Best haunted houses & Halloween attractions in Tampa Bay

Posted at 3:57 PM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 14:46:28-04

With Halloween around the corner, Tampa Bay will be offering plenty of ways to get your scare on. Check out the Bay Area’s best haunted houses and attractions. 

Scream-A-Geddon Horror Park - Scream-A-Geddon promises sinister attractions that are more interactive than ever before. The venue will feature haunted attractions with themes that range from an infectious disease epidemic to a heinous and sinister prison riot. The attractions include Deadwoods, Bedlam 3D, Cursed Hayride, Blackpool Prison and newly redesigned Infected: Ground Zero and Monster Midway. Do you dare?

Location: 27839 Saint Joe Road Dade City, FL 33525
Dates: October 5 - 31 
Price: $19.95 - $35.95


Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens — No soul is safe at Tampa Bay’s premier Halloween event, Howl-O-Scream 2017. From Sept. 22 - Oct. 29, take on terrifying haunted houses & roaming hordes. Unexpected terrors lurk around every corner, including hundreds of roaming creatures, new haunted houses and exciting live, interactive entertainment. As if that wasn’t enough, Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is the only place to scream your way through Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark. Get ready for guts, gore and seriously sinister fun! 


Location: 10165 McKinley Dr #13, Tampa, FL 33612
Dates: October 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29
Price: $39.99



Creatures of the Night at Lowry Park Zoo - Creatures of the Night returns even spookier than last year, for ghouls and goblins of all ages! Hoot, howl and hang out as the Zoo transforms into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure for the whole family. Creatures emerge at dusk with startling surprises around every corner. No horror or gore, just fun frights for all!


Location: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Dates: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Price after 4 pm: $22.95  


Chamber of Terror- All aboard Florida’s only nautical haunted attraction! The Chamber of Terror provides a frightening experience on the American Victory Ship docked at Channelside. Once aboard, you will be lowered deep into the hull of the SS American Victory where evil is unleashed before your very eyes. As you tread through the dank depths of the ships cargo hold, sinister creatures and hostile soldiers lurk ready to strike. Enter the living quarters and make your way through the corridors where lost souls wander aimlessly. Will you survive this nautical nightmare?

Location: 705 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: October 6-7, 13-14, 19-22, 26-29, 31
Price: $26.50

The Shallow Grave — The Shallow Grave invites you to experience a haunted attraction unlike any other in the state of Florida. Now sitting at nearly 13,000-square-feet of terror, The Shallow Grave forces you to question whether this is real or not. Once again for the 2017 season, The Shallow Grave offers you two large haunted houses for one price. 

Location: 701 42nd NW Winter Haven, FL 33884
Dates: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 26-28, 31, November 3-4
Price: $24.99

A Petrified Forest - Prepare yourself! This Halloween, experience the night-time terror of Central Florida's premier haunted scare trail. Within this Altamonte Springs haunted house, you will find over 85,000-square-feet of sheer horror. Best of all, this mega-haunt is located right in the middle of a forest. Opens Oct. 6 with select nights through Nov. 4th

Location: 1360 E. Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Dates: October 6-7, 12-14, 18-21, 26-28
Price: $15 - $35

Haunted Angelus Scream Park - Come check out the ‘World’s Largest Fully Handicap Accessible Haunted Attraction’ in Central Florida! The Haunted Angelus Scream Park in Hudson provides 20 acres of spine-tingling terror. Proceeds from the haunted attraction benefit the Cerebral Palsy group home, The Angelus. 

Location: 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson FL 34669
Dates: October 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-31
Price: $15

The Vault of Souls - The Vault of Souls is an interactive theatrical performance throughout three haunted areas. It is offered every Friday and Saturday night in October in The Vault of the Franklin Exchange building in downtown Tampa. In addition to the paranormal basement “Release Room” experience, The Vault of Souls features two nightclub lounges ranging from modern elegance in The Vault and a subdued spiritualist cocktail lounge on the third floor.

Location: 611 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Price: $50

Sir Henry's Haunted Trail - Sir Henry's Haunted Trail is located in Plant City in the heart of Central Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Sir Henry's features two terrifying haunted walking trails placed in the middle of the woods. Experience this haunted attraction that's unlike any other around and come see the legendary Sir Henry for yourself. 

Location: 2837 South Frontage Road, Plant City, Florida 33566
Dates: October 6-7, 13-14, 20-22, 27-29
Price: $12

River of Frights: Haunted Boat Tours — Are you brave enough to survive the journey through the haunted waterways of Tampa Bay? On select nights in October, join the crew of the Pirate Water Taxi on an adventure to uncover the dark secrets hidden amongst the waterways of Tampa Bay. Travel along the haunted passes filled with the sights and sounds of the betrayed and undead. Brave your way through unexpected terrors lurking on the river, including live, interactive entertainment. River of Frights is an intense adventure and chilling cruise experience!

Location: Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: October 6-7, 13-15, 19-22, 26-29, 31
Price: $25 Thursday and Sunday, $35 Friday and Saturday 

Safety Harbor Ghost Tours — The Safety Harbor Ghost tour is an education into the paranormal. Learn about the history of Safety Harbor and the many fascinating stories about life in the early days. See the hotels that still remain today and the spirits that haunt them. Learn about the Tocobaga Indians, the swamp ape, UFO sightings and the healing waters. The 2-hour walking tour meets on Main Street and 4th Avenue North at the Gazebo in John Wilson Park in downtown Safety Harbor. The tour is dog-friendly and handicap accessible. Call (727) 686-8785 for reservations.

Dates: October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 
Price: $20

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando — This fall, the streets of Universal Studios Florida come alive with all-new hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs. Explore nine terrifying haunted houses, brave five creature-filled scare zones, enjoy two outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions.

Location: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Dates: October 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-31, November 3-4
Price: $59.99 - $83.99

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular — Halloween Spooktacular returns to SeaWorld Orlando this fall! Guests of all ages can join everyone’s favorite furry friends from Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby and others take the stage in “Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween.” Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea. For this special event, children can dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in fun-filled trick-or-treating in the park. The daytime Halloween fun takes place every Saturday and Sunday starting September 23 through October 29 and is included with park admission. Event hours are 11 a.m. to park close.

Location: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
Dates: October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

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