Where To See Haunted Houses and Halloween Decorations Around Los Angeles
Updated 9/2018 – For many families, October is all about Halloween, and there are many ways to celebrate. Here’s a list of popular Haunted Houses in and around Los Angeles. (Before visiting, check the website for each location to make sure it’s appropriate for the age of your children).
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Burbank Haunted Adventure Tour
Stough Canyon Park
1335 Lockheed View Dr., Burbank, CA 91501
Burbank is ready for year of its Haunted Adventure on October 12th, 13th and 19th. The fun begins at Stough Canyon Park with refreshments and activities and then it’s a 20 minute tour of the “Unknown.” (The tour takes place inside Burbank’s Starlight Bowl). Children under 6 are not allowed on the tour. Check the website for times and ticket information.
5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Boney Island is a yearly Halloween extravaganza that is taking place this year in Griffith Park at the Los Angeles Live Steamers between their “ghost” train and Travel Town. The festivities include decorations, illusions, moving skeletons, photo-ops, and more. You can visit Boney island Thursday through Sunday, October 11th-14th, Thursday through Sunday, October 18th-21st and Thursday through Wednesday, October 25th-31st from 6 pm to 10pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Children under 2 are free.
Rotten Apple 907
907 N. California St., Burbank, CA 91505
Free admission is offered to families who wish to explore “Kilpetto’s Toy Story,” though donations are accepted and presented to a different charity each year. This year donations are being collected for VBAS (Volunteers of Burbank Animal Shelter). Rotten Apple 907 is a family and community-based haunted house experience. It will be open October 2oth, 21st, 27th, 28th and 31st from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
The Haunted Shack
5112 Maricopa St., Torrance, CA
This residence in Torrance is a popular Halloween destination. Families are offered free admission to explore this haunted maze (which takes about 6-8 minutes to navigate). Since 1997, this family has transformed their driveway into a family-friendly maze (although it’s recommended that children be at least 6 years old). The theme of the maze changes from year to year. Check the website for times and dates. (And, The Haunted Shack welcomes donations which are then given to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure).
The Haunt With No Name
19351 Hatteras St., Tarzana, CA
The Haunt is celebrating “25 years of spookiness.” The Haunt is a kid-friendly yard haunt that has many decorations and special effects. Families find themselves coming back year after year. Check the website for dates and times.
Beware the Dark Realm
28621 Sugar Pine Way
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
This free, haunted house is quite popular in Santa Clarita. Families will find “monsters,” special effects, and elaborate sets. Donations are accepted for the Child and Family Center. The festivities are scheduled for October 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Angelino Heights Trick-or-Treating
Carroll Ave. and Douglas St., Angelino Heights, CA
You’ll find historic Victorian mansions in this neighborhood. Many consider these homes to be the perfect location for Halloween decorations and yard haunts. Some families refer to this neighborhood as the “Haunted District.” Go by during the days leading up to Halloween to check out the decorations.
And don’t forget that the amusement parks do their own Halloween-related activities. Be sure to check out our list of 12 Things to do With Kids in Los Angeles for Halloween.
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