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Haunted Houses in Iowa Opening or Closing due to COVID-19


Below is a list of haunted houses located in Iowa. We are actively researching these attractions in the hopes to better inform you of their plans open or close for the 2020 haunt season.

As we all know, COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on many activities and events that we all plan to visit each year. Unfortunately, Halloween haunted houses are no exception, and many are already posting whether or not they’ll be open this season.

This list and/or each haunt’s status will change as the season approaches and we learn more information. Always be sure to do your own research before planning to visit a haunted attraction. As always, Stay Safe and Happy Haunting!


We have 41 haunts listed in Iowa. Scroll to see their current status, or click their name for more details and links:

Ames Haunted Forest (Ames)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Charlotte Haunted House (Charlotte)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction (Central City)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

Circus of Freaks (Bussey)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Dark Chambers Haunted Attraction (Dubuque)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

Denison Haunted House (Denison)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Eldora Haunted Hospital (Eldora)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Feargrounds Haunted Barn (Manchester)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Garrisons Haunted (Garrison)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Harris Haven Funeral Home (Evansdale)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!
– Masks required

Haunted Carter Farms (Princeton)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Hillside House of Hell (Glenwood)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

House of the Damd in Quasqueton (Quasqueton)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Linns Haunted House (Des Moines)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Madness Haunted House (Council Bluffs)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Marengo Haunted Barn (Marengo)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

Mayhem Haunted House (Ottumwa)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Midwest Haunted Rails (Mount Pleasant)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Panic Park (Cedar Falls)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Ravenhurst Manor (Evansdale)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

RC Haunted House (Rockwell City)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Scare Central (Sioux City)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Schaller Haunted House (Schaller)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Scream Acres Scream Park (Atkins)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!
– Opening night October 16th!

Sinister Sidney (Sidney)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Scream Park (Des Moines)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Spencer Jaycees Nightmare at the Fair (Spencer)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Stinkys House of Horrors (Muscatine)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

The 5th Realm (Cedar Rapids)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

The Haunted Garage IA (Cedar Rapids)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

The Heart of Darkness (Waterloo)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

The Sinister House of Nightmares (Davenport)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

The Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction (Des Moines)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!
– Opening October 2nd with timed ticketing, a virtual queue area, and masks may be required (and provided with tickets). Visit their sites for confirmed information.

The Zombie Hollow (Winterset)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Thrashers House of Terror (Mount Pleasant)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Tormented Souls Haunt (Madrid)
– Status: Confirmed Planning to Open!

Trail of Terror IA (Mingo)
– Status: Confirmed NOT Opening for 2020

Waterhawks Haunted Halloween Hayride (Evansdale)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

Waukee Haunted House (Waukee)
– Status: Unknown at This Time

End of List

Do you know if one of these haunt’s has an incorrect status? Let us know!