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Fright Night: 10 Scary and "Unscary" Haunted Houses and Mazes Around Seattle

From "unscary" spooktaculars to haunted farms, where to bring kids to get their witch fix

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. 

Did we miss one of your favorites? Email emurray@parentmap.com. Also see our giant calendar list of Halloween happs and our pumpkin patches guide.

Haunted houses and trails

Haunted Trails at Bastyr University, Kenmore

Bastyr University presents "Descent into Hell" at this year's 18th annual Haunted Trails for teens and adults, as well as unscary evening events  for younger kids.

Thrill as you navigate the Haunted Woods through scenes inspired by Dante's "Inferno." Then visit the terrifying Haunted Graveyard. Scream for a good cause: Volunteers from Bastyr run this fundraiser for the university’s study abroad programs. It is recommended only for ages 12 and over; and children under 10 will not be admitted. See below for unscary events and kids' carnival for younger kids.

Location: Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Dr. N.E., Kenmore
Friday–Saturday, Oct.14–15 and 21–22, from 7–11 p.m. Buy tickets early, especially for the second weekend. Rain or shine.
$20/person for both attractions. Buy online or at the door on the night of the event starting at 6:30 p.m. 
Ages: Haunted Trails recommended for ages 12 and over. Under 10 not admitted on the trails.
Unscary fun: Family friendly events for kids 10 and under include trick-or-treating ($5/child) from 5-6:30 p.m., as well as a children's carnival from 5–8:30 p.m. Food, novelty glow items and more available at the Spook-and-Scare store.

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: Friday and Saturday 7–11 p.m., Sunday 7–10 p.m., Oct. 14–30. Monday, Oct. 31, 7–10 p.m. Rain or shine.
Tickets: $12 Family Scare 7–7:45 p.m.; $18 Full Scare 8 p.m.–close. Add a fast pass for $10 extra to skip to the head of the line. $1 off if you bring a can of food for LifeWire or a bag of gently used clothing for the clothing drive. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended for children 10 and above at parents’ discretion. Scares intensify after 8 p.m.. 

Wild Waves Fright Fest

Wild Waves Fright Fest, 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 three haunted houses this year. In the Playground, visitors don 3D glasses to tour an abandoned carnival, reported to be the least scary of the haunted houses. The Chamber of Souls is a more traditional haunted house with monsters lurking around every corner and lots of “jump scares.” New this year is the haunted trail "Camp Whispering Pines" built to thrill.

Location: 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way
Dates: Friday 6–11 p.m., Saturday 5–11 p.m. Sunday 5–9 p.m through Oct. 31
Tickets: $27.99. Kids under 48 inches tall, $12.99, and kids three and under are free. 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. There will be two shows in Booville each evening: a Spooky Magic Show with Xachary The Magician (as seen on America's Got Talent) and a Monster Dance-a-Long.

KUBE 93 Georgetown Morgue Haunted House, south Seattle

Held in a morgue that holds "what is considered to be the most horrifying unsolved crime in Seattle history," the scare starts before you walk in at this popular haunted house. See the video on their site for a taste of the terror. 

Location: 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle
Dates: Select dates through Oct. 31 
Price: $22/person. Express VIP tickets, combos and group discounts available. Save a life . . . skip the line! BloodworksNW will be on-site Saturday nights from 6–10 p.m., giving attendees an opportunity to give a pint of blood (you and three friends can then skip to the front of the line). Buy online
Ages: Recommended ages 12 and over

KUBE 93 Nightmare on 9, Snohomish

Another classic KUBE setting: 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: Select dates through Oct. 31
Price: $18/person. VIP Speed Line tickets, combo and group discounts available. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended ages 12 and over

Haunted Nightmare at the Nile, Mountlake Terrace

Presented by the Nile Shriners, this haunt (billed as Seattle’s only Haunted Golf Corpse) promises to be larger and even scarier than last year.

Location: Nile Shrine Golf Center, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace
Dates: Oct.7–8, 14–15, 20–22, 27–30 evenings starting at 7 p.m.. Family FunFest on Sunday Oct. 30 from 2–5 p.m.
Tickets: $15 online; $18 door. Fast Pass and group discounts available. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended ages 12 and over
Unscary fun: Family FunFest on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2–5 p.m. Bouncy houses, food trucks, vendors, a car show and trick-or-treating through the lights-on, low-scare haunted house. 

Haunted house -handHaunted farms and mazes

In addition to kid-friendly harvest fun in the daytime, these farms turn on the haunts at night.

Carleton Farm, 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, 98258
Dates: Oct. 7–8, 14–15, 21–22, 28–29, 30–31.
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: There is also an "unhaunted" corn maze; bring your flashlight, sturdy shoes and bravery. 

Maris Farms Haunted Woods, Buckley

Presented by Power 93.3, this 35-minute journey through the corn and into the creepy, haunted woods is full of heart-stopping thrills.

Location: 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy., Buckley
Dates: Oct. 8, 13–15, 20–23, 27–31
Tickets: $25/$30 for Haunted Woods (plus $15 for a fast pass). Buy online.
Ages: Not recommended for children under 10
Unscary fun: Night corn maze, $12; Ages 2 and under free. Flashlight required. Paintball Safari, a non-scare shooting ride north of the Haunted Trail until 5 p.m. included with daytime admission. $7 for ammunition.

Stalker Farms, Snohomish

Stocker Farms turns into the creepy "Stalker" Farms at night with two haunts: The Harvest and Pogo's Funny Farm. A separate attraction, Paintball Stalker Hunt for Zombies, is a non-scare paintball ride.
Location: 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish
Dates: Oct. 15–18, 22–25, 29–31
Tickets: $19.45 for both haunts. $39.45 VIP Haunt Experience (includes haunts, no-scare maze and more). Group discounts and combo passes available. Buy online. $20.95/person for Paintball Stalker Hunt for Zombies. Buy online.
Ages: Recommended ages 13 and up
Unscary fun: No-scare night corn maze $12.45

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