Las Vegas haunted houses provide an experience not found on the casino floors, concert stages or palm-lined pools. These Halloween haunts invite those who dare to take a walk on the wild side for some freakish fun. Things that go bump in the night might be waiting in the dark. Among these haunted attractions, zombies, vampires, haunted horsemen, ghosts, and other spooky sights are just a ticket away. When it’s Halloween in Las Vegas, a handful of thrilling haunted houses open for the season, ready to spook and scare. Whether you’re staying on The Strip or willing to travel a bit, there are several places in Las Vegas to find fright during the month of October.
Fright Dome Las Vegas
Twelve months of the year, the Adventure Dome at Circus Circus sets the stage for fun, but during the spookiest season, the indoor theme park transforms into a Halloween wonderland called the Fright Dome. For more than a decade, Fright Dome has scared tens of thousands Las Vegas visitors and locals, gaining award after award for its scares. Voted one of the scariest Halloween attractions in the U.S., Fright Dome is the brainchild of creative mastermind Jason Eagan, who has launched haunted houses all over the world. His Las Vegas fright fest has brought the thrills and chills to Sin City since 2003, getting bigger and scarier every Halloween. The attraction covers more 25,000 square feet and has six separate haunted houses underneath its roof. At one of the craziest Las Vegas haunted houses, there’s also killer clowns, 4D movies with Jason from Friday the 13th, a morgue filled with historical oddities, and hair-raising interactive experiences—plus the 25 rides and live shows that regularly run at Adventure Dome.
Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight on most October nights. Tickets are good for general admission, and VIP upgrades can be purchased for express entry to the six haunted houses. Because of the intense nature of the attractions, only ages 12 and up are allowed.
Asylum and Haunted Hotel
Asylum Las Vegas
Just fifteen minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the Asylum and Haunted Hotel both serve up the classic haunted experience. When the calendar turns to October, Asylum and Haunted Hotel fill the night with scares and a high level of detail. These twin Las Vegas haunted houses are packed with actors who are sure to get people screaming. Created by Rick and Jan Strelak’s R&J Productions, these haunted houses were designed to get the maximum scares and the most detailed experience around. After several successful Halloween seasons, the team expanded their reach with Pirate Fest Las Vegas (held in April at Lorenzi Park). Whether they’re held in the spring or autumn, both events are packed with costumed actors ready and eager to make the night something to remember.
During the month of October, these Las Vegas haunted houses kick off the frights at 6:30 p.m. and continue through 10 p.m. They’re easy to find just southwest of the junction of Interstate 15 and U.S. 95 at the Meadows Mall. Tickets can be purchased in advance, and three options are available: general admission to a single attraction, VIP entry, and discounted combo tickets. But don’t worry, the price of tickets aren’t scary at all.