Trick or Treat? An Insider’s Guide to Great Haunted Houses Around Metro Detroit
The arrival of Autumn and Halloween is one of our absolute favorite holidays along with Thanksgiving and Christmas. While we’re too old to go trick-or-treating, many of us still enjoy a good scare on fright night and head off to haunted houses in and around the greater metro Detroit region.
Here’s an insider’s guide to some of the very places that are looking to scare your pants off. So load up your family and friends in a safe ride and prepare to hit the road to check out these spooky mansions, scary homes and harrowing Halloween activities.
This attraction was voted #1 in Detroit and #20 in all the country as a spooktacular place to get your scare on this Halloween according to The Scare Factor. Not just a haunted house as it’s touted to also be a chamber of horrors with plenty of twists and surprises slated for the 2019 season. Running Thursday through Sunday nights from late September until early November, more dates open up as All Hallow’s Eve draws near.
Prepare your vocal cords for some frightening exercise and a haunted workout at The Scream Machine in Taylor, Michigan. Starting on Friday the 13th in September, running through Saturday nights until November 2nd and some Sunday evenings in October, this trip features an action-packed, in-your-face fright-fest. In addition to the intense audio and lighting effects, visitors are invited to experience two optional five-minute escape rooms.
Featured annually in Fear Finder, this yearly publication shares “a thrill seekers guide to Halloween events” showcasing Michigan’s most frightening locations including this scary spot in Clinton Township. In the past, the Twisted Fears Haunted House has been open to visitors on evenings during the last weekend of October along with Halloween night and reviewers have raved:
- “This haunted house was so scary, I couldn’t believe how many times I screamed. Great job. Can’t wait till next year.”
- “Amazing houses! Loved it all! Kids enjoyed it, very creative and spooky.”
One writer described the experience as, “Great family fun. The displays are amazing and details are beyond creative and spooky! A job very well done! Your neighborhood should be very proud! Thank you for sharing this with all of us. This will be a new family tradition.”
The Rochester Jaycee chapter puts forth a dark and disturbing attraction annually at the city’s municipal park. Returning in mid-October 2019, the mind-boggling mazes are filled with mayhem, plenty of darkness and horror awaiting visitors. Be prepared to travel through seemingly endless pitch-black corridors with madness lurking around almost every corner. Friday and Saturday night travelers will have their psychological limits tested and discover plenty of phobias to terrorize patrons throughout the puzzling experience.
The Blake Farms Apple Orchard has been in business for over 20 years with one of the largest cider mills and activity centers in Michigan. Their haunted attractions start the last weekend in September on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, where visitors to the farm will enjoy a live DJ, food tents, free apple cider and donuts. There are outdoor movies to enjoy along with bonfires underneath the starry skies.
To get some scare there, puzzle your way through the Spookyland 3D Maze, take shots at the undead on a Zombie Paintball Safari, venture through a 3-Story Haunted Barn or take a Nighttime Spooky Hayride. Combine some of these different platforms together when purchasing a discount package to experience and visit multiple scary attractions.
If you’re looking for safe and reliable transportation to these venues, consider one of the many Dream Limo Rental Services. Imagine the look on your date’s face arriving at their door in a black stretch limousine or load up the whole gang in a party bus. Don’t be frightened about getting to any or all of these attractions safely when you leave the driving to us and Happy Haloween!