Haunted Houses Near Burnsville

Looking for a scary experience this Halloween? Some of these attractions are within driving distance of Burnsville, but could be worth the scare factor.

For some people, celebrating Halloween includes visiting a haunted house or going on a haunted hayride. Halloween is just around the corner and to get you prepared for the spooky holiday, Patch has prepared a list of some haunted attractions you can visit—if you dare.

Frightmares at Buck Hill

The grandaddy of them all is right here in Burnsville. Frightmares is back and better than ever after a scare of its own (one of the key haunted houses, the Bellharm Lovejoy Asylum, burned down in late September). 

Open Dates: Oct. 5 through Oct. 28.

Hours: The attraction will be open from 7 p.m. until all guests have gone through each night. Ticket window closes at 11 p.m.

Address: 15400 Buck Hill Road Burnsville, MN 55306

Website: http://www.frightmares.com/

Nightmare Hollow Scream Park

Claims to be the scariest haunted house near Minneapolis and St. Paul. In addition to the haunted house, they also have horror hayrides and a Klown Karnival.

Open Dates: Oct. 5 through Oct. 31, 2012

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 7-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7-11 p.m.

Address: 15201 Zurich St. NE, Columbus, MN 55025

Phone: 651-462-7279

Website: www.nightmarehalloween.com

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Fright Farm Haunted House

This haunted house is located on the Ramsey County Fairgrounds where the Poor Farm operated from 1885 to the 1940s. Citizens who couldn’t care for themselves were sent to live at the Poor Farm. They worked in exchange for free room and board. Many employees of the Haunted House have claimed to see a dark shadowy figure that they’ve affectionately named “The Cowboy.”

Open Dates: Oct. 5 through Oct. 31, 2012

Hours vary, check website for dates and times

Address: 2020 White Bear Avenue N, Maplewood 55109

Website: www.frightfarm.org

Valleyscare Halloween Haunt

You must be over the age of 13 to go to the Valleyscare Hallowen Haunt. Located at Valleyfair, the park has been taken over by monsters, zombies and scary clowns.

Open Dates: Sept. 22 through Oct. 28, 2012.

Hours vary, check website for dates and times

Address: One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379

Website: www.valleyfair.com

Scream Town

Boasts the largest haunted corn maze in Minnesota. With five attractions spread out over 400,000 square feet in Chaska, you’re sure to experience fright at its finest. Visit Oak Blood Forest, Terror in the Corn, Rabid Alley, The Red Neck Resort, and Circus Asylum. Scream Town also features over 100 actors.

Open Dates: Sept. 28 through Oct. 28, 2012

Hours vary, check website for dates and times

Address: One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379

Website: www.screamtown.com


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