Twin Cities Haunted Houses Within a Short Drive of Edina

There's nothing like a haunted house to give you a good scare before Halloween. Check out this collection of local spookiness.

Looking for some spooky experiences in the last few days before Halloween?

Well, you're in luck. Patch has searched long and hard to bring you a list of some of the best haunted houses in the Twin Cities, all within a short drive of Edina.

  • When: Check facebook for times.
  • Where: 5510 Mahoney Avenue, Minnetonka
  • Why: The Greystone Manor, returning for its 16th year, is a family-run haunted house with the goal of collecting donations for the local food shelf.
  • Price: Free with a non-perishable donation.

Blackout, Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America, Bloomington

  • When: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 26-27
  • Where: Mall of America, 5000 Center Court, Bloomington
  • Why: There will be black-lighting, fog effects, a live DJ, costume contests and no lights on rides. The first 1,000 people to buy ride tickets will receive a treat bag.
  • Price: $19.99 for a wristband and $3 for a flashing bracelet

Frightmares at Buck Hill, Burnsville

  • When: 7 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 17-21, 25-28
  • Where: 15400 Buck Hill Road, Burnsville
  • Why: Live music and several attractions, including “The Inferno,” “Fright Factory” and “The Bellharm Lovejoy Asylum.”
  • Price: $18 on Sundays and $20 on Wednesdays through Saturdays

Scream Town, Chaska

  • When: Oct. 12, 13*, 18, 19*, 20*, 26*, 27*, 28
    • Ticket booths and gates open at 6:30 p.m., and attractions open at 7 p.m.
    • *=peak nights, during which more people are expected
  • Where: 7410 Highway 212, Chaska
  • Why: There is a haunted corn maze and five haunted attractions, including “Circus Asylum,” “Redneck Resort” and “Rabid Alley.”
  • Price: See the website for ticket information.
    • Tickets can only be purchased with cash at the gate.

The Haunted Basement, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis

This event now is sold out. Tickets for 2013 go on sale in August.

Trail of Terror, Shakopee

  • When: 7-11 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays until Oct. 28
  • Where: 3525 145th Street West, Shakopee
  • Why: There is a mile-long haunted walk in the woods, a haunted maze and several attractions, including “Grubbs Pest Control,” “Crystal Caverns” and “Chuckles Pizzeria.”
  • Price: See the website for ticket information. Discount tickets are available at Walgreens and Papa Murphy’s.

ValleySCARE!, Shakopee

  • When: 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and 12 p.m. to midnight Saturdays until Oct. 27
  • Where: One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379
  • Why: There are nine haunted attractions, rides, mazes and a “Fright Feast.” “Planet Snoopy” is open during the day for all ages.
  • Price: See the website for ticket information.

Shadows and Spirits of the State Capitol, St. Paul

  • When: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27
  • Where: 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
  • Why: Visitors will meet actors dressed as “spirits” from Minnesota’s history.
  • Price: $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and college students, $9 for children ages 6-17; there is a $2 discount for Minnesota Historical Society members.

Victorian Ghost Stories, James J. Hill House, St. Paul

  • When: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20-21, 27-28, 31
  • Where: 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
  • Why: Costumed actors will read ghost stories from Edgar Allen Poe, Edith Wharton and The Brothers Grimm.
  • Price: $12, or $10 for Minnesota Historical Society members

Dodge Nature Center Halloween Extravaganza

  • When: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct 26
  • Where: Farm Entrance at 1701 Charlton Street, West St. Paul
  • Why: Walk the friendly trick or treat trail, or, if you dare, the scary trail along the ghostly pond and haunted prairie.
  • Price: $9, or $6 for Dodge Nature Center members

Know of a great haunted house we missed? Leave a suggestion in the comments section below or email your favorites to Ryan.Gauthier@patch.com.

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