Some people like nothing better than to get good and scared during Halloween time. Luckily, the Houston area has plenty of options of places you can go to get your scare on! Here is a listing of Houston-area haunted houses (please note age restrictions on this list), followed by a list of kid/family-friendly Halloween events around town.
PHOBIA HAUNTED HOUSES
Houston’s mega-scream park returns! Located on Beltway 8 South, between 288 and I-45, Phobia operates multiple great haunted houses. Experience psycho clowns, chilling chainsaws, depraved robots, staggering zombies, manic mental patients, eerie woods, and much more. A massive collection of diverse terror!
Tickets: One house, $15; two houses $25; three houses, $30; four houses, $35; five houses, $40
The “Exile” (3 linked attractions) is $25
There are discounts for group tickets! Cash only payment and they do have an ATM on site if you need it.
Location: 5250 S Sam Houston Parkway E. Houston, TX 77048
11500 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77066
This place is packed with 10 attractions all at one price. They now call it a “festival” instead of just a haunted house experience. You can shoot at the walking dead zombies in a zombie maze with paintball markers. They will also have live concerts from different bands on stage each night. Visit “Club Blood” and dance under the lights to music spinning from a live DJ and enjoy adult beverages at the bar. Or get the fright scare out of you at one of the 8 haunted houses.
General Admission $60 per person, weekend park pass $75 per person. (all includes Zombie Paintball shoot)
October 5th – October 31st, hours vary. Click here for exact times.
1500 Elton St Houston, TX 77034 (713) 819-2904
TWISTED CIRCUS 3D, DEADWOOD ASYLUM, AND CINEGORE
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls. Redrum presents the most adrenaline pumping, death defying, demented show on earth! First stop, CarnEvil! Oh how the name speaks for itself! Carnies and freaks of nature are awaiting your arrival. They have a few games to play, so be wise for you may become the deadly prize!! You will never look at a carnival the same! Lucky enough to have made it through, Redrum has something extra special. Your favorite childhood memories await to be shattered in Twisted Circus 3D. Think you can handle a clown or two? This twisted 3D circus will scare the yell out of you!
Oct. 2 – Nov. 1
Friday & Saturdays open 7pm – Midnight
Sundays: 7pm – 11pm
Tickets: General Admission: $35 online or $40 @ the door.
Discounted ticket prices for first responders and military.
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended group size is 5 or under.
1800 E. Hwy 90A, Richmond, TX 77406
Houston Terror Dome is a safe Houston haunted house designed to scare the DAYLIGHTS out of you. Think you can handle it? At Houston Terror Dome most of the budget is put into building the most elaborate haunted house legally possible. Everything in Houston Terror Dome is a Hollywood- quality prop that is designed to look and sound like the real thing. In its opening year of 2008, The Houston Chronicle billed the Terror Dome the “Scariest Haunted House in Houston.” The Houston Terror Dome is intense enough to satisfy the most demanding scaremonger. New for 2017, “The Sacrifice” and “Sicko and Freako’s 3D Fun House.”
Click here for dates and times.
Tickets – Click here for pricing and discount information.
Houston Terror Dome Haunted House
16030 East Freeway
Channelview, TX 77530
The Dungeon of Doom in Kemah, where you take a stroll through the dark side of reality.
Tickets: $15, $20 Fast Pass
Scream Combo Pass: $35 (Boardwalk All Day Ride Pass and Dungeon of Doom Ticket- valid for unlimited trips through the Haunted House and unlimited rides day of visit!
Student Ticket: $10 with student ID
Landry’s Select Club Members: $12
Group Rates: $12 for 10 or more people
Hours vary each week and day. Click here to check out the calendar.
#8 Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah, TX 77565
Voted scariest in Texas, attractions include:
The 288 Scare Factory: A mobile viral genetic research facility of Nouveau Genesis Corporation gone awry.
Dark Woods: The Dark Woods is a area of dense forest located behind the Nouveau Genesis Corporation. Over the years The Caretaker for the factory had the job of disposing of the factories waste. He figured he would pocket the money from the disposal fees and just dump the waste in the woods.
Pitch Black: As with any research, sometimes the results simply are not stable and must be contained. Pitch Black is a holding facility adjacent to Nouveau Genesis located at Creepy Hollow. Once the factory started experimenting on humans, strange and uncontrollable side-affects started to appear with some of the subjects. They became insane, freakish, and began to get aggressive.
Tickets are $35 for all attractions and $10 for a speed pass to get you to the front of the lines.
Active duty military and police officers always get in for free. Also, a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales are given to local charities.
Click here for schedule and times.
12872 Valley Vista Drive, Rosharon, TX 77584
12 rooms of terror that will leave you screaming.
Click here for schedule and times
2313 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77550
FOR KIDS 12 AND UNDER….
HOUSTON ZOO BOO
Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event is back and better than ever, with activities that are fun for the whole family. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their spookiest, scariest, or prettiest Halloween costume! They’ll love to show off their costume in our Costume Parade and dance to the “thrilling” music with the children’s DJ. Zoo Boo will also once again feature the Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch. Kids can pick out their very own child-sized pumpkin and paint it into a Halloween jack-o-lantern! Overflowing with pumpkins, this is also the perfect spot for photographs.
Tickets: All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for Zoo Members
GHOSTLY GARDENS AT MOODY GARDENS
Spooktacular fun will include free trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the complex, Creepy Crafts, face-painting and a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume. Families with at a member in a Halloween costume will receive a special discount and pay just $5 per attraction per person to Moody Gardens attractions.
Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m.
7 Hope Blvd., Galveston
Please check all vendor websites for rules, dress code, age requirements and to confirm hours of operation, which are subject to change.
Prices: free with museum admission
Click here for prices and hours
Dates: Oct. 13 to 31
The Children’s Museum of Houston’s annual Halloween Mansion is the happiest haunted house in the city. Safe for children of any age, the museum is decorated top to bottom with spooky, yet inviting ghosts, spiders, and all sorts of Halloween-y creepy crawlies. Walk through the now-haunted Kidtropolis and discover what a haunted city can look like – while learning all about how banks, stores, doctor’s offices, and other businesses help make your city successful. Special events, including trick-or-treating hours, will be offered throughout the month of October.
Houston, TX 77030
Date: Oct. 27 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This now annual event features a showing of a spooky Halloween movie in downtown’s Discovery Green. This year’s film will be Tim Burton’s Coraline (rated PG), which will be a little scary for those 6 and younger. Families are encouraged to picnic and dress up for the film, and wander through the decorated downtown park, which includes newly planted gravestones, living statues and fortune tellers. A costume contest will be held in the evening with prizes awarded to the best costumes by age group and species (dogs get to compete too).
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010
Prices: free/$2 to $10 attractions
Hours: Oct. 1 to 31 – click here for hours
Bring the whole family down to the boardwalk and enjoy a Halloween evening by the water. Not one, but two haunted houses are available. For the brave and most daring, there’s the Dungeon of Doom Haunted House (recommended for older kids and adults), and for those who might be a little faint of heart, there’s the Little Boo Haunted Fun House (recommended for all ages). In addition to these two haunted houses, there will be trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating and live entertainment along the boardwalk, plus the regular rides and attractions. It might be a bit of a drive, but it’s a drive worth making this fall.
415 Kipp Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565
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