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Omaha Haunted Houses & Scare Parks In 2023 (Discounts + Tips)

My kids are just starting to get to the age where they’re going to start asking to go to haunted houses. There are a lot of haunted houses around Omaha, Neb., and they seem to get bigger and scarier each year. Here’s a list of the haunted houses in Omaha — and nearby — plus how to get discounted tickets to some of the popular haunted houses!

Updated: This post was published in 2020 and is being updated with September 2023 days and times, as well as the announcement of Mystery Manor’s closing. Before you go to any of these haunted houses, double check times as they are subject to change.

Looking for the “real” haunted places near Omaha?

A popular post on Oh My! Omaha explores urban legends, rumored hauntings, and other freaky places in Omaha and nearby. And if you’re looking for haunted sites beyond the metro, check out these haunted round-ups! Haunted road trip!

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Top haunted houses in Omaha (and near Omaha)

1. Scary Acres

Where: 17272 Giles Road, Omaha

Dates: Opens Sept. 15, 2023 with weekend hours in September, and then in October, it will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, as well as Tuesday, Oct. 31.

What makes it unique: There are three attractions at Scary Acres: the Master’s Castle, the House on the Hill, and the Haunted Woods. Pay for one attraction or $30for a combo of all three (tickets must be purchased at the park, not online). Speed Pass stamps are available for purchase.

Tip: You can save up to $3 to Scary Acres if you bring canned food. You can get up to $3 off with up to 3 cans of food on a Combo Ticket. There is also a military and first responders discount. Discount isn’t valid on Fridays and Saturdays.

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2. Dungeon of the Damned

Where: 1209 Jackson St., Omaha, Neb. (in the basement of Hollywood Candy)

Dates: Opens on Sept. 29 through Oct. 29, 2023; hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Nights from 7 p.m. to midnight.

What makes it unique: This is the only haunted house in Omaha’s popular Old Market neighborhood, and really, all of downtown Omaha.

Cost: Tickets are $20 but you can “jump the line” with the $35 tickets.

Tip: Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and they “recommend” people be 13 or older to enter. 

3. The Shadow’s Edge 

Where: 3457 S. 84th St., Omaha

Dates: TBD

What makes it unique: This haunted house is in the heart of Omaha and near one of the best stores for Halloween shopping, Mangelsen’s. It’s rated for ages 13 and older.

Tip: 2023 will be the final year of The Shadow’s Edge. The haunted house has opened seasonally for 20 years.

Tip: Print this $2 off coupon to save a little money.

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4. Haunted Hollow Scream Park 

Where: 12501 Old Giles Road, La Vista, Neb.

Dates: Opens Sept. 22, 2023. Hours TBD

What makes it unique: Haunted Hollow is reportedly certified haunted. There are many attractions, not just one single haunted house, so that explains the $28 admission ticket

5. Ranch of Terror Haunted House and Haunted Hayrack Rides 

Where: Bellevue Berry Farm, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion, Neb.

Dates: Haunted House and Hayrack Rides open Sept. 15, 2023 through Oct. 31, 2023; night-time hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. and Sundays from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

What makes it unique: The scary hayrack rides at Bellevue Berry Farm are legendary. They also offer a “no scare” Halloween night and daytime Halloween events such as face painting, zombie walking, vendors, pumpkin picking, hayrack rides, and show.

Tickets are $17 per person per attraction or $29 for both. There’s also the option of a combo pass of the Haunted House, Hayrack Ride and pumpkin patch for $39.

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6. Bloodrush Forest of Terror 

Where: 233rd Street and West Maple Road, Elkhorn, Neb.

Dates: Open from Sept. 16, 2023 through Nov. 4, 2023

What makes it unique: Bloodrush is Nebraska’s largest haunted attraction, and is partnered with Camp Fear, which includes Fright Camping, and outdoor scary movies. Bloodrush is $30 per person; a $50 combo ticket includes admission to Hillside House of Hell in Iowa. A season ticket for both is $100. There is the option of purchasing a fast pass, too.

7. Madness Haunted House

Where: Pioneer Trail Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, 21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Dates: Madness Haunted House opens Sept. 22, 2023; hours are Fridays & Saturdays from Sept. 22 through Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. to midnight. From Oct. 12-31, 2023, hours are Thursdays, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. to midnight, and it will be open on one Sunday evening, Oct. 29, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

What makes it unique: There are two Fast Pass options. The first is the VIP Fast Pass for $30 per person, which will get your group ahead of the line. The Instant Access Pass is $40 per person and means no line whatsoever. Regular admission is $20.

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Hillside House of Hell 

Where: 114 Green St., Glenwood, Iowa

Dates: Open from Sept. 16, 2023 through Nov. 4, 2023

What makes it unique: This Glenwood attraction is Iowa’s largest haunted house and it is only 25 miles from Omaha. Hours are Sundays & Thursdays from dusk to 10 p.m., and Fridays & Saturdays from dusk to midnight. Closed Mondays-Wednesdays, except for Monday, Oct. 31.

Tip: You can buy a combo pass to go to Bloodrush at Camp Fear in Elkhorn and Hillside House of Hell.

Eagle Hollow Haunts 

Where: 617 238th St., Eagle, Neb.

Dates: Fridays & Saturdays from Sept. 29 through Oct. 28, 2023

What makes it unique: The Eagle Hollow haunted house has three haunted attractions. Regular admission is $30 and in addition to access to the three attractions, it covers firepits, Scary-oke, The E.R., and Concessions. VIP tickets are $50 and also gets you fast pass admission into the three haunted attractions.

Tip: Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian who is 19 years of age or older. There is a $5 Gate Ticket available for people to enter the grounds but not the haunted attractions, which is great for parent chaperones.

Discounts: There are typically discount nights for high school students and college students. A military discount was offered in 2022, but no updates on 2023 yet.

Roca Scary Farm 

Where: 16531 S. 38th St., Roca, Neb.

When: Opens Sept. 29, 2023

What makes it unique: A pumpkin patch by day, a scary farm by night. If you visit during the day and want to stay for the evening scarier stuff, you can upgrade your ticket for $10 more. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian of 19 years of age or older. 

FAQs about haunted houses in Omaha

Are there any haunted hayrides in Omaha?

The closest place offering haunted hayrack rides is Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Patch, which has the Haunted Hayrack Rides from Sept. 15 through Oct. 31, 2023.

Are there any age restrictions for the haunted houses?

Most area haunted houses have required youth ages 16 and younger be accompanied by a guardian aged 19 or older. However, Shadow’s Edge is rated ages 13 and older.
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