Are you ready to be scared? Halloween is almost here – are you brave enough for these Haunted Woods, Haunted Farms, 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.
Note: some photos from attractions have been included below. If you are not into the scares of haunted houses, we recommend that you do not continue to scroll the page. However, nothing more gruesome than a scary Halloween costume is included.
Haunted Woods and Haunted Houses around Columbus
Fear Columbus Haunted House
2605 Northland Plaza Dr, Columbus (located 13 miles from downtown Columbus) Fridays and Saturdays Sept 16 through October; Sundays in October; and select mid-week days in October.
“Fear Columbus is one of the largest and most elaborate haunted house productions in 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!”
Opening weekend flash sale: $19.99; limited quantity available!
Tickets are $19.99-$49.99 per person. There are 3 types of admission; general, fast pass, and immediate admission. Dates WILL sell out, so schedule in advance
The website also lists a haunted Christmas experiences, Krampus, on December 9-18. Tickets sell out for this limited experience very quickly, so join the waitlist now.
Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres
13861 E. Broad St., Pataskala. Located 17 miles from downtown Columbus. (740-927-3568) Opens at 8:30.p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, September 15 through October 29.
$30 plus fees for admission to 2 haunts (Haunted Hoochie and Bad Trip in 3D), or $50 for VIP tickets; $5 off on Thursdays. Not recommended for young children.
ZOMBIEzi Bay at Zoombezi Bay
4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065 20 miles from downtown Columbus. Fridays and Saturdays, September 16-October 30, plus select Thursdays and Sundays.
The ZOMBIEzi Bay haunted attraction, presented by Mtn Dew, features a wicked new world with four haunted houses, two scare zones, rides and plenty of sinister surprises.
There’s the Brews and Bites: Craft Beer & Food Festival to enjoy some spooky themed food and drink samples. Admission starts at $28.99; Zoombezi Bay Season Pass Holders and Gold Members get a $14.99 discount.
The Haunted Woods at Shawnee Hills
6000 Harriott Rd Powell, OH 43065. 21 miles from Downtown Columbus.
The Haunted Woods at Shawnee Hills is open October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, and 29 from 7pm-10pm. There is a “no-scare” sensory-friendly hour from 6-7 pm on Saturdays.
The spooks take place on forested trails on the property of Adaptive Sports Connection on almost 1 mile of spooky trails that wind through the woods. Come see what lives in the woods if you dare. All customers welcome; accessibility accommodations may be available to schedule in advance.
Pataskala Haunted Forest
8838 Refugee Rd. S.W., Pataskala. 23 miles from Downtown Columbus. (740-975-7812) Open 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October. Trek through the woods will last about 45 minutes, and you may encounter mud and water, so dress appropriately.
Each group can have 12 people only; call for larger groups. Pre-packaged snacks available for purchase.
Tickets must be purchased online only, beginning Sept 26 for opening weekend. Tickets for each weekend are released on the prior Monday. $15.00 per ticket (plus transaction fee). Ticket sales are final; no refunds.
Admission is $15. All tickets will be sold online this year for a specific date and time. Parking is free. Proceeds benefit Pataskala Lions Club.
5450 Old Millersport Rd., Pleasantville. (740-205-7460) 30 miles from Columbus. Haunted barn and haunted corn maze. Live Entertainment on select nights. Starting September 30 through November 5, 2022.
Admission starts at $15. Parents should make the determination whether kids are ready for this type of experience.
Field of Fright at Little Darby Creek
8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center. Located 34 miles from downtown Columbus. Field of Fright Haunted Path is open on Friday and Saturdays, October 7-29, 2022 after dark.
Base admission & Field of Fright (Does not include Hayride, Corn Cannons, Pie Pumpkin, Pumpkin Blaster or Paintball Pandemonium). Ages 59 & under: $18.00 (on the farm $22.00)
The Works Combo Admission & Field of Fright (Includes 5 Shots at the Corn Cannon, Pie Pumpkin OR 1 Shot at the Pumpkin Blaster & 20 Shots at Paintball Pandemonium) Ages 59 & under: $22.00 (on the farm $26.00)
Fast pass is available for an additional fee.
6988 Springfield Jamestown Rd. (937-215-2905) 49 miles from Downtown Columbus. Open 8 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays, September 23 through October, 2022.
Admission is $15 per haunt. Zombo Combo is $25, which is a ticket, tshirt, and glow bracelet.
Nightmare in Nashport
7200 Frazeysburg Rd, Nashport, OH 43830 62 miles from downtown Columbus. Open every Friday and Saturday in October from Dark until Midnight.
The Nightmare in Nashport “Trail of Terror” is not your typical Haunted House. Our night of Evil is staged along a one half mile trail through an actual woods, not a zig-zag through a field with scares over lapping or stuffed into an over-crowded structure. Admission is $20.
Ohio State Reformatory Escape from Blood Prison
100 Reformatory Rd., Mansfield – Haunted Prison. (419-360-5689) 75 miles from Downtown Columbus. Fridays-Sundays, September 24-October 30, 2022. Escape From Blood Prison offers the only haunted hellscape in a real prison at The Ohio State Reformatory.
$35 all dates; $75 ultra lighting pass. All patrons must be at least 10.* If your child appears to be younger than 10, please be prepared to show proof of age with a birth certificate or student ID.
Halloween Haunt Kings Island
6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason. (513-754-5700) 84 miles from Downtown Columbus. Mazes, rides and shows, not recommended for children younger than 13; September 23- October 29, 2022 (park opens at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, Halloween Haunt activities start at 6 pm). Tickets are $45.99-$60 online for Friday or Saturday nights (Haunt only). Fright Lane tickets $60 in advance.
Jail of Terror, Old Licking County Jail
46 S. Third St. Newark – Haunted Jail; (740-345-5245) 40 miles from Downtown Columbus. Opens Fridays and Saturdays, starting Sept 9, and select Sundays in October.
The Licking County Historic Jail has had far more than its fair share of horror since opening its doors in 1889. Including the untimely deaths of at least 3 sheriffs and 19 inmates. This location has even housed some of the most infamous inmates and murderers of their time. General admission is $25; fast passes are available for $40-$60.
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The Haunted Mine Adventure
Olentangy Liberty Theater SGA, 3584 Home Road, Powell. 20 miles from Downtown Columbus
Haunted Mine Adventure: The Story of the Black Arachna Mine. The immersive walk-through adventure runs from October 21-31, 2021, and has a family-friendly focus, with Broadway-level special effects, sets and props, as well as New York City-based technicians. This isn’t your average high school production! It’s described as “as if Disney had crossed a haunted house, a ghost tour and a theatrical play”. Family-friendly for ages 6+. Tickets are $15 each. Each adventure lasts approximately 35-40 minutes.
Scary Woods by Ohio Christian University
Ohio Christian University, 1476 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113. 30 miles from Downtown Columbus.
October 30, 2021 from 8 pm – midnight. Scary Woods is a festive alternative-holiday event hosted by the Student Involvement Council. Tickets are $3.
15111 St. Rt. 664 South, Logan Ohio. (740) 652-5444 52 miles from Downtown Columbus. 1/2 mile trail through haunted woods in Hocking Hills. TBA for 2021. $15 general admission in 2019. 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
Haunted Car Wash at Rock N Wash Car Wash
752 Hebron Rd Heath, OH 43056. 38 miles from Downtown Columbus. The Haunted Car Wash is TBA for 2021.
Admission is $18 per car, and includes an Ultimate Scare Wash.
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