Haunted houses you should check out this Halloween season


Art by Celia Bergman

One way to kick off spooky season is visiting a haunted house with some friends.

The inviting smell of cinnamon at the entrance to the grocery store indicates the arrival of my favorite season: fall. A drop in temperature, leaves turning gorgeous burnt orange colors and decorations in almost every store means Halloween is just around the corner. One way to kick off spooky season is visiting a haunted house with some friends. Here are some haunted houses in the St. Louis area you should visit.

1. Lemp Brewery Haunted Houses ($25.00 per ticket)

This haunted house is held at a famous restaurant and inn which was originally known for being an actual haunted house following several deaths at the home. If you are looking for a notoriously haunted house made even more creepy by the history of the building, this is something you should definitely check out. In addition, the admission price is not as steep as the theme parks.

2. Fright Fest ($42.59 per ticket)

If you are looking for multiple haunted houses to explore while also being able to ride roller coasters, this is the place for you. In October, Six Flags turns its theme park into a fun Halloween-themed park. It is open Fridays through Sundays Sept. 27-Nov. 3 from 6p.m.-11p.m. on Fridays, 12p.m.-12a.m. on Saturdays and 12p.m.-9p.m. on Sundays. 

3. Creepyworld Screampark ($25.00 per ticket)

This haunted house is different than others because they have seven different houses all in one location. If you want many houses to explore in one place, you should definitely check this out. This park’s admission fee is lower than other theme parks. 

4. The Darkness Haunted House ($25.00)

Located in Soulard, The Darkness Haunted House has an arcade with fun and spooky games as well as a gift shop. If you have a Halloween birthday and want to have a memorable party, the Darkness is the place for you. The Darkness offers private parties for groups between 25 to 75 people.