Are you ready to be scared? Halloween is almost here – are you brave enough for these 10 Haunted Woods, Haunted Jails, and Haunted Houses around Columbus. Check the links for additional details and don’t be a scared-y cat! Haunts are listed in order of distance from Downtown Columbus.
Haunted Woods and Haunted Houses around Columbus
13th Floor Haunted House, 2605 Northland Plaza Dr, Columbus: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays September 13 through November 9 (except 9/14); also open Sundays and Thursdays, and select additional days and times during the week in October. Tickets range from $13-$29.99 during the season based on day and time. Fast pass is $10 addition, skip the line is $20 additional.
Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres, 13861 E. Broad St., Pataskala – open at 8:30.p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, September 19 through November 2; $25 for admission to 2 haunts, or $45 for VIP tickets; $5 off on Thursdays and opening weekend. Not recommended for young children (740-927-3568) 17 miles from downtown Columbus.
Pataskala Haunted Forest, 8838 Refugee Rd. S.W., Pataskala – Typically open 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October (TBA FOR 2019); admission tba and free parking; (740-975-7812). Trek through the woods will last about 45 minutes, and you may encounter mud and water, so dress appropriately. Proceeds benefit Pataskala Lions Club. 23 miles from Downtown Columbus
Haunted Farm, 5450 Old Millersport Rd., Pleasantville – haunted barn maze, haunted corn maze and hayride included. Fridays and Saturdays dates tba; hours 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Admission: $tba, or $13 for children younger than 10; fast pass: $25 and $20 (740-205-7460) 30 miles from Columbus.
Jail of Terror, Old Licking County Jail, 46 S. Third St. Newark – Haunted Jail; from 7 p.m. -midnight on Fridays and Saturdays in October; prices tba for 2019 (740-345-5245) 40 miles from Downtown Columbus. The front of the jail will also offer mini flashlight tours of the living quarters of this unique building!
Horror Acres and Legends of Horror, 6995 Rt. 72, Springfield – haunted house and 5-acre corn maze, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, dates tba; pricing for 2018 was $16 for Horror Acres, $10 for Maze of Insanity, or $20 for a combo ticket for both (937-206-4066) 45 miles from Downtown Columbus
Terror Maze, 6988 Springfield Jamestown Rd. – open 8 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays September tba through October; 2017 pricing $13 admission; $20 Zombo-Combo with general entry, a t-shirt, can koozie, and more. Come in costume through October tba to have your picture taken for the Costume Contest and get $3 off. October tba is Annual Pink Out Night at the Terror Maze for Breast Cancer Awareness; live band, bakes sale, and more. 6 p.m. to Midnight (937-215-2905) 49 miles from Downtown Columbus.
Wicked Forest, 15111 St. Rt. 664 South, Logan Ohio – 1/2 mile trail through haunted woods in Hocking Hills; 7:30 to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays September 27 through October 26; $15 general admission. Group Rates: $13 per person (group of 12+), Military & First Responders: $13. Fast pass admission $20. Save $2 per admission when you pay with cash. Ages 13 and up recommended (740) 652-5444 52 miles from Downtown Columbus
Ohio State Reformatory Escape from Blood Prison, 100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield – Haunted Prison; Thursdays-Sundays, September 27-November 3. $25 all dates, $35 speed pass, $45 lightning pass. No one younger than 13 admitted (must show proof; birth cert, report card, id, etc) (419-360-5689) 75 miles from Downtown Columbus.
Halloween Haunt Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason – with mazes, rides and shows, not recommended for children younger than 13; 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays September 20 through October 26 (park opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays); $33.99 online for Friday or Saturday nights (Haunt only), or $51 at the gate; $39.99 – $50.99 on Saturdays (for all day and night), or $72 at the gate; $34.99 Sundays 11 am – 7 pm or $72 at the gate. (513-754-5700) 84 miles from Downtown Columbus.
Boos and Beers: The Haunted History Walking Tour. Short North, Arena District, and Downtown. In this 3-hour*, walking tour, you’ll visit locations with their own tale and experience. From a cold winter murder to a hot prison fire to secret tunnels under the city, Columbus is full of haunted tales. This tour gives you a chance to learn and experience these stories over a drink during our several stops. Tickets are $20. *Must be 21 to drink. Under 21 are welcome on the tour. ** Drinks not included. Tours start October 3 and runs most days until Nov 7th.
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