The Best Haunted Houses on the South Shore and Northern IN

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Halloween season and fall is here, and we wanted to share some spooky local things to do to celebrate the month of October. These local haunted houses are some of the best around Indiana, and will be sure to put you in the mood for Halloween – or at least give you all the scares you could ask for. 

Work up some courage and get ready to scream at these horrifyingly haunted houses in Northwest Indiana! These frights will be sure to scare you to your core this Halloween season.

Man In Jail Cell At Criminally Insane Haunted House, Crown Point

1) Criminally Insane

Old Sheriff’s House, 226 S. Main Street, Crown Point, IN

Fridays and Saturdays from October 15-30, 2021

7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Come and join Criminally Insane as you make your way from jail cell to jail cell in Northwest Indiana's infamously haunted jail. Try and escape from Inmate and Skytzo the clowns as well as the other spooky beings that lurk inside the jail! Purchase tickets online or find more information at

For the latest updates, check their facebook page.


Haunted Hills Hospital - Crown Point

2) Haunted Hills Hospital

7611 E. Lincoln Highway, Crown Point IN

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 1-November 6, 2021

6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

This haunted hospital holds the most psychotic patients who couldn’t be held in a normal hospital. Will you make it out or will you be the next patient? For younger ones that want to have fun, no worries! On the two Kids Days (October 23 and 30, 2021), they put the scaries away and allow the children to trick-or treat through Haunted Hills Hospital with games and mask making. Get your tickets and find more information at or check them out on Facebook or Instagram.


Haunted Forest - Cedar Lake

3) The Haunted Forest

13039 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake, IN

Fridays and Saturdays from October 15-30, 2021

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The scariest haunted trail in the region falls right here in this haunted forest! Are you being followed? Only one way to find out. Make your way through this completely outdoor trail in the darkness. Get tickets and more information at Masks are required when purchasing tickets and waiting in line.

Reapers Realm is closed for this season and hopes to reopen 2022.

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