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Haunted Shack & Hayride

  • 1781 County Road 1
  • Carlton, MN
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  (8 reviews)
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Nighttime showings are not recommended for kids under 12 years old. All kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Organization Type
Charity / NOT For Profit
Listing Categories
Haunted Houses, Haunted Hay Rides, Other Events
More Info
Wheelchair Accessible, Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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Minnesota's Scariest Haunted House & Hayride.

The Haunted Shack Started Several Years Ago As a Community Driven Haunted House. It Was Just a Small Three Hour Production Held in a Small 600 Square Foot Basement of the Local Fire Hall in Gary New Duluth. With Local Citizens Digging Through Their attics and Garages for Christmas Lights and Other Props that they used To Make The Haunted House. Someone Else Would Bring a Small Boom Box with a Halloween Spooky Tape and Play it in the Background. A web of ropes and plastic suspended from the Fire House Ceilings Made the Haunted Maze.

Actors dressed Up in Costumes and Jumped out on Cue to scare the kids and adults That Ventured Through small town haunted house. With Spaghetti for Brains, a Man dressed as a Gorilla, The Local Teacher as Dracula and the Head in the Table Gag it was a Great Show for a Small Town. Since then a great deal of effort has helped the shack expand into a thriving haunted attraction!
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Hours of Operation: Friday - Saturday: 7 pm - 10 pm
Thursday, Sunday: 7 pm - 9 pm

Kids Day (Oct 23): 10 am - 2 pm

Admission Costs: $15 per person
Fast Pass: $10 additional

Kids Day (Oct 23): $10 per person; 3 and under free

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  • Email Verified Disappointed

    Very unorganized. We got “fast passes” to get on the hayride. Ended up standing in like for 20 minutes until we saw where the fast lane was. I went up there and asked if that was the fast lane and the lady was rude and said no, there is no fast lane. We went back and stood in line. We still kept seeing people get on in the other lane so I went back up there and the people in line told me it was indeed the fast pass lane. So we got in the line and got on right away. Went through the woods, little set ups throughout the woods but nothing intimidating. Walked on the very edge of the corn field for about 5 minutes, nothing scary or jumping out at us there. Went through the shack which was decent. Then it was over. Would recommend to have people dressed up walking up to the hayride to scare people, maybe have them jump on the wagon and ride along for a good scare. Definitely have people dressed up walking in the corn to make it somewhat spooky.

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    Length of Event: 31-45 minutes
    Time Visited: After 9PM
    Would Recommend: No
    Suitable For Kids: Yes
    Posted October 2019

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  • Email Verified Highly disappointing

    Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year and I love going to haunted attractions. I drove with three friends, an hour and a half, to basically take a walk. We paid extra for the VIP tickets (50 dollars for two), which is supposed to allow you to jump the line and get into the attractions first. You start with the hayride and then get dropped off at the corn maze, both of which are toddler approved. After you walk through the ‘corn maze’, you get in line for the hah ted shack portion. I was hoping that my disappointment would be relived once we got in. And as a “VIP” ticket buyer, I stood outside in the rain for 30 minutes before even getting inside to take a 5 minute walk about. Needless to say, next year, I will be going somewhere else.

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    Posted October 2018

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  • Email Verified Horrible

    Had to wait in line for 2 hours for the hayride and then there were only a couple scares. absolutely nothing in the so called scary corn maze.

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    Posted October 2018

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    This was totally amazing. They had a headless horseman that came out of no where on the Haunted Hayride. Actors were awesome in the woods. Best Hayride they put on yet. The Haunted Shack had added to the venue with more scenes and twist and turns than ever and was scary then ever. The Hellevator and Vortex Tunnel are always awesome. Cant wait for the 2016 season to begin. Highly recommend this event to all haunted attractions enthusiast. and its all for great causes. Special Olympics Food Shelf and Coats for kids.... I cant believe its all volunteer organization totally amazing.

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    Posted October 2016

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  • Good time, good cause

    Fun haunted house in Duluth benefiting the Special Olympics. The hayride is SUPER cheesy, but it's still fun to be outside. No scares in that part, but who cares. Then you go to the indoor portion and it's WAY better. They put lots of time between groups of people so the actors have a better chance to scare you (not like the Haunted Ship). No story line that we could figure out, but it was fun.

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    Posted November 2015

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  • This is a MUST SEE!

    I went last night, and boy was it amazing!!! We LOVED the headless horseman during the hayride, and they did a fantastic job on the haunted shack also! The actors were very good at what they were doing, scaring us! I would definitely recommend going to this! The only thing I suggest for people who are going to this, is dress warm and be prepared to stand 2-3 hrs waiting in line. It IS worth the wait, though!!!

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    Posted October 2015

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  • Totally Awesome and great Special Effects

    I go every year to the Haunted Shack. There special effects are totally amazing. This last year they had a "Hellevator" a ride in an elevator that is so awesome and they also had there Tunnell of Terror. It is a rotating tunnel that makes you feel as if you are going upside down. There actors are amazing. Only thing is come early there's long lines. We waited over an hour to get in but it is all for charity. Totally awesome.....

    Posted March 2015

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  • The scariest haunted town

    There is a sneak peek of thee haunted town , and there is some real haunted houses in the town. and there is some really scary for childrends 10 and up . so dont bring your kids in something really scary and kind inappropiate

    Posted July 2013

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