Haunted Houses and Attractions | In & Around Cedar Rapids

Spooky season is upon us, and Cedar Rapids is creaking under the weight of haunted tales and eerie legends! If chills down your spine and goosebumps on your arm sound like fun, you’re in luck.

The Cedar Rapids area boasts some of the most spine-tingling haunted houses, guaranteed to test even the bravest souls. Crafted with spine-chilling attention to detail, these macabre mazes and ghostly abodes offer authentic scares and are not for the faint. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or just looking to engage in lighthearted, spooky fun, Cedar Rapids promises a hauntingly good time this Halloween season! 🕸️👻

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We’ve got you covered with four local haunted house attractions:


The 5th Realm

Located: Inside Lindale Mall

Dates: Open Thursday & Sunday nights from 7pm-10pm ; Friday & Saturday nights in October from 7pm -11pm

Featuring: The Cedar Hills Sanitarium

Tickets: $18 per person with reserved time slots

The 5th Realm has been named “ONE OF THE NATION’S SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSES” by scaryoverload.com and one of Iowa’s “MUST SEE HAUNTS” by thescarefactor.com. With two haunted attractions, a mini escape room, and a thrilling elevator ride you are sure to run screaming!

The 5th Realm features a 5,000 sq ft haunted attraction featuring screams around every corner as you navigate through the asylum and attempt to escape the horrors set loose.

Circle of Ash

Located: Linn County Fairgrounds (Central City)

Dates: Thursdays 8pm-10pm, Fridays 8-Midnight, Saturdays 7-Midnight, Sundays 8-10pm.

Featuring: Circle of Ash, Frightmare Forest, and Socko’s “FUN” House

Tickets: Starting at $25 for general admission. Upgrade options available. Tickets available online or at the gate.

The Circle of Ash has fright packed into 3 attractions; you will creep your way through a haunted house, ward of zombies in the forest, and hopefully not get lost in a maze of clowns!

The Haunted Garage

Located: 6914 Terrazo Dr NW (Stoney Point) in Cedar Rapids

Dates: Saturday, Oct 28th and Tuesday, Oct 31st from 6:30 pm to 10 pm; Kids Matinee Saturday Oct 28th 1:00pm – 3:00pm (no scare actors)

Tickets: Free! Donations of canned food are accepted, then given to Salvation Army.

The Haunted Garage is put on by local students(grade school to college) as well as neighbors and friends! This haunt is not for the faint-hearted and is sure to have you shaking in your boots.

Scream Acres

Located: Bloomsbury Farm, Atkins

Dates: October 13th -14th, 20th-21st, and 27th-28th. The gates open at 6:30 and stop allowing entry at 10 pm.

Featuring: Cell Block Z, 3D Sinister Silo, The Slaughterhouse, and the Haunted Cornfield

Tickets: Tickets are sold online and at the gate.

Scream Acres lives up to its name as you fight through a zombie apocalypse, a carnival of nightmares, and a prison for all who enter. Scream Acres also offers a beer garden for guests 21+ who can grab an ice-cold drink and play yard games while you wait for the horror to begin!

Do you dare?

Paying for tickets is required, but Screams will be plentiful if you dare to enter these haunted experiences!
If you have been brave enough to go through one of these attractions before, we would love to hear your favorite! Or if you are excited to try one, which one are you going to?!

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