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The Scariest Halloween Attractions in Minnesota
Welcome to the Haunting Experience, the scariest of all the Halloween attractions and haunted houses in Minnesota. It is located just a few minutes south of St. Paul, along Highway 61 in Cottage Grove. We invite you to visit us this October…if you dare.
We offer a variety of terrifying attractions and the very best in Halloween entertainment. Hop on the fan-favorite hayride attraction, or if you’re feeling brave, enter one of the oldest, longest, and scariest haunted houses located near the Twin Cities, MN.
The Haunting Experience
Thrilling, heart-pounding, gut-wrenching adventure awaits…
- Haunted House – Walkthrough the scariest haunted house in Minnesota filled with terrors and dark entities that roam the hallways.
- Hayride – The Haunting Experience is home to the longest-running hayride in Minnesota. Jump onboard and scream for your life as you pass through the haunted forest and the horrors of Wilhelm Steelworks. Beware of the maniacs and monsters that lurk along the tractor trails, waiting for their next victim.
Fall Fun Fest
During the daytime on select days, bring the family out for some fall fun! Pet goats, paint pumpkins, jump on a free hayride, or tour our Haunted House with the lights on and no monsters to scare you.
- Art Activities
- Free Hayrides
- Daytime Haunted House Tours
- Goat Petting
What Are YOU Afraid Of?
The only thing to fear is fear itself. Or is it?
Whatever it is you fear the most, chances are it is lurking around somewhere– in your mind. We’ve been operating out here for 35 years, so all we can say is, if you dare to come, you’d better not come alone.
When you visit the Haunting Experience, you will experience the legacy of terror that has made us the premier haunted attraction in MN. Find out why when you enter our terrifying haunted house and ride on the longest haunted hayride in the state.
We offer the ultimate Halloween entertainment for those who love a good fright. There’s no group too big for us to scare. Special group rates are available for groups of 20, 50, and 100. We welcome guests of all ages, as long as you can handle what awaits you here.
Our ghouls and other creatures won’t melt under the rain; rain or shine, they’ll still be prowling about and ready to give you the scare of your life. Gather your bravest friends and join us for a night of fun you’ll never forget. If you live through the experience, that is.
35 Years of Fear
The Zywiec Family established the Haunting Experience as a Halloween attraction in Minnesota back in 1986. Since then, our complex features the perfect team of scare actors, artists, builders, and human oddities. Together, we bring you an intensely scary haunted house experience, a humorously eerie haunted hayride, and mouthwatering concessions. Visit the Haunting Experience on Highway 61 this Halloween season, and enjoy the scare of your life!
What People Are Saying
Whole store is packed for Mothers Day so only took one pic, but multiple greenhouses hold tons of different flowers / plants / etc. Front of store has fun garden and patio items, back of the main greenhouse has brats and pop with a picnic table area to eat, A+ experience every time!
May 9, 2021
Had a fun time. Haunted house was pretty impressive with twists and turns on multi level house. Hayride was pretty good but needs a few more actors just scattered. The tent, bonfire and pen were cool to keep you entertained since you will do both house and hayride in under hour (excluding waiting). I would go back
November 2, 2020
Fun for our sons first experience. Whole family enjoyed themselves. The haunted house was better than the hayride in my opinion but the ride was still fun. Sit in the back of you can and would recommend spending a little extra for the fast pass. Overall a fun night for the family :)
October 11, 2020