There are haunted attractions throughout the month, as well, and though you may have to travel to other communities to find the more elaborate hauntings, there is frightful fun to be had this Halloween.
Circle of Ash - Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City
General admission tickets are just $20, and gets you into all three of our attractions for an entire evening! You can go through as many times as you possibly can in one night. VIP/FAST PASS admissions are $50 and are limited each night.
There are concessions on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Tarot card readings on most evenings.
The attraction uses strobe lights, fog and other atmospheric effects, loud sounds, scents and smells, lasers, projections, black lights, and dark areas. They also have areas of uneven floors, ramps, and extruded flooring surfaces.
This is the ultimate in scream park experience. You purchase a wristband, and that wristband gets you access to each of the major attractions on the property. (Think of it like a Six Flags or Adventureland model.) Unlike other attractions, we allow and encourage you to go through each of the attractions as much as you can on the night you attend.
Scream Acres - Bloomsbury Farms
Located a few miles west of Cedar Rapids, outside of Atkins, this attraction is sure to "Scare you to the Bone!"
Scream Acres is open every weekend in Oct. Suggested age is 14 and older, and may too intense for younger people. There is free parking and snacks are available for purchase. Tickets are $20 for 2 attractions or $30 for 4. The four attractions include:
Carnival Chaos - A 2,800 sq ft carnival themed indoor haunt with surprises at every corner!
Cell Block Z - The apocalypse has taken over a prison- claiming all inside. The most terrifying experience yet, can you make it out alive? Or will Cell Block Z claim you?
The Slaughterhouse - Scenes of horror and angst sure to test your limits
The Corn - Their most popular attraction, a mile long haunted corn maze that will expose your fears and keep you...running.
The Heart of Darkness - Waterloo
This 22,600 square foot indoor/outdoor Haunted Attraction is the largest in the state of Iowa. Thirteen years of new construction and added footage at Heartland Farm have made this possible, and a lot of help from the top talented fear engineers around! That allows us to give the Cedar Valley a 30 Minute walk-through tour of the Haunted Grounds. Your survival begins at DarkHold Castle, and continues through 9 more differently themed areas till your departure…running from Grizzley's Chainsaw Massacre! And… there are No Guides to help you escape! See the rest, then come see the Biggest and the Best that Iowa has to offer… The Heart of Darkness… you be the judge, we welcome your opinion and advice on how to provide the Top in Haunted Entertainment.
Tickets are $16 for general admission, or you can buy a Fast Pass for $28.
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