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Fright Night: 7 Scary and "Unscary" Haunted Houses Around Seattle

Where to take kids for a frightful time this Halloween

Published on: October 04, 2017

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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. We've also gathered a number of "unscary" events for the younger set. 

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Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, Seattle

Held in a morgue that claims to hold "the most horrifying unsolved crime in Seattle history," the scare starts before you walk in at 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. 6–8, 12–15, 19–22 and 26–31, plus Nov. 3–4. 
Price: $23/person. Express VIP tickets, combos and group discounts available.
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and over.
Less scary fun: Kids' Day — with the lights on — is Saturday, Oct. 14, 1–4 p.m. Kids are free with a 3-item food bank donation; adults $5.

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. 7, 13–15, 19–22, 26–31.
Price: $20/person. VIP Speed Line tickets, combo and group discounts available. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and over.

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Nightmare at Beaver Lake, Sammamish

Follow a 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. 13–31, Friday and Saturday, 7–11 p.m.; Sunday, 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.
Ages: Recommended for children ages 10 and older at parents’ discretion. Scares intensify after 8 p.m.

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. 6–7, 13–14, 20–21, 27–29, 31.
Tickets: A range of prices between $13–$46/person, depending on which haunts you choose. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and over.
Unscary fun: Go to the "unhaunted" corn maze; bring your flashlight, sturdy shoes and bravery. 

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. 6–7, 13–15, 20–22, 28–29.
Tickets: Prices start at $18. Buy online.
Ages: Ages 10 and older.
Unscary fun: A nighttime corn maze. Flashlight required.

Stalker Farms, Snohomish

Stocker Farms turns into the creepy "Stalker" Farms at night! Accept the Double Dare and walk through both their Blood Rot and Abra-kadaver haunts.

Location: 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish
Dates: Oct. 7, 13–15, 20–22, 26–29, 31.
Tickets: Prices start at $13.45. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended ages 13 and older.
Unscary fun: No-scare night corn maze ($13.45).

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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. 29–Oct. 29, Friday–Sunday
Tickets: Single-night admission starts at $11.99. Get a VIP bundle for $50.99. 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.

Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2013 and updated for 2017.

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