4051 Dean Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50317

2018 Main Attractions



Start with a tour of a damp, dark torture chamber, then venture deep into the chambers of Marrick Castle, coming face to face with some of the castle’s resident vampires. Who knows? Maybe you will be their type. Blood type, that is.


Sleepy Hollow’s most intense attraction. Dark, loud, and scary. Walk through morgues, execution rooms, catacombs, and even a mind-boggling spinning tunnel!


Enter the backstage areas of a traveling circus- whether the freaks and carnies want you to or not. Venture into the creepy sideshow tent, dressing rooms, sleeping quarters, and animal storage areas before entering the big top. Be careful- these traveling circus members are even scarier when they’re not in the spotlight.


After being voted the scariest haunt in the area a couple years in a row, this will be our first house to implement the “touch” option. For no additional cost, you will be marked as fair game and the actors can take the scaring to the extreme with physical contact. This version of Freakshow is entirely optional, you must be 18 or older, and sign a waiver to participate. So, are you brave enough to face the clowns when they’re off the leash?


This double-wide is most likely NOT home to the neighborhood’s welcoming committee. In fact, this crazy hillbilly family wants nothing more than for you to leave their property. If you get the feeling you’ve overstayed your welcome as you travel through their home, you’re probably right. Maybe if you’re nice they’ll show you the way out, but not before telling you how “purdy” you are!

ToxiCITY – NEW FOR 2018

Grab a gun and head into our giant post-apocalyptic attraction to fight off radioactive mutants and creeps. Don’t let them got too close, or you’ll be the one losing a life. This interactive attraction not only lets you see your score on the way out, but lets you activate KILL STREAKS during the game as well. It’s a real-life video game!
*This attraction only available as part of a “Park Pass” or “VIP Pass.”


The successor of the original Twisted Tales, this haunted attraction is the most elaborate in the park. Have you ever wondered what would happen if the fairy tales you’re used to ended differently? What would have happened if Pinocchio grew tired of being called a “puppet”?  What if the pigs hadn’t outsmarted the wolf? Can you find your way through the Queen of Hearts’ elaborate maze?



Put on your 3-D glasses and enter a planet full of aliens of all types. Navigate through erupting geysers and avoid dripping alien slime as you tour this martian planet. This attraction included free with any ticket package.


Take a break from being terrified to tour HUNDREDS of hand-carved pumpkins in nine different rooms! You’ll find horror movie characters, musicians, cartoons, pop icons, and even sculptures made out of pumpkins in this attraction. Come back again and again- you’re sure to see something new every time!


Need a break from getting the YELL scared out of you? Head to our vampire-themed dance club in the middle of the park. Today’s popular hits are played on a giant video screen while you dance in the fog and lighting. Of course, we’ll be sure to throw in your Halloween favorites throughout the night as well!  

*** Silent Disco back by popular demand*** –  Grab a pair of wireless LED headphones and choose from THREE video screens to listen to! This attraction included free with any ticket package. Photo ID required for headphone checkout.


Find your way through a dark, foggy maze. Did we mention it’s the most intricate one we’ve ever created?

*This attraction utilizes a heavy saturation of theatrical fog. While the fog fluid we use is the highest quality commercial grade fluid available, we recommend those with asthma or other medical conditions that may be aggravated by this attraction not enter.