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Haunted Attractions Near Winston-Salem

Halloween is upon us, and there are plenty of scary attractions near Winston-Salem! Whether you’re looking for haunted houses, spooky trails, terrifying tours, or a family-friendly scare, we’ve got your October covered. Here’s a list of the most frightening things to do in Winston-Salem.

Updated September 2023


Wicked Whimsies

LOCATION | 6130 Yadkinville Rd., Pfafftown

Walk this trail…if you dare. Going on its 11th year, Wicked Whimsies features over 17 scenes and includes 70+ actors. The trail also offers glow sticks to visitors you can bring with you to let actors know to tone down the scare.

Bonus: Bring your kids on October 18th for a scare-free trick-or-treating experience!

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Woods of Terror

LOCATION | 5601 N Church St., Greensboro

Not for the faint of heart, Woods of Terror features 16 different petrifying attractions. Journey through the Upside Down, explore the Phobia House, survive the Miner’s Massacre, and of course, visit the Monster Midway for live music, food, and a Halloween parade.

Pro-tip: Consider getting the Fast Pass to skip the lines.


Kersey Valley Spookywoods

LOCATION | 1615 Kersey Valley Rd., Archdale

Set on the grounds of a 92-acre farm, there’s plenty of space for scares at the Spookywoods. Visitors will find there’s no shortage of ways to be horrified with 15 haunted houses (each with a unique theme), a dark ride tram, a 50,000 square foot Spookywoods maze, and so much more.

Pro-tip: Make sure you try the “spirits”; Spookywoods is known for their Signature Bubbling Endora’s Brew.


Carolina History & Haunts

LOCATION | 848 West Fifth St., Winston-Salem

Go for a haunted walking tour through Winston-Salem’s historic West End district. You’ll learn about the local history, haunts, and superstitious customs. The 90-minute tour even passes by some reportedly haunted locations.

Pro-tip: The tours are reservation only, so make sure to grab your spot before they’re gone!


Night Corn Mazes at Armstrong Artisan Farm

LOCATION | 1499 Brook Cove Rd., Walnut Cove

If you’re up for a less intense thrill, this is the attraction for you. During October, Armstrong Artisan Farm keeps its corn maze open until 11 PM so that visitors can try navigating it in the dark.

Bonus: If you get there before dark, you can enjoy all their other attractions, like hayrides, apple cannons, a petting zoo, and much more!


For more fall fun, check out our pumpkin patch guide!



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