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10 of the Spookiest Haunted Houses Dallas-Fort Worth

If you’re looking to get your scare on this Halloween, look no further than the best Haunted Houses Dallas-Fort Worth.

These 7 attractions are sure to give you a good fright. So put on your bravest face and get ready for some spine-tingling fun at a Haunted House!

While we have a ton of decorated neighborhoods where you can go Trick or Treat, we figured you may also want to pay a visit to one of these haunted houses in Dallas, Plano, and the DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) metroplex.

More: 11+ Totally Eerie Plano Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating Near Me and A Family Fun Guide to Halloween Events 2023, Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals

Word of warning: not all of these are good for younger children, so please ensure you check them out before leaving home or making your Halloween event plans. They may not want to experience a Horror Movie in real life.

Haunted Houses Dallas
Six Flags Fright Fest

Which are the Best Haunted Houses Dallas has to offer?

Six Flags Fright Fest

Address: 2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington, TX 76011

Be prepared to be spooked as you take in the rides at Six Flags but they go all out for Halloween, decor, characters and so much more.

Haunted houses, scare zones, rides in the dark.

When: Select Days: September 15 – October 31, 2023.

Junkyard Haunted House – Dallas

Address: 2700 Sylvan Street, Dallas, TX 76021

Call: 214-777-3095

Cost: Tickets are $20. Free parking on site.

Ages: 5 and up.

When: Open every weekend in October 2023

If you’re seeking a spine-tingling experience in the heart of Dallas, Texas, look no further than Oak Cliff’s only haunted house. Located in the historic and vibrant Oak Cliff neighborhood, this haunted attraction promises to deliver thrills and chills like no other.

Screams Halloween Theme Park – Waxahachie

Address: 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX

Call: (972) 938-3247

When: Fridays and Saturdays September 29 – October 28, 2023

Cost: Tickets and Fast passes are available online only, and specific to the dates chosen. Fast passes cut wait-time in half. They’re available in limited numbers.

Friday night tickets are $42 (all ages), Saturday nights are $52 (also all ages)

For the wider choice of Haunted Houses DFW, head to Waxahachie for this unique Haunted House theme park with not one, two or even three haunted houses.

There are 5 haunted houses and a ton of dark attractions, terrifying live actors and much more for the Halloween season.

Each haunted house has it’s own theme, including the all-new Bootlegger’s Bayou – along with the Cool Ghoul Boulevard (one of their newer main attractions) where you will find amazing special effects and great stage shows at the Screams main stage.

They offer great spooky food and drink options at the Food Court, Full Moon Cafe or 13th Hour bakery.

All 5 haunted houses, the Cool Ghoul Boolevard, Rottingwood Cemetery, stage entertainment, and Scary-Oke are all included in your single admission price. To cut the wait times in half, there are a limited number of Fast Passes available each night. Screams is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for young children.

Free parking.

Dark Hour Haunted House – Plano

Address: 701 Taylor Dr., Plano, TX

Call: (469) 298-0556

Select Dates: Sept 22 – Oct 31, 2023

Cost: $35 – $60

With live witches, incredible monsters and butchered corpses, this is renowned across North Texas and a huge favorite every year.

Dark Hour Haunted House offers a great haunted walk-through experience and is one of our closest, local haunted houses as well as being one of DFW’s scariest haunted houses.

Newest attraction – Dark Hour Escape.

This event may be too intense for children under 10.

J & F House of Terror

Address: Firewheel Mall, 205 Cedar Sage Drive, Garland, Texas 75040

Call: 972-864-2508

When: Select dates: September 22 – November 5, 2023

Cost: Tickets are limited, non-refundable, and time specific – be prepared for a wait time too. Parking is free.

Ages: recommended 14 or over.

September 22nd through October 1st – Blackout Haunted House. You go through J & F Butcher House with only a glow stick. 

October 6th through October 31st – The outdoor maze and J & F Butcher House will both run October 6th through October 31st. You can buy a combo ticket or buy a ticket to one or the other haunted house.  J & F  Butcher House is a shorter Haunt so for beginners or people that are really get scared should go to the smaller haunt because it is not as long.  

Both Haunts are VERY SCARY! 

Tickets give you a time slot to get in line. Your wait could be up to 45 minutes to an hour depending on the day. The Saturday before Halloween is our busiest night. Your wait could be up to 1.5 hours on this Saturday. 

Haunted House Little Elm

Nightmare on Little Elm Street

Address: 2177 Kiowa St, Little Elm, TX 75068

Call: (678) 267-5632

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 7-31, 2023

Cost: $25. Buy online.

This is a custom-haunted house experience in Little Elm, Texas. Perfect for younger kids or those who don’t want too scary of a scare.

This dark attraction features 85 different props and cutting edge animatronics arranged into different scenes.

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail

Address: Blue Sky Sports Center, 7801 Main, The Colony, TX 75056

Call: 469-384-3400

When: Select dates: September 29 – October 31, 2023

Cost: $30

It’s sort of a Blair Witch Project-style haunted trail walk through the woods and weeds along the shore of Lake Lewisville in The Colony.

The trail is a little over a mile in length

Groups travel at various speeds, but the average time for a group to complete the trail is 40-45minutes.  Of course, some are too scared to continue and ask to be escorted out.

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail is able to adapt to accommodate groups with young visitors. Ask about the PG-Rated Version.

Cutting Edge Haunted House

Address: 1701 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Call: 817-348-8444

When: September 30th October 6-7, 13-14, 19-21, 26-28, 30-31 Nov 4th, 2023

Cost: from $39.95

Cutting Edge Haunted House, a Fort Worth, Texas Haunted Attraction, is a real haunted house. Cutting Edge is a dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters. Cutting Edge Haunted House is an intense, multi-story, multi-themed haunted attraction that is widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, full of chilling detail and unbelievable scares!

NO BAGS OR PURSES ALLOWED.  Please leave these items at home or hidden in your car. Children must be at least 40″ tall.

Hangman’s House of Horrors

Address: 4400 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76106, United States

When: September 29 – November 4, select days

Cost: from $34

Hangman’s House of Horrors – the main, and featured attraction is the largest, longest running, and most popular.  Guaranteed to make you scream, this haunted walk-through will have you wondering if these legends are folklore or legit!

Parking is $10.

2023 Scaredy Cat Nights – Scaredy Cat Night is a long-time Hangman’s tradition.  They leave the lights on and let the actors mingle with their customers and take photos.  This event is perfect for young or first-time haunters as well as those too scared to enjoy our regular show.  Participants will receive free trick-or-treat candy while supplies last, so don’t be late! October 15 & 22, 4 pm – 7 pm, $19.

The Parker House

Address:  8550 West University Dr. • Denton, Texas 76207

Call: 469-556-3475

When: October 6 – 31

Cost: $34 – $60

You’ll be immersed in a situation unknown to the outside world. Completely engulfed in the murderous mayhem in which Mary Parker subjected her victims. Walk though her living quarters, combined with her torturous chambers where she felt so at home. You will experience the graveyard, where unsuspecting guests find their final resting place. As you enter into the woods, and journey though all who lurk there, you may be approached by some unsavory characters, but don’t be alarmed. They promise to make it quick.

Outbreak – Take an interactive ride around the property in their specially equipped attack vehicles. Your mission is to defeat the zombies and save the world from all the chaos created by man’s failed attempts at finding a cure for the OUTBREAK virus.

Be sure to go visit one of these great Haunted Houses Dallas Fort Worth has to offer. They are sure to give you a good scare!

And don’t forget, if you want to make it a truly haunted experience, be sure to book a room at one of Dallas’ most haunted hotels.

The Omni Dallas Hotel is said to be one of the best hotels to stay in to be spooked – so be sure to check that out too!


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