Haunted Houses in and around Cedar Rapids 2021

The start of October is SPOOKY season, and if you’re in the Cedar Rapids area you might be fretting over where to get your fright on this year.

We’ve got you covered with four local haunted house attractions:

The 5th Realm

Located: Inside Lindale Mall

Dates: Open Friday & Saturday nights the first three weekends in October from 7 pm-10:30 pm, Thursday, October 21 – Sunday, October 24 with limited hours, and the final dates are Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29.

Featuring: The Cedar Hills Sanatorium

Tickets: Online tickets available with required time slots.

The 5th Realm has been named “ONE OF THE NATION’S SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSES” by scaryoverload.com and one of Iowa’s “MUST SEE HAUNTS” by thescarefactor.com. With two haunted attractions, a mini escape room, and a thrilling elevator ride you are sure to run screaming!

The 5th Realm features a 5,000 sq ft haunted attraction featuring screams around every corner as you navigate your way through the asylum and attempt to escape the horrors that have been set loose.

Circle of Ash

Located: Central City

Dates: Every Friday and Saturday from 8 pm-12 pm through Halloween

Featuring: Circle of Ash, Frightmare Forest, and Socko’s “FUN” House

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

The Circle of Ash has fright packed into 3 attractions; you will creep your way through a haunted house, ward of zombies in the forest, and hopefully not get lost in a maze of clowns!

The Haunted Garage

Located: 6914 Terrazo Dr NW (Stoney Point) in Cedar Rapids

Dates: Saturday, Oct 30th and Sunday, Oct 31st from 6:30 pm to 10 pm

Tickets: Free admission, but canned food donations are accepted to be given to the local Salvation Army.

The Haunted Garage is put on by local grade school, high school, and college students as well as neighbors and friends! This haunt is not for the faint-hearted and is sure to have you shaking in your boots.

Scream Acres

Located: Bloomsbury Farm, Atkins

Dates: October 2nd, 9th, 15th-16th, 22nd-23rd, and 29th-30th. The gates open at 6:30 and stop allowing entry at 10 pm.

Featuring: Cell Block Z, 3D Sinister Silo, The Slaughterhouse, and the Haunted Cornfield

Tickets: Tickets are sold online and at the gate

Scream Acres will live true to its name when you fight your way through a zombie apocalypse, a carnival of nightmares, and a prison for all who enter. Scream Acres also features a beer garden for guests 21+ who can grab an ice-cold drink and play yard games while you wait for the horror to begin!

Do you dare?

You might have to pay for your ticket, but rest assured screams come for free at these local haunted attractions!

If you have been brave enough to go through one of these attractions before we would love to hear your favorite! Or if you are excited to try one out, which one are you going to?!

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Carly is a true Iowan, born and raised. She’s a Pinterest fail type of single mom to six year old Stella, who enthusiastically dances to the beat of her own drum. For her day job you’ll find her with a cup of coffee in hand as a secretary at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. After hours, she’s bingeing her true crime podcasts, reading all the books, and having mini JoJo Siwa dance parties with her daughter Stella.


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