Amongst a city of live music and world acclaimed weirdness is a city full of spooky treasures and terrifying landmarks. As each fall season approaches, most people look forward to the beautiful changing leaves, the creatively carved pumpkins gracing neighborhood doorsteps, or the addition of nostalgic flavors in their favorite drinks. However, for some, screaming while being chased down a hallway by a terrifying clown is another welcomed tradition of the fall season. If you find yourself in that last category, we’ve compiled a list of the six best haunted houses in Austin for you. Each attraction is complete with zombies, creepy clowns, and historical true ghost stories – perfect for some traditional, gruesome Halloween fun.
1. House of Torment
The name doesn’t lie. House of Torment will scare you right out of your socks. Check out this local favorite and choose between its multiple terrifying themed attractions. After you’ve survived the goblins and boogeymen, head over with your friends for an exciting night of axe throwing, mini escape games, or drinks in their Halloween-themed arcade.
2. Scare for a Cure
This extreme and interactive haunted house will leave the hair on your head standing straight up. Eerily wander through the dark, haunted hallways escaping zombies and clowns, all while raising money for a good cause. With an all-volunteer staff and net profits donated to local cancer charities, this place is truly one of a kind. Previous year’s haunted themes include Dread Asylum, Return to Zombie Wasteland, Summer Camp Massacre, and The Trial of Blood and Stone. With interactive trick and treat options for the whole family, bring the kids along and partake in the less gory activities.
3. Haunted ATX
Ready for a new take on visiting haunted houses? Check out Austin’s only mobile haunted tour. Book a trip on their public van tour or go all out with a private hearse limo ride. The engaging and historically knowledgeable tour guides will show you all the best-haunted locations, taverns, houses, and more around the thrilling city of Austin.
4. Scream Hallow
With multiple attractions and 20 acres of activities to enjoy, the renowned Scream Hallow is a must-see. Choose between the Mansion of Terror, Lost Pines Asylum, Wicked Darkness Maze, or one of their newly added attractions! There’s food, drinks, photo opportunities, and a spooky gift shop for plenty of horror fun to go around for the whole family.
5. Austin Ghost Tours
Learn the inner details of Austin’s spooky historical stories as you walk through the city, visiting iconic haunted landmarks. This unique chilling ghost tour will give you a chance to hear first-hand accounts of ghost sightings, tour multiple buildings, and have a one-on-one chat with the local tour guide. Bring the kids or your four-legged friend and enjoy soaking in all the haunted highlights of Austin.
6. Terror On Two Jacks
Centered on the story of a restless evil spirit Hairy Man, this modest haunted house is tucked just outside the city of Austin in the community of Round Rock. After the owners moved into the house and disrupted an unmarked grave, they continue to be haunted by the spirit of Hairy Man. Take a quick trip to Round Rock to visit this remarkably eerie haunted house, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of Hairy Man himself.
Experience the Spooky Side of Living Lakeside
Ready to get out there and check out all the mysterious and cryptic haunted houses that Austin has to offer? Tour one of our beautiful custom homes on Lake Travis and picture yourself living right in the middle of the action this season. We can bet you’ll have a ghoul time.