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* means it's one of my faves or highly rated on the site. All events on this page are current as of September 2013, but please call before attending to confirm times and dates.
Haunted Houses: Little Rock Area (* are faves)
The Torture Chamber (Benton)*
October 17-20, 23-27 and October 30 through November 2
3805 Benton Parkway at Party Central
They say, "You must also be in good health and able to crouch, crawl, and beg for your life or at least mercy on your soul. If you have any medical problems that may prevent you from being able to complete this event, please do not enter." Admission is $15.00 or $20 for a fast pass. This is one the best in Central Arkansas. Open from 7-10 p.m. on weekdays and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. 501-315-8300.
Night Terrors (Little Rock) *
October 11-12, 17-19, 24-26, 29-31 and November 1-2.
14810 Cantrell Road
Computer generated and live special effects. They have paid actors, This is always one of my favorite haunted houses, but it's probably not good for small children. Admission $13 for kids, $15 for adults.
The Haunted Hotel (Little Rock)
October 16-November 2
3117 Joshua Street
Admission is $10 per person.
Fear Factory501(Jacksonville) *
October 4-5, 11-12, 17-19, 24-26, 29-31 and November 1-2.
25120 Hwy 107
Hours are from 7-12 p.m. They have bloody paintball this year. I don't remember that from last year. This is a pretty good haunted house, with three attractions. Admission is $13.
Scimitar Shrine Temple of Terror (Little Rock) KF
October 17-19, 24-26, 28-31 and November 1-2
1 Scimitar Circle (South University at Forbing Road)
Special effects, carnival food and activities and family fun. Open at 7 p.m. Admission $10. 501-565-5992.
Haunted Warehouse (Little Rock)
October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 30-31 and November 1-2
3400 Brown Street
This house has animatronics and actors. It's probably not kid friendly. Open from 7-11 p.m. each night. Their website has some video and some photos from last year's version. They are partnering with Spirit of Children, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas, University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas and Philander Smith.
Haunted Barn (Little Rock) KF
6009 Sawmill Road
October 18-19, 25-31
Admission is $8 per person, and $2 for the hayride. 501-425-0782.
The Reaper Haunted House (North Little Rock)
Oct 4-5, 11-12, 18-31
6016 Crystal Hill Rd.
This is a maze type haunted house. They have live actors and some great scenes every year. It's not kid friendly, but not super scary. Admission is $12, but I've seen coupons laying around at various Halloween places. 501-400-3116.
Creepy Works Haunted House of Conway (Conway) *
September 27-28, October 4-5, 10-12, 17-20. 23-31 and November 1
150 Highway 286 East
Haunted house has a mixture of actors, animatronics and scenery. From 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Admission $9. Very good haunted house. One of the best in Arkansas. 501-472-2325.
Zombie Hunt (Paintball Arkansas) (Conway)
Oct 23-26,30,31 November 1,2,6-9
558 Sturgis Road, Conway Arkansas
Admission is $20 per person and includes a ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of ammo to shoot and a haunted walk through trail. This sounds like it would be a fun, unique group activity. Open from 7-11 p.m.
Meatgrinder Haunted House (Cabot)
Friday and Saturday nights from October 11-26 and Halloween night
125 Arena Road
They have no guides and all live actors. No children under 13 are allowed. Admission is $15, half off with military or federal government ID. Open 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Drifters Haunted House (Little Rock)
October 31 though November 2
300 Vinson Road
This haunted house is free, but they accept donations for the Arkadelphia Human Development Center.
EMOBA's Haunted Cathedral (Little Rock) KF
October 18-November 1
1208 Louisiana Avenue
This Haunted House has a lot of animatronics, which is why I call it kid-friendly. It is a little scary, but not too bad. Admission is $15 ($20 on Halloween). Opens at 7:30 p.m.
Haunted Hayride (Cabot) KF
October 25-26, 30-31
Admission is $10. Opens at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Cabot Dance Academy.
Haunted Hollow (Cabot)
October 11-12, 18-19, 25-November 1
2225 Bill Foster Highway
House of Frightmares (Jacksonville)
October 22-23, 28-31
The Old Wal-Mart in Jacksonville
Admission is $8 and they have a concession stand.
Haunted Houses: Around Arkansas (* are faves)
Haunted Barn (Concord) KF
Open Friday and weekends
10194 Heber Springs Road
Open every Friday and Saturday in October and on Halloween
10194 Heber Springs Road, across from gas station
Open from 7-11 p.m. This attraction uses animatronics, mostly. Admission $7, benefits the Sturge-Weber Foundation. New this year is a non-scary haunted bounce house for kids. 501-887-6543.
The Asylum Haunted House (Cave Springs)
165 S. Main
Every Friday and Satuday in October,& Thursday October 31st thru November 1 - 2
Insane asylum themed haunted house. Open from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $12 (not recommended for kids). 479-877-0701.
Maze of Terror (Crossett) KF
Open every Friday and Saturday in October and Halloween Night
104 Arkansas Street
This is a 3d maze attraction. Admission is $7. Benefits the Crossett Goodfellows, 870-304-2515.
Horror in the Hollow (Piggot)
Sept 27-28, Oct 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 31
671 County Road 336
Open from 7-10 p.m. Connected to the corn maze and pumpkin patch attraction, the hollow has several hauntings: a butcher, a "frightmare farmhouse" and a forest of fright. 870-598-3568. Admission is $15-25.
The Haunted Theater(Blytheville)
October 24-25, 29-31 and November 1-2
Hwy 71 North
Last weeks of October from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weeknights, open until 11 on weekends
Proceeds benefit the Mississippi County Arts Council. Admission is $5. 479-203-7345
Haunted Cavern (Sulphur Springs)
October 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31 and November 1-2
14290 N. Hwy 59
Real cavern with "gut wrenching creatures" and a trail walk. 479-787-6508. Admission for the cavern is $13 and the walk is $9.
Ozark Haunts presents "Karver's Hollow" (Farmington)
Every Friday and Saturday in October
300 E Main St
This year's theme is "Karver's Hollow." Admission is $12.
Haunted Warehouse (Fort Smith)
Weekends in October and October 29-31
Fort Chaffe Blvd and Darby
This attraction is 16,000 Sq ft on the annexed Fort Chaffee land. It is pretty creepy. Open 7:30-12 p.m. Admission is $8, and benefits the Boys and Girls Club.
Nightmares Haunted House (Bentonville) *
October 5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 31 and November 1
3706 Wishing Spring Rd
Seven to 11 p.m. most nights. Admission $13. This is a great haunted house and proceeds benefit the Lion's Club. 479-636-1317
House of Madness (Danville) KF on October 27
October 13, 20, 27, 30 & 31
Located in the old elementary school building
Doors Open at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7.00 per person. Non-Spook for kids 10 and Under is Oct 27 from 5-6 pm. Admission for the kid version is just $2.
READ Haunted House (Malvern) KF
123 Locust Street
Eight thousand square feet to benefit LCHSC, Inc., a non-profit that helps people with poor reading skills. Admission: $7 adults; $3.50 for children 12 and under. 501-332-4039
Haunted Jailhouse (Clarksville) KF
October 31-November 2
217 E. Taylor Road
This house has a theme of "Haunted Jail House." Hours of operation are from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. each night. Admission is $5 at the door. All proceeds raised will go towards buying equipment for the Auxiliary Deputies.
Dead End Zombie House (Beebe)
October 5, 10-12, 17-19, 23-26, 28-31 and November 1-2
115 N. Main Street
Open at 7 p.m. each night. Admission is $10.
Haunted Hollow (White Hall)
October 18-19, 24-26, and 31
903 W. Holland Ave
Open at 7 p.m. each night. Admission is $10. 877-247-9716.
Demented Mansion (White Hall) KF
October 18-19, 24-26, and 31, Novembe 1-2
9103 Dollarway Rd
Open at 7 p.m. each night. Admission is $8. 877-247-9716.
Halls of Horror (Dover) KF
October 19-Novembe 2
Dover Middle School, College Street