Are you ready to be scared? Halloween is coming up – 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 21 through October 31; additional days and times added during the week in October. Tickets range from $19.99-$33.99 during the season based on day and time.
The Haunted Maze at Hoover Gardens & Gift Center, 182 N Sunbury Rd, Westerville: Open during regular business hours from September 15 through October. Back again for thrills and scares, this twisting, winding maze will bring you face to face with your biggest nightmare! Parents consider escorting younger or sensitive children. The maze is free during regular Hoover Gardens business hours and is open everyday through Halloween.
Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres, 13861 E. Broad St., Pataskala – open at 8:30.p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, September 20 through October 27; $25, or $45 for VIP tickets; not recommended for young children (740-927-3568) 17 miles from downtown Columbus.
Pataskala Haunted Forest, 8838 Refugee Rd. S.W., Pataskala – 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October; $15 admission 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 September 28 through November 3; hours 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Admission: $16, 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; 7-10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays September 22 through October 17; $18 or $25 fast pass (740-345-5245) 40 miles from Downtown Columbus.
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, September 22 through October; $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 28 through October 27; $12 general admission. Group Rates: $10.00 per person (group of 12+), Military & First Responders: $10.00. 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 28-November 4. $20 all dates, $30 speed pass, $40 lightening 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; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays September 21 through October (park opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays); $31.99 online for Friday or Saturday nights (Haunt only), or $46.99 at the gate; $46.99 on Saturdays (for all day and night), or $65 at the gate; $34.99 Sundays 11 am – 7 pm or $65 at the gate. (513-754-5700) 84 miles from Downtown Columbus
Attractions no longer operating
- Haunted Hoorah, 3 East High Street Ashley, Ohio 43003. Cancelled for 2018 and until a new location can be found.
- Walking Dead Mansion CLOSED
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