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26+ Haunted Houses & Scary Ghost Tours in Kansas City: Updated for 2023

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Halloween is all about the spooky, scary things to do and haunted houses in Kansas City. Below is what we’ve gathered so far. Several entities have not provided new details for this year. We will update as new information becomes available. If you know of any that we should add, or that have recently announced their details for this year, email us the full scoop, and we’ll get it loaded!

With Halloween around the corner, KC’s haunted houses, ghost tours, and special Halloween events are full of scares and thrills. While not all the scary entertainment is suitable for small children, you can find spooky things to do with your older kids around town.

So sit back, turn on a light, and get ready to be scared at these haunted houses near me!

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Whether you’re looking for haunted houses in Missouri or scary Halloween things to do in Kansas…we couldn’t forget the scary, thrill-seeking Kansas Citians out!

Be sure to note, most of these events are geared towards older children. This list is sure to raise a few hairs!

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Scary Haunted Houses in Kansas City:

Exiledkc haunted house.

12829 Loring Rd., Bonner Springs, KS

Open Fridays & Saturdays September 30th- October 28th

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Box office opens at 6 p.m. and haunts begin at 7:30 p.m.–midnight (if you are in line by midnight, you will still have access). Tickets: $49+

ExiledKC is a fierce and rugged, haunted trail located outside. You will have to hike through the trail while trying to escape the terrors of the night.

This trail is outside, and you will get sweaty, dirty and be able to climb hills, bend, and navigate through obstacles, so please dress accordingly!

This haunted attraction is recommended for ages 12 and up. No flashlights/phone lights/photography are allowed. You can call (913) 259-4411 for more information.

The Beast KC

1401 W 13th St Suite B Kansas City, MO

Dates and times vary – find more info online .

One of the top 13 scariest haunts in the nation, The Beast is sure to scare you the entire way through! Haunted housegoers can travel through the various aspects of this haunted house, which include 4 floors of fright!

The Edge of Hell

1300 W 12th St Kansas City, MO

Dates and Times vary by day, so check online . 

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Take a journey 5 stories high from Heaven to Hell in this Kansas City Favorite!

The Edge of Hell Haunted House is home to the Rat Man, vampires, and the devil, and all the unsavory on your path to purgatory. This is one of the best haunted houses in Kansas City…in our opinion. 

Macabre Cinema Haunted House

1222 W 12th St., Suite A, Kansas City, MO

Don’t just watch your favorite horror movies this Halloween, be a part of them!

Head to Macabre Cinema Haunted House in the West Bottoms for the time of your life. Venture through this haunted 1930s movie theater and be a part of 30 + famous scary scenes spread across 4 floors!

Macabre Cinema Haunted House puts visitors into spooky scenes from classic and contemporary horror movies. To add to the authenticity, portions of actual movie sets are included in the four-story West Bottoms haunted hotspot, including from both The Mummy and Hellraiser. Some of the film’s most memorable characters are sure to be spotted in this nightmare-fueling adventure.

**Pro tip, combo The Best, Edge of Hell, and Macabre to save**

Haunted House Kansas City

11516 N Bristol Ave., Kansas City, MO

October 27 th , 28 th , and 31 st , 7-10pm

Haunted House Kansas City is a FREE local haunted house.  Donations are appreciated and go directly to the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City. 

We create an outstanding attraction that generates no fewer screams and laughs than the biggest professional haunted houses.  There is no blood or gore in our haunted house to ensure a positive family experience.  Guests have the option of three levels of fear: dead, medium scary, and TRAUMA! 

  Halloween Ghost Tours & Scary Activities:

Haunted & Historic Spaces Tour  

SE Main and SE 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO

Downtown LS will return for haunted tours on October 21st! Tickets are $30 and go on sale on September 18th.

John Wornall House 

6115 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO

All ages Ghost Tour October 1st

21+ Ghost Tour, October 29th

Paranormal Investigations night of October 14th, 27th, 29th and 31st

Tour times and prices depend on which tour you choose to attend.

As one of the most haunted homes in Kansas City, The Wornall House offers ghost tours  as well as paranormal investigations that will walk you through the life and death of John Wornall’s wife, Eliza, who lived during the Civil War! Children under 12 are not permitted, and children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Sallie’s House Haunted Activities

508 N. 2nd Street, Atchison, KS

In one of the most haunted towns in the US, Atchison, Kansas, is full of ghost tales. For those afraid of things that go bump in the night, the faint of heart, schools, or clubs, the Sallie House is open for daytime tours by reservation only. Take a self-guided tour of Atchison’s most famous haunted home. 

This house was once the home of a physician who would conduct examinations in the front office. One of his patients needed emergency surgery and unfortunately died during the procedure. The 6-year-old girl is allegedly still haunting the house today.

If you’re looking for scary things to do…this is the place!

Self-guided Guided Day Tours are ($20) every Sunday to Thursday, but you MUST HAVE an appointment.

Overnight Stays are $125–150 per night and run all year. There is a 2-person minimum, but it is perfect for a couple’s getaway.  Other events normally include Paranormal Investigations.

You can pick up your ticket at the Santa Fe Depot anytime on the day of your tour, but you must have a ticket to enter the house.

The Haunted McInteer Villa

Atchison, KS

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The haunted McInteer Villa is not only really haunted, but the owner has also beautifully restored the house back to it’s original 1889 glory. The owner, Stephanie, has daytime tours during the Halloween season. It is such a beautiful and spooky home. 

Belvoir Winery Paranormal Investigation 

1325 Odd Fellows Rd., Liberty, MO

From 8:00 pm to 1:00 am (next day) on October 21st

Tickets: $60 each

Located in Liberty, MO, the Belvoir Winery hosts more than mixers and dinner parties…

This winery is known for the scary paranormal activities and for also being one of the most haunted locations in the entire Midwest! Get your tickets for this tour ASAP, as there are limited times and tours.

1859 Jail Museum (Old Jackson County Jail)

217 North Main St., Independence, MO

** Pick a timeslot online. Only 1 group is allowed in each hourly time slot. 

Tickets start at $25. Ghost hunt: $75 (no kids under 7 allowed)

This historic jail is home to a few ghostly inhabitants. Visitors have smelled cigar smoke, seen shadowy figures roaming around, and even seen one who likes to pull the hair of women.

Tickets for this tour will sell out quickly due to the time constraint, so visitors are encouraged to purchase ASAP!

Glore Psychiatric Museum

3406 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO

This Museum may not be haunted, but it is just as hair-raising and thrilling! The Glore Psychiatric Museum was formerly known as the State Lunatic Asylum No. 2. This museum gives you a first-hand glimpse of what it was like to be treated in the asylum, as well as notes, paintings, and clothing worn by the patients and caretakers.

Museum-goers will experience the real-life horrors that happened there – even be able to see ALL the things one patient, in particular, swallowed. Unnerving mannequins are prevalent as well, illustrating the near-barbaric procedures many patients were subjected to, making for one creepy visit. Call (816) 232-8471 for more information.

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Haunted Hotel Savoy (now 21c Museum Hotel)  

219 W. 9th St., Kansas City, MO

Haunted Hotel Savoy (now 21c Museum Hotel): Guests that stay at this hotel, specifically room 505, have had many frightening experiences. 

Guests have heard music turn on by itself, water turning off and on, and eerie feelings of being watched.

The Elms Hotel and Spa

This hotel and spa in Excelsior Springs is rumored to have hosted several ghosts over the years. Tour times are roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour and are only $25.00 per person.

Sauer Castle

One of the most subtly spooky homes in Kansas City is Sauer Castle. This abandoned Castle has been reported to have incidents of ghostly figures wandering the property, lights turning on, and eerie happenings in the tower.

Vaile Victorian Mansion

This beautiful mansion in Independence is rumored to have multiple sightings of the lady of the house. Most passersby are so frightened of her that they cross the street or find alternate routes.

The Basement

1612 Grand Blvd

Kansas City, MO

A live experience escape room.

This unique fright is like no other. The Basement is an escape room that has tricky puzzles and is creepy. Get locked inside a story and try to escape.

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Blossom House Haunted Hotel

817 Santa Fe St

Kansas City, MO 

This haunted hotel is open for overnight stays. Guests have witnessed many ghosts and paranormal happenings. Contact them for more details 913-280-1340

Visit Epperson House

5200 Cherry St Kansas City, MO

Noted as one of the top 5 haunted houses in the US by Unsolved Mysteries, Epperson House is famous for its 54 bedrooms, Tudor Gothic design, and many reports of paranormal activity inside and out from Uriah Spray Epperson himself.

Many guards, students, and local authorities have witnessed what they say are loud footsteps, crashing noises, and ghostly figures.

Muehlebach Hotel 

200 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO

Now one of the three wings of the Kansas City Marriott in Downtown Kansas City, MO, the Muehlebach was once a prestigious hotel that hosted many visitors. Most of them were famous and even legendary in their own right.

One particular wing is believed to be haunted by “The Blue Lady”. This mysterious lady is described as a blonde woman in a blue dress, possibly from the 1920s. She wanders the halls and lobby, supposedly looking for her lost lover.

Come visit the hotel’s wing to see if you can feel ghosts wandering the halls.

Stull Cemetery

1596 E. 250th St., Lecompton, KS

Just a quick drive down the road from Stull United Methodist, the Stull cemetery is believed to be one of the 7 gates to hell. Witnesses have reported experiencing paranormal encounters, strange sounds, and mysteriously “losing time” while visiting the cemetery.

While there are “no trespassing” signs posted, visitors are encouraged to make sure they have plenty of batteries for flashlights, warm clothes, and a partner to accompany them if visiting at night.

Atchison, KS, has TONS of Halloween events going on in October. Hop on their website and see what they have to offer. You could make a whole day of ghostly activities to do as a family. If you are super brave, you could even stay the night in Atchison’s Scariest haunted house. Below, I have featured two of their activities.

World of Fun Halloween Haunt

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, MO

Select nights: September 15th – October 28th

Head out to Worlds of Fun for rides full of thrills and a night full of screams! Be on the lookout for hundreds of scary creatures lurking around the fog-filled park. The frights start at 6:30 and are not recommended for ages under 14.

Halloween Haunt is the Midwest’s largest Halloween event and one of KC’s most fearful fall traditions. Every Friday and Saturday night during the month of October, the family-friendly park transforms into one of the scariest destinations in town as the otherworldly Overlord awakens his army of ghouls each evening. Featuring 13 extreme haunts, more than 500 monsters, spooky shows, and chilling thrill rides, the Haunt promises Halloween terror for everyone 14 years old and up.

Haunted Trolley and Coach Tours

200 S 10th St., Atchison, KS

Tours are available Thursday – Saturday through October 28th and October 30th and 31st.

Tour the most haunted town in Kansas! Take a trolley ride around Atchison, Kansas, and see where all the haunted houses are located and learn more about the ghosts that inhabit them.

Tours for the trolley and coaches vary each day. For more information on tickets and schedules, visit them online. This tour is not recommended for children under 6.

Not Yet Updated for 2023 – 

The attic kc – no information for 2023 yet.

Union Station: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Tickets are $25 per person

This is Union Station’s newest attraction & a fun Halloween thing to do!

Explore the attic of Union Station, one of the most haunted places in Kansas City. It was previously closed off to the public, but they have opened it up this Halloween! 

Come experience the ghosts of Union Station…it’s sure to scare your pants off. 

Mount Washington Manor Haunted House – Info for 2023 TBA

9515 E Independence Ave. Independence, MO 64053

Grab tickets on Groupon for as little as $8 per person!

Be ready to get scared at the scariest haunted house in Independence! While this Halloween activity is family-friendly, there will be scary parts. 

Fun Halloween Things to Do at Home

Decorate your front door.

18 Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Your Tween or Teen

Get in the Halloween spirit by decorating your front door! You can go the spooky route, or make it cute if you have younger kids. 

Host Your Own Halloween Party

Whether you have little ones or older children, Halloween parties are some of the most fun parties to plan. There are so many Halloween-themed treats & activities to create!

Check out our guide to hosting a Halloween party for inspo!

Host a game of Glow-in-the-Dark Capture The Flag

As the evenings are getting cooler, it’s the perfect time for a heart-thumping, sweat-dripping night game of CAPTURE THE FLAG . Glow stick-style.

18 Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Your Tween or Teen

Here’s how to play:

  • Gather a big group of friends who aren’t afraid of the dark and like to chase each other.  Divide up into 2 teams.
  • Review how to play Capture the Flag. See instructions here .
  • Get your glow-on. You will need 2 glow sticks of different colors – these will be the flags. Each player will need 2 glow bracelets, one for each wrist, the same colors as the flags. Half of your group will wear one color for their team. The other half will wear the second color.
  • Don’t activate your sticks until just before you are ready to play.

Pro tips for Glow Capture the Flag:

– Players can’t hide their glow bracelets under any clothing.

– If a flag (glow stick) that has been stolen is dropped it must be returned to the original area

– Agree on specific jail rules. For example, if a player touches the jail, everyone is freed and gets a free walk back but they have to go back to their side before they can try to steal the flag. The person freeing the prisoners can still get tagged at any point

– You can also play this rousing game indoors using a gym or basketball court. Select two corners of the room for jail and put the flags (glow sticks) there on either end. Activate your sticks and turn off the lights!

Host a Murder Mystery Party “Clue” Style

Teens can still dress up by hitting up a Thrift store and finding outfits to wear that fit their part. Check out Pinterest for menu ideas, scripts, and costume ideas for the party. You can also find some great ideas online! 

Halloween Mystery Boxes

Make several Halloween mystery boxes for a little added surprise this season! 

Blindfold each participant & have them stick their hands in to guess what they are. You can use boiled spaghetti for brains, peeled grapes for eyeballs, corn kernels for teeth & many other crazy concoctions. 

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Host a Bring Your Own Pumpkin (BYOP) Party

Have each guest bring their own pumpkin and you supply pumpkin decorating and carving tools. Find no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas that don’t involve cutting too!

Then, host a contest for “most creative pumpkin”, “most unique pumpkin”, and “most festive pumpkin”, etc. Let the kiddos watch a Halloween-themed movie.  Make some popcorn and throw in some candy corn… You got yourself a party!

Make Caramel Apples together

Who doesn’t love caramel apples? You can add many different toppings so everyone can get a little creative!

Look up ghost stories online or create your own

Once you find scary stories, read them around the fire or in the dark.

Whatever it is you choose to do… just embrace the fact that you are doing something together. These memories will last forever. There’s nothing like seeing time fly before your eyes quite like holidays with your kids…

One minute you’re searching for ladybug costumes and the next you’re sending them off to haunted houses and parties. 

Your kids will never forget that you cared enough to take the time to invest in them!

What are some ways you celebrate Halloween with your older kiddos? Send us your ideas, we’d love to hear from you.

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Kansas City’s Real Haunted Houses

Eerie exploits and fictional frights long ago cemented Kansas City’s reputation as the Haunted House Capital of the World . But KC also holds other haunted secrets—a few well-known locations around the city where a creak in the floorboards or a cold draft may be more than just a bump in the night.

Gather ‘round the campfire and discover the true stories behind Kansas City’s real haunted houses.

The John Wornall House

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One of KC’s oldest ghostly residences is the John Wornall House . A prosperous farmer in Jackson County, John Bristow Wornall built his now-infamous home in 1858. The Civil War broke out soon after its construction, dividing the nation and causing friends, neighbors and even brothers to take up arms against one another.

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The historic Battle of Westport, which took place in 1864, occurred just a few blocks from the Wornall family home. The residence became a field hospital during the conflict, where soldiers from both the Confederate and Union armies were treated. But not all could be saved. As a result, these spirits are said to roam the halls of what is now the John Wornall Museum. Employees and guests alike have reported several instances of otherworldly phenomena, including the smell of pipe tobacco filling a room, mysterious figures in windows and ghostly armed soldiers guarding the doors and patrolling the balconies.

Visitors can experience the atmosphere with ghost tales, candlelit tours and other ongoing events throughout the calendar.

The Sallie House

The charming town of Atchison, Kan., which lies about an hour north of Downtown KC, is home to what is considered by many to be the most haunted house in the Sunflower State. The residence was once occupied by a doctor and his family, with the physician operating his entire practice on the bottom floor of the house, from examination room to operation table. The house’s most famous patient, however, was a 6-year-old named Sallie, whose spirit is said to have never left. The young girl came to the house seeking medical care for a stomachache, which was promptly diagnosed as appendicitis. Sallie required immediate attention, but, as the legend goes, didn’t survive the operation.

Over the years, many have tried to make the house a residence. In the early 1990s, a young couple and their child moved into the home and reported strange occurrences throughout the house. Their dog seemed to bark at nothing in particular, especially in the upstairs nursery.

The room downstairs, where the operating table once stood, would suddenly go cold without any explanation.

As the story goes, the situation transitioned from curious to ominous. Fires would randomly break out in the house and soon the husband became the regular target of a sinister attacks that left marks on his chest and abdomen. The wife and child were never harmed, however. Eventually, the family cut its losses and departed, leaving behind a string of spooky tales oft-chronicled by TV networks, including A&E , The Travel Channel , The Discovery Channel and SyFy .

The Elms Hotel & Spa

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A much-lauded resort loaded with history, The Elms Hotel & Spa is reported to have its own collection of spirits that walk the halls of the resort. Many may not know that two fires destroyed previous iterations of the hotel (both in 1898 and 1910), and while neither fire claimed any lives, some stories suggest that a spirit who never checked out is responsible for one of the incidents.

What’s important to note here is that everyone, from staff to visitors, maintain that the ghosts who permanently reside at The Elms are friendly. Rumors insist that a Prohibition-era gambler likes to hang out near the resort’s lap pool. Others say that the housekeeping staff is aided and advised by a ghost decked out in 1920s-style maid uniform. Regardless, the hotel embraces its past and was featured in an episode of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters . 

Sauer Castle

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There’s no doubt that one of the most mysterious ghostly sights in KC is Sauer Castle, located in Kansas City, Kan. Although now a private residence, the 18 th -century, German Gothic mansion was built by Anton Phillip Sauer, an Austrian who’d relocated from New York City by way of Vienna after his wife passed away in 1868. Sauer resided there with his five daughters and soon remarried a young widow with children of her own. Sauer himself passed in 1879, but the Sauers and their descendants continued to live there until the mid-1980s. Unfortunately, their history is riddled with sorrow.

Not much is known about the hauntings that supposedly go on in the home. A key feature of the house, however, is the watchtower. Though the castle has been vacant for more than a decade, regular reports include lights appearing in the tower, along with apparitions of both a woman and a boy seen standing and walking in front of the property’s windows.

Alexander Majors House

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Just eight minutes from the John Wornall House is another Civil War-era home with a history of soldierly hauntings. Constructed in 1856, the Alexander Majors House presided over a 300-acre farm and overlooked what was then Kansas Territory. Visitors have been said to encounter the spirit of deceased caretaker Louisa Johnston, a reportedly friendly specter who spent her pre-ghost life restoring the home.

Visitors can participate in ghost tours, haunted happy hours and plenty more. 

Vaile Mansion

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An impressive example of Second Empire architecture, Independence ’s Vaile Mansion maintains a reputation as one of the preeminent history destinations in the region. Yet while the home is preserved today for guests to visit year-round, some say that spirits have haunted the residence for decades.

Originally constructed in 1881 by married couple Harvey and Sophia Vaile, only two years transpired before tragedy struck the family. Sophia, who had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, was found dead at home due to a morphine overdose while Harvey was away on business. Vaile never remarried and eventually passed away in 1895. Reports have since indicated sightings of Sophia’s ghost all throughout the house, including peering out of the mansion’s windows. It’s known to cause such a fright among passersby that many cross to the other side of the street when they come upon the mansion.

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Kansas City Haunted Houses for Halloween 2022

Kansas City haunted houses are some of the largest in Missouri. Spend a great scary night out with your spouse, date, or friends. Plan to be terrified at these haunted attractions. For the price of a bowling night you can be part of the action as you come face to face with terror. Most haunts use animatronics, great props, Hollywood-worthy sets, and actors with makeup beyond belief. You will be frightened. Find all the 2022 haunted houses near me, trails, corn mazes, hayrides, and Halloween fun attractions in the Kansas City area.  

Last Major Update: August 03, 2022

3rd Street Asylum - Bonner Springs, KS It appears they will open in 2020.  Their Facebook page is the best way to get additional information and dates.

Hemlock Hill House - Overland Park, KS Located in downtown Overland Park they are open every night in October.  Revel in the grandeur and lost hope of The Stirring Witch, the Grave thoughts of Mr. Digger, come see what Piper, Prue and Pheebee have brewing or partake in the wickedly lighter side of Jack and Statler.   Open from dark through 10 pm.

Macabre Cinema - Kansas City, MO The fun begins in early September.  Imagine exploring a 1930’s haunted movie theater playing haunt movies and terrifying guests and you have Macabre Cinema. Tickets options available starting at $27. Most nights the attraction runs from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. Combo tickets and passes are available with The Beast, and Edge of Hell. Haunt runs most Friday and Saturday nights in October.

The Beast - Kansas City, MO Opens Friday and Saturday nights this season starting in early September.  Also open most nights in October.  The Beast is one of America’s largest haunted houses. Founded in 1991 it takes approximately 40 minutes to go through the various haunted attractions at The Beast. The scares are Werewolf Forest, Storm Scene, Jack The Ripper, and the Swamp (featuring blood thirsty alligators and man-hungry lions).  Doors open at 7:30 pm. Closing times are 1:30 am. Check their web page for schedule information. There are a number of combo ticket options. The Beast or Edge of Hell ticket is $27 on weekends. Choose the any night combo ticket for $45.  Lots of free live entertainment and a free hayride.

The Edge of Hell - Kansas City, MO Opens this year in early September.  The Edge of Hell is located near The Beast attraction. There is a combo ticket option with the Beast available online. It originally opened in 1975 and has actively been scaring folks in the area with an emphasis on phobias. For example a centerpiece attraction is their reticulated python. Basic ticket price is $27.  Check their web page for schedule information.

Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt - Kansas City, MO Sorry folks the Halloween Haunt at Worlds of Fun will not be open this fall.  Given the virus issues in the local community Worlds of Fun will close after Labor Day for the balance of the year. Normally they are open every Friday and Saturday night.  Tickets options include the full park. Check their website for advance purchase discounts. World of Fun Haunt transforms into a horror filled nightmare on weekends. It features terrifying creatures and spooky thrill rides that will haunt your dreams. This is a Cedar Fair park so you know it must be good. Save money, online ticket price is as low as $37 in September or more in October.  Look online for discount options.

Zombie Toxin - Junction City, KS Zombie Toxin is open Friday and Saturday nights beginning the second weekend in October starting October plus some additional dates. What happened to the evil scientist Dr. Von Monschture after the explosion? What was that green smoke?

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The 13 Most Haunted Houses in Kansas City

Posted: October 11, 2023 | Last updated: December 10, 2023

The haunted houses in Kansas City are some of the biggest and scariest in America. And the best part is, not all of them are fake. In this post, we’ll take a look at the best Kansas City haunted houses, museums, and attractions to visit any time of year plus the scariest haunted houses during the Halloween season. 

If you’re a haunted house fan, add Kansas City to your list of destinations. The City of Fountains shifts to the city of haunts and scares each Halloween season. But, you don’t have to wait until October, because there are many haunted locations to visit any time of year!

13 haunted houses & Places in kansas city

Below are the 13 haunted houses in Kansas City plus the most haunted hotels in the city and the best haunted tours. We also have the most haunted places to visit in Missouri !

Real Haunted Places in Kansas City

We are starting our list with real haunted houses in Kansas City as well as haunted museums, spooky buildings and an eerie chamber!

1. Epperson House (University of Missouri at Kansas City)

Students and police alike can attest to this one. The Epperson House served as a private residence long before it was donated to and repurposed by the university.

The original owners (Uriah and Mary Epperson) took in a student and dubbed her their adopted daughter (although she was an adult and too old to be legally adopted).

Unfortunately, she passed away soon after at the age of 47. Before her passing, she was particularly fond of plans to build an organ inside the home.  Students and security guards have reported hearing organ music and seeing strange lights – all while the building was empty. Even stranger, these claims began nearly 50 years ago and continue to this day. 

Address: 5200 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

2. Strawberry Hill Museum

The Strawberry Hill Museum was originally built as a private home in the late 1800s. It was then used as an orphanage starting in 1919 and became one of the first in America to accept all children regardless of their race, background, or creed.

Although it has operated as a museum since 1988, the ghosts of its past still linger. A woman in red is often seen roaming the premises, asking “Where is the house of the priest?” before vanishing.

3. Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe

Famous poet Edgar Allen Poe lived a life as dark as his stories. It was fraught with tragedies and unusual circumstances. So, it makes sense that a building built in his honor is full of terrifying secrets and surprises.

While it once operated as a Halloween attraction, Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe is also believed to be haunted by real ghosts. The building’s original owner died in the elevator shaft.

It was also investigated by Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab. According to a legend featured on the attraction’s website, the now-closed building was shut down after college students, on a quest to disprove the paranormal, actually discovered something sinister in the building. 

Today, it is one of the most haunted abandoned places in Kansas City. So far, no one has been brave enough to buy the building and re-open it.

Address: 1100 Santa Fe St, Kansas City, MO 64101

4. The Kansas City Music Hall

Built in 1936, The Kansas City Music Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in KCMO. It’s also one of the most haunted. While no deaths have been documented in the building, visitors still see semi-transparent apparitions roaming the halls and even taking seats. Women have even reported seeing an older male spirit wearing a fedora. He apparently has a habit of rudely scaring them and blocking their view of the stage. 

Address: 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

5. John Wornall House

Built in 1858, the John Wornall House briefly served as a hospital for injured soldiers during the Civil War . Interestingly, they treated both northern and southern troops. One of the most significant battles of the region, The Battle of Westport, broke out just a short distance from the house.

While its place as a hospital has long passed, some of its patients seem to have remained making it one of the most haunted houses in KC. The scent of pipe tobacco comes and goes without explanation. Windows are filled with ghastly apparitions and armed soldiers are apparently still seen guarding the entrance.

Candlelit tours of this haunted house in Kansas City allow visitors to experience the haunts for themselves.

Address: 6115 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64113

6. Alexander Majors Historic Museum

One of the most historic houses found in Kansas City is also believed to be haunted. One of the only four remaining antebellum houses in Kansas City, the Alexander Majors Historic Museum is rich in history.

Its 1856 construction predates the Civil War and rests just a few feet away from what was (at the time) the nation’s western border. The mansion’s location serves as a metaphor for Majors’ vision of westward expansion.  It also served as a strategic location for him to conduct business.

Ghost tours are hosted at the mansion, and some are self-guided. If you choose a solo tour, keep a careful eye out for the spirit of Louisa Johnston, the former caretaker who is still believed to roam its halls.

Open: Thursday – Sunday afternoons

Address: 8201 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114

Halloween Haunts & Scary Haunted Houses

If you need to be frightened in October, below are the scariest haunted houses in Kansas City. This is your chance to encounter ghosts, zombies, ghouls and other horrors brought to life with incredible costumes and sets.

These attractions aren’t meant for the young or faint of heart, so if you’re looking for some more tame fall fun, check out our guides to the best  pumpkin patches  and  apple picking . For everyone else, these haunted houses in KCMO are good for an eerie evening.

7. The Beast Kansas City

It’s that time of year for spooky fun and some of the most popular attractions in Kansas City are organized by Full Moon Productions.

Among the largest haunted house experiences in Missouri, The Beast invokes a sense of danger by toying with visitors’ phobias and sense of direction. In fact it’s entirely possible for visitors to get lost in the werewolf forest. It brings a new level of immersion to haunted attractions. You’ll find it in the heart of Kansas City’s West Bottoms district. It’s also home to our next West Bottoms attraction…

The Beast Kansas City 2023 opening day is October 12th.

Address: 1401 W. 13 St, Suite B, Kansas City, MO 64102

8. Edge of Hell

One of the most popular Halloween attractions in Kansas City, Edge of Hell has been haunting western Missouri for nearly 50 years. Like most high-production haunted houses, it features a cast of terrifying characters lurking in unsettling places within the multi-story haunted house.

However, Edge of Hell Kansas City ups the ante by targeting some of the most haunting phobias plaguing mankind. The House of Phobia includes a world record-breaking (real) snake named Medusa. It’s a must-see among KC haunted houses and one of the two scariest West Bottoms haunted houses.

Edge of Hell Kansas City 2023 opening day is October 12th.

Address: 1300 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64111

9. Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt

Kansas City’s only amusement park goes all out every Halloween with a complete transformation. Creepy decor fills the Worlds of Fun while terrifying characters roam its shadows. New attractions emerge, including shows and haunted houses.

Fear rises when darkness falls as Worlds of Fun is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during the annual Halloween Haunt!

And yes, they do a legitimately great job in creating a terrifying experience for visitors. In fact, the traditionally family-friendly park recommends all visitors under 14 leave after 6:30 during its Halloween Haunt. Oh, and there’s also a real graveyard near the park that’s rumored to be haunted.

Open select nights from September 15 – October 28, 2023.

Address:  4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161

10. Macabre Cinema Haunted House

What better way to enjoy some classic macabre cinema than to live through it? That’s the unique theme found in Macabre Haunted House . Meet some of classic cinema’s most terrifying characters as they haunt you across four floors of absolute terror.

Ready for clowns, zombies and ghouls from movie sets from The Mummy, Hellraiser, Killer Clowns from Outer Space, and more?

Traverse the actual sets used in popular horror films. Can you escape back to the real world, or will you spend the rest of your days stuck in a horror film? 

Macabre Cinema Haunted House 2023 opening day is October 12th.

Address: 1222 W 12th St Suite A, Kansas City, MO 64101 

11. Full Moon Escape Rooms

What’s more terrifying than being locked in a room with no way out?

How about placing that room in the middle of Kansas City’s Largest Haunted House?

Full Moon Escape combines the fun and challenging puzzles of an escape room with the thrills and chills of a haunted house. The stakes are higher, and the pressure is on. The longer it takes, the closer “they” get…

Open: Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday Noon – 8:30 pm and Friday & Saturday Noon – 11 pm

Address: 1401 W. 13th St. Suite C, Kansas City, MO. 64102

12. Haunted Tours in Kansas City

Discover some of Kansas City’s most iconic sites and the terrifying true stories behind them.

Apex Paranormal brings the spooky this October season with a walking ghost tour of the insanely haunted Harris Kearney Civil War Home. This 1-hour tour will keep the lights on for the faint of heart and while they share the history and the stories of ghosts lurking around and inside. Tours will be led by real paranormal investigators who will also share their experiences hunting for ghosts inside both buildings.

This is an all-ages event, but they also host full paranormal investigations and ghost hunts you can join in!

13. Haunted Hotels in Kansas City

Two of Kansas City’s most historic hotels are also it’s most haunted. While guests at the Hotel Savoy (now the 21c Museum Hotel) and The Muehlebach Hotel (now the Marriott) enjoy luxury, comfort, and meticulous attention to detail, they also revel in ghostly lore – particularly during the Halloween season.

If All Hallow’s Eve finds you in our fair city, consider booking a room in one of these spooktacular hotels.

Hotel Savoy Kansas City

Originally known as the historic Savoy Hotel, this historic hotel is now the 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City. Room 505 is known to be the most haunted with unexplained happenings such as the water faucet that wouldn’t stop turning on in the bathroom, after repeatedly turning it off.

There are also tales of jazz music playing from within the empty room. Theories of the ghosts of the Hotel Savoy are a bit unclear. So, this is officially an unsolved mystery! But, are you brave enough to stay on the 5th floor at 21C?

Looking for more? We’ve heard that St. Mary’s Church, and Union Station both have legendary ghost stories. Do a self-guided exploration of their hectic pasts and learn about accounts of the ghosts that haunt them and the infamous gangsters that plagued the streets of Kansas City and the mayhem left in their wake.

Address: 219 W 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Check out reviews of 21c Kansas City on TripAdvisor and our favorite site to find the lowest hotel prices is Hotels.com .

The Muehlebach Hotel

This building was a theatre before it began operating as The Muehlebach Hotel. Today it is known as the Kansas City Marriott .

The historic building in Downtown Kansas City is known to have a ghost called “The Blue Lady”.

Described as a blonde in her early 30’s, the ghostly presence has been seen wearing a 1920s-style blue dress with her hair tucked up into a wide-brimmed hat. Some have speculated that she is the ghost of an actress who once played at the Gayety Theater next door, and searches the hotel for a lost lover.

Address: 200 W 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Check out reviews of Kansas City Marriott on TripAdvisor and our favorite site to find the lowest hotel prices is Hotels.com .

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Scared you won't have a way to spend your Halloween weekend?

No need to fear, we've rounded up a big list of spooky events, pop-up bars and more happening in Kansas City.

Halloween Pop-Up Bars:

Event-based spirits:

CarnEVIL Halloween Party : On Oct. 28, Get ready to unleash your inner ghoul with a night of bone-chilling fun, live entertainment, costume contest and more at KC Live!

Hall-O-Wine Trolley Wine Tour : On Oct. 28, Feel free to dress up for Halloween as you grab brunch and take a tour of Missouri-made wines. Tickets are $105 per person and include transportation aboard the trolley, wine tote, bottled water, a gourmet brunch, and full tasting experiences at four local venues.

Halloween Bar Crawl : On Oct. 27, 28, This two day bar crawl in Kansas City includes custom drink specials, photographers and a massive afterparty.

Terror at Electric Park : On Oct. 28, this distillery-wide event includes circus performers, a DJ, a drag show, carnival games, face painting, photo ops and even a giant ball pit. Plus carnival-inspired food and J. Rieger & Co. cocktails.

Zombie Crawl – Halloween Bar Crawl : On Oct. 28, this Midtown tradition allows 300+ people to come in costume and roam in and out of over 10 bars and nightclubs with one all-access pass.

Halloween-themed bars:

BOOlevard : Oct. 24-31, the Boulevard Brewing Company is a spine-tingling series of unfortunate events to celebrate the spooky season. The beer hall's fourth-floor experience comes complete with witchy brews and a specialty menu of tasty tricks and treats

Ghoulish SpookEasy: A Tom’s Town partnership with KC Live! The Ghoulish SpookEasy is open Thursday through Saturday and does not require a reservation.

Conductor Club: This Union Station bar sells out fast! For Halloween, the continuous pop-up bar has turned into Camp Crystal Lake.

Ghoulish SpookEasy : Indulge in your feverish Halloween core with tasty cocktails and costume contests every night through Oct. 31 at Kansas City Live!

KC Wineworks: In Crossroads, KC Wineworks is featuring its Hallowine Cocktail Experience through the end of the month.

The Hey! Hey! Club: In the basement of J. Rieger & Co. Distillery, this bar now features a cocktail menu inspired by 'The Last of Us.'

Tom’s Town: One of Kansas City's favorite spots in the Crossroads has transformed its basement into a speakeasy pop-up, The Cloven Hoof.

Vignettes: The bar is now the Apparition Spookeasyin North Kansas City. Reservations are encouraged.

9th & State: " It’s just a jump to the left…' is hosted at 9th and State in West Bottoms. Reservations are encouraged for the Rocky Horror-themed pop-up bar.

Haunted Houses:

Halloween Haunt : A Kansas City tradition put on by Worlds of Fun requires little introduction.

Halloween Haunt returns to Worlds of Fun with bone-chilling new attractions

The Basement : This year-round experience in the West Bottoms presents one of the best, and scariest, escape room experiences in Kansas City.

Beast Haunted Attraction : Through Nov. 11, this West Bottoms haunt is one of the most lauded Halloween attractions in the country. This ever-changing haunted house is terrifying fun in Kansas City.

The Edge of Hell : Through Nov. 1, The sister-scare to The Beast. The Edge of Hell has been dolling out scares 1975.

Macabre Cinema : Through Oct. 31, This West Bottoms haunted house recreates famous scenes from classic and modern horror films.

Exiled : Through Nov. 2, visitors are tasked with navigating their way to safety after being left alone in the middle of the pitch-black woods while avoiding plenty of carefully planned scares.

Family Friendly Halloween Events:

Boo at the Zoo : Oct. 26 -27, Don your most impressive costume and join the 1,700-plus animals at the Kansas City Zoo for not-so-scary trick-or-treating and all-day Halloween festivities.

Brick or Treat - Monster Party : Through Oct. 10/31, Fun awaits at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, including a 4D Halloween movie, The Great Monster Chase.

Graveyard 5K Run & Walk : On Oct. 28, race for a scary-good cause. The 6th Annual Graveyard 5K on Saturday raises some for the maintenance of the Elmwood Cemetery. Stick around after the run for beer tastings from local breweries, post-race fuel, cemetery tours and more!

Spookfest at Science City : On Oct.28, Head to Union Station to celebrate Halloween with a night of spooky science demos and activities, creepy critters, and more.

SEALIFE Tricks and Treats : Through Oct. 31, join Serafina the Sea Witch for a frighteningly fun time! She loves looking after her ocean home and keeping her fellow sea creatures safe.

Tricks & Treats : On Oct. 28, this family-friendly Power and Light District event welcomes everyone for a Halloween extravaganza that promises Tricks, Treats, and endless fun!

Haunted Houses in Kansas City

Kansas City Haunted Houses

Well, it’s Halloween time again in Kansas City and can only mean one thing!  The Haunted Houses in KC are open for business. The weather is perfect right now, and there are several great sites to visit around the area.

There is something for everyone here, including children, teens, and adults. Kansas City haunted houses have a wide variety of styles and themes and some are aimed at the small children, all the way up to the big kids and adults. Some are clustered together around the lower West side of downtown, and others are up north, and there are also several activities at The Kansas City Zoo.

So wrap up appropriately for the weather just in case you come across a long line. The lines to get into some of the haunted houses in KC are actually pretty fun themselves! Great conversation and a lot of laughs as everyone anticipates getting the jeepers scared out of them once inside the houses. Thousands and thousands of Kansas Citians will be going out haunted housing during the month of October, and there are several to choose from. Some of them offer a discount to go into more than one haunted house when you buy a multi-house pass.

It’s time for some great Halloween fun and some spooky good times, dress up in costume when you go out, or just wear whatever you like, there usually isn’t a dress code. There is even a spooky ride you can take through all of the REAL haunted houses in KC including the Savoy Kansas City Haunted Hotel. You can go to World’s of Fun, or stay in the downtown area. You can go to The Kansas City Zoo early in the day with the kids and then go out with the older children or just the adults at night to the big haunted houses.

  • Henderson Mansion

Haunted House in Kansas City 1016 Paseo

The Henderson Mansion at 1016 Paseo used to be a showcase home back in its day, but now represents yet another haunted house in Kansas City.  This haunted house in Kansas City is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Built in 1899, The Henderson Mansion is one of the last great mansions standing around the once glorious North Paseo district.  Back in the good old days this house would have been reserved for the highest of the upper class and has definitely seen its share of house parties.  One of the house parties proved fatal for one of its last owners.  On August 21st, 1978, Johnny Howard was brutally shot in the face during a small party that he was hosting one early evening when an intruder broke through a glass door.  Howard’s killer was never caught nor identified, and after this brutal murder took place in the mansion, it has been on the market untouched to this day.  The house currently sits waiting for its next owner, listed at $455,000 by Reece Nichols.  But this house is deep in the Kansas City ghetto, and you would have to install a pretty serious security system to keep out the bugga boos.

  • Haunted Benjamin Ranch

6401 E 87th St, KCMO, 816-761-5055

This is a brand new attraction and the only one in South Kansas City. The premise here is that the old Benjamin Ranch was closed because it was haunted. Obviously a ranch or western-based Haunt. You will brave the Haunted Stables and in the Quarantined Animal Barn (that sounds interesting?) – then on to the one of a kind Stockpen Cage Maze. There is also a more traditional Haunted Hayride available. You don’t wait in line here, instead, groups will wait in “The Corral of Doom” with entertainment provided by Sheriff Dusty Cadaver and a mechanical bull? It definitely sounds like a different kind of show. You should check it out.

Open Thursday through Sunday nights beginning September 24th – October 31st. Gates open at 6PM – last ticket sold at 10PM. cost is $25 at the gate, but specials can be had at their website, including $10 on opening night Sept 24th.

  • The Edge of Hell

1300 W 12th St, KCMO, 816-842-0320

Granddaddy of Haunted Houses, the oldest in Kansas City, and possibly the nation, it probably scared your parents back in the day. This is the 35th season for familiar faces like “Ratman” entertaining and scaring guests as they wait in line to get in. Inside you will face five stories of terror as you ascend into “Heaven” passing huge live snakes, vampires, and other demons as 45 live entertainers scare the daylights out of you. Of course there is also the obligatory stumbling around in the dark (which is usually just as terrifying) anticipating the next creature to leap from behind the next wall. After your 30 minutes of screams and strobe lights, you are treated to a five-story slide into the depths of Hell and into the arms of the Devil himself!

Tickets range from $23 on weeknights to $37 for a weekend “Line Pass” (gets you by the usually extensive line waiting on weekends)

Open Friday and Saturday in September, Thursday through Sunday in October – doors open around 7:30 and close around Midnight.

1401 W 13th St, KCMO, 816-842-0320

The Beast is a Werewolf themed venue. Since it’s founding in 1991, The Beast has offered a different take on a haunted house. Here, you are not simply following a line of people in the dark, you are actually part of the action. It’s “open format” have you lost in the fog of the Werewolf Forest, Jack the Ripper’s London, or the Swamp. Billed as the largest haunted house in the country, you will get your money’s worth as it takes nearly an hour to exit the madness.

Hours and prices are the same as Edge of Hell, however, a combo ticket for both houses can be purchased and range from $36 to $64.

  • Macabre Cinema & The Chambers of Poe

1222 W 12th St, KCMO, 816-842-0320

The Macabre Cinema (used to be the Catacombs back in the day) is, you guessed it, a horror movie-themed house. All the scenes from the classic movies that scared you as a child (or adult) are here. Jason, Freddie, Pinhead, and others are waiting to make you scream.

The Chambers of Poe (formerly the Main Street Morgue) has rooms centered around the classic stories of Edgar Allen Poe. Being a Literary based Haunted House it is a little more subdued in its scariness (more creepy really) than the other choices.

These two houses are located right around the corner from each other and a combo ticket can be purchased for $30 – otherwise they are $20 each. Macabre Cinema and Chambers of Poe are only open on Friday and Saturday nights through Halloween. Get buried alive in The Raven Room and test your claustrophobic limits in other rooms. This new haunted house is open every Friday and Saturday from now until Halloween as well as Thursday – Sunday in the last weeks leading up to All Hallow’s Eve.

  • Ghosts and Gangsters Tour Kansas City

Departing from The Edge of Hell on Friday and Saturday Nights at 6pm and again at 9pm, The Ghosts and Gangsters Tour in Kansas City is a ride you will never forget!  Climb aboard this haunted coach that will take you on a tour of Kansas City’s most haunted sites including The Savoy Hotel, where the ghost of Betsy Ward still haunts room 505, visit a church where the minister committed suicide and haunts the church to this day trying to gain redemption.  Also visit numerous famous Kansas City gangster hotspots where several ghosts are sure to remain.  This tour should also roll through Westport, an area that is now a ghost town – haha.  The ticket price for the Ghosts and Gangsters Tour are $25.00 each.

halloween haunted houses kc

A side note on the Savoy Hotel, we used to know the owner’s son and we used to go to the hotel after partying at a bar next door.  We would open up the HUGE kitchen (which looks like the kitchen from “The Shining”) and cook up some 4am dinner.  We would then scatter to the various hotel rooms (there were usually around 5 – 10 of us) and stay the night.  The Savoy Hotel is DEFINITELY haunted and we always had a KILLER time at The Savoy 🙂   The picture above is of Apartment 505 in the hotel – this is the room where Betsy Ward is known to haunt regularly.  There is another ghost resident at The Savoy.  His name is Fred Lightner and he has been seen by several hotel residents haunting his former room.  Fred Lightner’s wife remained in the hotel for years after her husband’s death.  A guest of the hotel went to Mrs. Lightner’s room to borrow something and heard her talking to someone before answering the door.  When she answered the door there was a man in a double-breasted 30’s era suit standing next to her, the figure of the man was very grey and slightly faded.  The figure of the man suddenly vanished and the guest asked Mrs. Lightner if she saw the man’s figure as well.  To this she replied “Oh, yes, that’s my husband Fred”.  Mrs. Lightner has since passed on but it is said that Fred still haunts several rooms at The Savoy to this day.

  • Haunted Houses Kansas City Zoo Boo at the Zoo

Come dressed in your favorite costume and celebrate a kid-friendly Halloween, Zoo style,on Saturday, October 29 from 4 p.m. and ending at 8:30 a.m on Sunday, October 30.  Enjoy all of the awesome Boo at the Zoo activities until 6 p.m. and then stay overnight for more spooktacular fun!

Activities include trick or treat stations, costume parade at 1 and 3 p.m, a Jack O’Lantern display, Scarecrow Express (small fee), stilt walkers and Jazzbo (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), hair feathers, Boneville Graveyard and much more.  For a complete list of activities, visitwww.kansascityzoo.org.

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MISSOURI Missouri is dying to show you what evil spirits lurk in the dark.  Missouri Haunted Houses are located in the prime section on Columbia. Columbia haunted house consists of NecroPlanet . NecroPlanet provides 3 attractions in one location.  Haunted Houses in Missouri have great reviews. Come to Necropolis Haunted House and have the zombies devour your soul. The Pit and Chaos in 3D are also located in Columbia .

Missouri is known as the “Gateway to the West” because it was one of the main stops on the way to California. Missouri land was inexpensive and the cattle had ample grazing lands. Because of this fact, the pioneers moved here in droves. Population exploded and the riverboats transported supplies all up and down the Mississippi River. The railroad was being built from the east to the west. With the massive growth, the pioneers forced the natives to move further west. Those who stayed in here, settled near the Mississippi River. A melting pot of people moved in from the north and the south, so Missouri became a split state during war. Slavery was not a major industry in Missouri partly because they were costly and many of the Missourians were from the north. During the Civil War, when the call for soldiers came, Missouri divided its armies of soldiers. The Union Army received 110,000 soldiers and the Confederate Army 40,000. With the state being split, this divided cities and towns, neighbors and families, fathers and sons, and even brothers. Missouri saw as many as 1200 individual battles on their own land. The stench of death hung in the air as thousands of lives were lost fighting or starvation because you had to leave your home moving deeper west into the more remote areas. Many soldiers died in battle, of bloody dismemberment, infection, starvation, dysentery and brutal accidents. These violent battles of the war were over the brutality of slavery and had grown to epic proportion. The Civil War was brutal and most times fatal. From the inner turmoil to the numerous violent battles, the souls left behind to complete missions, lost between life and death now roams Missouri. Missouri is well known in the haunt world for its portals of hell and the revengeful souls who live within its confines. The intense energy these souls expel, helps the living keep they at bay for the remainder of the year. Unfortunately, they must return to do their bidding as part of their mission in purgatory. Demons and messengers of the under-lord return to experiment and do research in their dungeons and chambers in the chill of the fall during the season of Halloween, under the spells of pure wickedness. Missouri is home to many haunted attractions that are well known in the haunt world. These haunted houses are well worth the trip. These attractions have been seen on many of the local television and radio stations, magazines and newspapers. Visit this haunted world of twisted and deranged: haunted houses, forests, trails, farms, mazes, hotels, asylums, prisons, indoor and outdoor attractions. Missouri is a state at the top of the haunt world and considered the area’s best for haunted attractions. Find the most innovative animatronics, scary monsters, creepy zombies, demented demons, creatures from the depths of the underworld, cutting edge technology and have your nightmares brought to life right here in Missouri. When searching for haunted houses online, Missouri is just a click away. Don’t wait for a review, check them out for yourself.

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9 Totally Horrifying Ghost Tours and Haunted Houses in Johnson City TN, Bristol, Kingsport, and Tri-Cities

Whether you’re looking for a few light screams, or prefer terrified crying in the fetal position, Tri-Cities fright lovers have plenty of haunted attractions to choose from. With 10 different haunted houses in Johnson City TN and the surrounding areas, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.

From horrifying haunted corn mazes, to elaborate scare houses and zombie attractions, it will be hard to choose just one. Thankfully, many attractions offer combo passes so you can enjoy it all!

Most of the attractions recommend leaving younger kids at home, due to the intensity of the experience. Click any of the business names below to verify the information we’ve provided and get additional details.

Most Horrifying Haunted Houses in Johnson City TN

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Haunted Houses in Johnson City TN, Bristol, Kingsport, and Beyond

1. haunted forest.

  • 172 Big Springs Rd, Elizabethton, TN

Scream seekers, travel in style as you are whisked away to the main attraction, a terrifying forest filled with nightmarish creatures. Once you’ve had all the scares you can handle, you can wrap up the night with a fast-paced zombie laser tag adventure.

2. Hartman’s Haunted Corn Maze and Zombie Paint Ball

  • 7941 Blue Springs Pkwy, Mosheim, TN

This fear-packed haunted corn maze is sure to have you crying for Mommy! If you seek additional scares, you can also hop aboard the fabulous haunted hayride. Finally, the farm also offers Zombie Paintball Hunting which gives visitors a chance to shoot their favorite un-dead villains.

3. The Fun House Haunted Attraction at Stickley Farm

  • 531 Timber Mill Private Dr, Bluff City

This carnival-themed haunt will have you quaking in your boots.

4. The Haunted Grounds (Formerly Hales Haunted Forest)

  • Appalachian Fair Grounds, Gray

Don’t miss this revamped haunted attraction .

5. The DAM Haunted Woods

  • 3460 Highway 75, Kingsport

This haunted attraction bills itself as Tri-Cities’ longest haunt! In addition to the frightening haunted attraction, there is also a bonfire and food available for purchase.

Most Horrifying Haunted Houses in Johnson City TN

6. Haunted Holler

  • 15128 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA

This attraction is on pause for 2023, They are still looking for the perfect piece of property to reopen this attraction.

At one of the oldest houses in Washington County , the Haunted Holler offers a variety of frightening fun including a real-life haunted house, haunted trail, escape house, and zombie paintball experience. Not recommended for children under 12.

7. The Warehouse

  • 313 Legion Street in Weber City, VA

This no-touch haunted attraction features a variety of scary themes along the route. Food and drink will also be available for purchase. Not recommended for children under 10.

Frightening Ghost Tours

8. paranormal technology investigations and east tn ghost tours.

  • various locations in Jonesborough, TN

This company offers a variety of haunted walking tours throughout Jonesborough, where participants get to use sophisticated paranormal investigation equipment to hunt for real ghosts.

They also offer 2 different classes for aspiring professionals that want to learn how to use paranormal investigation equipment, to hunt on their own.

9. Appalachian Ghost Walks

  • tours located in Jonesborough, Johnson City, Dandridge, and More

This comprehensive ghost tour company offers 15 different tour options throughout North East Tennessee and South West Virginia. They also offer ghostly party packages, bus tours, and more!

Halloween Books to share

With these Halloween picks, not only will you have fun reading with your kids, but you’ll also be giving them a little boost academically, without even trying!

  • Pumpkin Jack – This book focuses on the life cycle of a pumpkin. After tossing his wilted carved pumpkin into the garden, Tim observes the scientific changes it continues to make throughout the season. When spring comes, Tim makes an awesome discovery!
  • Big Pumpkin – In this classic Halloween tale, a witch teams up with some unlikely friends to make a pumpkin pie from the biggest, heaviest, pumpkin they’ve ever seen! But, who will be able to carry it?
  • National Geographic Readers: Bats – Vivid photographs and fun facts help introduce kids to the secret world of bats!

More East TN Family Fun

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Erica Cardinal

Erica has lived in East TN for over 9 years. She enjoys exploring this gorgeous region with her husband and 3 lively children. As a former teacher turned homeschool mom, she loves finding fun and affordable activities the entire family will love, especially if they cultivate a love for learning!

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