Halloween is right around the corner — and many of 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 and hayrides 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.
- Address: 31401 John R. Road, Building 2, Madison Heights
- Hours: Hours vary by day. Opens 6-7:30
- Cost: $35-$50; limited tickets available
This haunted attraction is built in a multi-level maze that was formerly one of the largest laser tag arenas 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.
Face masks are required.
- Address: 18 S. Perry St., Pontiac
- Hours: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 6-11 p.m. Sunday
- Cost: Price varies by day of the week, $20-$33 Timed tickets offered this year.
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
- Hours: 4-9:30 p.m. Oct. 7-10, 14-17, 21-24 and 28-31
- Cost: $19/adults and kids ages 2-plus, free/kids under 2, $6/parking
Stroll down the streets and alleys lined with jack-o’-lanterns and classic costumed characters.
Dramatic scenes played out from The Wizard of Oz, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Tell-Tale Heart and more, plus newly reimagined storybook experiences from Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Peter Pan, and the return of Hallowe’en Express trail rides.
Face masks are required when not socially distanced.
- Address: 481 Lake George Road, Oxford
- Hours: 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday Oct. 1-30
- Cost: $9/person, free/under 2; limited tickets available this year
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
- Hours: Varies by date. Check online
- Cost: Fees vary by attraction. Purchase in advance to secure your spot
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, and the haunted barn offers three stories of spooks.
- Address: 37550 Cherry Hill Road, Westland
- Hours: 7-10 p.m., some weekend nights until 11:30 p.m., Sept. 24-25, Oct. 1-2, 8-10, 14-17, 21-31 and Nov. 5-6
- Cost: General: $19.99-$28.99, Fast Pass: Add $10, Immediate Admission: Add $22
Ranked among the top 20 haunted attractions in the country, this daunting destination features mutants, monsters and zombies “that even nightmares can’t compete with.”
Face coverings are recommended. Contact-free enhancements will be in place. Not for young kids.
- Address: 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti
- Hours: 7:15-11:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and 24-25, Oct. 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31
- Cost: Prices vary by attraction, limited quantity available this year.
Wiard’s Orchards has been creating frights for more than 30 years. It offers five adventures this year at its Haunted Thrill Park, including The Asylum, the Ultimate Haunted Barn, the Hayride of the Lost, The Mindshaft and Alien Caged Clowns.
Recommended age is at least 10, but use discretion. The Wiard’s Country Fair (through Oct. 31) is little-tyke friendly.
- Address: 13245 Dixie Hwy., Holly
- Hours: Manor and hayride open 7 p.m.-midnight, forest open 8 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25, Oct. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 21-24 and 28-31
- Cost: $20-$30/single attraction, $35-$50/combo manor and forest
Boasts two full 35-45 minute attractions, Michigan’s largest and most realistic custom-build haunted Rotton Manor and Rotten Asylum/Forest. New this year is the Rotten Hayride.
- Address: 34111 28 Mile Road, Lenox Township
- Hours: 8 p.m.-midnight Sept. 17-18 and 24-25, 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. Sundays Oct. 1-31
- Cost: $15/single attraction, $25/all-inclusive ticket; Buy online due to COVID-19.
Scarefest offers these major haunts this year: Castle of the Dead Haunted House, Forest of Darkness, Hayride of Doom and the new Terror Maze Zone.
Expect a night packed with fun – see bands, DJs and entertainment offered nightly; there’s also a heated bar tent. Plus bonfires and concessions.
- Address: 145 Swarthout Road, Pinckney
- Hours: 8-11 p.m. Sept. 24-5. Then, 8-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday Oct. 1-31
- Cost: $20-$25/general, $30-$35/VIP
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 in the woods.
A not so scare trick-or-treating event happens on Halloween proper.
Looking for even more Halloween fun? Check out our list of the best Halloween events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.
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