Teens and tweens will scream with fright (and delight) at these scary Halloween attractions around Puget Sound. And if you've got younger kids, never fear. Many of these attractions include a less-scary or unscary option for the younger set.
Note that all of the attractions listed have new COVID safety procedures and rules in place, so if you've visited before, things will be different. These new rules include requiring masks, requiring advance-purchase timed tickets and keeping group sizes to stated limits. Find more details at each website.
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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 scares start before you walk into this popular haunted house. See the video on the website for a taste of the terror. This year, book your self-guided tour. Timed tickets ensure adequate social distancing.
Location: 5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle
Dates: Open daily through Nov. 14, timed tickets available from noon to midnight.
Price: $20 per person; group size limited to 5. Book timed tickets online.
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and older.
Less scary fun: No less scary option this year.
2. 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. Get ready for psychotic patients, bloodthirsty zombies, apocalyptic warriors and more. Yikes!
Location: 25001 Sumner Buckley Hwy., Buckley
Dates: Friday–Sunday through Oct. 31.
Tickets: Haunted Woods general admission $35; flashlight maze $16; Spooky Trail $16. Buy online(select a Friday, Saturday or Sunday date to find Haunted Woods tickets). Discounts available.
Ages: Ages 10 and older for Haunted woods; all ages for flashlight maze and Spooky Trail.
Unscary and Less Scary fun: Unhaunted flashlight maze and nighttime wagon rides cater to families and those not desiring a scare. The Spooky Trail is a toned-down version of the Haunted Woods for the younger crowd still looking for a fright. Dates for Spooky Trail to be announced.
3. Stalker Farms, Snohomish
Stocker Farms turns into creepy "Stalker" Farms at night! If you dare, enter the Slasher Family Homestead or Pogo's Funny Farm. Tip: Watch out for Chuck. This year, Stalker Farms will be a COVID-safe, drive-through experience. Fright-seekers will stay in their cars as they drive through and park at each terrifying scene.
Location: 8705 Marsh Rd., Snohomish
Dates: Friday–Sunday through Oct. 31, plus Thursday, Oct. 29.
Tickets: Admission is $120 per carload. Buy tickets in advance online. Night No Scare tickets are $19.95 per person.
Ages: Drive-through Stalker Farms experience is recommended for ages 13 and older; nighttime "no-fright" corn maze and Midway are okay for all ages.
Unscary fun: Night No Scare tickets allow you to explore the corn maze and the Midway (carnival-style games, food trucks and more) after dark but without the scary stuff.
4. Thomas Family Farm Haunted Hayride, Snohomish
This is a family-friendly farm by day, but it's haunted by night! Feel the terror while you are taken through the haunted fields aboard a spooky hay wagon. You can also buy tickets to navigate the corn maze by flashlight after dark. (Zombie Paintball, Nightmare on 9 and the Escape Rooms can't be held this year.)
Location: 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish
Dates: Friday–Sunday through Oct. 31.
Tickets: Haunted Hayride $22; flashlight corn maze $15; combo ticket $32. Free admission to the night pumpkin patch. Buy tickets in advance online.
Ages: Recommended for ages 12 and older; flashlight corn maze and night pumpkin patch is appropriate for all ages.
Unscary fun: Bring your own flashlight to navigate the corn maze at night! Pick a pumpkin at night with the farm's fully lit pumpkin patch open until 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays.
5. Rutledge Haunted Corn Maze, Olympia
You never know what might be waiting around the corner in Rutledge's creepy haunted corn maze. Completely separate from the daytime maze, the haunted maze is sure to stir up some screams in the dark of the night. (The website shows creepy clowns with chainsaws! Gulp.)
Location: 302 93rd Ave. S.E., Olympia
Dates: Friday–Saturday, Oct. 2–31, plus Sundays Oct. 18 and 25.
Tickets: $21 per person. Purchase tickets online.
Ages: Recommended for ages 10 and older
Unscary fun: Rutledge's regular corn maze and fall festival are open during the day. Fire pits are available for rent on Friday and Saturday nights.
Editor's note: This seasonal article was originally published a few years ago and updated most recently for 2020. Several haunted house attractions can't happen this year, but we've got them saved and will include them next year when life is back to "normal". (Fingers crossed!)