Before I say anything, I should tell you that I love Halloween. Everything spooky, frightful, gloomy, cobweb-covered and pumpkin-y. That includes haunted and scary. This is why I decided to check out The Dead End Hayride in Wyoming, MN. Located in the back woods of Pinehaven Farm, DEH is known for their over-the-top pyrotechnics, explosions, risk-taking fog, strobe and fire effects. The ultimate horror interactive experience. Yep, interactive. You are part of the show and they can touch, grab at, and even pet you.
It is one of the most intense, terror experiences that you will find in Minnesota. The attraction itself comes in three parts; the haunted hayride, the haunted trail, and the haunted cornfield. It starts with a slow hayride down the Departed Oaks Haunted Trail where you’ll encounter all the ghouls and monsters who roam the woods. If you can make it through the fire, brimstone and the occasional serial killer with a chainsaw, you’ll be dropped off at the Sunnyvale Asylum. Deep into the woods, you spend the next hour trying to find your way back. Through cornfields, demented circus amusements, a butcher shop, mazes, the winding catacombs, a dollhouse and even a motel, while some of the most iconic horror characters come to life, and come after you.
It is scary, so I would suggest not bringing children. Other helpful hints; buy tickets online and opt for the VIP. People come from all over to experience all things gloom-and-doom. While there is a large projector playing scary movies and music videos, it can make for exceptionally long lines with wait times upwards of 3 hours. Even if you end up waiting, it’s totally worth it.
Hours of Operation:
SEPTEMBER 7 PM TO 11 PM
OCTOBER SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY 7 PM 9:30 PM, FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7 PM – 12 AM