Western Montana, with its vast landscapes and storied past, has a shadowy side just waiting to be explored. From spine-tingling tours, haunted mansions and desolate ghost towns to terrifying corn mazes, Glacier Country beckons the brave to uncover its eerie mysteries. Dive deep into this blog to discover the spookiest experiences waiting for you this Halloween season.
No. 1 Missoula Haunted House
Dare to explore the Missoula Haunted House at the Missoula Fairgrounds. Brace yourself for a spine-chilling encounter as zombies, ghouls and ghosts come alive. This 30-minute activity is so popular there’s likely a line to get in, but don’t worry, it’s worth the wait and promises a hauntingly delightful time for thrill seekers.
No. 2 Ghost Tours at the Conrad Mansion
Kalispell’s historic Conrad Mansion opens the doors and invites guests to walk their candle-lit corridors, sharing tales of the Conrad family’s eerie encounters and mysterious mansion events. Secure your spot swiftly—these sought-after tickets vanish in the blink of an eye.
No. 3 Field of Screams
Step into Victor’s Field of Screams, a local favorite in its 24th spooky season. By day, this 10-acre corn maze offers family fun with slides and hay bale adventures. But as night falls, brace for a haunting journey through foggy swamps, eerie graveyards and scary-clown-packed play areas—and keep an eye out for the infamous chainsaw-wielding phantom that emerges every Halloween. Not for the faint of heart!
No. 4 Unseen Missoula: Screams & Spirits
Embark on a chilling journey—only figuratively if you plan ahead and wear warm clothes—with Unseen Missoula as they guide you on a 90-minute walking tour, unveiling the city’s haunted history. Hear tales of spectral sightings and eerie enigmas that remain shrouded in mystery.
No. 5 Halloweentime at Clydesdale Outpost
Find one of our newest spooky attractions just outside Whitefish at the Clydesdale Outpost. Enjoy live tunes, don your best disguise for the nightly costume contest, wander the pumpkin patch, and try your luck at carnival games. Hop on a hayride, or time your visit to witness an acrobatic aerial show. This year’s theme is Cowboys versus Zombies.
No. 6 Murder Mystery at the Daly Mansion
Unravel secrets and find clues in Hamilton, where the Daly Mansion and Hamilton Players unite to stage a Murder Mystery Dinner. Each year a new theme is unveiled, beckoning dinner guests to adorn themed outfits and immerse themselves in an interactive murder mystery while enjoying a three-course meal.
No. 7 Garnet Ghost Town
Venture into the eerily silent streets of Garnet Ghost Town. During the late 1850s, prospectors struck gold in Montana, but when the gold disappeared, so did the people, turning this wild and roaring mining camp into a well-preserved historic ghost town. Once teeming with nearly 1,000 souls, the ghostly echoes of Garnet now resonate amid 30 historic remnants—from cabins to a saloon and remnants of a hotel.
No. 8 Fritz Corn Maze
Navigate Fritz Corn Maze in Kalispell, keeping an eye out for lurking zombies, menacing gorillas and the occasional chainsaw enthusiast, and venture into the haunted barn if you dare. By daylight, the ambiance softens, offering families a delightful bale maze, cow train ride, corn maze and fun scavenger hunt.
Delve deep into Western Montana’s storied past, where tales of unexplained phenomena and ghostly encounters linger. A few of our haunted locations include the Belton Chalet (among other historic Glacier National Park lodges), University of Montana Theater, The Oxford Saloon in Missoula, Opera House Theatre in Philipsburg, Kalispell’s Grand Hotel and Museum at Central School, and the Remington Bar in Whitefish.
Please note: We ask that all our visitors and residents Recreate Responsibly by being mindful of the following: practice physical distancing; know before you go; plan ahead; play it safe; leave no trace; tread lightly; and help build an inclusive outdoors.
October 9, 2023