Iowa's largest and most elaborate Halloween theme park returns October 6, 2023



See 10+ haunted attractions for one low price! Visit the Castle of Blood, terrifying Chaos, bizarre Freakshow, and the morbid Nightmare Funeral Home! Find your favorite characters in Blazing Jack-O-Lanterns. Take your picture with Krampus and his snarky elves. Wander through the Village of the Damned while keeping an out for the roaming clowns. Find a snack or quench your taste in the food zone. And end your night trying to survive The Island of Dr. Demonic.

2023 Dates & Times

Parking Opens at 6:30 pm
Friday and Saturday Admission Stops at 10:30 pm
Park Closes 12:00 am
October 22, 26, 29 and 31 Admission Stops at 8:30 pm
(School Nights)

A jack-o-lantern headed horseman reaches towards the camera invitingly.A bald man wearing a blank mask and a flannel shirt menaces the camera.

Important Information

This event is open for all ages. We recommend parents be involved with their individual children in determining if it is appropriate to attend.

Only online tickets are guaranteed entrance and gate tickets (cash only) are first come first served. Order now to guarantee your terror.

Parking is $5/vehicle for in person ticket purchases.
(cash only)

The village will have food vendors and ATMs available.
(cash only)

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Island of Dr. Demonik

Cross a perilous bridge above dangerous waters to explore the secret island of Dr. Demonik. Here, the psychotic scientist creates new breeds of creatures by splicing the DNA of humans with that of various animals.
This man’s ambition shows no bounds, and his judgment shows no ethics. BEWARE! Dr. Demonik is looking for new specimens, and you are his target.

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Nightmare's Funeral Home

Don’t trust just anyone to send your beloved family members into the sweet hereafter. With the newest contemporary practices of 1930, only the knowledgeable and dedicated staff of Nightmare’s Funeral Parlor can provide the perfect “afterlife arrangements.” May you Rest in Peace…

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Sleepy Hollow’s most intense attraction, Chaos attacks the senses with blaring music, non-stop strobe lights and maniacal creatures. You may live through the morgue. You may even endure the execution room or the disorienting spinning tunnel. But can you really survive the CHAOS???

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One of Sleepy Hollow’s most popular attractions, this carnival of lost souls has arrived at its permanent location. Filled with the side-show performers, clowns and creatures that society has turned its back on, Freakshow will bring you a cavalcade of emotion and terror.

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Castle of Blood

Venture through the dark, damp catacombs of Castle Blood. Held within the brick and mortar is horrific torture from which you will beg to escape. Guard yourself against menacing witches who wait for you with rabid werewolves at their side.

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The Gauntlet

How fast can you run?
THEY are coming.
THEY want you.
THEY will get you!

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Society has fallen, and few remain. Underworld creatures now rise to drag you beneath the surface to their own demented depths.

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Step into Krampus’ throne room and tell him all your wishes... This “not so jolly” creature will tear them to pieces to create your greatest nightmares!

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Blazing Jack-O-Lanterns

Visit our amazing collection of intricately carved pumpkins featuring your favorite scary movie characters, musicians, Sleepy Hollow creatures and so much more!

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Policies & F.A.Q.

"Don't Be Afraid To Be Scared"

General Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it scary?

We think so! That’s the point!

What are the hours of operation?

Sleepy Hollow’s Haunted Scream Park opens:
Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:00pm. The last admission is at 10:30pm so you can finish by midnight.
Sunday evenings at 7:pm. The last admission is at 8:30pm so you can finish by 10:00pm.
(This includes Thursday the 26th and Tuesday the 31st)

Are there refunds?

Sleepy Hollow does not offer refunds on unused or unwanted tickets. This is a rain or shine event. There are covered queue lines for your wait.

Will anyone touch me?

No. Our actors are trained to scare you without touching you. That being said, it is very dark and foggy. An actor may accidentally bump into you, or you may bump into them. Don’t worry though, nobody will intentionally grab you.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes to keep you warm / protected. Most importantly, WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOSE TOED SHOES. Our park and attractions have various substrates throughout, including grass, mulch, rock, wood bridges, concrete, and dirt. When it rains, dirt becomes mud. Keep this in mind. While costumes are allowed, masks or coverings that hide your face are not.

How much does it cost?

Please visit our online ticket sales site for rates. Adult rates apply to ages 12 and older, Child rates 11 and younger.

Do you offer group rates?

Please use our contact form or email for information on group rates. We do offer a discount for groups of 20 or more.

Is there food/drink available at the park?

Sorry, but not on Oct 29th and 31st as overnight temps will be too low to keep water running to the snack shop.

How does your online ticket system work?

Like magic! Purchase your tickets through our ticket page, print them off or have a screenshot of the ticket on your phone, and bring them with you.

How old do you have to be? Is this a family friendly event?

Open to all ages. We recommend parents make the decision for their individual children as to what if any attractions are appropriate to attend.

Are the scares wheelchair accessible?

Due to the outdoor location of this event we cannot guarantee handicap access to all areas. We have made handicap access available in the Castle of Blood, Chaos,The Gauntlet, Apocalypse, Tortuga and for as much of the grounds as possible.

Do you use smoke or strobe lights?

Yes. A lot! Theatrical smoke is used ALL OVER throughout the park and in just about every haunted house. Strobe lights are used in many attractions. We do have warnings posted outside of every attraction that uses strobe lights.

Are costumes allowed?

We do allow costumes in the park, with a few basic rules:

  • Costumes must be family appropriate.
  • Costume masks that cover your entire head are NOT allowed.
  • Anyone wearing a costume MAY NOT identify themselves or portray themselves to be a Sleepy Hollow employee. Costumed guests MAY NOT act as “Street Actors”, trying to scare other guests.
  • Please do not wear any over-sized costumes or anything that may inhibit your ability to walk through tight spaces or crawl in the haunted houses.

Do you serve alcoholic beverages?

For everyones safety, we do not sell alcoholic beverages.

Can we bring our own food or drinks?

All food and beverages must be purchased on property. This includes alcohol. Anyone carrying beer or alcohol around the park will be presumed to have brought their own in and will be asked to leave the premises.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not allowed in any attractions, queues, buildings, or covered tents.

Can I take photos?

Photos are allowed throughout the park, but not in any of the attractions. We’d love to see your photos, so be sure and upload them to our Facebook page!

Is there anything we cannot bring into the park?

No bags are allowed in the park. Besides food and beverages, ABSOLUTELY NO WEAPONS are allowed in the park. This includes guns, knives, pepper spray, stun guns, or any other weapons or personal defense items. To avoid confusion, this also includes fake or “prop” weapons. All guests must go through a bag check when entering the park. Any prohibited items will not be allowed inside.

Does the park have security?

In addition to roaming security throughout the park, every major attraction has security posted inside. Additionally, all guests must go through a bag check when entering the park.

I want to do a story on your park or attractions. Who do I contact?

Great! Fill out our contact form, and let us know the specifics on the story you want to do. We love having members of the media out to see what we have to offer!

How old do you have to be to work there?

All actors must be 16 years old, though many positions require you to be 18 years old. To get involved contact the general manager on our contact form.

What if my questions weren't answered here?

Fill out our contact form, and we’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.