With the arrival of pumpkin season many of us are preparing for Halloween, which is a time to see adorable kiddos running around dressed up as Ninjago figures or a whole swarm of Elsa look-a-likes. Halloween for some is also the time to scare yourself silly with horror movies and haunted houses!
For those scream-seekers out there, we’ve compiled a list of the top haunted houses in the Des Moines area for you to visit!
Centennial Park Enclosed Shelter
Open: Oct. 27 & 28
Hours: 7:00-10:00 P.M.
Sponsored by the Waukee Park Board, this haunted house is an annual tradition! Come for a scare if you are brave enough!
3805 6th Ave, Des Moines IA 50313
Open: Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, Oct. 13-14, Oct. 20-31
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7-10 P.M. / Fri & Sat 7-Midnight
Linn’s Haunted House is the oldest haunted house in town, which has been voted on for the top haunted houses in Des Moines!
97 Indiana Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
Open: Oct. 6-7, Oct. 13-15, Oct. 19-22 and Oct. 26-29
Hours: Fri/Sat: 7:00 P.M.-Midnight. Other nights: 7:00-11:00 P.M.
Slaughterhouse is a movie-style haunted house. The building was originally a real-life pig slaughter house adding to the horror!
4051 Dean Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50317
Open: Oct. 6-7, Oct. 13-14, Oct. 19-22, Oct. 26-29 and 31st
Hours: 6:45 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. Fri./Sat.; 8:30 P.M. Thurs./Sun.
Know as the Midwest’s largest and most elaborate Halloween Theme Park, with three haunted houses, two haunted walks, zombie paintball shoot bus ride and more!