If you love the thought of being chased by a guy with a chainsaw or starring in your own horror film, the following is for you! We’ve rounded up Louisville haunted houses with everything from “terrifying” to “not even Stephen King would step foot in here.” Here are the top 7 places you need to visit this October … if you’re okay with never sleeping again.
7 Louisville Haunted Houses
12009 Rehl Rd Louisville, KY 40299 • (502) 594-7624
Hours: September 22 through October 27, dusk to 12:30 a.m.
First up on our list of Louisville haunted houses is one with a mystical twist. Ditch the chainsaws and clowns and enter into a world of haunted fairy-tale fantasy! Grim Trails is unlike any other haunted house in Louisville. This attraction takes thrill-seekers through a dark forest, foreboding castles, lost jungle temples, over bridges and past waterfalls. Enjoy being in a world with mythical creatures like fire breathing dragons and more. Over the hills and through the woods, but it’s not to grandma’s house we go! Enjoy this haunted attraction for only $20 from September 22 to October 27.
647 West Hill St Louisville, KY • (502) 292-7738
Hours: September 14 through October 28; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Sunday and Thursday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Come prepared to dance with the devil. This haunted house has all the classics of a horror movie with escalated terror due to it’s interactive nature. While within the confines of The Devils Attic, all of your childhood fears will be brought to the surface. Expect demons as well as horrifying twists on classic Halloween monsters. Even the bravest of souls can’t escape being frightened at The Devils Attic. Experience all the terror from September 14 through October 28 for just $20.
3101 Pond Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 • (877) 588-3327
Hours: September 14 through November 4; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tickets: $35 to $65
With five attractions in one, the only thing stopping Asylum-goers from screaming is that they’ll likely lose their voices in the process. Enjoy facing your darkest fears on this hellish, mile-long trek through frightful indoor and outdoor displays of terror in Darkness Falls on Asylum or opt for a milder paintball experience where you can become a real zombie hunter. Asylum really does have something for everyone, even if you’re a total chicken — you can enjoy playing with Ouija boards on Friday nights. Guests will also be entertained with a full circus sideshow of fire-breathers, acrobats and more while waiting in line! Head to this haunted house from September 14 through November 4. Tickets are $28.
451 Baxter Avenue Louisville, KY 40204
Hours: September 7 through October 31; hours may vary. See their full schedule here.
Want to experience what it’s like to be in a scary movie? At Baxter Avenue Morgue a clear story line is set in place, and morgue visitors are greeted in a funeral parlor by Warren Vanderdark — a man who killed his father and now runs the family morgue in a terrifying fashion. He walks his visitors through the opening corridor, then sends them off into the deepest recesses of Baxter Morgue where they encounter Vanderdark’s darkest secrets as the souls of those who have been imprisoned by the morgue haunted house come to life in front of their eyes. This haunted experience runs from September 7 through October 31. Tickets are $20, and SPEEDPASSES, which allows you to bypass the waiting line, are $40.
4400 Paralee Drive, Louisville, KY 40272 • (502) 933-2142
Hours: September 21 through October 27, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Next up on our list of Louisville haunted houses is one that’s famous! If the thought of the undead lurking around a vacant building, perhaps searching for something or someone that they need to reconcile in order to have a peaceful afterlife sounds like something you’re down to experience, then a tour of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium is for you. You can choose to tour the sanatorium or even stay the night! If you’re not into the possibility of taking Casper home with you, the haunted house fundraiser may be a better option. While children are allowed, it is not recommend for children to attend the Haunted House due to it’s “graphic nature” and “extreme terror.” Enter at your own risk from September 21 through October 27. General admission tickets are $20, parking is $5 and VIP tickets which include a mini tour of the building plus the luxury of skipping the line for the haunted house are $60.
With the reputation of “Louisville’s longest standing and scariest Halloween attraction,” it’s safe to say that Haunted Hotel is one to put on your October bucket list — that is if you’re into staying awake for the next week and a half. Remember that nightmare you had when you were a kid that something was chasing you and you always woke up right before you saw what it was? Imagine that, but you don’t wake up, and you definitely find out what it is. Speaking of childhood, this is definitely not one you want to make into a family outing. What sets this haunted attraction apart from all of the others is that actors WILL touch you and there will also be vulgar language. So be warned, there’s no security blanket when you walk in. You may get shocked, and you may get wet. This is not for the faint of heart. Literally, if you have a heart condition, are pregnant or are generally in poor health, this haunted house is not recommended. Visit this Haunted Hotel from August 31 through November 10. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP.
132 Darnall Ave, Brandenburg, KY • (270) 828-6799
Hours: September 7 through October 27; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Tickets: $25 to $35
We find this last Louisville haunted house to be a-maze-ing. Would you like to become a child in Children of the Corn? Now you can! Field of Screams is a 7-acre corn maze, 6,000-square-foot haunted barn and more. It’s fun, challenging and has terrifying scenes that make it a unique and bone-chilling experience. You’ll never see the monsters coming, they’re pretty sneaky and seamlessly disappear into the maze. Be prepared to run and even crawl! Head to the maze from September 7 through October 27. Tickets range from $25 to $35.
Happy screaming and running in terror, Lou!
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