Looking for some scary Haunted Houses to visit during the month of October? Here’s this year’s top Haunted Houses and Cemeteries. Our list includes a couple of free spooky choices as well as ZooBoo and Howl-O-Scream.
FREE ADMISSION HAUNTED HOUSES
Radley Haunted House
3900 19th St. N. | St. Petersburg 33714
Dates & times: Friday: 19 & 26 8pm – 12mid | Saturday: 20 & 27 8pm – 12mid | Sunday: 21 & 28 8pm – 12mid |Tuesday: 30 8pm – 12mid | Wednesday: 31 8pm – 1am
Scary music, dim lights and incredibly realistic props help make this a theme park-worthy Haunted House. It’s located off the 38th Avenue exit at I-75. This is a very dark space with 2 slight changes of elevation in the dark. 8 and up can handle this scary and intense Haunted House. Free (donations appreciated).
510 49th Avenue N St.| Petersburg, FL 33703
Dates & times: Saturday: October 20 – 7pm – 10:30pm. Full Run: Friday – Sunday: October 26, 27, 28, 31 – 7pm – 10:30pm
Since 2002, the caretakers of this haunted House called “Hellview Cemetery” have scared the wits out ofBay. This Haunted House has been created around a fictionalized Cemetery and its evil Spirits. Read how they describe Hellview on their on website:”Some theorize that the graveyard itself is actually its own pocket dimension that is trying to keep the evil forces trapped in its own walls.” This is an intense experience for children and adults. Free (donations appreciated).
11163 Summer Star Dr. | Riverview, FL 33579
Dates & times: Two nights only – Oct 26th & Sat Oct 27 from 7pm-10pm. *Line cuts off at 9:15pm.
Looking to get scared to death while treat-or-treating? This Southfork Riverview Haunted Backyard will to the trick…or should I say the deed. There are spooky tombstones, life-size evil statues, gross rotting corpses and scary skeletal remains. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Free (donations appreciated).
PAID ADMISSION HAUNTED HOUSES
105 E Tarpon Ave.| Tarpon Springs 34689
Dates: October 12-13, 19-20, and 26 Starting at 6:30pm. Admission $5 for all ages.
ScareCo. was recognized in 2010 by Rand McNally as one of the Top 10 Haunted Houses in the nation. There are two different houses to be terrorized by. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult after 8:30pm.
Tampa Bay’s Haunted Houses & Graveyards
If you’re looking for authentic haunted mansions or, would like to hunt for ghosts by candlelight, Ghost Tour has the haunting good time you’re looking for. Tours are 90 minute candlelight walks with fully costumed guides who entertain you with true stories of wandering spirits, haunted mansions, phantom lovers and age-old curses. Ghost Tours have five different tour locations to choice from: Tampa, St. Petersburg, John’s Pass , Jungle Prada , and Gulf Port . Cost: $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4–12. You can save $2 by ordering on their website or by phone at (727) 894-4678.
ZooBoo at Lowry Park Zoo
Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W Sligh Avenue | Tampa
September 28-29 – $10 Shriek Peek Preview Weekend | October 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 & 25-28
Hours: 7 – 11pm Fridays & Saturdays | 7 – 10pm Sundays & Thursdays
Lowry Park’s ZooBoo is all about great family fun this weekend in Tampa. ZooBoo is an annual family friendly Halloween event that thrills all ages.There are haunted houses and trails for older zoo-goers, boo houses and seasonal lights for little ones. Admission prices: $17 adults (ages 12 & up) $14 children (ages 3 – 11).
Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
10165 North McKinley Dr. | Tampa 33612
Dates: Thursday – Saturday from September 27 – October 27.
Get ready to SCREAM loud and often this weekend at Busch Gardens at Busch Gardens “Howl-O-Scream”. There are many haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows. Admission price: Walk up – $79.99. Save $25 ( $54.99) with an advance on line purchase or $44.99 with Taco Bell, Applebee’s visit or buy Fanta products at participating Walgreens and a promo code to save $35 on admission.
Related: Kids DIY Halloween Costumes.