The Scariest Haunted Houses In Tampa Bay For Halloween 2013

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Looking for some scary Haunted Houses to visit during the month of October and for Halloween? Here’s this year’s best Haunted Houses and Cemeteries. Our list starts off with the best FREE spooky haunted house choices around Tampa Bay.

FREE HAUNTED HOUSES

**(donations appreciated)

Chamber Of Terror

(Credit:facebook.com/ChamberofTerror)

(Credit:facebook.com/ChamberofTerror)

4006 W. Rogers Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
www.facebook.com/ChamberofTerror

Dates: Oct. 18 & 19, 25 – 27, 30 & 31 From 8PM – Midnight or later

Chamber of Terror is a high intensity scare that’s not suitable for those under 8 or the faint of heart. Tight spaces, mazes, and about a 30 minute walk through. Definitely worth the drive. Have been told it’s better than Howl-O-Scream’s haunted houses. **Suggested donation: $5

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Hellview Cemetery

(Credit: hellview.net)

(Credit: hellview.net)

510 49th Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, 33703
Website: hellview.net

Dates & Times: Oct 18-21, 25-27 & THU Oct. 31 | TIMES: 7PM – 10:30PM

Since 2002, the caretakers of this haunted House called “Hellview Cemetery” have scared the wits out of Tampa Bay. 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. ** Admission: Free (donations appreciated).

Radley Haunted House

(Credit: facebook.com/radleyhauntedhouse )

(Credit: facebook.com/radleyhauntedhouse )

3900 19th St. N.
St. Petersburg, 33714
Website:  facebook.com/radleyhauntedhous

Dates & times:  Oct. 17-20, 24-27, 29 & 30 | 8p – 12 midnight

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. Admission: Free (**suggested donation $4 per person).

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The Boneyard

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(Credit: facebook.com/pages/The-Boneyard)

11163 Summer Star Dr.
Riverview, 33579
Website: theboneyardfl.com

Dates & Times: SAT & SUN Oct. 26 – 27 |  7 – 10PM

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. Make sure you get in line by 9:15. Last year they had to cut the line off to be sure everyone could go through! **Free (donations appreciated).

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Not Free Haunted Houses & Tours

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Wicked Warehouse of Hyde Park Village

Hyde Park Village
Swann & Dakota Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
www.hydeparkvillage.net

Dates & Times • 9/27: 7:30 to 11:30 PM   • 9/28: 7 to 11:30 PM • 10/4: 7:30 to 11:30 PM • 10/5: 7 to 11:30 PM • 10/11: 7:30 to 11:30 PM • 10/12: 6 to 11:30 PM, 6 to 7 PM-family friendly scares. • 10/18: 7:30 to 11:30 PM • 10/19: 7 to 11:30 PM • 10/25: 7:30 to 11:30 PM • 10/26: 7 to 11:30 PM• 10/31: 7 to 11:30 PM

Ghouls, ghosts, zombies and other scary creature to those who dare to navagate the7,000 square feet of mazes, screams and ever changing rooms. This is an extreme expirence and not sitable for children under 10.  Admission: $10; parking is FREE.

Newton’s Haunts

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(Photo credit DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

5600 Newton Ave. S,
Gulfport, FL  33707
www.NewtonsHaunts

Dates: Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 7:30 p.m.

Two haunted houses at one location. The Side Show Massacre and 13 Hallows. Midway Massacre is a Haunted Carnival filled with Clowns that have a Taste for Flesh & Blood. The Hollows is a dark path that will lead you from Fear to Fear. These Haunted houses are not suitable for children and no one under 13 will be admitted without a parent. Admission is $2 per house.

Haunted Forest

(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

550 Dixie Highway
Tarpon Springs , 34689
Website: ctsfl.us/Recreation/specialevents

Dates & Times:  Oct. 11 & 12, 18 & 19th, 25 & 26 | Kids – 6:30-7:30pm Adults – 7:30-9:30pm

Haunted Forest in the North Anclote River Nature Park. This scary adventure begins with a van ride and breaking news that interrupts the music on the radio. A deadly supervirus is wiping out the population of planet Earth. You will be taken to the medical center in the woods where you will get “vaccinated”. Now you have to navigate your way through a spooky forest to safety. Warning – bring mosquito repellent and running shoes.  Admission – $5.

Ghost Tour

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(Credit: Getty Images)

Tampa Bay’s Haunted Houses & Graveyards Tours
Website: ghosttour.net

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 5 different tour locations to choice from: Tampa, St. Petersburg,  John’s Pass , Jungle Prada , and Gulf Port . They also have ghost hunts where they provide easy-to-use EMF meters (electromagnetic field meters) to assist in your quest for paranormal activity. Admission: $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4–12. You can save $2 by ordering on their website or by phone at (727) 389-5200.

Howl-O-Scream

Credit: facebook.com/HowlOScream

Credit: facebook.com/HowlOScream

Busch Gardens
10165 North McKinley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612
Website: howloscream-tampa.com

Dates: Sept. 27 & 28 Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26 | Times: 7:30 – 1am

Get ready to SCREAM loud and often at Busch Gardens “Howl-O-Scream”. There are many haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows. Admission price: Starting at $48 online. FYI – It’s cheaper to buy your tickets on line HERE.

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