Haunts 2022

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  1. Adventureland Phantom Fall Fest
    Last Updated 10/05/2022
    Address 3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009
    Directions Inside Adventureland Park. (NOT at the hotel this year like their 2018 event was.)
    Category Advanced Tickets AvailableCredit CardsHaunted HouseTicket Booth
    Established In 2018 (Hotel), 2022 (Park)
    Dates Oct 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30, 2022. Fridays, 6pm-11pm. Saturdays, 1pm-11pm. Sundays, 1pm-8pm.
    9/29: Under 18 must have a 21+ chaperone “at ALL times.” Four or more kids must check in at a Chaperone Check in tent.
    Rides available:
    Saturday & Sunday until 6pm: A-Train, Carousel, Circus Balloons, Dragon’s Nest, Frog Hopper, Hamptons, Leap Frogs, Lady Bugs, Convoy Truckers, Lighthouse, Speedway Racers, Revolution, Red Barons, Tilt-A-Whirl, Tea Cups, Dragon Slayer, G-Force, Galleon, Rockin’ Rainbow, Sky Wheel, Parachutes, Phoenix, Underground, Tornado, Spaceshot, Monster, Frantic Freeway, Scrambler
    Friday, Saturday & Sunday after 6pm: Dragon Slayer, G-Force, Galleon, Rockin’ Rainbow, Sky Wheel, Parachutes, Phoenix, Underground, Tornado, Spaceshot, Monster, Frantic Freeway, Scrambler
    NOTE: No re-entry on Friday, and no re-entry on Sat/Sun after 6 .p.m.
    More information: https://desmoinesparent.com/phantom-fall-fest-adventureland/
    Admission $69.99+$20 parking+$5 for mAlice haunt+7% tax (Card only, no cash accepted anywhere in the park.)
    Parking $20 (Card only, no cash accepted anywhere in the park.)
    Discounts Buy online for discounts. $4 per item processing fee applies.
    10/3: At 4pm I just saw a YouTube ad promoting a $34.99 offer. Clicking the link takes you to the website where the actual price is $39.99. Here we go again!
    mALICE IN WONDERLAND upcharge is $5 (purchase online to get that price) Platinum passholders get in to mALICE free thru Oct 9, and Gold free thru Oct 2, according to the current website.
    9/19: $34.99 offer online currently (parking not included). Online advance ticket discounts: Pick a specific date and buy tickets in advance online and prices range from $39-$49, and parking discounted to $15.
    9/22: As recently as last night (9/21), Adventureland was running ads on YouTube promoting a $29.99 Phantom Fall Fest ticket offer. When I clicked on the ad, it took me to a page with the $34.99 price. I contacted the park and they said the $29.99 offer ended last Sunday. BUYER BEWARE — if you see an ad, it may be incorrect. Check their website as they won’t honor the advertised rate.
    9/26: Adventureland is still advertising a $29.99 offer on YouTube, but this offer ended on 9/18.
    Photos from their 2018 event: https://themeparks.disneyfans.com/AdventurelandParkIA/Adventureland2018Halloween/index.html
    Map: https://www.adventurelandresort.com/filesimages/Phantom%20Fall%20Fest%20MAP.jpg
  2. Ames Haunted Forest
    Last Updated 09/28/2022
    Address 1400 S 4th St, Ames, IA 50010
    Category  Haunted WalkHot FoodRestroom (portable)Ticket Booth
    Dates Oct 7-8, 14-17, 21-22 and 28-29, 2022. 7pm-11pm
    Admission  $25
  3. Bouton and Perry Fire Dept. Haunted Church
    Last Updated 09/19/2022
    Address 111 State St, Bouton, IA 50039
    Established In  2022
    Dates Saturdays in October, 2022. 7pm to 10pm.
    Admission  $5
  4. Carlisle Haunted Woods
    Last Updated  10/04/2022
    Address 1478 E County Line Rd, Carlisle, IA 50047
    Directions “Take Exit 72 To Carlisle Follow Signs”
    Category  Haunted Walk
    Established In  1990s originally, then back in 2022
    Dates (To confirm — did they really run in September???
    September Friday-Sunday
    October Wednesday-Sunday
    Admission  $20-$35
  5. Haunted Bone Cemetary (Yard Display)
    Last Updated  09/22/2022
    Address 1901 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50310
    Directions Residential area yard display.
    Category  Yard Display
    Dates Beggars Night: Oct 30, 2022. 6pm to 8pm only.
  6. Linn’s Haunted House
    Last Updated 09/26/2022
    Address 3805 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313
    Category Commercial HauntsHaunted HouseRestroom (portable)Strobe LightsTicket Booth
    Established In  1984
    Dates Sept 30-Oct 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-23 and 27-31, 2022. Opens at 7pm. Closes at 10pm or Midnight.
    Admission $20
    Discounts $5 Off coupon on website (for 9/10, 10/1, 10/7 and 10/8 only). MUST BE PRINTED. http://www.linnshauntedhouse.com/coupons/
  7. Living History Farms Family Halloween
    Last Updated  10/06/2022
    Address 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322
    Category Family FriendlyTrick-or-Treat
    Dates Oct 15-16, 21-23 and 28-29, 2022. Sundays, 4pm-7pm. Fri/Sat, 5pm-8pm.
    Admission  $8
  8. Pirate Potter House (Yard Display)
    Last Updated  10/04/2022
    Address 3720 Brook Ridge Court, Des Moines, IA 50317
    Directions Residential area.
    Category  Yard Display
    Admission  Salvation Army donations accepted.
  9. Richard’s House of Horrors
    Last Updated  10/27/2022
    Address 119 N High St, Gilman, IA 50106
    Directions Residential area.
    Category  Home Haunt
    Dates Oct 28-31, 2022. Fri-Sat, 6pm-11pm. Sun, 8pm-Mid. Mon, 6pm-11pm.
    Admission  Free-will donation.
  10. Scare DSM
    Last Updated  09/28/2022
    Address 97 Indiana Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
    Directions (Same location Slaughterhouse used a few years ago.)
    Category  Commercial HauntsHaunted House
    Established In  2021
    Dates Sept 30-Oct 1, 7-8, 14-15, 20-23 and 27-30, 2022. Opens at 7:30 p.m. Closes at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays.
    Discounts Coupon Code: 7DAYS for $7 off posted to their Facebook.
  11. Slaughterhouse
    Last Updated  09/28/2022
    Address 500 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Category  Advanced Tickets AvailableCommercial HauntsCovered Waiting AreaHaunted HouseLine Skip Ticket AvailableTicket BoothTimed TicketsVirtual Queue
    Dates Sep 30-Oct 2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23 and 27-30, 2022.
    Admission  $30
  12. The Haunt 2.0
    Last Updated  10/24/2022
    Address 319 W Broadway St, Colfax, IA
    Dates Oct 28-31, 2021. 7pm-10:30pm.
    Admission  $5
  13. Tormented Souls Haunt and Scream Park
    Last Updated 09/13/2022
    Address Edgewood Park, Madrid, IA
    Directions Leave your car at Edgewood Park, then wait for their Terror Bus to pick you up and drive you deep in to the woods where the scream park is located.
    Category  Advanced Tickets AvailableFog MachinesHaunted WalkHot FoodPaintball ShootRestroom (portable)Strobe LightsTicket Booth
    Dates Oct 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, 2022. 7:15pm-10:45pm.
    Admission  $21-$29
  14. Trail of Terror
    Last Updated 09/09/2022
  15. Address Ashton Wildlife County Park, Mingo, IA 50168
    Category  Haunted WalkTicket BoothWaiver Required
    Dates Oct 21-22 and 28-29. 7:30pm-10:30pm
    Admission $15
  16. Z-Boji Scare (Arnolds Park)
    Last Updated  09/20/2022
    Address 10 Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
    Established In 2020
    Dates Fri, Sat and Sun, Sept 30-Oct 31, 2022. 7pm-11pm.
    Admission $12
  17. Z-Deranged Haunted Attraction
    Last Updated 09/14/2022
    Address 102 8th St, Belle Plaine, IA 52208
    Category Haunted House
    Dates Oct 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-30, 2022. 7pm-11pm. Lights on kids haunt Oct 30 3:30pm-6pm.
    Admission  $17
  18. Z-Eldora Haunted Hospital
    Last Updated  09/13/2022
    Address 2413 Edgington Ave, Eldora, IA 50627
    Category Commercial HauntsHaunted House
    Dates Oct 8, 15, 21-22 and 28-29, 2022. 7pm-11pm.
    Admission $15
    Discounts Lower $10 price on off-peak nights. See website.
  19. Z-Rockwell City Haunted House
    Last Updated 09/22/2022
    Address 124 N 3rd St, Rockwell City, IA 50579
    Dates Oct 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, 2022. Some nights feature a lights on/spook free, 6pm to 7pm. Normal 7pm-9pm/10pm (check Facebook).
    Admission  $5

See also: 2010201120122013201420152016201720182019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.