Teens and tweens will scream with fright (and delight) at these scary Halloween attractions in the Seattle area. And if you've got younger kids, never fear. Most all of these attractions include a less-scary or unscary option for the younger set.
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1. Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, Seattle
Held in a morgue that claims to be the site of "the most horrifying unsolved crime in Seattle history," the scare starts before you walk in to this popular haunted house. See the video on the website for a taste of the terror.
Location: 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle
Dates: Oct. 5–7, 11–14, 18–21 and 25–31, plus Nov. 1–3.
Price: $24 per person. Express VIP tickets, combos and group discounts available online.
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and older.
Less scary fun: Kids' Day — with the lights on — is Saturday, Oct. 13, 1–4 p.m. Kids are free with a three-item food bank donation; adults $5.
2. Nightmare on 9, Snohomish
This haunt takes place in the former Snohomish Slaughter and Rendering Plant, where a former owner met a gruesome death. 'Nuff said.
Location: 9010 Marsh Rd., Snohomish
Dates: Oct. 6, 12–14, 18–21, 25–31.
Price: $20/person. VIP Speed Line tickets, combo and group discounts available. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and over.
3. Nightmare at Beaver Lake, Sammamish
Follow a 3/4 mile-long wooded trail with scary volunteers to the largest indoor/outdoor haunted house in the Seattle area. Families with younger kids should check out the Family Scare, which runs from 7–7:45 p.m. The scares increase in intensity for the rest of the night. Scream for a good cause: 100 percent of profits donated to charity.
Location: 2656 244th Ave. S.E., Sammamish
Dates: Oct. 12–14, 19–21, 26–28 and 30–31; Friday and Saturday, 7–11 p.m.; Sunday (plus Oct. 30–31), 7–10 p.m. (rain or shine).
Tickets: $12 Family Scare 7–7:45 p.m.; $20 Full Scare 8 p.m.–close. Add a fast pass for $10 extra to skip to the head of the line. Buy online. Bring a non-perishable food donation to receive $1 off.
Ages: Recommended for children ages 10 and older at parents’ discretion. Scares intensify after 8 p.m.
4. Carleton Farm Frights, Lake Stevens
This farm has four haunts to choose from: Zombie Paintball, Haunted Swamp, Zombie Farm and a no-haunt Dark Maze.
Location: 630 Sunnyside Blvd. S.E., Lake Stevens
Dates: Oct. 5–6, 12–13, 19–20, 26–28 and 31 (imited hours Halloween night). Haunting starts at dark.
Tickets: A range of prices between $14–$53 per person, depending on which haunts you choose. Packages and group discounts available. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and over for haunts and 8 and over for Zombie Paintball.
Unscary fun: Go to the "unhaunted" Dark Maze; bring your flashlight, sturdy shoes and bravery.
5. Maris Farms Haunted Woods, Buckley
This 35-minute journey through the corn and into the creepy, haunted woods is full of heart-stopping thrills. Flashlights are not allowed on this haunted walk.
Location: 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy., Buckley
Dates: Oct. 5–6, 12–14, 19–21, 26–28.
Tickets: Haunted Woods general admission $35. Flashlight Maze $16 Buy online. Discounts available.
Ages: Ages 10 and older.
Unscary fun: A nighttime corn maze; flashlight required.
6. Stalker Farms, Snohomish
Stocker Farms turns into the creepy "Stalker" Farms at night! Accept the Double Dare and walk through both the Blood Rot and Abra-kadaver haunts. Tip: Watch out for Chuck the Butcher.
Location: 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish
Dates: Oct. 6, 12–14, 19–21, 25–28, 31.
Tickets: Prices start at $19.95 per person. Buy online. Purchase tickets online for discounted price. Special discount weekends on website.
Ages: Recommended for ages 13 and older.
Unscary fun: No-scare hero night corn maze ($19.95). No Chuck.
7. Fright Fest at Wild Waves, Federal Way
The water rides are closed, but 25-plus amusement park rides are open in the dark and Wild Waves is packed with scary (and not-so-scary) fun. For thrill seekers, there are two haunted houses and a spooky trail walk.
Location: 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way
Dates: Sept. 28–30, Oct. 5–7, 12–14, 19–21 and 26–28.
Tickets: Single-night admission starts at $14.99 for kids four feet tall and under and $25.99 for youth and adults. Get a VIP bundle for $52.99. Tickets discounted when purchased online.
Unscary fun: For ages 12 and under, Booville offers lots of non-scary activities, including inflatables, crafts, face painting and balloon animals.
Bonus: The Haunted Forest of Maple Valley, Maple Valley
This haunted woods attraction is dark and spooky in the evenings — recommended for ages 10 and older only — but it also offers a Family Walk that promises "more light, less fright" for all ages. Read our review at the link.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2013 and updated for 2018.