Regional haunted houses will be different this year in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana, Dayton and Springfield, Ohio for 2020. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and outside events are encouraged. Here is the best-practice guideline for Halloween events from Ohio and another guideline from the CDC.
Be sure to check first to make sure your favorite haunted house is operating for 2020 before heading out the door:
Covington Haunted Tour
Learn all about Covington’s scary past
Dead End Haunted House
625 Second Street, Dayton, Kentucky
Located in a former YMCA building, learn about the Hogg Woman
The Mayhem Mansion
13966 DeCoursey Pike, Morning View, Kentucky 41063
A very spooky home. Come if you dare.
Newport is Haunted
Evening walking tour with a guide who tells scary stories
Sandylandacres Haunted Hayride and Farmers Revenge
4172 Belleview Road, Petersburg
Voted best haunted hayride! Masks to be worn at all times.
Haunted Trails of Whispering Woods
Hayrides take you deep into the back woods
USS Nightmare – cancelled for 2020
101 Riverboat Row in Newport
The 30-minute tour on a steamboat has two very scary levels
Fear Factory Haunted House – cancelled
7 S. Eastern Ave in Batesville, Indiana
This house was rated #5 in Indiana! Their website has lots of scary pics so be prepared to be frightened! This house benefits the Cierra’s Club.
Haunted House Lost Soul Asylum
Aurora Fireplace at 5950 Dutch Hollow Road in Aurora, Indiana
Haunted Tour of Metamora
September 12 – October 31, 2020 (Saturdays)
19042 Main Street, Metamora, Indiana
1.5 hour walking haunted tour — learn about the history of Metamora
Horror Hike Haunted Trail
1415 E. Eads Parkway, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Half-mile hike that will make you scream!
All Hallow’s Eve Terror Town
1449 Greenbush Cobb Road in Williamsburg, Ohio
Haunted trail, food, drinks, live music and horror games. Masks/social distancing required.
472 Brimstone Rd., Wilmington, Ohio
Located at the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival. Three scare options: hayride, forest trail and an indoor haunt. Masks required.
5963 Harrison Avenue, Dent, Ohio (45248)
Promoted as Cincinnati’s scariest haunted house! The site has been known to be haunted. (Their website is pretty scary!) Monsters will be socially distanced. Guest need to wear masks (as will monsters.)
Halloween Haunt – cancelled for 2020
Kings Island in Mason
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio
Scare zones include a backwoods bayou, cemetery drive, freak street and nightmare alley.
October 9, 10, 16,17, 23 and 24, 2020
Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio
Family-friendly, slight-fright event! Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Highway 50 Fright Field – cancelled for 2020
October 4–27, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays)
11294 Highway 50, North Bend, Ohio
Travel a haunted trail into haunted woods and back…
Land of Illusion Scream Park
8762 Thomas Road in Middletown, Ohio
This haunted scream park has 4 haunted houses and 1 trail.
Madisonville Haunted Trail
October 31, 2020
Trail entrance behind the school off Bramble and Homer (4324 Home Ave), Madisonville, Cincinnati, Ohio
Less-spooky version at 6pm. Haunted version at 7pm. Social distancing and number of people on the trail to be monitored.
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall – cancelled for 2020
7700 Seward Avenue (45231), Cincinnati, Ohio
House, 5 tents, a back yard and a giant vortex. This is the oldest continuously running haunted attraction in the area! Facebook
Haunted Poasttown Elementary School
6600 Trenton-Frankkin Road, Middletown, Ohio
Book a group tour
Queen City Is Haunted
October through October 24, 2020 (Fridays – Sundays)
American Legacy Tours presents an outside 3/4-mile walking tour about murder, death and other scary tales. Limited tickets for each tour.
Zipping from Zombies
Camp Kern at 5291 State Route 360, Oregonia, Ohio
Escape the undead below!
Brimstone Haunted Hayride
September 28 – October 27, 2018
472 Brimstone Rd, Wilmington, Ohio
Hayride and forgotten forest
Dayton History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder Tour – cancelled for 2020
Various dates October 2020
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum at 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, Ohio
Tales of bank robbers and murderers
Dayton Scream Park
5117 Valley Street, Dayton, Ohio
Haunted trails, 40 live monsters, hay ride
Face Your Fears Hotel of Terror
1291 Cold Springs Road, Springfield, Ohio
1858 Haunted house with four stories of terror
Haunted Wagon Rides at Young’s Dairy – cancelled for 2020
September 25–26, 2020 (+Friday and Saturday evenings in October)
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Scary stories while on the wagon – stories designed for families with kids
6995 Springfield Jamestown Rd in Springfield, Ohio
This haunted attraction has won a lot of “best of’s”…Best Queue Line Entertainer, Best Freddy Krueger, etc…
Jaycees Haunted Castle of Carnage Trail & Maze
September 25 – October 21, 2020 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
1213 Harshman Rd., Riverside, Ohio
Masks required. Facebook
Lewisburg Haunted Cave – cancelled for 2020
4392 Swishers Mill Road, Lewisburg, Ohio
Be prepared to get scared 80 feet below the ground in a limestone cave!
Sidney Haunted Woods
September 19 – October 31, 2020
2232 W. Russell Rd., Sidney, Ohio
Half-mile trail of terror.
Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride – cancelled for 2020
1261 W. Dalton Road in Wilmington
Enjoy (??) a haunted bus ride through a forest of monsters and more. And there’s more: nightmare penitentiary, slaughter hotel and terror in the corn!
If haunted houses are not your thing, take a look at homes in the area for sale!