Guide to: Haunted houses, hayrides, and more around the Heartland

Whether you're looking to be completely terrified or just want a fun spook, there are plenty of haunted attractions to check out this Heartland Weekend.
If you would rather look for real ghosts, check out all the haunted tours happening in the Heartland.

Haunted Hall of Horror (Source: City of Cape Girardeau)

Haunted Hall of Horror

Location: A.C. Brase Arena – 410 Kiwanis Drive in Cape Girardeau, MO

Admission: $7 for adults, free for kids 5 and under

Dates of operation: October 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, and 31; open from 7-10 p.m.

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The Black Forest Haunted Ghost Town

The Black Forest Haunted Ghost Town

Location: 2728 County Road 638 in Cape Girardeau, MO

Admission: $10 for adults, $7 for kids 10 and under (fast passes available for $15/person)

Dates of operation: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26,27; open from 7:00-10:30 p.m.

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The Haunted Grotto Poplar Bluff

The Haunted Grotto

Location: 3102 Kennedy Lane in Poplar Bluff, MO

Admission: $10

Dates of operation: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27; opens at 7 p.m.

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Chittyville School

Chittyville

Location: 401 Chittyville Road in Herrin, IL

Admission:

  • $40 for the 3 Attraction Combo: The School & The Lair & 1 Escape Room
  • $30 for the 2 Attraction Combo: The School OR The Lair & 1 Escape Room
  • $25 for The School & The Lair
  • $15 for 1 Attraction (The School or The Lair)
  • $20 for 1 escape room (45 minutes)

** Speed Pass may be added to ANY haunt ticket for an additional $5 per person. Speed pass not valid for Escape Rooms.

Dates of operation:

  • Fridays and Saturdays, Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27: 7 PM to Midnight
  • Sundays, Oct 7, 28: 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Halloween, Oct 31: 7 PM to 10 PM

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Haunted Hayrides (Source: Facebook)

Halloween Fun at Evergreen Park

Location: 1205 W Pleasant Hill Rd, Carbondale, IL

Admission: Each person pays $5.00. Concessions are available for purchase.

Dates of operation: The Annual Haunted Hayride and Bonfire aka “Recreation Gone Wrong” will be held Oct. 19 and 20 from 7 – 10 p.m. at Pine Tree Shelter. Haunted Hayrides run continuously on Friday and Saturday night, starting at 7: p.m. until 10 p.m.

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carterville haunted hayride

Haunted Hayride

Location: James Street Park in Carterville, IL

Admission: $5

Dates of operation: October 25, 26, 27 from 7-11 p.m. each night

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Ridgway Haunted Park

Ridgway Haunted Park

Location: Ridgway Park in Ridgway, Illinois

Admission: $10 for cars, $20 for wagons

Dates of operation: October 19, 20; gates open at 6:30 p.m.

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Blood Moon Haunted Scream Park

Blood Moon Haunted Scream Park

Location: 4540 Valier Carpet Rd in Tamaroa, IL

Admission: $20 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under

Dates of operation:
September 28, 29
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31
Open from 7:00-10:30 p.m.

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Woodlawn Haunted Woods

Location: 12701 N Hall Ln, Woodlawn, IL

Admission: $15 per person; bring a new, unwrapped toy and get up to $5 off your ticket (discounts available for groups of 10 or more people)

Dates of operation: October 12, 13, 19, 20; open from 7-10 p.m.

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Sinister House Haunted Attraction

Sinister House Haunted Attraction

Location: 5491 N. Reed Station Rd. in De Soto, Illinois

Admission: $15

Dates of operation: Open every Friday and Saturday, September 28th through November 3rd, from 7 PM to Midnight; Open Halloween Night 7 PM to 10 PM

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Scared City

Scared City

Location: 8076 Highway 49 S in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Admission: Tickets are $10 for the Haunted Farmhouse, $10 for the Slaughter Shed, $10 for the “Hot Box” Escape Room, $5 for the Neon Demon 3D Funhouse, $5 for the Last Ride Coffin Simulator, and $5 for the Inflatable Haunted Mansion. Or, you can do all six for $35!

Dates of operation: October 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31; doors open at 8 p.m. each night

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Many of the attractions welcome kids of all ages, but if you have concerns, but sure to check with them before you go.