Haunted Houses In and Around Sioux Falls:

"It's Halloween, I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare." That is one of my all-time favorite lines from the 1978's Halloween featuring Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasence. Who doesn't love Michael Myers, right?

Now that October has arrived, it will be Halloween before you know it. If you're looking for a few good scares this Halloween season, the Sioux Empire has no shortage of haunted houses and haunted mazes in and around Sioux Falls.

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Sioux Empire Haunted House: Fear Asylum

One of the best-haunted house hidden secrets in my opinion is about 50 miles north of Sioux Falls in Brookings, South Dakota. It's called the Fear Asylum, located at 216 6th Street West.

The Fear Asylum is set in a large mental institution. They boast over-the-top detail and a "very scary" fear factor. It features movie-quality costumes and fx and this particular haunted house is recommended for mature teens and adults. Probably not the haunted house you want to take your little ones to visit. It opens to the public starting on Friday (October 7.) Be prepared, to be scared!


Sioux Empire Haunted House: Terror 29

Always a Sioux Empire favorite is Terror 29. They have moved to Brandon, South Dakota. Located at 1420 East Cedar St, Terror 29 has quickly developed the reputation of being one of the best haunted houses in the area. With a fear factor of "scary,"

Terror 29 is suitable for ages 12 and older. If you're the type of person that loves haunted houses and loves to get scared, Terror 29 is right up your haunted alley. It's open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday during October.


Sioux Empire Haunted House: Jaycees Feargrounds

We certainly cannot forget Sioux Falls' most well-known haunted house at the Jaycees Feargrounds.

The Sioux Empire's longest-running haunted house is located out at W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. The Jaycees have had their annual haunted house up and running In the Sioux Empire since 1974. If you're kind of an old-timer like myself, you might remember when it was located on Minnesota Avenue back in the day, in an actual haunted-looking house. Now that was a cool setting. Once they set up shop out at the fairgrounds, the Jaycees have yet to disappoint.

The Jaycees Feargrounds is the perfect haunted house for those of us 10 years and older. With a fear factor of "very scary."

Jaycees Feargrounds Open Dates 2022:

  • October 7, 8
  • Throwback Day: October 13 (Reduced ticket prices)
  • October 14, 15
  • Blackout Night: October 20
  • October 21, 22
  • Kids Day: October 23
  • October 27, 28, 29
  • Halloween: October 31

MORE: Sioux Falls Jaycees’ Halloween Tradition Heads Into the ‘Backwoods’


Sioux Empire Haunted House: The Heartland Country Maze

If a haunted maze is more your thing, the Sioux Empire has a good one just outside of Harrisburg. The Heartland Country Maze is located at 27455 Highway 11 near Harrisburg.

The grounds on which the Heartland Country Haunted Maze stands just might be the scariest place on earth. If you're up for a haunted tour, you can take one every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night through (October 23). All ages are welcome.

It then becomes The Heartland Country Haunted Maze on October 28 and 29.

MORE: Fall Fun in South Dakota at the Heartland Country Corn Maze

If you feel like doing a road trip, there are some awesome haunted houses, mazes, and spook trails out in western South Dakota that you can read about here.

Happy Halloween everybody!

Source: South Dakota Haunted Houses

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