Seriously Scary Haunted Houses in Michigan
Now is the time to start looking for haunted houses in Michigan! The sun is setting earlier and the nights get a little chillier every day. For a while, we get a spectacle of color in the trees until the leaves inevitably fall where they crunch beneath our feet.
These are the signs of autumn in Michigan and each year as they slowly but surely show themselves, we get into the fall spirit with pumpkin spice and cozy sweaters, but there’s another side to the fall season…
In October, the atmosphere grows increasingly spooky as Halloween approaches. We tell scary stories of ghosts and goblins that gobble up children or spellcasting witches and wild werewolves who wander the woods at twilight on haunted trails.
Then, we take it one step further and visit haunted houses to become part of these stories and become frightened by our own imaginations in real life.
Are you one of the thrill seekers looking to get terrified?
Read on for our list of haunted houses in Michigan, along with an interactive map to help you plan your terrifying adventure.
If you’re searching for a “haunted house near me”, the map can help you find the closest map to your destination.
Michigan’s Scariest Haunts
There are dozens of haunted houses in Michigan and competitive is stiff for the title of “Michigan’s best haunted house.”
If you’re looking for some real haunted places in Michigan – more than a Halloween attraction – you’ll want to click here.
5565 Merritt Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
There’s a reason that Night Terrors Thrills Park at Wiard’s Orchards is a favorite: after enduring three haunted houses, a maze, clowns, and a haunted hayride, you get to end your evening with cider and donuts!
This working 100-acre farm blends the October spooks and the traditional orchard experience seamlessly, meaning there’s almost no better place for a family outing. There’s just about no better place to embrace all the festivities of fall at once.
18 S Perry St.
Pontiac, MI 48342
Erebus Haunted House is not just famous in Michigan, it’s recognized as one of the best haunted attractions in the whole nation. In operation for over 20 years now, Erebus in downtown Pontiac has grown into a huge attraction, once holding the Guiness World Record for longest walk-through haunted attraction worldwide until it was overtaken in 2009.
Still, this four-story 100,000 square-foot haunt is well equipped with high quality sets and costumes filled with an enthusiastic cast of monsters to scare the pants off you. Is it the scariest haunted house in Michigan? We’ll let you be the judge.
1256 28th St SW.
Wyoming, MI 49509
The Haunt in Wyoming, just outside Grand Rapids has been a long standing favorite of haunted house enthusiasts. This massive location covers 50,000 square feet across five attractions, including 144 rooms, almost 100 fantastic actors, and 62 animatronics.
Scope out one or all of the five themes, including a vampire manor, a haunted hospital, a frozen swamp, a twisted circus, and a dilapidated factory in a post-apocalyptic world. With compelling stories and intricate sets, this immersive experience is well worth a visit.
Azra Chamber of Horrors
31401 John R Rd Bldg 2
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Azra Chamber of Horrors Haunted House is a new addition to Michigan’s haunted house collection, but in its first couple of years it has made a significant impression. Taking its name from a dragon who feeds on fear, this spot certainly delivers on fear-factor allowing it to skyrocket to the top spot in Michigan, and among the top 20 haunts nationwide.
Traverse multiple floors of majorly creepy maze with a story that alludes to the building’s history as a laser tag arena. Take a chance on this not-to-be-underestimated newbie.
HushHush Haunted Attraction
37550 Cherry Hill Rd.
Westland, MI 48185
Hush is one of southwest Michigan’s most immersive haunts, featuring three separate attractions: Descent, where you’re trapped in a mine; Coven, where you explore a witch coven’s lair; and Rosecliff Hall, the classic haunted house experience.
Fans like to go on dark nights, where the lights are off and participants are guided through the attractions by the light of a single glowstick. Give it a go, if you dare!
Bay City, MI
The Edson Incident is a whole different level of scary thanks to its unique location aboard a real Vietnam War-era Navy Destroyer, the USS Edson. While in combat, the Edson earned the nickname “Gray Ghost of the Vietnamese Coast,” which sounds eerily fitting for a now haunted attraction.
During the spooky season, the haunted attraction aboard the ship revolves around a story of a military experiment gone wrong. The blend of history and horror makes this a haunt unlike any other – and true to their tagline, the Edson Incident will “scare the ship out of you,” all while supporting the Saginaw Valley naval Ship Museum. This “ghost ship” is a must-visit.
More Michigan Haunted Attractions
Niles Scream Park
855 Mayflower Rd.
Niles, MI 49120
If October really is the “haunting season,” this spot is worth a road trip to southwest Michigan. One of the big ones, Niles Scream Park has six attractions, plus escape rooms. 44 acres of land are rebuilt every year to entertain and terrify guests.
Their haunted house is so large that they claim you’d have to go at least seven times to see all of the one hundred potential paths you could take through it. While you’re there, check out the other classics like the haunted corn maze and hayride, but for truly daring folk, their scariest attraction, which involves a blindfold, a waiver, and an 18+ age restriction, may be of interest.
11375 Rowe Rd.
Jonesville, MI 49250
Do you travel Michigan in search of terrifying haunted activities in Michigan? If so, head to this spot in southeast Michigan. Another absolutely massive attraction, DarkSyde Acres Haunted House in Jonesville is a sprawling horrorshow that creeps along for 38 acres.
Five attractions will keep you busy during your excursion, including a chainsaw maze, the only haunted pirate ship in Michigan, and the uniquely petrifying industrial horror experience, the Rusthole. Oh, and for fans of the scary clown motif, there’s also KlowneTowne, a “3-D Haunted Clown Adventure.”
114 S Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Mackinaw Manor is a bit more tame, allowing for more family-friendly scares in the traditional haunted house setting. Mackinaw Manor prides itself on operating fully automatically with animatronics, special effects, and a top-notch sound system.
All this behind-the-scenes tech makes it a unique little spot in the tip of the mitten that’s well worth a visit while you’re up north seeing those beautiful fall colors.
Scarefest Scream Park
34111 28 Mile Rd.
Lenox, MI 48048
If you were to combine the thematic excellence of Disney and the horror of monsters, zombies and chainsaws, you would get Scarefest Scream Park in Lenox. Here, a whole world of terror, including four distinct attractions, is packed into an isolated woodland venue.
In order of increasing terror-factor, the four attractions include the Hayride of Doom (family friendly), the Terror Zone Maze (mild), the Forest of Darkness (for the brave), and the Castle of the Dead (intense), with over 20 different rooms. Stop by for a variety of scares.
St. Charles’ Village of the Living Dead
400 E. Water St.
St. Charles, MI
In St. Charles near Saginaw, the Village of the Living Dead has been spooking patrons since the 80s. Here you can get scared for a good cause because it’s operated by a non-profit association dedicated to funding youth programs in the community as well as helping other causes like the American Cancer Society.
Volunteerism certainly doesn’t minimize the scare factor at this haunt, though. A creative set, unsettling jump scares, and engaging actors all round out this fantastic haunted house attraction.
Zip of Terror
1 Boyne Mountain Rd.
Boyne Falls, MI 49713
Haunted house? Check. Haunted maze? Check. Haunted ship? Check. Haunted zipline? Here’s where you can check that off the list. Zip of Terror at Boyne Mountain is one of the most unique haunted attractions.
This self-guided tour of Boyne Mountain’s 10 zip lines will leave you screaming from both the height and speed of the zip lines and the spookiness of the haunted woods around them.
Haunt Park: Psycho Ward Haunted House
7656 Ravine Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
The biggest and best haunt in the greater Kalamazoo area, haunt Park has four major attractions shrouded in spooky lore.
Psycho Ward tells the story of a notorious killer lurking in the woods around a psychiatric prison; Nightmares will leave you alone in the world of the undead; House of Clowns will bring your circus nightmares to life; and a paintball shooting gallery with an Area 51 theme will test your sharpshooting abilities.
272 Brandywine Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
Brandywine Cemetery in Ann Arbor is a special spot. Here, horror is achieved through creative storytelling, sound, lighting, and a major attention to detail (especially since most of the props are hand-made), all while avoiding most of the blood and gore many major haunts rely on.
This family-friendly attraction emphasizes everything we love about Halloween: community, creativity, and spooky vibes!
Kerridge’s Haunted Pines
W9522 Park Rd
Naubinway, MI 49762
Once a year, for one night and one night only, Kerridge’s Haunted Pines in Naubinway comes to life. Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula not far from Lake Michigan, haunt aficionados who find themselves in the UP on October 23 would be remiss not to go.
Here, you will traverse a trail through haunted woods where the pines come alive with a hunger that needs filled. Starting at 8pm, visitors will be offered as sacrifices to the hungry pines. Can you make it out alive?
Haunted Houses in Southeast Michigan
Haunted Garage Productions
19520 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
35560 Goddard Rd.
Romulus, MI 48174
Ghostly Haunted Forest Attraction
10055 Dexter-Pinckney Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169
145 Swarthout Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169
Terror on Tillson Street
Spooky Trails Farm
8266 Baldwin Rd.
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
13245 Dixie Hwy.
Holly, MI 48442
Slaughterhouse Adventure & Grand River Corn Maze
5781 W Grand River Rd.
Fowlerville, MI 48836
Past Tense After Dark
1965 Farnsworth Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446
Exit 13 Haunted House
6069 Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48505
Bates Haunted Sawmill
7240 State Rd.
Millington, MI 48746
Wild Woods of Terror
7500 Venoy Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48604
Factory of the Dead
906 Lapeer Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48607
121 N Hamilton St.
Saginaw, MI 48602
Haunted Temple – may be closed
700 N Madison Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708
Terror on 27
8691 S Bagley Rd.
Ashley, MI 48806
Haunted Houses in West Michigan
Witches of New Salem
4516 24th St.
Dorr, MI 49323
Abandoned Acres Farm Haunted Attraction
7737 Fruit Ridge Ave NW.
Sparta, MI 49345
Wicked Ranch at Double JJ Ranch
5900 S Water Rd.
Rothbury, MI 49452
SS City of Milwaukee
99 Arthur St.
Manistee, MI 49660
Haunted Attractions in Northern Michigan
Spears House of Fright Haunted Hotel
150 Loxley St #100
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
Asylum After Dark
830 Cottageview Drive
Traverse City, MI
Ghost Farm of Kingsley
5010 Pierce Rd.
Kingsley, MI 49649
102 w Straits Ave
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Haunted Attractions in South/Central Michigan
Zombiewoods & Haunt
Cement City, MI 49233
Uncle Dicky’s Wrong Turn – May Be Closed
1318 Wildwood Ave,
Jackson, MI 49202
4760 Churchill Rd,
Leslie, MI 49251
Fear the Farm
20309 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017
About the Author
Bella DiMascio is a Content Editor for mymichiganbeach.com. She grew up in the Detroit suburb of Westland and later attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in English: Writing. Creative writing has been a hobby and interest of Bella’s since she was in elementary school and she is thrilled to be using her talents to highlight the Great Lakes State. Outside of writing, Bella enjoys getting outside with her two Australian Shepherds, playing video games, and binging shows on Netflix.
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