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Seattle and Tacoma Haunted Houses

The Best Haunted Houses and Scary Attractions in the Puget Sound


Seattle Haunted Houses

Seattle Haunted Houses

Copyright Sean MacEntee

Haunted houses, forests, and even a haunted amusement park are located in cities all around the Puget Sound, from north of Seattle to south of Tacoma. Many are designed to scare and are geared primarily toward older children, teens, and adults. If bumps in the night are not your style, several also have no-scare areas or times set up, often geared toward younger children.

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Fright Fest at Wild Waves

Fright Fest is hands down one of the best haunted events in the Puget Sound area. No haunted house can offer you a full amusement park full of rides--all in the dark! Other Fright Fest perks include the Wave Pool Dance Party, MOViN 92.5 Scream Factory Haunted House, and live entertainment. Roving throughout Wild Waves are creepy costumed staff waiting to jump out and scare you, but for children ten and younger, there is Booville, a scare-free zone.

Where: Wild Waves, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S, Federal Way
When: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-21, 26-28
How much: $23 advance online/$28 at gate
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KUBE 93 Haunted House

The KUBE 93 Haunted House is one of the scariest haunted houses around. Set in a former morgue built close to 100 years ago, the costumed staff do such a great job of being scary that you may just believe some of them. The atmosphere is well-done and goes above and beyond to create a world of scares--from a casket maze to a barrel room.

Where: Old Georgetown Morgue, 5000 E Marginal Way S, Seattle
When: Thursday - Sunday, September 30-October 31
How much: $16/person. Discounts available on Sundays with a food donation. If lines are long, you can purchase VIP entry for $10 extra.
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KISS 106.1 Nightmare on 9

The House of Terror ranks with the KUBE 93 Haunted House for scares and intensity. In past years, the week after Halloween has brought flashlight nights--the chance to make your way through the haunted house in pitch black with only a small flashlight.

Where: Lynnwood
When: Thursdays through Sundays in October/Kid-friendly days on October 13, 20, and 27 for $6
How much: $15 regular/$25 VIP
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Dark Hollow Haunted Forest

This outdoor haunted forest is a low-gore, high-startle affair that has different themes each year. In 2012, explore a failed genetic lab where mutated children run rampant or a trail filled with more classic undead pirates, cannibals, evil clowns, and more. For children under 10 (or anyone who doesn't like mutated children or undead pirates), a Family Walk takes place on Saturdays.

Where: Royal Arch Park, 20821 Renton Maple Valley Highway SE, Maple Valley
When: October 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 29-30
How much: $15 regular/$5 Family Walk. Discounts on regular admission with a food bank donation.
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Pike Place Market Ghost Tour

Pike Place Market ghost tours are not Halloween-only events and start in June each year, but what haunted house could be better than real ghosts in a real location? The tour explores Pike Place Market, which originally housed the city's first mortuary, and focuses on telling the stories of the haunts rumored to hang around this landmark.

Where: Starts at 1410 Post Alley
When: Tours run starting in June.
How much: $19/adult with discounts for children and seniors.
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Pierce County Asylum

Tacoma's largest haunted house has moved from Freighthouse Square to Cheney Stadium this year.

Where: Cheney Stadium, Tacoma
When: October 5-6, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 31
How much: $13 regular, $5 parking
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Hillbilly Haunt

The 18+ only side of the Tacoma Haunted House, featuring scantily-scan ghouls.

Where: Cheney Stadium, Tacoma
When: October 5-6, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 31
How much: $13 regular, $5 parking
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Hell's Gateway Haunted House

Where: 2302 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma
When: October 6-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 31
How much: $15 general admission with various upgrades like zombie jail or the electric chair.
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Mercer Island's Haunted Forest

Set in the woodlands of Island Crest Park, this outdoor event takes on a theme each year designed to scare. The haunts are recommended for those ages nine and older. There is also a kid-friendly show on select dates.

Where: 5500 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island
When: TBA
How much: TBA
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Nightmare at Beaver Lake

This unique haunted attraction takes visitors along a trail in the woods to a haunted house--both parts of the haunted evening have monsters waiting to jump out at you. There is a Family Friendly Hour each night that Nightmare at Beaver Lake is open for young children to enjoy, or for those who don't enjoy intense frights.

Where: Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish
When: October 19-21, 24-31, open at 7 p.m. each night
How much: $16/regular; $10 for Family Friendly Hour from 7-7:45 p.m. each night
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