Halloween is right around the corner – and all the local frights are back to scare you into the fall season! Metro Detroit is packed with haunted houses, spooky hayrides and eerie corn mazes to help you get into the scary spirit. Whether you have little ones or more daring teens, we’ve gathered a list of haunted houses in Detroit and Ann Arbor that are sure to offer something for everyone. Here are some truly frightening haunts – and a few family-friendly events perfect for your tiny ones.
Looking for even more Halloween fun? Check out our list of the best Halloween events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
- Address: 31401 John R. Road, Building 2, Madison Heights
- Phone: 734-718-0088
- Schedule: 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays Sept. 28-Oct. 27, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 11, 14, 18, 21, 24-25 and 28-30, 9 p.m.-midnight Oct. 31, 7 p.m.-midnight Nov. 2-3
- Cost: $20/general, $30/fast pass, $40/front of the line pass
Metro Detroit’s newest haunted attraction is build in a multi-level maze that was former one of the largest lazer tag arena around. Legend has it that it houses lost souls that are trapped and held hostage by a mighty dragon that fed on their fears. Throughout the years, the dragon summoned demons to terrorize those brave enough to enter Azra. If you make it through, stop by the spot’s sister company, Escape Room Zone, to test your problem-solving skills in a local escape room.
- Address: 18 S. Perry St., Pontiac
- Phone: 248-332-7884
- Schedule 2018: 7-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Sunday Sept. 21-22, 28-29, Oct. 4-7, 11-14 and 17-Nov. 3
- Cost: $19-$23/Monday-Thursday, $23-$28/Friday, $25-$28/Saturday, $25/Sunday (based on date)
Erebus is in its 18th year of bringing you frightening haunts. This haunted house offers four stories of terrifying paths for those who dare. Erebus is known for its recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s longest walk-through haunted attraction from August 2005 to September 2009.
- Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
- Phone: 313-982-6001
- Schedule 2018: 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 12-14, 18-21 and 25-28
- Cost: $17/adults and kids ages 2-plus, free/kids under 2, $6/parking
- Registration: It’s highly recommended, as this popular event can sell out
Stroll down the streets and alleys lined with over 1,000 jack-o’-lanterns and classic costumed characters. You may see the Headless Horseman ride out of the shadows of Firestone Farm’s fields or see witches, wizards and dancing skeletons. This is a kid-friendly, scare-free Halloween attraction.
- Address: 481 Lake George Road, Oxford
- Phone: 248-628-1611
- Schedule 2018: Harvest Moon Hayrides: 7-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays in October
- Cost: $9/person
This hayride is perfect for those who don’t like scary attractions or those with little kids. Upland Hills Farm offers a 30-minute ride, with a warm beverage and a fresh doughnut. After the trip, warm up by the bonfire.
- Address: 71485 North Ave., Armada
- Phone: 586-784-9710
- Schedule 2018: 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Sundays Sept. 21-Oct. 28
- Cost: Fees vary by attraction
This apple orchard offers a Zombie Paintball Safari, where participants take a hayride equipped with paintball guns. On weekends, the barnyard transforms into a creepy landscape of fortune tellers, a dark cornfield maze and twisted fun house. The haunted hayride drives through 20 scenes of monsters and ghouls. Try to find your way through the three-level haunted barn and mysterious black hole. Not for young kids.
- Address: 28405 26 Mile Road, Lenox Township
- Phone: 586-203-7222
- Schedule 2018: 7:30-midnight Sept. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 6:30-11 p.m. Sundays Oct. 5-28 (plus Thursday Oct. 25, Monday Oct. 29 and Tuesday Oct. 30)
- Cost: $20/zombie assault, $17/adult haunted house or hayride, $13/kids haunted house or hayride, $25/adult haunted house and hayride, $15/kids haunted house and hayride
This haunted farm has over 15 years of screams and more than 20 acres of scary stuff. Take the haunted hayride, explore the haunted house, filled with new spooky scenes or test your luck at the live zombie assault paintball shoot.
- Address: 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly
- Phone: 248-634-9811
- Schedule 2018: 8-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14-15 and 21-22 (Stay for the day or camp overnight)
- Cost: Free/event, $5-$12/parking
Join a campsite-decorating contest, make your way through the Haunted Island, dance to Halloween music from the DJ (costumes optional) and participate in other themed games and activities. There will also be Halloween face painting, hayrides and campground trick-or-treating.
- Address: 3001 Earhart Road, Ann Arbor
- Phone: 734-998-0182
- Schedule 2018: general:10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
- Cost: general: $6/adults and kids, $5.50/seniors, free/2 and under; pumpkin picking fees additional; $2/bag of animal feed; $2/person for hayrides; $5/pony rides
This petting farm offers fright-free attractions for your little ones, including popular hayrides. It lets kids pet and feed the animals, too, while there are also pony rides and pick-your-own pumpkin (select dates only) options. Also consider the Fall Festival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21.
- Address: 34043 Ford Road, Westland
- Phone: 734-502-6026
- Schedule 2018: 8-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 22-29, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 8-11 p.m. Sundays Oct. 5-28; plus 8-11 p.m. Oct, 18, 25 and 30-31 and 8 p.m.-midnight Nov. 2-3
- Cost: general: $18-$20
Ranked among the top 20 haunted attractions in the country, this daunting destination is celebrating it’s sixth season of mutants, monsters and zombies “that even nightmares can’t compete with.” More than 75-percent of the haunt has been redone for the 2018 season. Definitely not for young kids.
- Address: 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti
- Phone: 734-390-9211
- Schedule 2018: 7:15-11:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 7:15-10:30 p.m. Sundays and Halloween starting Sept. 28. Note: Open Sept. 22 with limited attractions
- Cost: $18/The Asylum, The Barn or MindShaft, $20/Hayride of the Lost, $39.99-$43.99/The Asylum, The Barn, MindShaft and Hayride of the Lost; add $10/Splattertown and Alien Caged Clowns
Wiard’s Orchards has been creating frights for more than 30 years. It offers six haunted attractions in one location at its Haunted Thrill Park, including a hayride and haunted screampark. Recommended age is at least 10, but use discretion. The Wiard’s Country Fair (Sept. 8-Oct. 28) is little-tyke friendly.
- Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford
- Phone: 810-227-8910
- Schedule: 12:30-4 p.m. Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28
- Cost: $5/adults, $3/seniors and kids 3-12, free/2 and under, $10/parking
Take a horse-drawn hayride through the changing leaves to the pumpkin patch and pick out your favorite pumpkin or gourd to take home.
- Address: 13245 Dixie Hwy., Holly
- Schedule 2018: 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 7-11 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays Sept. 14-Oct. 28 (haunted forest opens at 8 p.m.)
- Cost: $25/one attraction, $40/both attractions, add $10 to skip the line (cash only)
Boasts Michigan’s largest and most realistic custom-build haunted manor, one-of-a-kind sets and a terrifying haunted forest; plus an old-school carnival, complete with games, a casket ride and photo ops to keep you entertained while you wait.
- Address: 34111 28 Mile Road, Lenox Township
- Phone: 586-749-6666
- Schedule 2018: 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 15, 8 p.m.-midnight Sept. 21-22 and 28-29, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday Oct. 5-27, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28
- Cost: $15/single attraction; $45/four attractions, $65/VIP pass for unlimited attractions
Scarefest offers these major haunts: Castle of the Dead Haunted House, Forest of Darkness, Terror Zone Maze, Hayride of Doom and Survive the Night. Scarefest is your hub for a night packed with fun – see bands, DJs and entertainment offered nightly; there’s also a heated bar tent or grab an adult drink at the Club Terror Zone. Plus bonfires and concessions. Offers a kid-friendly trick-or-treat hayride on Oct. 21 from 1-4 p.m.
- Address: 71800 Romeo Plank Road, Armada
- Phone: 586-752-7669
- Schedule 2018: 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 7-10 p.m. Sundays late September-late October
- Cost: fees vary by attraction
Shivers will run down your spine as you go through the Slaughtered at Sundown haunted house and the Slaughtered Town Hayride. This terrifying romp is recommended not recommended for kids under eight but aims to be very scary and intense. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Address: 145 Swarthout Road, Pinckney
- Phone: 517-915-6022
- Schedule 2018: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday Sept. 21-Oct. 27, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28, 8-11 p.m. Oct. 30-31
- Cost: $10/manor, $20/forest, $25/combo
For older teens and adults, this 30-acre attraction boasts making grown men curl up in the fetal position and scaring some so bad that they wet their pants! The 40-minute walk is almost a mile. If you dare, also take a tour of the inside attraction, Bubbles Fun House. It’s the home of a former carnival clown gone berserk
- Address: 29350 W. Chicago St., Livonia
- Phone: 734-466-2410
- Schedule 2018: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Oct. 1-30; Haunted Barn Stroll: noon-6 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28
- Cost: Free/general, $1/haunted barn stroll
This Livonia spot offers a fun attraction for all ages. Kids who like being frightened can maneuver the spooky barn in the dark, while little kids get to stroll through with the lights on. While the haunted portion is weekends only, all throughout October, you can also visit for pumpkins, hayrides and more family fun (fees may apply).
- Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
- Phone: 248-541-5717
- Schedule 2018: 5-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Sunday Oct. 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21
- Cost: $10/ages 2-plus, free/under 2, $7/parking
- Registration: Tickets may sell out, advance purchase is suggested. Walk-up tickets will only be sold 6:45-7:45 p.m. if they are not sold out beforehand.
This annual event features a decorated, half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the front of the zoo. There’s crafts and live entertainment too. The Detroit Zoo Boo is a “merry-not-scary” event perfect for little ones.
This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.