Haute Haunts: Spooky Fun and Haunted Houses in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Haunts in the Haute

If you’re looking for haunted houses in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley, you’ve come to the right place!

As for me, I’ll be hanging with the other scaredy cats outside the entrance. Nope. No thanks. Haunted “fun” isn’t for me. 😉

The biggest Halloween news is that Terre Haute is moving from its traditional two nights for trick or treating to just one

If you hear of other events or attractions that belong in this haunted guide, please let us know as soon as possible.

Of course Covid has changed everything in 2020. Please check with event hosts for the most up-to-date Covid news, changed, and policies.


Haunted Events and Haunted Houses in Terre Haute

Drive Thru Scare at the Vigo County Fairgrounds. October 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17th. Experience creepy music over your radio on 94.1 as you make your way through spook fog and meet scary characters. Drive thru time is 6:30-9 pm. Classic Halloween movies begin at 9 pm (weather permitting). $22 per vehicle.

Shattered Nightmares Haunted House. 1609 Lafayette Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Terre Haute. October 2020. Masks, temperature checks, cleaning, virtual queues, and more.

Watch a scary or not-so-scary movie at the Moonlight Drive-In. Hotel Transylvania, Hocus Pocus, and A Nightmare Before Christmas are a few of the shows being offered in 2020.

“Bones Family Graveyard.” In the past, this house was famous for its Christmas lights. But now this family seems to have turned its attention to Halloween decorations. Approximate address: 29th and Hulman in Terre Haute. (Note: Not a haunted house! Just impressive decor. The decorations have not been confirmed for 2020.)

Castle Lorey.No haunted house this year, but they do still hope to have a spooky graveyard for visitors to see! 1815 S. 29th. Terre Haute.

Terror Mansion. 17 miles from Terre Haute in Brazil, Indiana. Opening in 2020 according to CDC guidelines. Terror Mansion is Clay County’s ONLY 2 story haunted attraction. The Mansion has many twists & turns, spirits and ghouls, and you never know where they will lead you next! Try to keep from being locked into the mansion, because you just may become a permanent resident.

Halls of Madness and Devious Toys. 2020 opening confirmed! 30 miles from Terre Haute in Paris, IL. This haunted attraction has been one of central Illinois’ favorite scare spots for the last 14 years.

Linton Frightmares Haunted House.  Open only the last two weekends in October and all ticket sales will need to be done in advance, online and every group will be given a time slot to arrive. We will not operate with any queue line and groups will be asked to arrive just before their scheduled time and enter at that time. They will be implementing new sanitization protocols as well as asking all guests and actors to wear masks. They will also use social distancing when possible and not mix groups together to help prevent virus spread. 43.5 miles from Terre Haute in Linton, IN.

The Haunted Mansion in French Lick, Indiana.  Located in the historic Beechwood Mansion (114 miles from Terre Haute) right on the boulevard in French Lick! Although this is a long drive, it could be great in conjunction with a Big Splash Adventure getaway. Read about why our family loves Big Splash HERE.

Local Podcasts that are Great for Halloween

Or So They Say Podcast. “Or So They Say …” is a new podcast written and produced by Meghan Harris and Kelsey Ingram. One part spooky, one part comedy, and one part endless bickering, we travel small town America in search of lesser known haunted locations. We’ll discuss the history of the haunts, recount stories told by others, past and present, and then see for ourselves if the legends are really true. So buckle up, cause we’re grabbing a McGriddle and hittin the road!

Strange Journeys Podcast from TellTale Tours. Join hosts author/tour guide Ashley Hood and comedian Steph Lampkins for Strange Journeys, the podcast that explores the darker side of travel. Each week they will take listeners on an adventure to unusual and bizarre locations, paranormal hot spots, industrial disasters and morbid and spooky places, all with a dose of history. Episodes premiere in late July 2020.

True Ghost Stories as Experienced by the Dead Zone Paranormal Radio Crew. 

For not-so-scary fun, check out our updated list of Halloween events!

Canceled in 2020:

Shadow Asylum.949 North 10th St. Terre Haute.Due to remodeling, Shadow Asylum will not be open to the public for the 2020 season.

Haunted Halloween Happenings at Deming Park is canceled in 2020 due to Covid.

Chester’s Field House of Horror. This free home haunt does not plan to open in 2020 due to Covid.

Haunted Jail. 52 miles from Terre Haute in Covington, IN. Canceled in 2020.

Haunted Village at Spring Mill State Park. Canceled in 2020.

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