The Haunting Experience on Highway 61

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  (10 reviews)
Scare Factor
Very Scary
Appropriate For
Parental Discretion advised for most attractions.
Organization Type
Commercial / For Profit
Listing Categories
Haunted Houses, Haunted Hay Rides, Zombie Hunts & Shootouts, Haunted Mazes / Haunted Corn Mazes, Halloween Festivals & Parades, Escape Games, Scream Parks, Hay Rides (Kid Friendly), Not-So-Scary Haunted Houses (Kid Friendly), Mazes / Corn Mazes (Kid Friendly)
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Wheelchair Accessible, Snacks & Refreshments, Outdoor Event(s), Indoor Event(s), Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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The Haunted House
Decades piled upon decades of insanity have made the homestead of our resident family nearly impassible. Try if you dare to navigate the winding corridors, claustrophobic tunnel systems, and dwelling spaces of some of the most depraved beings you’ll ever care to witness. You’ll be assaulted with sights, sounds, and smells of the most diabolical nature. You'll wander through the remains of a derelict hospital now used by Dr. Killsaw and Nurse Lilith for their twisted experiments, the Great Northern Bayou, Edward's Slaughterhouse, and The Carnival Macabre.

The Hayride
Our trees are tall and gnarled, and our tunnels are deep. Do you have the stomach for the oldest, most terrifying hayride in the state of Minnesota? If you dare to venture out onto our extended acreage, you may have the misfortune of encountering the remnants of a nearly two century old family. A family who themselves have become twisted and gnarled with age and bodily augmentation. Email Haunt Owner
New 18+ event Cell Block 61. You will be touched, you will be asked to sign a waiver, and the lights will go out. Check out for more details and ticket information.
Free Weekend hayrides during the day in October, family friendly corn maze running daily starting September 15th.
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Hours of Operation: 7-10pm Weekday Nights
7-11pm Weekend Nights

Cell Block 61 Adult Nights (Lights out. full throttle all new adult event) Sept 15, 16, 22, 23 & Oct 1,5,8,12,15,22,25. Adult only event. call for info

Admission Costs: $20 Haunting Experience
$30 Haunting Experience Fast Pass

Payments Accepted: Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards

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Event last updated 61 days ago. Please confirm dates on haunt website before you go.
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We are located in between Cottage Grove and Hastings on the northbound side of historic Highway 61. 20 minute drive from the Twin Cities

Recent Reviews

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  • Scary fun!

    This was really fun. There was so much detail to the gore in the displays, I wish I could take more time to appreciate it! The actors all do a great job, too. One of the best hauntings I've been to.

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    Posted 10/20/17

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  • Fun &scary

    Not to long to wait and a good amount of scar. Also a pretty long hay ride and the house was a good scare. Good mix of scary, clowns, chainsaw, haunted kids , funarle ,devil , black room a little gore.

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    Posted 10/12/16

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    1 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Amazing!!

    Very underrated horror attraction. The Haunted Hayride is my favorite. They really get you. I love going every year. Not only scary, but fun when with significant others. The characters hardly ever break character and the mini donuts are great.

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    Posted 10/7/16

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  • So awesome!!

    This is the best haunted attraction I have been too. The hayride is super fun, and the haunted house is very scary. I go to multiple haunts every year and I would say this is the best. And if there is one thing that sets them apart, it's their acting. Very dedicated and frightening

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    Posted 9/2/16

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    5 out of 5 found this review helpful

  • Freaking Scary

    This haunt was so awesome last year I cant wait to go back, they always change things up!!!

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    Posted 8/29/16

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • overall fun experience

    Tinkle was our fav. He entertained us the whole hour wait for the hayride. The chainsaw was great. Fun crowd and the employees really seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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    Posted 10/18/15

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

  • cool

    sounds pretty cool to me.

    Posted 11/2/14

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    1 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Great Place

    I come to visit more than once a year because this place is great! Pretty scary and great hay ride.. Also because my mother in law had a recent stroke so I e mailed this place and asked about strobe lights (because she can't be near them) they said no problem just tell them at the door and we will turn them off for you! If I could rate more that five pumpkins I would. Hands down best haunted attraction

    Posted 9/24/14

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    4 out of 4 found this review helpful

  • pretty awesome

    I agree with the first review, the Haunted House is actually freaky and also the haunted hayride (I got scared with the pennywise chainsaw guy) and its fun when they look like they're hijacking it. But do not do paintball, useless, if u think they gonna chase the ride and jump on, ur wrong. I'm going again this year and might try out the corn maze. Once I do, I'll rate this again. Not to mention they sell pumpkins and have a party zone too if you like to party and if u are, go on the weekend they snack bars and sell mini donuts, soda and I think even pizza but yeah. That's my review on the Haunting Experience in Highway 61. I went in 2012 BTW.

    Posted 8/5/14

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

  • Quite the production

    2012 was the first year we went to A Haunting Experience and it was pretty impressive: multiple buildings, 3D glow in the dark, haunted hayride. I don't want to fault the effort but between the four of us that went on the 19th, we really couldn't piece together much that was different from the previous year. They added a zombie paintball hayride (seperate entry cost) that two of us decided to try. Wasted money. It was too quick. Even with some woefully insufficient lighting from the wagon, it was nearly impossible to see where the paintballs were going, especially considering how far away the small handful of zombies were. My paintball hopper was still 25% full when the ride ended - no refunds, no you can't take the remaining paintballs. Pffft! So, to sum up, the primary haunt was good, just don't go back to back years and avoid the zombie paintball.

    Posted 10/24/13

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

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