The countdown to Halloween is on and if you love the holiday just as much as we do, then you’re probably looking for the best haunted attractions to get your scare on. There’s nothing quite as thrilling (and chilling) than walking through a dark maze and coming face-to-face with gory characters you have to keep reminding yourself are not actually real.
If you’re ready to let out some screams, Miami and its surrounding areas have some terrifying adventures for you to choose from, but beware because the following haunts are not for the faint-hearted!
1. The Horrorland at Jungle Island
Originally a drive-through experience in Aventura during the pandemic, The Horrorland is now being held at an 18-acre ‘Scream Park’ where you can enjoy the adrenaline rush of walking inside not one, but eight haunted houses and scare zones! The Jungle Island attraction includes “The Nun’s Revenge,” “Alice in Horrorland,” “Stranger House,” and more, in addition to the Vampire Circus with all its acrobats and illusions.
Where: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
2. The Museum of Illusions transforms into Museum of Horror
Horror aficionados like yourself would be pleased to find out that Miami’s fun-filled museum is getting a scary new makeover this month! After dark, the eye-popping spot will be haunted by ghouls, ghosts, monsters and other things that go bump in the night. If you’re brave enough to face it all, we suggest you bring a friend or your whole crew, just so you’re not alone. A waiver must be signed to enter.Get your tickets here!
Where: 536 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
3. House of Horror at Miami International Mall
This freakish carnival has been scaring the living daylights out of Miami for 20 years and this year will be no exception. For its newest experience, you can expect three nightmarish houses (“The Silent Mall,” “DrownTown,” “Insanitorium”) and the immersive Scare X Studios, where you can take all the selfies you want. There will also be a ton of rides, including a new Fireball coaster, and your favorite carnival treats. Discover more here.
Where: 1625 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172 (between JCPenny/Sephora and the food court)
4. No Way Out — The Cabin at Dolphin Mall
If you dare, walk the dark and creepy halls of this haunted house which will unleash fears you never knew you had. Back for its fourth consecutive year with founder Jencarlos Canela, No Way Out’s “The Cabin” theme follows a trip back to the early 1900s in the Monroe family cabin to find out what could have happened to Young Richard Monroe. Are the rumors of the cabin being cursed true, and even worse, is there really a portal to hell inside? Find out, but you might not want to come alone.
Where: 11401 NW 12th St, Miami, FL 33172 (next to the mall valet, between TGI Fridays and Texas de Brazil)
5. The Berry Farm’s Nightmare in the Redland
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When you think of the Berry Farm, pink tractors, the perfect pumpkin house, a blooming sea of sunflowers, a 5-acre corn maze and fun hayrides come to mind. Never bloodshed or evil. Well, this month you can see for yourself what’s truly hiding in the corn fields with this immersive eight-night experience! You’ll be challenged to survive corn maze madness while a hayride through the cornfield will leave you screaming, confronting twisted terror at every corner.
Where: 13720 SW 216th St, Miami, FL 33170
6. Paranoia, Wynwood
Unlike the others on this list, this house is open year-round. And it’s not for the faint of heart, as you can either survive the pitch-black maze or chicken out early after testing your limits of fear. This Halloween season is being marked “The Last Ride,” so be sure to expect a higher level of intensity since this is ‘the end!’
Where: 2602 NW 5 Ave, Miami, FL 33127
7. Nightmare Village at Xtreme Action Park
For several weekends in October, brave souls can encounter creepy strangers, killer clowns, zombies and other nightmarish delights inside this indoor park. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Walk through two houses — The Seventh Gate, where you’ll witness a family’s dark truth, and the Carnival of Carnage on circus grounds among maddened clowns. Plus, you can enjoy refreshments in their mystery speakeasy!
Where: 5300 Powerline Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
8. Cortez Manor: the Revenge at Curtiss Mansion
Many people think the historic Curtiss Mansion is haunted. It surely is every fall season, when the 97-year-old building houses a terrifying haunted house. This year’s “Cortez Manor” is set in a creepy sanitarium and features a monstrous Dr. Cortez, known for torturing patients, as well as his scorned wife.
Where: 500 Deer Run, Miami Springs, FL 33166
9. Black Market Miami, Fort Lauderdale
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The Black Market is taking over Revolution Live and Stache, this month, bringing a lineup of local vendors selling handmade arts & crafts, vintage clothing, bath & body, jewelry, oddities and much more. With the two-day festival, they’ll also be transforming the place into a terrifying state of horror and gore with a pop-up interactive Haunted House! It’ll be full of creepy props and live actors reads to scare you as you walk through the house, which will be open from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Where: 100 SW 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
10. Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds
Celebrate 20 years of fear alongside creepy clowns and zombies at West Palm Beach’s Fright Nights. This year’s edition features three bone-chilling houses: “Dead of Winter” with the ghosts of Christmas past, butchers in “Country Bills Meat Market” and “Siren’s Revenge,” set in a cursed town. You can also expect carnival rides and food!
Where: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
11. The Haunt, Davie
This haunted attraction at Tree Tops Park invites you on a stroll through the forest at night, filled with twists and turns. A totally not-at-all scary thing to do, of course. You’ll have to choose your doom between three different trails: “La Bruja: the Haunted Hike,” “Tormented Trail,” and “Psycho Path,” all of which are filled with vile creatures looking to keep you as their own. The Haunt also has a more family-friendly experience on certain days, right before dusk.
Where: 3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie, FL 33328