7 Spooky Haunted Houses In Austin To Visit This Year

Do you love a good scare fest? Haunted houses are one of the most popular activities this month, but you have to have a high tolerance for fright (or a strong hand to hold while you’re in the haunted house!) if you’re going to take on the challenge! Along with some of our other favorite fall bucket list items, going to one of these haunted houses in Austin should be on your October list. 

 From evil clowns and Austin ghost tours to outdoor Halloween theme parks, we made a roundup of Austin's most haunted locations to make your worst nightmare come to life. Here are 7 seriously spooky haunted houses in Austin that you should visit this year. 

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7 Seriously Spooky Best Haunted Houses In Austin To Visit This Year

1. House Of Torment

House of Torment

This is the most popular of the haunted houses in Austin, and it seriously is sooooo scary. Come prepared to jump out of your skin (multiple times.) The legendary House of Torment in Austin has been called "the scariest halloween house in America" by the Travel Channel. 

The haunted house features 3 attractions, including The Abominations, Tormented, and Return to Illusion Manor, along with some add-ons like mini escape games, axe throwing, and a Hades Zombie Simulation. 

They offer general admission tickets for regular entry, but if you don't want to wait in line the House of Torment offers a fast pass option, as well as timed entries. {Photo: House Of Torment}

Cost: starting at $27.99

Dates: open every night through Halloween

WEBSITE | 2632 Ridgepoint Dr, Austin, TX 78754

2. Fatal Fear Haunted House

Best Haunted Houses in Austin

Up in northwest Austin toward Cedar Park, Fatal Fear Haunted House is a pro-level home-based haunted house. That means you'll literally be in a home in a neighborhood! 

This is a volunteer-based haunted house, and every year they raise money to help local nonprofits. Open on Fridays and Saturdays only. {Photo: Fatal Fear Haunted House}

Cost: $5 for reservations, and additional donations are encouraged

Dates: 10/27, 10/28, and 10/31

WEBSITE | 3509 Cowden Dr, Austin, TX 78732

3. Bat City Scaregrounds

Best Haunted Houses in Austin

If you want to head to a haunted house in south Austin, Bat City Scaregrounds is for you. If you want an entire fall fest experience with a spooky component, Bat City Scaregrounds in Buda, Texas is perfect. It's basically a horror theme park. 

It's a multi-acre experience with live music, seasonal food, Vegas-style stage performances, haunted houses, and more. Note that it's only open on the weekends, including several Thursdays in October. {Photo: Rick Z, Yelp}

Cost: $25+

Dates: Every Thur-Sun in October, plus Tuesday 10/31  (Halloween night)

WEBSITE | 14101 S Turnersville Rd, Buda, TX 78610

4. Scream Hollow

Best Haunted Houses in Austin

If you're looking for haunted attractions near San Antonio OR Austin, Scream Hollow is one of the top-rated sites to see.

Located just bast Bastrop, Texas, Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park is a scream-worthy Halloween park where participants can visit 5 different haunted attractions: a haunted corn maze, Mansion of Terror Coven (a historic spooky orphanage in Bastrop operated by a ghost), Lost Pines Asylum, Sinister Circus, and a haunted hay ride. {Photo: Scream Hollow}

Cost: Starting at $24.95 and going up, depending on how many of the 5 haunts you want to visit

Dates: Fri, Sat, and Sun through Nov 4, then it transitions to a Christmas horror house in December

WEBSITE | 149 Split Rail Ln, Smithville, TX 78957

5. Boo At The Zoo

Boo at the Zoo | Austin Zoo

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly scary event in Austin, check out the Austin Zoo’s annual event, Boo At The Zoo. While not a frightfully terrifying haunted house event, it’s a fun, gentle entry for younger children to get into Halloween. 

The kids will love seeing the zoo illuminated for Halloween. Wear your costumes while you take a ride on the haunted train, see the zoo animals at night, and visit the haunted houses! {Photo: Austin Zoo}

Cost: $22

Dates: Oct 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

WEBSITE | 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX, 78736

6. Haunted ATX

Haunted ATX Ghost Tour in Austin

This is the only mobile ghost tour in Austin! If you want to see all of the spooky, haunted locations in Austin where folks have reported ghost sitings (like The Tavern, Clay Pit, and more) hop on the Haunted ATX limo. The cast of characters will take you around Austin where you get out of the car and go into each haunted establishment. 

You get to choose either a public van tour (up to 10 guests) or a private hearse tour for you and your group only, including private pick-up and drop-off spots. {Photo: Haunted ATX}

Cost: $49 + per person for public tours, $119 per person for private tours

Dates: Year-round

WEBSITE | 501 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78702

7. Scare For A Cure

scare for a cure

If you get your thrills from a good scare, you might as well use that fear to fuel a good cause, right? It's an actor-driven haunt that makes participants literally crawl and crouch through the obstacle course of slime, blood, and gore cannons. 

Scare For A Cure is a unique haunted house in Austin because it's volunteer-based and raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Center and other charities. Located in Manor, Texas, this haunted house is about 30 minutes east of Austin. 

Cost: $25-45

Dates: Thur-Sat in October

WEBSITE | 14219 Littig Rd, Manor, TX 78653

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