We don’t just list the most haunted places in Austin on Haunted Rooms, we’re loving some of the haunted houses Austin has to offer too! That’s the haunted attractions and trails designed to give you a fright around Halloween!
Do you have what it takes to walk through the very creepiest attractions and haunted houses in Austin?
Every state has its capital city and Austin is the city for Texans. This beautiful area borders the Texas Hill Country, some of the lushest and pristine land in the state. Also known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin lacks for nothing when it comes to entertainment, food, things to do, sports and sightseeing.
But once October rolls around, it’s time for the ghosts to come on out, and there’s nothing like a good old haunt to get you in the ‘spirit’ of things. So, come along and see why these five haunted houses draw in thousands of unsuspecting souls each year.
Here is our rundown of the top 5 haunted attractions and haunted houses in Austin!
#5) Pioneer Farms Haunted Halloween
Address: JOURDAN-BACHMAN PIONEER FARMS, 10621 PIONEER FARMS DRIVE , AUSTIN, TEXAS, 78754
Pioneer Farms is Central Texas’ premier living history park and museum. They have adventure sites and programs to explore the past and to discover the future. But it’s in October that the Halloween magic comes to life. This year they have chosen as their theme, Victorian Gothic, which all comes to life every weekend in October. Haunted trails never looked so terrifying as the ones you will walk, in the dark of night, with ‘things’ out there waiting for you.
There is much to see, do, taste, touch, listen to, scare, hide and/or run from that will all be crammed into those magical 31 days of October. Come for the scare and stay for whatever else you love to do! And you never know, you might just see Frankenstein hanging around Pioneer Farms during the festival. Be sure to look for their special presentations too, which bring to life real ghost stories and paranormal events from real live paranormal investigators. You wouldn’t want to miss the ghosts now, would you?
#4) Austin Ghost Tours
Looking for something different on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night? You’ll find out everything you need to know when you hook up with Austin Ghost Tours. They love keeping history alive through the spirits who have remained to tell their stories for 25 years. After all, everyone has a story and Austin has its fair share of ghoulish, and paranormal events which make up its history. There are ghost walks every night they operate and you will find out all about historic ghost walks, alleyways and shadows in the capital city, ghosts, murder and mayhem and more when you make a reservation.
Three tours begin at three different locations, so get your walking shoes on and grab your buddies as you prepare to find out things about the ghosts of Austin you never knew before. On Thursday nights there is Ghosts, Murder, and Mayhem; Friday’s is the Shadows of the Capital Historic Ghost Walk and Saturday nights finds you at the Historic District Tour. Austin has its fair share of spirits and ghosts who have never left the hotels, shops, graveyards, buildings and old homes just like every other city. Some of the dead never want to leave; they may even be waiting up for you.
#3) Scare For a Cure in Manor
14219 Littig Rd, Manor, TX 78653
By the end of September, you’ll want to get your tickets and get in line for one scary go-round. SCARE for a CURE is an Austin based non-profit organization which raises money for local cancer charities, “one scream at a time”. This diverse and very talented group of people will have you screaming for sure. Think you’ve seen every haunted house there is? If you haven’t been here yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. It is a puzzle house and will stick with you long afterward. Every year the sets are different and so are the stories, so you never experience reruns. They have used an insane asylum, an old house, a wasteland and more, and you never know what you’re getting.
You’ll be immersed in the haunting for at least an hour, and there’s also a haunted maze to check out. Whether you’ve been here before or are making your first visit, Scare for a Cure does NOT disappoint. Great props, great actors, great story lines, all from one talented crew. For 2018 looks like you’ll be in on The Last Laugh, so grab your friends or family and prepare for some creepy happenings. Come out for some Halloween fun and know your money is going to a great cause!
#2) Scream Hollow
Grab your jumpiest friends and head on out to Scream Hollow, where you’ll find four haunted houses, 18 buildings and 20 acres of screams! This very unique experience will have you talking about it for weeks to come. Attractions include Mansion of Terror Phantoms, which was once known as Adella’s orphanage. Adella delved into black magic and no one was sure of what went on behind those closed doors. For decades it was abandoned, and some say it is cursed. Walk around and see what you think! Or you might like The Zombie City Factory, where this once proud place descended into madness, where the villagers became nothing more than mindless creatures . . . hungry for their next meal of human flesh. Can you keep away from them?
For those of you who think you’re strong, try out Wicked Darkness, The Maze. Enter the Maze and see what waits for you there. Because there are some places which are hotbeds of the paranormal and this is one of them. Sinister and demonic is what you’ll find here, known only as “wicked darkness”. Lastly, the New Slaughterhouse – Virgil’s Last Laff is the ultimate in evil clowns. They fear nothing, until now. Something is making them run for their lives . . . will you find out what?
#1) House of Torment
2632 Ridgepoint Drive Austin, TX 78754
If you are looking for Austin’s premier Halloween event, you’ve just stumbled upon it. Three haunted houses for the price of one will keep you awake nights for weeks to come. Thes attractions at House of Torment are some of the most elaborate you’ll ever come across. Visit the Blackthorne Penitentiary where a terrible virus was let loose and now no one is safe. The creatures you meet look as if they are decomposing from the outside in. The incurable virus rampaged through the hospital and then the Blackthorne Asylum. For those that survived, they stayed inside away from everything. These forgotten have been locked up for years and they are waiting for someone to let them out. Will that someone be YOU?
Darkest Dreams is where you transcend into a dream world of terror that will scare you even if you think you can’t be scared. You will be pulled into a nightmare, all of the making of one demonic entity. You can run, but there’s no place to hide. The demented creatures you meet will have you believe you really have lost your mind. Come to the old Graveside Manor for trick or treat. Three children tried that once, never to be seen or heard from again. No one knows what befell those unfortunate ones, but as you wander the halls and pass by the old Manor, you’ll not be wondering for long. Have fun!
There you have Austin’s BEST 5 most haunted houses and attractions. Check out their websites and get your tickets early. And most of all, don’t be afraid. Be VERY afraid!