The 6 Scariest Haunted Hayrides In Minnesota (2022 Update)

Updated October 24, 2019
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Fall is a beautiful time of year that we get to enjoy in Minnesota. It brings nice cool air to relieve us of the humid summer, but it’s also the last glimpse of sun and beauty before winter sets in. Many people enjoy spending a nice Sunday at the apple orchard or corn maze, while others like to take full advantage of the spooks and haunted hayrides Halloween brings.

While the leaves change and the nights are cool, here are some scary attractions you and your friends can check out, if scaring’s your thing of course. Keep in mind, these are definitely adult-level scary, so leave the little ones at home, and face your fears at these Halloween haunts!

Orange pumpkins in the fall; haunted hayrides

6 Scariest Haunted Hayrides In Minnesota

The Abandoned Hayride 

The abandoned hayride in Chaska, MN is one of the newest haunted attractions Minnesota has to offer. It includes 4 different stages for a completely immersive experience. You will begin with a haunted hayride, which will drop you off at the start of a maze. Then you, and one other person will be exiled and left to find your way out, only to enter a delirious, confusing final attraction that is sure to leave you terrified. This experience is unlike any other, and best suited for those looking for the ultimate thrill.

The Abandoned Hayride

7525 Highway 212 E

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Chaska, MN 55318

The Haunting Experience on Highway 61

For 33 years, Highway 61 in Cottage Grove has spent every Halloween season scaring people with their haunted hayride, and multiple haunted houses. They also offer a “low scare” experience during the day on weekends, for a discounted rate, and for the whole family. They even have a lights on, no jumps, tour of their haunted houses for the older kids. With the oldest haunted hayride in Minnesota, they know what they’re doing!

Located on Highway 61 at

10900 E. Pt. Douglas Rd.

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Molitor’s Haunted Acres

Another Halloween tradition located deep in the woods is especially spooky at night, and Molitor’s makes sure of it. With ghouls, ghosts, and other horrifying sights, you’re sure to be scared out of your wits after a hayride, and haunted house to top it all off. For decades Molitor’s have been putting on a scary attraction that can’t be missed.

3571 5th Ave NE,

Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Dead End Hayride

One of the most popular Halloween attractions in Minnesota is the Dead End Hayride. They feature a haunted hayride, a haunted house, and a haunted corn maze. When you finish all the other Halloween attractions and have had your fill of scares, they now have Dead End Patio. New in 2019 is a cash-only bar for 21+ guests to enjoy a drink before or after the attractions.

28186 Kettle River Blvd N

Wyoming, MN 55092


Voted one of the top 8 Haunted Attractions in the country this year, Scream Town is the place to be. They have 9 different scary haunts to walk through, plus a giant corn maze and on their last weekend after Halloween will be doing a special lights-out weekend. Just you, a glow stick, and a signed waiver. Sounds spooky!

7410 US-212

Chaska, MN 55318

Trail of Terror

Trail of Terror is a staple in Minnesota for Halloween. They have an annual Running Dead 5K, a Phantom’s Feast in a haunted mansion, and tons of other haunted attractions sure to help you celebrate Halloween in fear.

3525 145th Street West

Shakopee, MN 55379

Little boy and his father having fun on pumpkin fair at autumn. Family walking among the dried corn stalks in a corn maze. Traditional american amusement on fair; haunted hayrides

Plus More Halloween Attractions!


Every Fall, the popular Shakopee amusement park Valleyfair turns spooky for a Halloween experience you won’t forget. They open up the park for a dimly lit haunted walk through the amusement park. Their on-site buildings turn into haunted amusements, and you get to ride their thrills rides in the dark. Valleyscare is a great option for adrenaline seekers. Don’t worry, during the days they have a family-friendly Halloween park with fun for all ages.

1 Valleyfair Dr

Shakopee, MN 55379

Nightmare Hallow Scream Park

27500 Kirby Avenue

Chisago City, MN 55013

Fright Farm

2020 White Bear Avenue North

Maplewood, Minnesota 55109

Haunted Basement

Rosedale Center

1595 MN-36

Roseville, MN 55113

Fright at the Farm

47385 US-52 Blvd

Zumbrota, MN 55992

Pumpkin patch field on a farm in the fall with hayride; haunted hayrides

Time is running out, so if you want to get some scares in, get your tickets online! Most of the attractions go through November 1st or 2nd, the weekend after Halloween. So there’s still two more weekends of fun! Check their websites for more information, linked above. site. With Halloween being the last day of the month, it can be a busy time, but don’t forget that if you are in the market for a new apartment, check for our openings coming up on November 1st, or December 1st. Bigos wants to make your move easy, and your Halloween fun! So check out our availability here.




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