart, her husband passed away a little later. Since then, the ghost of a hunched old man in a coat has routinely appeared on the street near the house – this is Pyotr Kusovnikov mourning his lost money.
2. Sokol metro station
During WWI, not far from the modern Sokol station of the Moscow metro, a cemetery for fallen soldiers was located. In 1918, mass executions of White officers and priests by the Reds were held there. All this led to the appearance of ghosts in the dark tunnels of the station. Early in the morning diaphanous figures with festering wounds can be seen there.
3. St. Michael’s Castle in St. Petersburg
This castle was a royal residence built by order of Tsar Paul I. On March 21, 1801, he was killed there by a group of conspirators. It is considered that the restless spirit of the tsar was unable to leave the castle. It appears there in the corridors with a burning candle in its hand.
4. Znamenskaya Tower in Yaroslavl
During the Civil War in Russia (1917-1922), a group of White troops held positions in the Volkovsky theater in Yaroslavl. The Red commissar in command of the siege promised to spare their lives. However, he lied and all the Whites were executed at the Znamenskaya Tower. Since then, the ghost of the commissar who didn’t keep his promise has been seen at the place of his crime.
5. Igumnov House in Moscow
The house at 43 Bolshaya Yakimanka Street in Moscow, also known as “Igumnov House,” serves today as the residence of the French ambassador. It was built at the request of the industrialist Nikolay Igumnov in the late 19 th century. He settled his young mistress here, but one day caught her with a lover. The lover was kicked out, but the girl was never seen again. It is believed that the outraged Igumnov bricked her up in a wall. During Soviet times, people often saw the ghost of a young girl walking through the walls with deep, plaintive sighs.
6. House of Rasputin in St. Petersburg
The flat on the second floor at 64 Gorokhovaya street in St. Petersburg is today a usual residential apartment. However, in the early 20th century it was home to one of the most mystical figures in Russian history – Grigory Rasputin. His ghost sometimes appears here, scaring inhabitants with its clunking steps and grunting in dark corners.
7. House on the Embankment
This house at 2 Serafimovicha Street, simply known as “House on Embankment,” is among the most famous in the Russian capital, known as the place of residence for the Soviet crème de la crème : writers, artists, actors, generals, athletes. However, it also has a dark history. During the Great Purge, a campaign of political repressions in the USSR, dozens of the house’s inhabitants were arrested and executed. Today, the house is full of the ghosts of those victims, who sometimes appear in their old dwelling place.
8. Tower of the old hospital in Ryazan
Among the high-rise modern buildings at 15 Gorky Street in Ryazan is an old tower – all that remains of the old hospital. At night, a lonely dark figure can be seen walking in this tower. This is the ghost of Alexander Smitten, who administered the hospital more than a century ago.
9. Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg
During a misty night in March, one can see the ghost of a young girl near the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Her face is blue because of asphyxiation, and there is a big red mark on her neck caused by a rope. This is famous revolutionary Sophia Perovskaya, who assassinated Tsar Alexander II and was hanged for her deed. To meet this ghost is a bad omen, and can cost nocturnal pedestrians their lives.
10. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
There is a legend that when the Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod was being built, the constructors were unable to finish one of the towers. It kept falling down. In the end, they decided to make a sacrifice and to build the tower on the blood of the first person who passed by. It happened to be a pregnant woman hurrying to the river for water. She was seized and bricked up in the tower alive. The ghost of a pale woman holding a baby has appeared near this place ever since.
11. Oldenburg Palace near Voronezh
Built in the late 19th century, the palace belonged to Princess Eugenia of Leuchtenberg. Today her ghost rises from the deep casemates of the palace to wander through its rooms and corridors. There is also another ghost there, much older — the ghost of a young peasant girl. It is even said that Princess Eugenia saw it when she was alive.
12. Stalin’s country house near Sochi
Stalin’s ghost can be seen at his country house, located today within the Green Groove hotel near Sochi. The “father of the nations” walks in his white jacket, smoking his trademark pipe.
13. Psychiatric hospital near Nizhny Novgorod
Near the modern psychiatric hospital in the village of Lyakhovo near Nizhny Novgorod, one can see an abandoned old building. Several dozen years ago a young girl hanged herself there because of unrequited love. At night it is possible to see a white silhouette and hear the moaning and cries of the “love-stricken schoolgirl” as the locals call her.
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