2021 Guide to Haunted Houses in Iowa

Haunted Houses in Iowa legend

Did you know that Iowa has 34 haunted house attractions listed for the 2021 Halloween haunt season!? Some of them may be located closer to you than you think…

Below, we’ll break down what types of haunts you can choose from, ranging from spooky hayrides and terrifying trail walks to creepy home haunts and multi-attraction scream parks. We’ll also discuss where in Iowa some of the most popular haunted houses are located!

The following list totals up each type of haunt in Iowa, based on how they are listed on our website:

Fun Fact:

The city with the most attractions / surrounding haunts is Cedar Rapids, IA.

Each year, we search the internet to find out what these haunts are up to during the off-season. During our 2021 update session for Iowa, 11 haunts’ information was updated, 5 were removed (for various reasons) and 1 haunt was added to the Iowa Haunted House Directory.

The following are some of the most popular haunted attractions** in Iowa, based on our website traffic:

Hillside House of Hell

114 Green Street, Glenwood, IA 51534

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Hillside House of Hell is the newest & largest haunted house in Iowa! Originally built in 1964, this abandoned asylum has been transformed into a 50,000sqft horror meca!

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The Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction

500 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

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Madness Haunted House

21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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Harris Haven Funeral Home

3767 Lafayette Road, Evansdale, IA 50707

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Harris haven Funeral Home is an amazing haunted attraction.

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Trail of Terror IA

8833 W 122nd St N, Mingo, IA 50168

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**This information was determined by looking at the haunts’ traffic on our site from the past two years. This is not a top haunts list. The above haunts are listed here in no particular order.

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