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There are plenty of haunted places in the American Southwest, including ghost towns, creepy houses, and themed attractions. The Phoenix metro area is a particularly awesome place to be during Halloween season if you enjoy fun frights and festive parties. But there are also lots of other places around the state to get spooked and embrace the haunted spirit of the season too. Here are some of the best haunted houses in Arizona to help you celebrate Halloween this year.
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The Crypt Haunted Attraction, Mesa
The Crypt is one of the longest-running scary events in Arizona and always a great one to kick off your Halloween season. This is a funerary-themed show with grim reapers, ghouls, coffins, and many more creepy sights. The Crypt is part of a double attraction that also includes the Asylum, a place where a mad doctor turns inmates into killers. There’s also the Chaos Maze here if you’re brave and skilled enough to find your way out. All attractions are located at US 60 and Alma School, next to Fiesta Mall.
Nightfall at Old Tucson, Tucson
Nightfall at Old Tucson is an exciting Halloween event because it takes place in a real haunted western town for a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s also unique because you can choose your desired fright level and even use a “scare me not” wand to keep evil intruders at bay. This event takes place from September 27th through October 31st, 2019 and involves everything from horror to comedy, drama, and music. Haunted attractions include Killbilly Basin, Happy Clown Snack Factory, Nightmare Infirmary and Iron Door Mine. There’s also a costume contest here, a monster safari train, zombie shoot, strange family circus, haunted hayride, virtual reality experiences, and live performances on site.
Fear Farm Haunted House, Phoenix
Fear Farm is another popular place to be during the Halloween season in Arizona. The attraction is located on 27 acres of land and is a huge attraction with hundreds of cast members ready to hunt you down and scare you. There are numerous haunts here, including the Bunker – The Arrival, Slaughterhouse, Pumpkin Witch, Fallout and The Plague. Find your way through one of the Haunted Corn Maze, watch live entertainment, and grab a bite to eat from one of the on-site food trucks. This year’s event runs from September 20th to November 2nd, 2019.
Scarizona Scaregrounds, Mesa
This haunted attraction is set on a quarry on the edge of the city of Mesa and has a carnival or fairgrounds vibe. Here you can see lots of sideshow entertainers, run into all sorts of scary characters with chainsaws and other props, and even play paintball against zombies. This is the first interactive zombie paintball experience in the state, and it will definitely get your heart pumping. Top attractions here are the Virtual Terror, Slayer’s Slaughter House and Epic Fear. Meanwhile, Startled Darkness involves guests crawling through dark hallways to face their worst fears. As Arizona’s haunted theme park, this event takes place from September 28th to November 2nd, 2019.
13th Floor Haunted House, Phoenix
This Phoenix haunted house is absolutely terrifying and seriously not for the faint of heart. The attractions are chilling and thrilling, putting visitors through all sorts of terrors to get through the maze-like Creature Feature and Rise of the Dead, where visitors need to run for their lives to escape zombies. The 13th Floor Haunted House is graphic and theatrical, so get ready for some shocking twists. The hauntings take place from September 28th to November 2nd, 2019.
Yuma Nightmares Haunted House, Yuma
We recommend heading down to the warm and sunny city of Yuma around Halloween to check out the Yuma Nightmares Haunted House. This is an event recommended for visitors age 12 and older, and it involves walking in sand, so wear closed-toed shoes. It’s an interactive haunted house. The haunted house opens up on October 11th, 2019 and runs through Halloween.
Old Bisbee Ghost Tour, Bisbee
For something a little different than a haunted house this Halloween, check out one of the Old Bisbee Ghost Tours. These tours are led by hosts that take visitors through the streets of the town to learn about the ghosts that are still rumored to haunt this historic Arizona region. You’ll get to explore Old Bisbee after dark, and hear haunting stories as you make your way through the tour and see the sights. There’s also an Old Bisbee Haunted Pub Crawl that takes place on Saturday nights.